FOUNDERS AWARD


Introduced at the 1981 National Order of the Arrow Conference, the Founder's Award recognizes Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to their lodge.  The award is reserved for an Arrowman who demonstrates that he or she personifies the spirit of selfless service, as advocated by founder E. Urner Goodman and cofounder Carroll A. Edson.  Recipients of the Founders Award wear a gold-colored arrow suspended from a red ribbon.  Lodges may petition the national Order of the Arrow committee to present between two and four awards annually, depending on the number of members in the lodge.  If the lodge presents more than one award, at least one must be awarded to a youth under the age of 21.

PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE FOUNDERS AWARD


YEAR
RECIPIENT 1
RECIPIENT 2
RECIPIENT 3
 RECIPIENT 4
1985
Thomas Pfannenstiel
     
 1986 Jason Robbins
     
 1987 Donald Johnson
James Winkel
   
 1988 Nathan Christensen
Robert Connour
R.D. Dunkin
Daryl Phillips
 1989 Michael Hartman
Ray Lennon
Charles McMahon

Kyle Tanner

 1990 Harold Bleuer
Randy Hahn
Todd Kempf
Charles Tanner
 1991
Harry Galley
G. Scott Gregg
John Herzog
Charles Taylor
 1992 Kenneth Buerstetta
Dane Christ
Harvey Rock
John Parton Jr.
 1993 Tom Reagor
James Neubaum
Brian Petersen
Jordan Waggoner
 1994 Ken Brus
Linda Grimes
Loren Robbins
Michael West
 1995 Kenneth Buerstetta
Aaron Ward
   
 1996 Dan Asleson
Shawn Schueller
   
 1997 Jeffrey Boland
Martin Liles
   
 1998 John Kraft

John Spoljoric

   
1999 Ivan Berger
     
2000
Ruel Berger
Sid Folland
   
 2001 Steve Miller
Lester Trenkamp
   
 2002 David Johnson
Brian Marshall
   
 2003 Scott McFarland
James Waymack
   
 2004 Adam DePauw
Val Hansen
   
 2005 Nathaniel Doy
James Waymack II
   
 2006 Andrew Jeffrey
William Buckley
 
 2007 Kyle Zwicker
Gregory Parrish
   
 2008 Chris Adams
Mark Hittenmiller
   
 2009 Alex Mansir
Ben Rogers
   
 2010 Nate Thompson
Chris Wulf
   
 2011 Kyle Barton
John Neuman
   
 2012 Anthony Killion
Lynn Berger
   
 2013 Joey McAllister
Judy Chappel

 
 2014 Mitch Leonard
Jerry Sheldon
   
2015 Alex de la Bruere
Gary Pearsall
   
2016  Shawn O'Neill
Curt Champion
   
2017
Sean McAllister
Casey Cox