Bill Wierman, a former officer and President of HBC, passed away from a stroke on Friday, Nov. 17. Bill was a very active member of HBC for many, many years participating in the Fall Tour and Sunday Morning Sociables on a regular basis. His insurance office in New Cumberland also served as the HBC mailing address for 35 years. Bill was awarded the HBC Service Before Self Award in 2014 in recognition of all he's done for HBC. Below you'll find the article about this award presentation:
"Bill Wierman received the Service Before Self Award (2014) at this year’s HBC Banquet. Bill has served the HBC longer than most of us have been members. Since July of 1983 the address of the HBC has been the same. 1011 Bridge St., New Cumberland, PA. This address has been stable and steady for so long that we all have taken it for granted that this address is HBC. What does this mean? This means that Bill is basically a ONE MAN OPERATION and has handled every piece of incoming mail, membership applications, membership renewals and a multitude of club questions, including legal issues. Our OPS Committee officers have changed throughout the years and our address could have changed, causing confusion and problems but not so because of the behind the scenes work of Bill Wierman.
Not only has Bill been the HBC address, but he has handled the bulk mailing of our Spokesman and has also been a regular sweep and fill in for the Sunday Morning Sociable rides for many years. He was our Corresponding Secretary from 1979-1983 and he and his wife Wendie were the club secretaries in 1987 and 88. He has been a support for the slower paced, more casual riders and first time fall tour participants. He has been a regular Six Pack Fall Tour leader going way back to the days when the fall tour was only a three day tour with that long 100 mile first day. He was instrumental in the making of the 5:30 AM Lingering Rides during the summer, he sends out condolence cards for the bike club and has been active in the scouting program by organizing rides on the C&O rail trail to help the boys get there Biking merit badge. It takes time and caring to do all this on a regular basis. Therefore Bill Wierman was selected to receive this years’ (2014) Service Before Self Award. As an added thank you, he was presented with a lifetime membership in the HBC."