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Stu Chapman
09-02-2018, 03:35 PM
I would like to take this opportunity to thank SDC for honoring me at this year's International Meet with the Harry Barnes Award for Exemplary Dedication and Commitment.

My 55 years of involvement with Studebaker, the Studebaker National Museum and SDC has been nothing short of a wonderful experience for me. Most importantly we have made hundreds of friends throughout the world as a result of this experience and this will never be forgotten.

Thank you again to SDC.

Stu Chapman

Commander Eddie
09-02-2018, 04:13 PM
I am sorry I never met up with you at the meet. I was hoping to finally meet you. It was very busy and lots to do and see.
Congratulations on your award. It is well deserved. May you have many more years of life and accomplishment.

09-02-2018, 06:00 PM
I can think of no one more deserving of such an honor. Congratulations, and like Ed, I look forward to meeting you and shaking your hand. Through your book and your informative posts here, I feel like I already know you. I just want to make it official.

09-02-2018, 06:04 PM
Who better than you? Congratulations on well deserved recognition.

09-02-2018, 06:06 PM
It was a pleasure to have had dinner with you on that special night.
I only wish I had my camera to record that special moment.


Colgate Studebaker
09-02-2018, 07:52 PM
Congratulations Stu, no-one more deserving than you. Thanks for all you do and have done for Studedom. Bill

09-02-2018, 08:00 PM
Congratulations! Thank you for all you have done and continue to do esp. on the '64 conv. registry.
Rob in PA.

09-02-2018, 09:09 PM
Congratulation Stu! It is well deserved.
If I had realized that you hadn't been awarded this prior to this year, I would have nominated you.
It is a decade since I received this award.
I guess that we have known each other for about 45 of those 55 years.

09-03-2018, 03:18 AM
As the new kid on the block,I was lucky to meet you, Stu and Thelma. She is so sweet and has a great smile. We probably could have spent hours talking Studebaker which I hope to do in the future. Congratulations on this award and all the great success you have enriched Studebaker Drivers Club.

Bob Miles
Pacific Southwest Zone Coordinator 2018-2020

Skip Lackie
09-03-2018, 09:17 AM
Congrats, Stu. Sorry I didn't run into you at Tacoma.

09-03-2018, 12:09 PM
Stu, when asked for input on your award, there was only one thought. It was simply a well deserved award for all of the things you do for this club. Without your ehlp our annual elections would not happen as well as they do. Sorry we did not have time to sit and talk in Tacoma. Congratulations on a well deserved Harry Barnes award.

09-03-2018, 12:19 PM
Congratulation Stu! It is well deserved. I too thought you had already won the award, I guess it is never too late.

09-03-2018, 04:31 PM
A premier person. Thank you for your years of dedication to the marque and club. cheers jimmijim

Lou Van Anne
09-03-2018, 05:03 PM
Me too!!!!
I am sorry I never met up with you at the meet. I was hoping to finally meet you. It was very busy and lots to do and see.
Congratulations on your award. It is well deserved. May you have many more years of life and accomplishment.

09-04-2018, 12:27 PM
Congratulations Stu - as other have said, well deserved :!!:

09-04-2018, 08:35 PM
Congratulations Stu, you deserve it. I couldn't think of a better person to receive the award. Sorry I didn't cross paths with you in Tacoma.

Jim Pepper

09-04-2018, 08:38 PM
:) Ditto to "all the above," Stu.

(For as many people who didn't get to talk to you at Tacoma, I feel privileged to have done so!:D)

All the best. :cool: BP

09-06-2018, 12:07 AM

It was a big surprise to come in late to the banquet and get the last seat in the house . Then I saw your name tag...... It was an honor to talk with you!


09-08-2018, 09:57 AM
Congratulations, Stu! Your great contributions to SDC richly deserve the Harry Barnes Award!

Stu Chapman
09-17-2018, 01:05 PM
I just want each of you who posted on this thread to know how much I appreciated your kind comments. Quite frankly when I joined Studebaker in 1963 I certainly had no idea I would still be active with the marque some 55 years later. Thank you again. Studebaker has really given us loads of enjoyment.

Stu Chapman

Sam Ensley
09-17-2018, 02:01 PM
Congratulations on a well deserved award. I want to personally thank you for all of the work you have done for this organization.

09-17-2018, 03:20 PM
Congratulations Stu on on your well deserved reward.