Distinguished Service Award Recipients Announced

On May 30, 2012, the National Order of the Arrow Committee approved 69 persons to receive its Distinguished Service Award (DSA) for outstanding service to the Order on a Sectional, Regional, and/or National basis. Prior to 2012, only 839 Distinguished Service Awards have been presented. These 69 newly approved DSA honorees will be recognized during the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) at Michigan State University.

2012 SOUTHERN REGION DSA RECIPIENTS

  • JUSTIN ABSHIRE
  • TIMOTHY BABB
  • RYAN DREW BAJAN
  • JOSEPH G. BUCHMAN
  • JOHN H. CLARK
  • DON COMBS, III
  • DWAYNE ANTHONY FONTENETTE, JR.
  • RICHARD M. FORE
  • ROBERT W. FUDGE
  • JORDAN HAMMONS
  • FRANK HARPER
  • JOSHUA P. HENRY
  • JONATHAN HILLIS
  • MATTHEW NORMAN MADDERRA
  • MARK ANDREW NORRIS
  • NICK OCHSNER
  • ELAM M. PATTERSON
  • SCOTT ANTHONY ROBIN
  • THOMAS ESTES STARR
  • WILLIAM GENTRY SWINGLE
  • JAMES TARBOX
  • TIMOTHY E. N. TERRY
  • JOHN “JT” THOMAS
  • RONNIE D. TURPIN
  • TED W. WILLIAMS
  • JASON WOLZ
  • MACKINLEY J. ZEWALK

2012 CENTRAL REGION DSA RECIPIENTS

  • MICHAEL BECKMAN
  • RAYMOND R. CZECH
  • DANIEL T. DICK
  • RICHARD PAUL FEROLO
  • FRANK D. FODERO
  • DAVID HEIMANN
  • COLLIN PIERCE HUERTER
  • BRADFORD CHARLES LICHOTA
  • SPENCER A. LONG
  • GREGORY A. NYGREN
  • JOHN JAMES “JACK” O’NEILL
  • PHILLIP RAINE
  • JEFFREY C. STOUT
  • SARA L. SEABORNE
  • RUSS VOTAVA

2012 NORTHEAST REGION DSA RECIPIENTS

  • BRIAN T. AHRENS
  • RYAN J. BELL
  • MICHAEL R. CARD
  • DAVID W. CARLSON
  • ROBERT “BOB” CHABALLA
  • WILLIAM B. CHIN
  • MARC CIRCUS
  • TRAVIS CUNNINGHAM
  • BRIAN R. GRAY
  • RYAN M. HAY
  • DANIEL J. HIGHAM
  • JESS A. HURWITZ
  • JOSHUA ANDREW PELOQUIN
  • JEFFREY L. St. CYR

2012 WESTERN REGION DSA RECIPIENTS

  • DAVID MITCHELL CARSON
  • JOSEPH MARCUSON DWORAK
  • CALVIN J. FULKS
  • JOSEPH GARCIA
  • FREDRICK GROSS
  • DAVID HARRELL
  • HENRY KEN HAYASHI
  • MARK ISHIZU
  • HOWARD E. KERN
  • MICHAEL R. PHILBROOK
  • WILLIAM “BILL” TOPKIS
  • JOHN T. VAN DREESE, JR.
  • DEANNA J. WESTMYER

2012 Red Arrow Award Recipients Announced

On May 30, 2012, the National Order of the Arrow Committee approved three persons to receive its Red Arrow Award for outstanding service to the Order. Since 1967, the Red Arrow Award has been conveyed to only 55 persons who were either non-Scouters or Scouters who are not members of the OA. These newly approved Red Arrow Award honorees will be recognized during the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) at Michigan State University. Congratulations to the following persons:

  1. BARRY G. FUNDERBURG (DeMotte, Indiana) – Barry has served as the OA Shows Sound Director, Sound Designer, and Composer for 9 NOACs and 4 National Jamborees.
  2. JEANETTE LORD (Nashville, Tennessee) – Jeanette has served the Order for more than two decades as a invaluable volunteer to an Associate Lodge Adviser, Lodge Adviser, the OA National Bulletin Staff, an OA National Chief, a Vice Chairman of the National OA Committee, and the Chairman of the National OA Committee.
  3. CORY MENSEN (Ely, Minnesota) – As a volunteer, Cory has served with great distinction for the past 12 years as the US Forest Service Liaison to the OA Wilderness Voyage program.