Founders’ Award Recipients

If you would like to nominate someone for the Founders Award, please fill out the nomination form and sent it to The Order of the Arrow’s Founders’ Award was first introduced at the 1981 National Order of the Arrow Conference. The award is given to those Arrowmen who shows selflessness and the ideals of our Order exceptionally. However, the Lodge does not have the power to bestow this award on its own, they must nominate and petition for an Arrowman to Nationals. Illinek Lodge is allowed a maximum of two Awards they may give out annually. However, if the Lodge chooses to award more than one award, one must be given to a youth under 21. Below is a list of the members of our Lodge who have been awarded this honor. Thank you for all that you have done and are still doing for this Lodge.

1981 – Chris Altoff
1982 – Bill Ettinger
1990 – Kevin Dolbeare and Larry Stowers
1991 – Brian Hosking and Mark Hagele
1992 Mike Hosking and Mike Berry
1993 – Bryan Schroeder and Ray Bledsoe, Jr
1994 – Karl Drone and John Kirchgesner
1995 Josh Schroeder and Curt Langenfeld
1996 – Dave Cocagne and Jim Thompson
1997 Scott McClure and Linda Parrish
1998 – Scott Kording and Jerry Bauman
1999 – Doug Bradbury and Ben Story
2000 – Steve Arisman and David Dilley
2001 – Justin Panther and Mark Hopwood
2002 – Jody Koplo and Chuck Parrish
2003 – Billy Rosenberry and Matt Kerns
2004 – Mike Brown and Matt Averbeck
2005 – Robert Schmidt and Bill Roseberry
2006 – Alex Usherwood and Lloyd Day
2008 – Paul Schmidt and Stephen White
2009 – Bob Schmidt
2010 – Richard Gutmann
2011 – Warren Smith Sr.
2012 – Colin Langenfeld and Robert “Bob” Smith
2013 – Peter Schmidt and Daniel A. O’Brien
2014 – Logan Schlip
2015 – Justin Grady and Caelan Parker
2017 – Ben Upchurch and Steve Rhodes
2018 – Eric Harrison and Ryan Nafziger