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---- Awards & Recognitions ----

Almon F. Parker Inspirational Award
Almon F Parker was a man who worked untiring for many years to further the interest of the square and folk dance movement. A native of Wenatchee, his interest in square dancing was fostered at an early age by his father who called at private parties for the entertainment of himself and his friends.

Almon F. Parker played a leading role in the forming of the Square and Folk Dance Federation of Washington in 1947-1948 and was elected its first president. During his term of office, the state magazine FOOTNOTES made its first appearance in the form of a ditto sheet. Its purpose then, as now, was to disseminate information of statewide interest to dancers.

He conceived the idea of awarding the ‘Presidents Cup’ at all state festivals each year and made the initial presentation to "Red" Henderson of Spokane in May 1949. The award is a large gold cup inscribed "The Almon F. Parker Inspirational Award" and accompanying it is a letter which reads a follows: TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN ... The recipient of the "Inspirational Award" Cup has been cited for having done an outstanding job of teaching and promoting folk dancing as a wholesome recreation of young and old alike. He is a member of the Folk Dance Federation of Washington and subscribes to its principles and the principles of folk dancing in general – that democracy and fair play are as important as having fun. He taught both European (International) and American dances to children (or young people) as well as adults.

The holder must be the final judge as to his successor, and must make the actual presentation, after having the name of his successor engraved on the cup following his own name. When there is no more space on the cup for new names, it is to be returned (along with this letter) to the original donor, or placed in the permanent archives of the Folk Dance Federation of Washington. It is not to be construed that the recipient is the best or the biggest of anything. The cup is not intended as a prize in any kind of competition, but merely a symbol of recognition of inspiring work done in the field of folk dancing.

Recipients of the Parker Award
1949
E.S. "Red" Henderson
Spokane
1950
Les & Ruth Boyer
Okanogan
1951
Bill & Alice Bloom
Centralia
1952
Rev. Don & Jane Mills
Kirkland
1953
Allen & Helen Burnett
Olympia
1954
John & Helen Potter
Seattle
1955
Bill & Marie Reierson
Walla Walla
1956
J Tremain & Elinor McGinty
Kirkland
1957
Virgil & Lela Carter
Vancouver
1958
Norman & Mae Roberts
Yakima
1959
Ed & Irene Stebor
Tonasket
1960
Ken & Harriet Hartinger
Seattle
1961
George & Emma Delabarre
Grandview
1962
Gus & Hean Gronlund
Seattle
1963
Charles & Charlotte Cook
Yakima
1964
Bud & Lena May
Selah
1965
Bob & Jeanne Kendall
Vancouver
1966
Ed & Barbara Zetsche
Ellensburg
1967
Orin & Vera Cartwright
Richland
1968
Bob & Martha McNutt
Benton City
1969
Willis & Loraine Dodge
Tacoma
1970
Ken & Venetta Enyeart
Longview
1971
Harold & Darline Parker
Kennewick
1972
Cecil & Blanche Wiltse
Royal City
1973
Joe & Billie Secor
Spokane
1974
Harold & Unabelle Rich
Bremerton
1975
Jack & Marge Johnson
Seattle
1976
Pat & Ardell Fenney
Olympia
1977
Jack & Happy Leicht
Seattle
1978
Stan & Velma Rice
Kelso
1979
Ray & Millie Amundson
Longview
1980
Bob Sr & Bea Wright
Alderwood Manor
1981
Jim & Donna West
Spokane
1982
Mac & Chris McCurry
Wenatchee
1983
Spike & Eileen Reid
Kingston
1984
Joe & Betsy Hall
Seattle
1985
Ralph & Eleanor Rowland
Tacoma
1986
Ray & Val Lindenau
Elma
1987
Chuck & Dexter Sauve
Yakima
1988
Bob & Claudia Amsbury
Spokane
1989
Sterling & Mary McKenzie
Cashmere
1990
Doug & Pat Coleman
Snohomish
1991
Bill & Gloria Stone
Port Orchard
1992
Wayne & Anne Easton
Cle Elum
1993
Norm & Lavon Hirsch
Longview
1994
Orrin & Kathy Holt
Seattle
1995
Kappie & Aileen Kappenman
Renton
1996
Dave & Bonnie Harry
Alderwood Manor
1997
Bob & Doris Erny
Port Angeles
1998
Don & Pat Wiggins
Walla Walla
1999
Jim & Paula Raupp
Toledo
2000
Jerry & Molley Walker
EIndicott
2001
Greg & Sue Weber
Puyallup
2002
Willie & Missie Sewell
Poulsbo
2003
Bill & Linda Lundin
Vancouver
2004
Don & Lynda Congrove
Spokane
2005
Roger & Jill Spiese
Port Orchard
2006
Vern & Kathy Boggs
Spokane
2007
Steve & Sherry Haslett
Spanaway
2008
Darrell & Erin Kalmbach
Portland, OR
2009
Tom & Fay Tomlinson
Puyallup
2010
Jack & Jeanette Blood
Spokane
2011
Kevin & Linda Thomaier
Renton
2012
Don & Judy Cochrane
Spokane
2013
Orvin & Jan Logan
Selah
2014
Don & Marie Wood
Lacey
2015
Jack Hardin & Thal Critchfield
Maple Valley
2016
Bill & Neva Reid
Joseph, OR



