A special highlight of the meeting was the presentation of an Honoray Life Membership to longtime RSTA member, Tom Lawless of Rossburn. Lawless has been an intricate part of the RST since its conception in 1997. "We appreciate and respect all of his accomplishments," said Stapleton, "be it through his many years sitting at our board table, or his active involvement with Snowtraxx Snowmobile Club, or his generous term on the Manitoba Recreational Trails Association Board. His judgement, wisdom and attitude are always a welcome addition to any meeting. Tom has become our "Go-to" guy in so many issues and his exclusive history with the Trail cannot be duplicated."
Lawless has announced that he will not be seeking re-election to the MRTA Board, said Stapleton, adding, "Everyone on our Board agrees that Tom's devoted involvement with the Trans Canada Trail merits special consideration and acknowledgment. He deservedly has our respect and admiration. The TCT is a better place because of Tom Lawless."
By MARCIE HARRISON
Crossroads This Week