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Sep 28th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Back in March, as I was sitting in a planning meeting for the 2018 Wisconsin Tow Show, I received a phone call from a member of the International Towing Museum informing me that I was selected to be inducted into the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame, Class of 2018.

That was followed by a formal letter I received in the mail. My first reaction was, “What?  Who me? I just do what I do.”

Being inducted into the towing Hall of Fame is the highest honor given in the towing and recovery industry. To say I was humbled and honored really doesn’t put into words all of the emotions I experienced.

I’ve attended many Hall of Fame induction ceremonies through the years, and I was always amazed at the biographies of the distinguished men and women who were being inducted. Not only were they leaders in their companies, but in their communities and many in their state and national towing associations.

Each inductee has their photo taken to be placed on the Hall of Fame walls. I think that when I sat down to have my photo taken wearing my navy blue blazer, white blouse, yellow ascot and Inductee Hall of Fame patch, it really hit me that I was receiving this once-in-a-lifetime honor.

Being honored by my peers and in the spotlight the entire weekend — along with having my family, friends and towing friends in attendance — was very exciting and at times overwhelming. The inductees were given an opportunity to speak at the induction banquet. It was an opportunity for the inductees to express gratitude to all who have encouraged, supported and helped them. We all knew we didn’t accomplish what we did without help. We were all a bit nervous to speak, but grateful to be given this chance.

Nominations for the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame Class of 2019 are now being accepted until 12/31/18.  You can find the nomination form on the International Towing & Recovery museum website.

The towing and recovery industry has many well-deserving men and women who certainly deserve this honor. Send in their applications today.