The Otmar Eigler Membership Award
About Otmar Eigler:
Otmar Eigler was a distinguished member of the NYAA from 1990-2000. He passed away in April, 2000. Otmar was a wonderful man, full of life, kindness and energy. Otmar was, among things, an excellent photographer, machinist, carpenter, and amateur astronomer. He was instrumental in almost every facet of the Club life. His generous, outgoing and welcoming nature has been missed by all of us.
To ensure that Otmar will be remembered by all and his name known by future generations of NYAAers, we established THE OTMAR EIGLER MEMBERSHIP AWARD, to be awarded yearly to the NYAA Member of the Year. The recipient will be the club member who has most actively contributed to Club life in the membership year.
Award Winners 2020 Mark Kaye 2019 Louise McCauley 2018 David Ledger 2017 Ramesh Pooran 2016 Tony Ward 2015 Rosemary Kelsch 2014 Heide DeBond 2013 Norm Folkers 2012 Cathy McWatters 2011 Glenn Slover 2010 John Merchant 2009 Malcolm Park 2008 Bill Crutwell 2007 Richard McWatters 2006 Peter Tattersall 2005 Danny Driscoll 2004 John Clemmer 2003 Marc Castel 2002 Bonnie Bird 2001 Andreas Gada