Awards and board member elections highlight this potluck dinner event. Skaters receive certificates for tests passed and an annual yearbook with information and pictures of all CCSA skaters.

All CCSA skaters and their families are welcome to come and are asked to bring a dish to pass. Drinks, paper/plastic servings plates and utensils are provided.

Volunteers are needed each year to coordinate the following activities for the annual meeting and banquet:

  • Banquet program and annual meeting agenda
  • Nominations for awards
  • Nominations for officers
  • Senior plaques
  • Oversee elections
  • Coordinate food
  • Decorations

Nominations are accepted for annual awards and open board positions. Elections are held at this meeting and elections are held for open board positions.

Harold Balog Family Award:

The Balog family was active in the skating community and this award is given to a family whose members exemplify this activity within the skating community. Five Balog children skated. Pat Balog was very active with the CCSA while her children were skating, and continued to be active in Turkey Trot until she passed away in 2007. Recipients’ family name is added to the Balog Family Award plaque, which permanently is located in the trophy case area at the SDC.

Comfort Family Service Award:

This award is given to a member of the skating community who has shown outstanding service over the past year to the Copper Country Skating Academy. The Comfort Family has been a huge part of not only the skating community but especially to the Copper Country Skating Academy; our club would not be where it is today if not the the Comfort family.  The recipient of this award is announced and congratulated at the banquet. Their name is added to the Comfort Family Service Award plaque, which will be permanently located in the trophy case area at the SDC.

 

Count on me Award:

This award is for the person who consistently volunteers throughout the year, starting with our home competition, the holiday recital, test sessions and also our annual ice show. This award is voted on by all CCSA members. A certificate of recognition is awarded to the recipient.

CCSA's Most Passionate:

This person reminds us why we love our skating community. This award is voted on by all CCSA members. A certificate of recognition is awarded to the recipient.

Cheryl DePuydt Sportsmanship Award:

Cheryl DePuydt created the CCSA Sportsmanship Award in 1992, and at the Spring Banquet in 2005 she learned the award was renamed in her honor. She died September 2005 from cancer. She was instrumental in shaping the skating community for many years, creating the Michigan Tech Learn-to-Skate Program and founding the Copper Country Skating Academy.

  • Nominations: There are no nominations. All skaters are eligible.
  • Presentation: All skating members of the Club vote on the recipient at the Spring Banquet. A list of skaters is provided at the banquet so all names can be considered. The votes are counted and the recipient is announced at the banquet. The recipient receives a small plaque and their name is added to the Cheryl DePuydt Sportsmanship Award, which is permanently located in the trophy case at the SDC.