Rascal o' the Year


By secret ballot, each Lair elects a "Rascal o' the Year" at its annual Ball. The coveted award recognizes the Rascal who best exemplified the virtues of Rascaldom in the preceding year.  The Lair No. 1 Rascal o' the Year trophy, known as "Our Lady of the Interesting Thing", was created by Dan Morrison out of junk found at a Salvation Army thrift store.  It was first awarded in 1995.  Sadly, an email to the Archivist of Lair No. 3, dated October 2, 2019, reports that Our Lady of the Interesting Thing was thrown into the trash by its last recipient.

The Lair No. 3 Rascal o' the Year trophy, known as "The Ark of the Humidor", was created by Michael Moscherosch. It has been awarded annually since 2002.  Tradition stipulates that the Rascal o' the Year trophy must be prominently displayed in the home of the winner.

Lair No. 1 Winners

  • 1995 -- Greg Scheer
  • 1996 -- Bill Baierl
  • 1997 -- David Dunn
  • 1998 -- Lee Wolfson
  • 1999 -- Vic Norman
  • 2000 -- Charles George
  • 2001 -- Timons Esaias
  • 2002 -- Ron DiOrio
  • 2003 -- Lee Wolfson
  • Lair No. 3 Winners

  • 2002 -- Michael Moscherosch
  • 2003 -- Dan Krewson
  • 2004 -- Karl Halter
  • 2005 -- Ray Hull

  • Ephorate Home



    David Dunn receives Our Lady of the Interesting Thing from Lee Wolfson at the 1997 Lair No. 1 Ball.


    Victor Norman kisses Our Lady of the Interesting Thing at the 1999 Lair No. 1 Ball.


    Timons Esaias admires Our Lady of the Interesting Thing at the 2001 Lair No. 1 Ball.


    Ray Hull II receives the Ark of the Humidor from Karl Halter, as Jim Barr looks on, at the 2005 Lair No. 3 Ball.


    Our Lady of the Interesting Thing