... to be posted in just a bit. I want to thank everyone who participated in this year's nomination process. I received many emails, often relating tales of the nominee's good character and kindness to others. Here is the list of all the nominees, in alphabetical order: 4-2-7 62caddy Avionic Audiodon bobsvinyl dcgillespie EchoWars GD70 GordonW GPS16 HarmanKardon Hyperion ilikevinyl jed69 Larrryderouin marcmorin Markn2wae mech986 mhardy6647 Mister Pig mulester7 Musichal Ohioway OnTheBlitz onwardjames Paul Taplin Steven Tate Toasted Almond Tom Brennan This year's list recognizes some past winners, some perennial nominees, and some members making their first appearance on the list. AK stalwarts, all. I would call your attention to two of our group, who have departed from this mortal coil. Toasted Almond and mulester7 both were remembered by our voters. The memories of them for a blessing. Thank you all, for your contributions to our community. This year was an interesting race. There were a few standouts in the selection process. Dave Gillespie, dcgillespie, was cited by many. Ronnie, mulester7, also made a race of it. All of the candidates have been recognized for all that you bring to our community. This year's race had an early front-runner, stretching out to a sizable lead. In the middle, several others, including the two fine men above, tightened up the pack. Down the home stretch, however, one member pulled away from all the others. I will keep you waiting no longer. The Audiokarma Member of the Year, for 2016 is: Christoph Katz HarmanKardon Congratulations, Chris. I read many messages which spoke of your kindness and good nature, your enthusiasm, and willingness to step in, when you saw a need. Your diligence in the Birthday threads impressed many, including me. Thank you for all you bring to our humble group. You, sir, represent the best of the best, and are truly the kind of person whom we aspire to be. Thank you.