Harry MacGregor Award

To be the recipient of this Award Trophy is to be recognized as one who has done an outstanding job of promoting square dancing and has worked in many phases of our activity. It is to honor a person or couple for the time and effort that they have devoted to our hobby. They will retain it for one year and will then present it to another party outside their council.

Each council will send in a nomination to the current holder the Ex-Presidents (X-P’s) club will also send in a nomination. This should be accompanied with a resume of the nominee’s accomplishments. Nominations aid in choosing a recipient and do not mean recipients must be chosen from those nominations.

The current recipient must have the name of the successor engraved on the Trophy and present it at the next State Festival.

Recipients of the Harry MacGregor Award
1970 Al & Pat Goelzer Puyallup 1971 J. V. & Bertha Flether George
1972 Kenn & Ginny Trimble Tacoma 1973 Bob & Aleene Bush Richland
1974 Wally & Grace Libby Spokane 1975 Dave & Ann Moroni Seattle
1976 Don & Helen Hulin Tacoma 1977 Phil & Kay Hall Seattle
1978 Bob & Audrey Orr Kennewick 1979 Don & Shirley Blanchard Seattle
1980 Pete & Burley Mott Castle Rock 1981 Pat & Margaret Streamer Walla Walla
1982 Terry & Gail Larson Tacoma 1983 Ray & Barbara Cobb Yakima
1984 Harvey & Betty Clifton Longview 1985 Gene & Ella Simmons Seattle
1986 Lee & Katherine Eason Olympia 1987 Bob & Ruth Kramer Seattle
1988 Chick & Frances Smith Kennewick 1989 Les & Ann Heikkinen Vancouver
1990 Everett & Ila Williams Everett 1991 Gene & Letty Kister Spokane
1992 Dan & Jan Hicks Bremerton 1993 Tom & Virginia Nelson Tacoma
1994 Vic & Erdie Cain Mt. Vernon 1995 Gale & Betty Force Bremerton
1996 Jim & Mary Knight Kent 1997 Carl & Vera Ottoson Spokane
1998 Roger & Beth Barnes Marysville 1999 Elmer & Betty Toops Vancouver
2000 Bob & Neva Smith Lacey 2001 Donzella & Bill Leahy Pasco
2002 Del & Jackie Chase Moses Lake 2003 Margueite Villars Spokane
2004 Ron & Pat Hoot Seattle 2005 Don & Cheryl Pruitt Port Townsend
2006 George & Sharon Broom Bainbridge Island 2007 Janet & Roy Bellcoff Vancouver
2008 Frank & Kathy Chase Gig Harbor 2009 Margaret Miller Walla Walla
2010 Darlene Jolly Plains, MT 2011 Jim & Polly Burnside Everett
2012 Bob & Shirley Spain Chehalis 2013 Dick & Earlene Beham Issaquah
2014 Scott & Shirley Marriner Odessa, TX 2015 Bruce & Judy Ottoson Spokane
2016 Merri Anne Huber Milton-Freewater, OR      


President's Award
The President’s Award shall be given at the discretion of the State Federation President. It shall be given to those individuals that have spent several years giving exceptional service to further the development of square and round dancing within the State of Washington.

