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The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce their 2015 Friends of NRA Volunteer of the Year Award winners. These select volunteers have had an outstanding impact for Friends of NRA at the local and regional levels.
 
Area Volunteers of the Year were recommended by NRA Field Representatives and evaluated on a number of criteria including banquet tickets sold, underwriting received and years of service. Recipients were awarded a “2015 Friends of NRA Volunteer of the Year” jacket along with special recognition from their NRA Field Representative.
 
Region Volunteers of the Year were chosen from the pool of area volunteer award winners by a select committee of senior NRA staff. The 2015 Region Volunteers of the Year were recognized at the National NRA Foundation Banquet at the 2016 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits on Thursday, May 19, 2016. 
 
Below are the 2015 Area Award winners (recipient’s Friends of NRA committee listed after their names).

Area Volunteers of the Year:

Eastern Region:
Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York (Lower) and Rhode Island: Ralph Bartoli, Quinipiac
Pennsylvania (Eastern): Jon Banik, Laurel Mountains
Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont: John Hutchinson, Manchester
New York (Upper): Thomas Krott, Southwestern NY
Ohio (Southern): Todd Hetzer, Mid-Ohio
Pennsylvania (Western): Janeen Moffa, Indiana County
Virginia (Eastern), Maryland (Eastern), and Washington, D.C.: Pat Patterson,
Southern Commonwealth & Greater Richmond
West Virginia, Maryland (Western), and Virginia (Western): Kenny & Wanda Matthews,
Central West Virginia
 
EASTERN REGION VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR:
Ohio (Northern) : Charles Steinmetz, Holmes County
 
Central Region:
Illinois (Northern): Martin Wezeman, McHenry County
Illinois (Southern): John Goddard, Two Rivers
Indiana: Konnie Couch, Southern Indiana
Iowa: Dan Brubaker, Raccoon Valley
Kentucky: Michael Kamer, Northern Kentucky
Michigan: Thomas Tompkins, Northwest Michigan
Northern Missouri: Stan Frink,  Mid-Missouri
Southern Missouri: Mike Nuyt, Perry County
Nebraska: Gary Buettner, Central Nebraska

 CENTRAL REGION VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR:
Wisconsin: Kellie Walsh, State Line
 
South Central Region:
Arkansas: David Henry, Washington County
Colorado: Alan Caldwell, Teller County
Kansas: Debra Klob, Heartland
New Mexico: Carol Brand, Socorro County
Texas (Northern): Greg Cook, Four States
Texas (Southern): Mark McDonals, Burnet County
Oklahoma: Carl Jordan, Muskogee County
 
SOUTH CENTRAL REGION VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR:
Texas (West): Katherine Hintom,  Adobe Walls

Southern Region:
Alabama: David Siles, River Region
Florida (Northern): Bob Barnett, Hernando County
Florida (Southern): James Tooker,  West Palm Beach
Georgia: Jason Hawes, Central Savannah River
North Carolina (Eastern): Randy Paschal, Lee County
North Carolina (Western): Daniel Cloer,  Smoky Mountain
Mississippi: William & Dorothy Martin, Pearl River
Tennessee: Jim & Freda Yearwood, East Tennessee
 
SOUTHERN REGION VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR:
Louisiana: Mike Odell, Pelican State

Western Region:
Alaska (Northern): Doug & April Moore, Upper Susitna
Alaska (Southern): Greg Collins, Homer
Hawaii and Oregon: Chad Ray, Blue Mountain
North Dakota: Jesse Flath, Sakakawea
South Dakota: Vance Bishop, Corson County
Minnesota: Leroy Van Brunt, South Metro
Montana: Ron & Patty Howser, Jefferson Valley
Idaho: Ralph Parsons, St. Maries
Washington: Aaron Blackmer, Spokane
 
WESTERN REGION VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR:
Wyoming: Rick Rothleutner, Weston County

Southwest Region:
Arizona: Stacy Hadley, London Bridge and Mohave County
California (Mid): Ron Pereira, Los Banos
California (North): Ron Verall, Sonoma County
California (Eastern): Barry Blaylock, Tuolumne County
California (Southern): Kevin & Sandy Tobin, South, North, and Metro Orange County
Nevada: John Madden, Reno/Sparks, Modesto, Carson City, & Carson Valley 
Utah: Leon Dent, Box Elder
 
   SOUTHWEST REGION VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR:
California (Central): Rick Meyeres, Kern County

 
 "To Volunteer With Honor"
Thank you to all of our volunteers who spend countless hours supporting the Friends of NRA.
We are grateful for your efforts.


The 2015 Volunteer of the Year Program is Sponsored by Ripcord Travel Protection
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