Ameraucana Breeders Club
Lifetime Achivement Award

The idea for the “Ameraucana Breeders Award” was conceived by Don Cable and instituted, in 2001, at the ABC National Meet in Galax, VA. At that time the club President decided on which member would receive the honor each year. Mike Gilbert was the president and chose John Blehm to receive the first award, but before Mike presented it he was surprisingly presented with the first ABC Breeders Award, dated 2000. The award has been renamed Lifetime Achievement Award and a member has been honored with it each year since then.

Although there is no written criteria, the recipient is generally a member that has been in the club for ten or more years. Many have been breeders that have developed and/or improved varieties of Ameraucana, have served as officers in the club, published articles promoting the breed and club, traveled extensively to ABC sanctioned meets to exhibit Ameraucanas, donated financially to the club, and the list goes on.

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

2000 Lifetime Achievement Award

2001 Lifetime Achievement Award

2002 Lifetime Achievement Award

2003 Lifetime Achievement Award

2004 Lifetime Achievement Award

2005 Lifetime Achievement Award

2006 Lifetime Achievement Award

2007 Lifetime Achievement Award

2008 Lifetime Achievement Award

2009 Lifetime Achievement Award

2010 Lifetime Achievement Award

2011 Lifetime Achievement Award

2012 Lifetime Achievement Award

2013 Lifetime Achievement Award

2014 Lifetime Achievement Award

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award

2016 Lifetime Achievement Award

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award