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The Art Harding Man of the Year Award for 2010

Keeling Little (on the left) receiving the award from Edwin MacDonald Central Vice President and Manitou Conference Represenative, with Ken Lane (in the back ground)
Keeling joined AOTS when he was working for CNTelecommunications in Kapuskasing in 1971. Those were the days when we met at the famous Kapuskasing Inn for our monthly supper meeting, sold poppycock and nuts at Christmas time and held Strawberry Festival in June . He can only remember once or twice attending AOTS Round-ups at Geneva Park.

When job opportunities came available in North Bay in 1981, Keeling continued to meet with AOTS at Trinity North Bay and started attending their breakfast meeting in a number of different resturants over the years. Those were the days when we had clubs at Kapuskasing, and members at large at Cochrane and South Porcupine, Smith Falls and a very active group at St Lukes in Sudbury .

It was in 1984 that Manitou conference was approached to host the 14th National Round Up in August 1985 at Huntington College in Sudbury. It was then deceided that the Trinity North Bay Club would take on the Registration.At the time Keeling was involved in learning and writing programs in Basic, so he took on the task of writing a basic program to do the job and with the help of his son Matthew checked in the registered members.

Every time Manitou conference turn comes up Keeling volunteered Trinity to do the registration part of this conference. He has gone from Basic Language , the DatabaseIII, Database IV then back to Database III and Clipper. Now he uses HTML, MySql,and PHP. One of these day you will be able to register on the internet. Keeling has done registration ever four or five years whenever Manitou Conference turn comes up. In 2010 Toronto conference asked Keeling to help them with their AOTS National Biennial and Central Region Spring Round-Up 2011.

Congratulations Keeling Little!! You are truly a great example of the kind of men that make this organization what we are today.

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