This award should not necessarily be restricted to those working as State Federation officers or committee chairs. Any dancer, teacher or caller shall be eligible to be recognized for their long and exceptional service.

Recipients of the President's Award
1974 Bob & Marth McNutt
by Ed & Betty Middlesworth
Central
Council
1977 Millie & Ray  Amundson
by Pat & Ardell Feeney
Sou'Wester Council
1980 Pat & Margaret Streamer
by Terry & Gail Larson
Blue Mountain Council 1981 Ed & Betty Middlesworth
by Gene & Ella Simmons
Central Council
1983 Lee & Kathereine Eason
by Chick & Francis Smith
Sou'Wester
Council
1984 Kenn & Ginny Trimble
by Sterling & Mary McKinzie
Rainier Council
1986 Don & Shirley Blanchard
by Harold & Shirley Seeley
Central Puget Sound Council 1986 Terry & Gail Larson
by Harold & Shirley Seeley
Rainier Council
1986 Donna & Gary Van Zandt
by Harold & Shirley Seeley
Sou'Wester 1990 Ray & Barbara Cob
by Carl & Vera Ottosen
Central Council
1991 Dan & Jan Hicks
by Tom & Verginia Nelson
Peninsula Council 1993 Chick & Frances Smith
by Donzella & Bill Leahy
Blue Mountain Council
1994 Pat & Phyllis Mugrage
by Dan & Jan Hicks
Mt. Baker Council 1995 Roger & Beth Barnes
by Ken & Hazel Pomraning
Mt. Baker Council
1997 Bob & Claudia Amsbury
by Darlene & Ron Jolly
Spokane 1998 Pat & Ardell Feeney
by Don & Cheryl Pruitt
Sou'Wester Council
1998 Chuck & Dexter Sauve
by Don & Cheryl Pruitt
Central Council 1999 Ron & Pat Hoot
by Don & Cheryl Pruitt
Central Puget Sound Council
2000 Don & Pat Wiggins
by Scott & Shirley Marriner
Blue Mountain Council 2000 Illa Williams
by Scott & Shirley Marriner
Mt. Baker Council
2001 Dick & Earlene Beham by Roger & Beth Barns Central Puget Sound Council 2002 Donzella & Bill Leahy
by Jim & Polly Burnside
Blue Mountain Council
2002  Scott & Shirley Marriner
by Jim & Polly Burnside
Central Area Council 2003 Don & Lynda Congrove by Elmer & Betty Toops Spokane Council
2004 George & Sharon Broom by Cheryl & Don Pruitt Peninsula Council 2005 Bruce & Judy Ottoson by Don & Lynda Congrove Spokane Council
2006 Frank & Kathy Chase
by Joyce Sebree
Rainier Council 2006 Paul & Kitty Ogg
by Joyce Sebree
Peninsula Council
2007 Margaret Miller
by George & Sharon Broom
Central Puget Sound & Blue Mountain Councils 2008 Don & Cheryl Pruitt by Bruce & Judy Ottoson North Olympic Council
2009 Jim & Marry Knight Central Puget Sound Council 2010 Ron & Gailyn Ploeg Mt Baker Council
2011 Kris & Margaret Kiser Central & Blue Mountain Councils 2012 Roy & Janet Bellcoff Evergreen
Council
2013 Gene & Tanya Currier
Scott & Kathy Donmoyer
Souwester &
Evergreen Councils
2014 Kaye & Roger Mahan Central Area Council
2015 Dave & Nina Pearcy
Doug Keyes & Ellen
Ostrum
Rainier &
Mt. Baker Councils
2016 Darlene Jolly Peninsula


McNutt Award

Bob McNutt was born in Fort Collins Colorado.  In 1930 his family moved to Benton City, Washington.  Bo and Martha McNutt met and married in 1938 and were married for 60 years.

Bob McNutt was an active member of the State Federation.  Bob championed his idea of "leadership training".  This dream project became a reality in 1968, when under the leadership of the State Federation President Bill Twilley, the go-ahead was given.  The Leadership Seminar has been a vital part of the Federation Program ever since.

Bob and Martha received the Parker Award in 1968 and were the first recipients of the President's Award in 1974.

Bob was strict on our tradition of dancing; "no booze, always in costume, and don't make money before friends".

