The Barbershopper of the Year Award was handed out at the annual meeting (first Wednesday in January) and we just the plaque updated
with Matt Kopser's name, as he was the 2017 The Barbershopper of the Year! Matt had an amazing year as a section leader, assistant
director, President of Chapter, and finally was the chair for the very successful Chirstmas Cabaret. Not too shabby. Last years winner,
Bob Fay presented Matt with the award at the annual meeting and he is also in the photo with Matt, taken at out most recent rehearsal.
Also, this current Barbershopper of the Year Award is being retired, it had awarded since 1962 in honor of Joseph Kopka, Sr., who our
first Chapter president in 1955. Joe was our final charter chapter member to pass just last year, his son Joseph Kopka, Jr. thought
that we should create a new award going forward. The "Ronnie" in honor of Ron Menard will now be presented to the Barbershopper
of the Year going forward.