Congratulations Chantal, recipient of the 2019th Ellen Pfeiffer Award

Chantal Ernandez-Hertrich was nominated by WIMA France for her long service to WIMA France and her recent efforts in reviving the organisation. Her division had managed to keep the nomination a secret and it was a great surprise for her to be called up on stage and receive the award at the International WIMA Rally in Castleton.

In Chantal’s own words and photos:
Merci encore a Anne de m’avoir nominee, avec votre accord, pour le prix Ellen Pfeiffer. Je connaissais bien Ellen, qui fut mon “Captain” lorsque je m’inscrivais à la Wima Germany, lorsque nous n’avions pas de groupe structuré en France. Par 2 fois, Ellen m’a remis une assiette d’etain, pour mes 10 et 20 ans de Wima. Et en Angleterre, j’ai eu l’honneur de recevoir la nomination Ellen Pfeiffer, cette grande Dame de la moto, et qui a créé la Wima en Europe. Je suis trés touchée. Merci encore.

Thanks again to Anne for nominating me, with your agreement, for the Ellen Pfeiffer Award. I knew Ellen, who was my “Captain” when I joined WIMA Germany, when we didn’t have a structured group in France. Ellen gave me a medal on two occasions, for my 10 and 20 years of membership. And in England, I had the honour of receiving the Ellen Pfeiffer award, this great lady of the motorcycle, and who created WIMA in Europe. I’m very touched. Thank you again.