American Red Cross Overseas Association


Outstanding Contribution to The Association by a Member

1994   Kathryn L. Undercoffer                 The Oversea’r

1995   Sandy Kolazinski George &          Membership Recruitment

          Margaret Gooch Duffy


1996   Charlotte Leedy & Nell Harris       Outstanding Team for 3 years as ARCOA President and Recording Secretary

1997   ARCOA Washington DC               Annual handling of ARCOA-ARC Memorial & Fall Meeting liaison with ARC on behalf of 


1998   Bobbie Casey McHale                      Loyalty, support, and outstanding service

1999   Lois I. Laster                                Outstanding leadership and contributions to ARCOA over many years in every facet of the 


2000   Vernon J. Person                         Conscientious, dependable, and dedicated service to ARCOA during years as Treasurer                        

2001   Barbara Pathe                             Dedication to ARCOA and the Locator

2002   Anita L. Wright                             Chaired 2002 ARCOA Spring Meeting long distance from Kennesaw GA to Memphis TN                                             

2003   Franz D. Jolowicz                        Many years of devoted service to ARCOA

2004   Joyce Harvey Bottenberg             Service to ARCOA as dedicated Chair, Service to Our Own

2007   Barbara J. Bruegger &                 In great appreciation for Beyond the Beaches; ARCOA trip to France

             Anita L. Wright                                    

2009   Jane M. Cazort                            Chair of 2009 Little Rock AR Convention & years of devoted service to ARCOA

2011   Jane Happle Drake                      Work on 5 ARCOA Conventions and chair of Denver Convention

          Dorris Hecht Heaston                   Hours and expertise completing Amendments to ARCOA Constitution and By-Laws                                                  

2012   Kathryn Undercoffer &                  Dedication and devotion to publication of the Oversea’r

          Martha Undercoffer

2014   Judy Cox Hollohan                       Started and maintains Hospitality Suite for Fall Board Meetings and Memorial Services                                                  

          Joan Trovani Schrenk                  Founder and 10 year organizer of the successful Convention auction & raffle;

         Chairs the Mary Louise Dowling Fund

2015   Philip Chapman                            Long-term volunteer “go to” guy, especially  at Board Meetings;

                                                              Handled mailing of print copies of The Oversea’r after digitalization

          Jennifer Young                             Volunteered as editor of The Oversea’r in 2012

                                                              Transitioned The Oversea’r to an electronic as well as a print version

2016   Debby Griffith MacSwain           Sufficiently strengthened ARCOA’s ties with ARC; recruited younger members

          Betsy Tanner                                 Chaired the Awards Committee since 2000;

         Collected and catalogued the ARCOA archives                                                 

          Julie Henderson Utschig              Long-time District Director; created a job description & coordinated reports from all directors                                                  

2017   Linda Meinders Webb                  Served on the Nominating Committee 5 years; as Chair 4 years;

2016 Convention Co-Chair; helped select 2018 Convention city                                             

2018   Linda Goettman Bryant                Initiated a recruitment effort in 2018 for 2018 based on her extensive list of                                                                                      former SRAOers; increased membership 9%

2019   Rene’ Johnson                           Recommended and developed ARCOA Facebook page as a platform for ARCOA

                                                             information and related Red Cross stories

2021   Teri Fisk Hermans                        Long-time active member; Treasurer 2016-2020; Nominating Committee 2013-2016

2022   Ginny Close                                 Oversea’r editor since 2017 doing additional research for each issue; Publicity                                                                                        Committee member since 2011; long-time active member

2023   Pat Rowan                                Chair of the Nominating Committee 2019-2022; assisted Portsmouth

                                                             Convention Committee with hotel reservations and communications

American Red Cross Overseas Association (ARCOA) is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization.
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