Introduced at the 1981 National Order of the Arrow Conference, the Founder’s Award was created to honor and recognize those Arrowman who have given outstanding service to their Lodge. The award is reserved for an Arrowman who demonstrates to fellow Arrowmen that he or she memorialized in his or her everyday life the spirit of achievement as described by founder E. Urner Goodman and co-founder Carrol A. Edson.
In Tipisa Lodge, we have a rich history of recognizing those Arrowmen who not only have unparalleled tenure of service but also render that service in a spirit of cheerfulness and selflessness that inspires all Brothers in the Order. This award, given to only a few Arrowmen each year, represents the true pinnacle of dedication to the principles of brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service.
Nominate someone for the Founder’s Award here.
Below is a list of all Brothers who have received the Founder’s Award in Tipisa Lodge, since its introduction in 1985:
|2021||Joseph “Joey” Gans||Donald H. Dillon, Sr.|
|2020||Spencer Powell||Michael Todd|
|2018||Donald H. Dillon, Jr.||Jim “Sawgrass” Boettner|
|2017||Elliott Gregg||Bill Patterson|
|2016||MJ Deliz||Joe Kirschten|
|2015||Jonathan Cirillo||John Harrell|
Arthur Polnasek, Jr.
|2014||Michael Burton III||Doug Abele|
|2013||Gregory Raymond||Kirk Hall|
|2011||Chris Tito||Nicholas Larson|
|2010||Adler Dehner||Eric Snyder|
|2009||Brett Marshall||Bob Voegele|
|2008||John Alexander||Howard Gross|
|2007||Andrew Collier||Terrel Miller|
|2006||Stefan Hester||Les Lekron|
|2005||Ryan Showman||Terry Grove|
|2004||Adam Wintenburg||Dennis Siewert|
|2003||David Summerlot||Kathy LaBar|
|2002||Christopher Crowley||Tico Perez|
|2001||Brandon Willis||Joseph Cyr|
|2000||Michael Summerlot||Roger Tiffany|
|1999||Ryan Korzep||Mark Janofsky|
|1998||James Webster||C. Wayne Brock|
|1997||Jason Gibson||Jeff Jonasen|
|1995||Richard Lawrence||Gregory Ferguson|
|1992||Greg Bourland||Jack Dillard|
|1989||John Rotruck||Henry Knowles|