Honorary Lifetime Members Biography and Contribution

Floyd Stahl (deceased) was an honorary member. He was the athletic director who made it possible for the Club to start skating at OSU.

Albert Prebus (deceased) was also an honorary member. He was an early President, judge and test chair. He was also instrumental in the adoption of the constitution and at least on revision.

Frederick (Fritz) Meyers is a living honorary member. He was a national accountant as well as MidWest Vice President. in terms of the Club, he served as accountant for two of our regional competitions, nine summer competitions, and couple of our State of Ohio Competitions, and for many of our Holiday Competitions.

Craig Hassler was made an honorary member when he resigned from the CFSC Boad in 2011.Craig was presented with Honorary Lifetime Membership at the Clue’s Annual Spring meeting. Craig has been a member of CFSC for approximately 35 years and had served as the Treasurer of CFSC for 22 continuous years. Craig made many other valuable contributions including: helping to build the Club’s original Trophy cases at the OSU ice rink; various jobs related to advancing the many ice shows the club performed; and assisting in the purchase of the current audio equipment.

Dr. Robert Ouellette was made an honorary member of CFSC when he resigned as president of the Board in 2012. His award was presented at the Annual Spring meeting. Dr. Ouellette’s history with the Club is spread over 48 years. He has served on the Board as publicity chair, rules and safety chair, test chair, and President at four different times. He was the referee for several Summer Competitions and assumed various responsibilities, including competition chair, over the entire nine years that the competition was held. He created and was referee for the State of Ohio competition, which was held in the Spring at OSU for three years, and also was responsible for bringing a Tri-States Competition to Columbus. Dr. Ouellette has been involved with the Holiday Competitions for the approximately 30 years that it has been held, and has served as referee for the Competition many times. If that is not enough, he also arranged for two Tri-State Judge’s Schools for Figures, Free Skate, and Pairs to be held in Columbus back in the 70s. His support of and advocacy for the Columbus Figure Skating Club are unparalleled.

On June 23, 2015, at the monthly meeting of the Columbus Figure Skating Board of Directors meeting, the award of Honorary Membership in CFSC was bestowed upon Marcia Ouellette. The exact year that Marcia Ouellette joined the Club is not certain, but she was a member by 1970, which would make at least 45 years continuous membership. Marcia is a past president of CFSC and spent many years as CFSC test chair. She has been a judge for 35 years, and Marcia is the individual primarily responsible for the development of the Holiday Competition around the year 1980. Marcia has amazed us with her culinary skills when Hospitality for the Holiday Competition was needed in recent years. The year that the Hospitality chair was unable to be here for the Competition, Marcia took over and prepared an elaborate feast for the judges. Not only does she act as judge for the vast majority of CFSC test sessions, Marcia is also the judge to whom the coaches seem to know they can turn when they need skater’s skills evaluated prior to testing. Marcia is an amazing advocate for CFSC. We are so fortunate to have her as a member of the Club!

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