Living A Dream – Cleveland
The Western Reserve Society held it’s first monthly meeting of the new year at the Union Club of Cleveland on Wednesday, January 15th. With a good group of members and guests in attendance to hear guest speaker, Barry Biggin, a friend of WRS President Ducan McVean. Biggin spoke about “Living A Dream” of being a race car driver. You are never too old to pursue your dreams. Barry learned race car driving when he was 58 and went on to race at 60. He is involved with the Skip Barber Racing School and Races and even brought some videos of his races. He has driven Mid-Ohio, Watkins Glen, Road America, Sebring, Laguna, and others. Not only has Barry done skip Barber Formula Sports car racing, but also sky dived and driven an 80 ton Diesel locomotive. Pictured above is President McVean and Speaker Barry Biggin.
New members are father and son Alexander J. Hamn and Paul W. Hamn. They were inducted into WRS by Past WRS President David B. Foster with chapter Genealogist Richard L. Fetzer.
Western Reserve Society awarded Art Bucknell the Silver Good Citizenship Certificate and Medal. Bucknell was presented this award for his civic duties, a Boy Scout leader, a volunteer at his Church and many other volunteer projects. Art has been a friend and help to long time member Robert Mattoon with the 4th and 5th grade SAR Poster Contest. He first assisted Bob with visiting the schools around Lakewood, OH. Art started to promote the contest and have schools in his community of Avon Lake involved. Pictures below are President McVean and Art Bucknell and his wife Pat.
After the meeting, members went over to Ennis Court to award Robert Mattoon the Roger Sherman award. Bob has gone above and beyond with his SAR work during his retirement. Congratulations, Bob!