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

The Bob McNutt Round Dance Cuer/Teacher Award recipient will be a person cited for having done an outstanding job of teaching and promoting Round Dancing as a wholesome recreation for all ages

He/she is an active participant of the Square and Folk Dance Federation of Washington and subscribes to its principles and the principles of Folk Dancing in general - that democracy and fair play are as important as having fun.

The holder must be the final judge as to his or her successor and must make the actual presentation, after having the name of their successor engraved on the Award.  It is not to be construed that the recipient of this Award is the best of anything.  The Award is merely a symbol of recognition for inspiring work done in the field of Round Dancing.


Recipients of the Bob McNutt Award

2000 Walt & Wilma Scheibner Central Council
2001 Lorraine & John Rouse Rainier Council
2002 Susan Healea Sou'Wester Council
2003 Nina & Bill Leise  Spokane Council
2004 Patricia & Don Wiggins Blue Mtn. Council
2005 Bob & Linda Berka Mt. Baker Council
2005 June & Larry Bassett Spokane Council
2006 Marge& Bill Kost Central Puget Sound
 & Rainier Councils
2007 Denis & Ginny Crapo Sou'Wester Council
2008 Debbie & Paul Taylor Mt. Baker/CPS Councils
2009 Jill & Roger Spiese Peninsula Council
2010 Shirley & Bernie Cook Mt Baker Council
2011 Claudia & Bob Amsbury Spokane Council
2012 Ron & Georgine Woolcock Sou'Wester Council
2013 Neva & Bill Reid Evergreen Council
2014 Joyce Sebree Peninsula Council
2015 Jim & Vonnie Spence North Central Council
2016 Randy & Marie Preskitt Mt Baker Council


Youth Scholarship Award

January 15th 2000 the Square and Folk Dance Federation of Washington, Inc. voted to award an annual merit based $500 youth scholarship. Youth dancers who are actively involved in our activity and are members in good standing of a Washington State Federated Club can make application for this scholarship. The State Youth Coordinators must receive completed applications no later than April 1st Annually.

~ ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ~

  • Applicants must be active members in good standing of a Washington State Federated Club
  • Applicants must be 17 through 22 years of age.
  • Applicants must show a commitment to the promotion of square dancing.
  • Funds must be used to further education beyond high school.

~ APPLICATION PROCEDURES ~

The following items are required:

  • A completed application form [FORM]
    (which may also be obtained by contacting the State Youth Coordinator.)
  • A letter of nomination from an un-related adult, active member in good standing of a Washington State Federated Club.
  • An essay on your involvement in square dancing, how it has impacted your life, how you would help square dancing grow and why you deserve this scholarship.
  • A short paper telling us about yourself (hobbies, sports, family, goals), including your volunteer work.

~ NOMINATION DEADLINE ~

  • The State Youth Coordinator must receive all completed application by April 1st annually

Recipients of Youth Scholarship Award

2000 Molly Combs Evergreen Council
2001 Jenn Doll Mt. Baker Council
2002 Kira Fagan Spokane Council
2003 Heidi Jo Simmons Central Puget Sound Council
2004 Olivia Rubalcava Boggs Spokane Council
2005 Pamela Kallberg

Central Puget Sound & Mt Baker Councils

2006 Kobuk Kastella Evergreen Council
2007 Samuel Sawyer Evergreen Council
2007 Erin Sheldon Central Puget Sound Council
2007 Stephen Moreau Sou'Wester Council
2008 Morgan Kastella Evergreen Council
2008 Justine Brown Spokane Council
2009 Magi Hubert Mt. Baker council
2009 Christina Knierim Evergreen Council
2010 Alyssa Sawyer Evergreen council
2011 Kelli Sheldon Central Puget Sound Council
2012 Leslie Woodland Evergreen Council
2012 Mikaela Stahl Mt. Baker council
2013 Matthew Richard Central Puget Sound Council
2013 Janet Gallagher Mount Baker Council
2014 Tiffany Garboden Central Puget Sound Council
2014 Chelsey Holman Blue Mountain Council
2015 Irina Day
Brooke Ulmer
Mt. Baker Council
Rainier Council
2016 Patrick Hubbell
Joshua Hatch
Rainier Coucil
Central Puget Sound Council

 

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