The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce its 2010 Friends of NRA Region and Area Volunteer of the Year Award winners. Sponsored by Boyt Harness Company, the Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes those who have made an outstanding impact on the program at the local or regional levels.
Area Volunteers of the Year are recommended by their NRA Field Representative and evaluated by the number of banquet tickets sold, underwriting received, years of service and additional criteria. Recipients are awarded a “2010 Friends of NRA Volunteer of the Year” jacket along with special recognition from their area 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. In addition to the 2010 Volunteer of the Year jackets, region award winners will be honored guests at the 2011 Annual Meetings in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and receive special recognition at the National NRA Foundation Banquet on Thursday, April 28, 2011.
“This award stands as a tribute to your leadership, dedication and commitment to the preservation of the shooting sports and the Second Amendment that have advanced and will continue to expand the shooting sports in America,” wrote Wayne LaPierre in a letter awarded to Region Volunteers of the Year.
Boyt Harness Company, the world’s premier manufacturer of high quality gun cases, hunting accessories and specialty hunting clothing, is the official sponsor for the 2010 Friends of NRA Volunteer of the Year Awards.
“The comfort and reliability of Boyt’s products provide great assistance to NRA members when they enjoy their Second Amendment rights,” said John Cardarelli, National Accounts Manager at Boyt. “Supporting Friends of NRA helps make sure that funds get to the national and local programs many of our customers take advantage of and is just one more way we can let outdoor enthusiasts know we have their best interests in mind.”
Eastern Region:
Vann Haigler
North Carolina (Western): Monroe/Union County
Central Region:
Dennis Duke
Kentucky: Big Rivers
Mid West Region:
Jeff Jensen
North Dakota and South Dakota: Northern Oahe
Southern Region:
Robin Dawson
Texas (Western):  Texas Panhandle
Western Region:  
Ronnie Smith
California (Southern) and Nevada (Southern): East County

Meet the 2010 Friends of NRA Region Volunteers of the Year!

Conn. Mass., N.Y. (Lower) and Rhode Island:
Louis Fico
Westchester County
Delaware and Pennsylvania (Eastern):
Robert Sproesser
Berks County
Maine, Vermont, N.H. and N.Y. (Northern):
Stephen Jeffrey
Northeast Kingdom
Maryland and New Jersey:
Anthony & Pilar Colandro
Essex County
New York (Upper):
Thomas Colavito
Putnam County
North Carolina (Eastern):
Beecher “Gus” Gray
Chapel Hill
Pennsylvania (Western):
Lew & Mary Ann Cramer
Somerset County
Virginia (Eastern) and Washington, D.C.:
David Clark
Virginia (Western) and West Virginia:
J. Steve Dibetta
Illinois (Northern):
Robert & Patricia Feuerborn
Fox Valley Area
Illinois (Southern):
Lyle Kruger
National Trail
Jason Franklin
Falls of the Ohio
Anthony “Tony” Costa
Gant Mitch
State Fair Area
Ohio (Northern):
Todd Figard
North East Ohio
Ohio (Southern):
Paul Long
Mid Ohio Valley
Eddie Wilson
John Perez
Racine/Kenosha Area
Rich Wyatt
Colorado State
Iowa and Nebraska:
Ray Hunt
Mid Nebraska
Marion Schumacher
Northwest Kansas
Adam Ballard
Central Minnesota
David & Marilyn Eider
Tobacco Valley
New Mexico:
Steve Jones
Estancia Valley
Travis Mann
Northwest Oklahoma
Brent & Tracy Wilkes
Great Divide
Eric Davidson
Mobile Co.
Arkansas and Mississippi (Northern):
Don Hill
Capital City
Florida (Northern):
Greg Williams
Panama City
Florida (Southern):
Charlie Amaral
West Pasco County
Martin Fox
Sumter Area
Louisiana and Mississippi (Southern):
Dan Calvert
Pelican State
South Carolina:
Beverly Bedenbaugh
Saluda County
Texas (Northern):
Tony Randall
Texas (Southern):
John Griffin
Houston Metro
Rick Swenson
T’Hallalisa Jackson
Zane Grey
California (Central):
Barry Bauer
Fresno County
California (North Eastern) and Nevada (Western):
John Madden
Modesto and Reno/Sparks
California (North Western):
Lila Biggs
Hawaii and Oregon:
Dawn Horn
Washington (Western):
Dutch Jacoby
Skagit County