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Congratulations, Tony Bowker! 2019 Walt Rosenthal Award Recipient

Post by SusanYaeger » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:15 pm

The MTFCA is pleased to announce that the 2019 recipient of the Walt Rosenthal Award is Tony Bowker of Ramona, California.

This award, the highest given by the MTFCA, honors an individual who represents Walt Rosenthal’s willingness to lend a helping hand, donate a needed part, or offer encouragement to the newcomer.

Chairman of the Rosenthal Committee, Ed Archer, said there were several nominees this year, all worthy of receiving the award, so it was a tough decision. The comments from those who nominated Tony solidified the final choice. Here are just a few:

“He is a true enthusiast for everything Model T and has been the mainstay of two local chapters [including the Model T Ford Club of San Diego].”
“His assistance to others is legend in our area.”
“One of the most important things he does is help new members. He works hard to teach people to troubleshoot their own cars.”
“The investment he has made to the Model T community as well as the MTFCA cannot be measured.”

Congratulations to Tony for a lifetime of service to the Model T community!


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Re: Congratulations, Tony Bowker! 2019 Walt Rosenthal Award Recipient

Post by SurfCityGene » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:59 pm

Congratulations Tony!!
Well Deserved. Thanks you for helping me and offering a needed part like you have done to many other Model Ters.
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Post by TeveS-Nor Cal » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:02 pm

Congrats!


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Post by Norman Kling » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:35 pm

I was hoping for many years that Tony would receive the award. He is one of the most helpful members I know. Whenever someone needs help, Tony is there. He has helped me many times.
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Post by Model_T_Family » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:36 pm

My mentor and friend, a gentleman, and someone who can give a extra push when needed. His presence has made all the difference in the way that the T has shaped my life. I am blessed to have his guidance and consider him family. For those who have negative things to say, keep it to yourself that is not what this post is for. No one is perfect therefore they should take a look in the mirror before trying to bring others down. Congrats again my friend.

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Post by JTT3 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:39 pm

Tony you have been a person that has gone the extra mile in helping people. I’m proud for you! I’m also glad to be able to call you a friend. Look forward to seeing you at Chickasha. Best John

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Post by dobro1956 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:51 pm

Congratulations Tony .......


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Post by Adam » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:56 pm

Congratulations Tony!

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Post by Steve Jelf » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:10 pm

Yay Tony! :)
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Deserving

Post by FreighTer Jim » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:20 am

Last year I met Tony for the first time at the June Tour and Homecoming.

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He made it a point to say goodbye & wish me safe travels when I left.

Earlier last year he had drove up from his place to Lake Elsinore, California
to help out a Model T owner ....

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She was sending her father's Model T to Black Forest, Colorado for
her daughter to use on her ranch ....

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Mr. Tony Bowker is Deserving.



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Post by Gene_French » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:38 am

Tony:
Congrats! a well deserved recognition … always an optimist...gene french

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Post by vwgary » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:09 am

Congratulations Tony
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Post by MWalker » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:44 am

Congratulations on the award, Tony, I can't think of anyone more deserving. I enjoyed meeting you at Homecoming last year and hope to see you again soon. You are one of the people whose forum posts I always read, because I know I'll learn something.


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Post by KeithG » Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:35 pm

Congratulations, Tony! You are most deserving of this award.

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Post by Hap_Tucker » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:03 pm

Congratulations Tony! And thank you for all your support to our hobby, club, and members!

Respectfully submitted,

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Post by lesvonnordheim » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:27 am

Congratulations Tony, I'm very happy for you. Thank you for all that you do in support of this wonderful hobby. It's special to be in the same local club with you.

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Post by REHelgeson » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:13 am

good to hear....

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