Awards

MBSI Awards are given at the business meeting or awards luncheon at each Annual Meeting. Members wishing to have someone considered for an award may forward their suggestion, with the rationale, to the contact person noted for each award.

The Lifetime Service Award is given for a lifetime of service to the ideals and goals of MBSI. This is a special award given infrequently by the Trustees. Award suggestions may be sent to the Vice President.

The Trustees’ Award is given to the person “who has made the greatest contribution to the Society and/or the field of automatic musical instruments in general.” This award is given at the discretion of the Trustees. Award suggestions may be sent to the Vice President.

The Q. David Bowers Literary Award is given to “the person who in that year or any previous year, has contributed greatly to the fund of literature – either articles or books or other graphic contributions – in the field covered by the Society.” The award recipient is chosen by the MBSI Publications Committee, subject to the concurrence of the Trustees. Award suggestions may be sent to the Chair of the Publications Committee.

The Darlene Mirijanian Award is given for creativity in the field of mechanical music, to stimulate and encourage interest in producing new items of interest. Award recipients are chosen by the Nominating Committee, subject to the concurrence of the Trustees. Award suggestions may be sent to Chair of the Nominating Committee.

The Roehl Ambassador Award is given to “an individual, group, or couple for promoting interest in and appreciation of automatic musical instruments.” The award recipient is chosen by an Award Selector appointed by the Trustees. The Award Selector chooses from nominations submitted by MBSI chapters and members, subject to the concurrence of the Trustees. Award suggestions may be sent to the Vice President for forwarding to the current Award Selector.

The President’s Award is given at the discretion of the President for outstanding work or service, subject to the concurrence of the MBSI Executive Committee.

 

Lifetime Service Award

Ralph Heintz 2004 
Q. David Bowers 2004
Marguerite Fabel 1999
Ruth Bornand 1999

Trustee Award for outstanding contributions to the field of automatic music
Byron Merrick 1976
Marguerite Fabel 1977
Ruth Bornand 1978
Lloyd Kelley 1979
Murtogh Guinness 1980
Hughes Ryder 1981
Howard & Helen Fitch 1982
Frank Holland 1983
Ed Freyer 1984
Marion Levy 1985
Jack Hardman 1986
Ben & Mary Lilien 1987
Rita Ford 1988
Herman & Etta Ellenberger 1989
Peter Schuhknecht 1990
Harvey& Marion Roehl 1991
Arthur Sanders 1992
Bob & Diane Yates 1993
Ralph Heintz 1994
Bud Bronson 1995
Ron & Mary Jo Bopp 1996
Ralph & Gloria Schack 1997
Nancy Fratti 1998
Del Lohuis 1999
Emery Prior 2000
Chuck Walker 2001
Frank Metzger 2002
Carla Wiemer 2003
Frank Rider 2004
William H. Edgerton 2005
Jasper & Marian Sanfilippo 2006
Robin Biggins 2007
David & Carol Beck 2008
Arthur C. Cunliffe 2009
Olin Tilotson, 2010
Coulson Conn, 2011
Steve Boehck, 2012
Mike Ames, 2013
Q. David Bowers Literary Award for outstanding literary contributions to the field of automatic music.
Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume 1976
Helen & Howard Fitch 1977
Olin Tillotson 1978
Harvey Roehl 1979
Joseph Roesch 1980
Frank Metzger 1981
Art Reblitz 1982
James Spriggs 1983
Joseph Schumacher 1984
Coulson, Conn 1985
Angelo Rulli 1986
Hendrik Strengers 1987
Martin Roenigk 1988
Ralph Heintz 1989
H. A. V. Bulleid 1990
Albert Choffnes 1991
Jan Jaap Haspels 1992
Christian Eric 1993
Graham Webb 1994
Etienne Blyelle 1995
Jurgen Hocker 1995
Alexander Buchner 1996
Larry Karp 1997
Romke deWaard 1998
Philippe Rouille 1999
Dr. Herbert Juttemann 2000
Luuk Goldhoorn 2001
Kathleen Eric 2002
Steve Boehck 2003
Kevin McElhone 2004
Jean-Claude Piguet 2005
Larry Givens 2006
H. A. V. Bulleid 2007
Christian Bailly, Sharon Bailly Kerman 2008
Timothy C. Fabrizio and George F. Paul 2009
Tom Meijer, 2010
Matthew Caulfield, 2011
Kevin McElhone, 2012
Roy Ison, 2013
Darlene Mirijanian Award given for creativity in the field of mechanical music in order to stimulate and encourage interest in producing new items of interest.
Susan Jackson 1996
Dwight Porter 1997
Wayne Stahnke 1998
Robin Timms 1999
Barry Johnson 2000
David Ramey 2002
Don Stinson 2003
David Wasson 2004
Lester Jones 2005
Charles Moore 2006
Kazuo Tashiro 2007
Takao Kato 2008
Dr. Frank Himpsl, 2011
Wayne Holton, 2012
Jack Perron, 2013
Roehl Ambassador Award, given for consistently endeavoring to introduce people to the field of mechanical music.
Bill & Carolyn Shaffer 2001
Ed & Carol Ditto 2001
Kazuo Murakami 2001
John & Nan Flint 2002
JB & Dorothy Nethercutt 2002
Marvin & Dianne Polan 2002
Jasper & Marian Sanfilippo 2002
Ralph Schultz 2003
Sylvi and Jim Caporale 2004
Kay & Ted Brown 2005
The Kurt Elbers Family 2006
Frank & Shirley Nix 2007
Knowles & Ginny Little 2008
John A. Motto-Ros 2009
Tom Wurdeman, 2010
Gloria & Ralph Schack, 2011
Mike and Marilyn Ames, 2012
Jim & Sherrie Krughoff, 2013