Barbershopper Of The Year

2022 Barbershopper of the year (BOTY) Richard Millard

Richard was born in 1951 in Wilmington, a true native of our fair city. He has seen all the growth of
Wilmington in his 70 plus years . After graduating High School Richard joined the Navy and served upon
destroyers during his service time. He has been married to wife Ann for 46 years and they have 2 sons
and 4 grandchildren. He loves to sing and has been a member of the church choir since he was 17 and a
member of the Cape Fear Chordsmen since 1998. Richard also enjoys researching family ancestry. He is
a small business owner of a computer repair service company here in town. He is our go to guy for tech
questions. Richard has held many board positions with us including our past President. He is a repeat
winner of the BOTY award. Richard along with Thea Hagepanos were instrumental in applying for and
implementing a grant program from our district that provided free singing lessons to the public this past
fall. He’s the keeper, learning track provider, and orders our music. He also sets up and tears down our
tech gear each Tuesday night to support our being able to provide Zoom access to our meetings. He
truly is the first to arrive and the last guy to leave our meetings. He is a humble irreplaceable member of
our group and well deserving of our BOTY and our unending gratitude.

At the end of each year, a “Barbershopper of the Year” is selected. Candidates for this honor must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be an active member of the Cape Fear Chordsmen
  2. Must have performed outstanding action(s) for the betterment of the chapter
  3. Any active member who has NOT received the BOTY award the previous five (5) years is eligible for this award

The selection committee consists of the Active award recipients who are available with the second most recent recipient serving as chairman of the committee. The presenter should be the committee chairman or his designee.


Previous Years

* Denotes deceased member

** No Longer Affiliated/Moved/Transferred/Quit

1997 – Paul Parker*

1998 – Don Schmitt

1999 – Dave Hogin*

2000 – Tom Head*

2001 – Wally Bader*

2002 – Bob Clark (2)

2003 – Andre Pronko**

2004 – Ed Owens

2005 – Larry Reinhart

2006 – Richard Millard

2007 – Tom Martyn

2008 – Andre Brillaud**

2009 – Roger Hawkins**

2010 – Jim Bader

2011 – Roy Holzwarth

2012 – Arnold Cosby

2013 – Joe Loughlin**

2014 – R. Manley Lucas**

2015 – Larry Hunt**

2016 – Douglas Wick

2017 – Don Smith*

2018 – Jim Boyd

2019 – Louis Petroni

2020 – Ken Thomas

2021 – Rusty Brewer

2022 – Richard Millard