Good evening everyone, welcome to our third installment of Badger and Blade's Meritorious Shaver Award. Thank you all for attending.
This award, also known as the "Timmy", is being presented to an outstanding member of B&B, as selected by the Moderators, for their participation at the Badger and Blade.
The basis for this award was founded upon the principles that the Moderators deemed important when considering a member for the award but more importantly, it is being given in the spirit of camaraderie and fun.
This recipient was chosen in recognition of his many contributions here at B&B. His contributions here have consistently been insightful, gentlemanly, witty and at times, provocative. Aside from his being a regular contributor to the Speakeasy/Spirit of the Month wherein he has provided us with his keen insight in the realm of libations, he also serves as one of the administrators for the B&B Facebook site. This member can always be counted on to lend a hand to a new member in finding their way around our community. We are also very familiar with this member's flair for "festive" creativity.
This recipient's work with the pen, as well as the knife has provided so much enjoyment to all the members here at B&B. The time and care that is evident in such works as The B&B Christmas Poem and The B&B Pumpkin of the Year are indicative of his dedication to Badger and Blade as well as his commitment to make B&B a better community for all its members. These particular contributions are the kind that will be enjoyed by B&B'ers for years to come and as such, this recipient has left his imprint on B&B.
It was this recipient's entry in the What B&B Means To Me contest that was awarded the best essay, as chosen by the Moderators. Although there were some stellar entries, this recipient's essay was chosen for capturing the true essence of the Badger & Blade community and for exemplifying how this little piece of cyber-space can make a difference in people's everyday lives. This recipient's essay conveyed a true feeling of community that we can only hope is shared by most, if not all, of the members here at B&B.
Not only are his tangible contributions to B&B appreciated by everyone here, but his intangible contributions as well. Just recently celebrating his 3000th post, this recipient has truly become one of the "old guard" here at B&B, one that other members have come to know and trust. These are the qualities that have led the Moderators to name Pat as the third recipient of the B&B Meritorious Shaver Award.
It is for the aforementioned reasons, that the Moderators at B&B take great pleasure in awarding the B&B Meritorious Shaver Award to: CASTLECRAVER
The award shown below will be entered into the Merit Award Winners Gallery, where Pat's avatar will adorn the walls of the gallery joining previous recipients, Ray and Scotto.
IT IS ON THIS 21th day of March, 2009, in recognition of his contributions to B&B and to the wet-shaving community, Castlecraver has received the B&B Meritorious Shaver Award.
Pat is being recognized for his years of service to the B&B community as well as his "festive" contributions which will be enjoyed for years to come. His participation has been and continues to be a benefit to all the members of B&B.
In addition to his literary and artistic contributions, Pat has established himself as one of B&B's distinguished members by consistently providing useful and informative posts as well as being a regular contributor in the Speakeasy Forum. Pat has become a valued member for the knowledge he willingly provides to new members. Through his creativity, generosity and thoughtfulness, Pat has made B&B a better place for all who choose to participate in this wonderful community.
It is for the foregoing reasons, that the Moderators here at B&B take great pleasure in awarding the B&B Meritorious Shaver Award to our own local bard for once again exemplifying the best of what the wet-shaving community has to offer.
In addition to Castlecraver's framed avatar being placed in the Awards Gallery, the Merit Award badge will be place next to Pat's user-name.
Congratulations to Pat. And now, without further ado, I present to you the third recipient of the Badger & Blade Meritorious Shaver Award: Pat (Castlecraver). Pat, c'mon up here and accept your award.