American Red Cross Overseas Association

Presidential Citation

(For Contribution Other Than to the Association)

1993    Ann Alloway Stingle: Humanitarian work in Somalia

1994    Linda Goettman Bryant: Organization of the Vietnam ARC/SRAO Reunion

1995    Judith Hamic Henley: RC-Military Korea Reunions, California and Washington, DC

1998    Joan Loveridge-Sanbonmatsu: Extraordinary commitment to women's issues through her publications and lecture tours

1999    Barbara Pathe:  Dedicated volunteerism to ARC in helping establish the Hazel Braugh Records Center

2000    Helen Thompson Colony: Involvement with Cincinnati, OH, ARC Chapter, the CBI Basha, and volunteer activities with many charitable organizations

2001    Evelyn "Hopsie" Higgins: Service as ARCOA's Liaison to WIMSA and the 14 many years of her unstinting volunteerism

2002    Judy Hunter: Many years of chairing principal fund raising project - the annual book sale - of Goodwill Industries

2003    Angelo & Natalie Menna: Establishment of Staff Training & Leadership Development Fund, SE Pennsylvania ARC Chapter

2004    Pat Burns: Assembling of ARCOA living histories

2005    Isabel Clerk Huizenga: Volunteer in Rochester, MN for 40 years in ARC Emergency Military Service and other venues

2007    Barbara J. Bruegger & Anita L. Wright: In great appreciation for Beyond The Beaches, the ARCOA trip to France

2014    Joyce Harvey Bottenberg & Norm Bottenberg: Dedicated volunteers with the American Red Cross, the Special Olympics, the Boys and Girls Clubs of  America, and especially the Rotary Club

2014    Rosemary Nelson Holeman: More than 50 years of volunteering with the Red Cross, especially with the handicapped swimming and blood center programs

2015    Mary Lou Weller Chapman: Co-founded an international Red Cross youth exchange program in 1984, named the Chapman-Holcombe International Intern Program in 1986; a 70+ year volunteer with the Red Cross

2015    Shirley Powers: The official "Volunteer Historian of Red Cross Memorabilia," Archives Department, National Headquarters

2016    Kit Sparrow Cotton: The gift of music to senior citizens in care facilities; the gift of food with Meals on Wheels

2016    Evelyn Safford Jacobs: Volunteered with a variety of youth sports organizations; an advocate to get children involved in sports, regardless of socio-economic status; chief fundraiser to purchase a surfboat for an Australian lifesaving club: named the Ev Jacobs

2016    Elsie Wright: A lifetime of volunteering in her community and church; exemplifies “Love and service and helpfulness to others”

2017    Kay Walton: Volunteer Chair of the Service to Armed Forces: Our Legacy Continues project - initiated it (2010) and continues to search for recipients

2018    Jaclyn Walters: Volunteers with the Red Cross locally and internationally, especially in the Archives Department, researching questions and information for Chapters and the public; active volunteer with her churches


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