2015 Frank Ashley Award Winners

2015 Frank Ashley Awards to non-club members for service to highpoints were handed out at the 2015 Highpointers Convention. Award winners this year are:
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Frank Ashley Award

The Frank Ashley Award goes to members for significant work in the year prior (it is different from the Vin Hoeman and Jack Longacre awards which reflect cumulative work).
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KTIV Television Coverage of Highpointers Convention

KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports
KTIV in Souix City has a nice piece on the Highpointers Convention focusing in particular on the father daughter visit of Gary and Eleanor Szelc.
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Club Shout Out on Welcometoamerica.us


Thanks Roger Johnson from welcomtoamerica.us for the shout out about the club in a story on climbing Whitney. Roger is
weeking to earn a “Best Trippy Award” for the video.
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News Coverage of Highpointers Convention at Hawkeye Point


The of the 2015 Highpointers Convention at Hawkeye Point is being held this weekend (July 23-25) and it is getting a lot of coverage in the local media.

*KIWA Radio (interview with Osceola County Economic Development Director Mike Earll)
*Sioux City Journal (youtube interview with Mike Earll)
*KICD (interview with convention host Jim Sutton)
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Opportunity to Be In Highpointing Film or Get Producing Credit in Indiegogo Fundraising campaign for “American Highpoints” Film

Ever want to be in a movie or get film credit as a senior producer? Here’s your chance by contributing to the Indiegogo fundraising campaign to finish the “American Highpoints” film filmed by Gary Scurka, Kathleen Wolff and MacKenzie Scurka.
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Jack Parsell (1921-2015)

Jack Parsell formally nominates Arizona for 2008
Jack Parsell who was one of the original highpointers to attend the first highpointers convention in Michigan and who attended almost every convention afterwards. Jack was famed for his tripoint and low point books.Here’s an interview with him in 2003
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Atlas Obscura Article on Club

Atlas Obscura has a nice article on the Club and its president Time Webb.

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Hawkeye Point, Iowa Highpointers Convention Registration – July 24 and 25 2015

Hawkeye Point Mosaic
Welcome to Iowa 2015! Your host Jim Sutton, co-host Don Holmes, coordinator Nikki Hemphill and The Crew invite you to attend what we hope will be the largest convention in High-pointers Club history! We want you to make Convention #29 the #1 in attendance! To that end, we are planning a variety of events for the whole family, including some activities never seen or done before! Please start your planning now to join us next July. Here are some of the details:
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History and Future of Highpointers Conventions

The Highpointers Annual Convention and Membership Meetings rotate from region to region and are held in one of four geographical areas in the United States each year.

For those who have the “Highpoint Calling” they’re an almost religious experiences where you meet others obsessed with our noble and unique hobby.

Many of our pages are not yet put in the blog, but here’s a little history of the previous conventions and their respective pages along with some photo galleries.
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