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At Silicon Valley Woodturners, Ironman Awards are given to people who finish all the President's Challenges in a year.

IRONMAN AWARDS

What are President's Challenges?

The president's challenges are a set of turning projects that the members are asked to do (one per month). At the end of each year, the president of the club will announce the set of challenges for the coming year. Members get to present their work at the general meeting every month. Members who do the president's challenge in any given month are also recognized in the newsletter. We usually do not have a meeting in December. In lieu of the meeting we have a holiday banquet and gift exchange. We ask the members to present their December president's challenge along with the November president's challenge.

At the beginning of the year in January members are given a chance to do makeups of the challenges they missed to do the previous year. The Ironman Awards are handed out in February to the members who managed to finish all the challenges of the previous year. We have records of the Ironman going back to 2004. From 2004 to 2018 the names of the Ironman winners were announced in the newsletters and were also recognized during the general meeting. In 2019 a new tradition of giving out an actual award (more like the Oscars in Hollywood) was started.

2021 Ironman status

Visit the President's Challenges page to see the list of president's challenges for 2021.

Don Bonnett

Don Bonnett

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Tom Gaston

Tom Gaston

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Bob Gerenser

Bob Gerenser

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Claude Godcharles

Claude Godcharles

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Tom Haines

Tom Haines

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Mark Koenig

Mark Koenig

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Mike Lanahan

Mike Lanahan

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Dennis Lillis

Dennis Lillis

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Jim Loney

Jim Loney

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Carl Mercer

Carl Mercer

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Pete Nelson

Pete Nelson

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Gordon Patnude

Gordon Patnude

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Doug Ryan

Doug Ryan

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Jon Sauer

Jon Sauer

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Paul Tammaro

Paul Tammaro

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David Vannier

David Vannier

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Richard Winslow

Richard Winslow

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Pete Zavala

Pete Zavala

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Past Ironman Winners

2020

2020

Johnny Alias
Mike Lanahan
Jim Loney
Pete Nelson

2015

2015

Johnny Alias
Jim Gott
Brian Havens
Gary Keogh
Mike Lanahan
Gordon Patnude
Paul Rygaard
Milton West
Pete Zavala

2010

2010

Johnny Alias
Dean Adkins
Grant Beach
Jim Benson
Becky Frisbee
Bob Gerenser
Jim Gott
Herb Green
Rich Johnson
Scott Landon
Harry Levin
Colin Mackenzie
Marcus Moody
Dick Pickering
Phil Roybal
Ard Sealy

2005

2005

Rebecca Frisbee
Jim Gott
Rich Johnson
Rick Parfitt
Dick Pickering
Phil Roybal
Mike Rude
Ayman Sayed
Michael Wiley

2019

2019

Johnny Alias
Steve Dahout
John Fox
Mike Lanahan
Gordon Patnude

2014

2014

Bob Gerenser
Jim Gott
Gary Keogh
Mike Lanahan
Dennis Lillis
Gordon Patnude
Pete Zavala

2009

2009

Jim Benson
Becky Frisbee
Jim Gott
Herb Green
Rich Johnson
Scott Landon
Harry Levin
Kent Mosley
Dick Pickering
Phil Roybal
Michael Wiley

2004

2004

Phil Roybal
Dick Pickering
Mike Rude
Ace Foster
Jim Gott
Rich Johnson
Herb Green
Rick Parfitt
Lloyd Frisbee
Mike Magrill
Tom Donnelly

2018

2018

Johnny Alias
John Fox
Jerry Galli
Bob Gerenser
Jim Gott
Ray Hari
Mike Lanahan
Kevin Lee
Gordon Patnude

2013

2013

Johnny Alias
Bob Gerenser
Jim Gott
Herb Green
Rich Johnson
Gary Keogh
Mike Lanahan
Scott Landon
Tom Schmida
Milton West

2008

2008

Brian Butler
Becky Frisbee
Jim Gott
Herb Green
Rich Johnson
Scott Landon
Kent Mosley
Dick Pickering
Phil Roybal

2017

2017

Johnny Alias
Bob Gerenser
Mike Lanahan
Joe Martinka
Gordon Patnude
Milton West

2012

2012

Johnny Alias
Jim Benson
Bob Gerenser
Herb Green
Lonnie Hurst
Rich Johnson
Mike Lanahan
Marcus Moody
Tom Schmida

2007

2007

Michael Batek
Charlie Belden
Becky Frisbee
Jim Gott
Herb Green
Rich Johnson
Harry Levin
John Overmire
Dick Pickering
Phil Roybal

2016

2016

Johnny Alias
Bob Gerenser
Jim Gott
Brian Havens
Barbara Jones
Gary Keogh
Mark Koenig
Marcus Moody
Gordon Patnude
Paul Rygaard
Milton West
Dick Westfall
Oscar Wiltrock
Pete Zavala

2011

2011

Jim Gott
Lonnie Hurst
Mike Lanahan

2006

2006

Bob Bowers
Lloyd Frisbee
Becky Frisbee
Jim Gott
Herb Green
Rich Johnson
John Overmire
Dick Pickering
Steve Rosenthal
Phil Roybal
Mike Rude
Ard Sealy
Michael Wiley