Bruce Wallace Memorial

Log in reverse chronological order / last update on Tuesday 2/29/04

The plaque was finally completed by the vendor.  It was displayed to the membership along with it's mounting stand by Tom Pipkin at the February 04 meeting.  It will be installed near Chiefs Launch.

6/19/01:  Benson Lamb posted the following committee report on the SCPA discussion page which also initiated a discussion thread

The committee discussed the following aspects of Bruce’s memorial plaque:

What we have come up with to date is a bronze plaque, about 9 by 13.  The text we suggest will read:

Dances with Clouds
In Memory of
Bruce Wallace
8/14/1948 - 9/20/2002

The artwork is simple, but clearly ties in paragliding.

The location the committee leans towards is Chief’s Peak, centered 20 to 40 from the top. This allows paragliders thermaling in the area to be rewarded by a rare close up of the plaque. If one knows where to look, the regular shape would be visible from launch.

Other possibilities are Chiefs Launch, favored by the Ojai crew, and Bruce’s Point suggested by Tom T.

June 11, 2003 general membership meeting:  Benson presented a verbal committee report and circulated proposed artwork

April 8th, 2003 general membership meeting:  Committee appointments to work on a Bruce Wallace Memorial were accepted.

September 23, 2003:  Accident Report posted by Brendan Pegg

9/20/02:  Bruce Wallace died from impact while flying his paraglider in the Owens Valley