Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame
2007 Induction Ceremony
Saturday, November 10, 2007
EAA AirVenture Museum
Museum open 1:00 PM
Annual meeting 2:00 PM
Silent auction and social hour 5:00 PM
Dinner and ceremony 6:00 PM
The evening's program actually began in the afternoon with museum tours and meetings. Those events gave way to a gala reception and fundraiser followed by a scrumptious dinner, and then the induction ceremony.
EAA Chaplin, Reverend Ed Riddick, provided the invocation. Rose Dorcey recognized those WAHF inductees attending this ceremony, who included: Bill Bordeleau (01), Robert Clarke (06), Duane Esse (05), Archie Henkelmann (94), and Bob Skuldt (06). Rose also announced that attendance at the ceremony was a record 245 guests.
She then introduced recipients of the three WAHF scholarships. Andrew Ovans is a student at Fox Valley Technical College and was awarded the Carl Guell Memorial Scholarship. Blackhawk Technical College student Michael Erickson received the Thiessen Field Scholarship. Matthew Kurtz is the first recipient of the Jerome Ripp Memorial Scholarship. Matthew is also a student at Fox Valley Technical College. This is the program's sixth year and to date $8,000 have been awarded to Wisconsin aviation students.
Michael Goc, WAHF Vice-president, introduced pioneer inductees Ed Hedeen and Paul Collins. Rice Lake area resident James Conn introduced inductee Carl Rindlisbacher. WAHF Director Chuck Swain introduced inductee Roy Reabe. WAHF member Gary Dikkers introduced inductee Tom Thomas.
More images of the evening's festivities can be seen on the next page.