Harry Kroll Award

The Harry Kroll Memorial Trophy is the oldest award presented by the IASC. It is named for the second president of the Northeastern Illinois Association of Snowmobile Clubs. His two main pushes were to organize new clubs and to connect all of the club trails into a network. He was a dedicated snowmobiler. He would work evenings free repairing peoples snowmobiles so he would have someone to ride with on the weekends. That was back in the days where you had to carry a box of spare spark plugs just to be able to get back home. Everyone’s snowmobile suit was grease stained. Mel Blaurock served as his vice president. The Sportsmen Snowmobile Club sponsors the award. It is presented each year at the IASC. convention banquet.

It is awarded to the person that the delegates feel has done the most for the sport of snowmobiling in Illinois. One page nominating resumes are turned in to Mel Blaurock by members. These are read at the annual meeting of the IASC. and a secret vote is taken. The award recipient is announced at the Convention banquet in November.

The trophy has been won by politicians, officers and regular members of the IASC

 


The Harry Kroll Memorial Trophy has been awarded to the following deserving people:

  • Earl Nelson
  • Ron Hambly
  • Nayola Nelson
  • Rep. Betty Lou Reed
  • Doug & Lou Nelson
  • Mel Blaurock
  • Sen. Shaffer
  • Ron Hambly (Second time)
  • Rep. Dick Klemm
  • Mel Blaurock (Second time)
  • George Gore
  • Marv Taylor
  • Dick & Maggie Arseneau
  • Dan Hansen
  • Chuck Kozel
  • Bill Schumann
  • Elwin “Tiny” Sanders
  • Murray Quincer
  • George & “Toots” Brefeld
  • Gerry Grignon
  • Sue Giese
  • Don Schafer
  • John Lyon
  • Jane Austin
  • Robin Lindberg
  • Mark Hazzard
  • Ron & Wendy Celesnik
  • Hank Armbrecht
  • Jane Austin
  • Greg Ward
  • Dick Arseneau
  • Cathy Hanson
  • Sue Giese
  • Merle and Bonnie Schultz
  • Dave Rudolph
  • Dick Arseneau
  • Steve McIntosh
  • Mike Dicker