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Chapter CA1R's



Postponed 'til we meet again.

We are very proud to have our Chapter Couple of the Year.






Postponed 'til we meet again.

We are very proud to have our Chapter Individual of the Year.



and our


Gayle Davis

Gayle Davis

We are very proud to have presented her with the 2020 Spirit Award for all of her contributions to the Chapter.


Past Honorees

  Year Couple of the Year Individual of the Year
  2020 Guy and Gail Lefebvre Vern Vandal
  2019 Bill and Gay Himebaugh Jan Jaffke
  2018 Tom and Vicki Lorenz Novella Vandal
  2017 Rob and Mona Levig Stacy Diaz
  2016 Tom and Sharon Brower Matt Sokol
  2015 Jim and Mary Kay Wilson  
  2014 Kenny and Sharon Devor  
  2013 Rich and Kristy Moore  
  2012 Mike and Gayle Davis  
  2011 Dan and Maura Van Strein  
  2010 Dean and Kathy Parsons  
  2009 Bill and Gay Himebaugh Devora Fraser
  2008 Harold and Jan Jaffke Stacy Diaz
  2007 Mike and Lori Whitaker Pat Lewis
  2006 Rick and C.J. Kagamaster Jeremy Schott
  2005 Tom and Vicki Lorenz Jim Pulley
  2004 George and Cathy Diaz Debby Craig
  2003 Ray and Nancy Martin  
  2002 Ron and Phyllis Foglesong  
  2001 Steve and Linda England  
  2000 John and Bobby Heberle  
  1999 Paul and Linda Fenton  
  1998 Rick and Sandy Dyer  
  1997 Daryl and LaDonna Johnson  
  1996 Jim and Marylee Wissman
  Year Spirit Award
  2020 Gayle Davis
  2019 Sharon Raustadt
  2018 Novella Vandal
  2017 Tom and Sharon Brower
  2016 Mary Kay Wilson
  2015 Bill Himebaugh
  2014 -
  2013 Mona Levig
  2012 Vicki Lorenz
  2011 Phil Bahler
  2010 Gay Himebaugh


Couple/Individual of the Year Program Overview HISTORY AND PURPOSE

GWRRA’s Couple of the Year Program was instituted in 1988 as a successor to our nine-year tradition of selecting a Wing Ding Queen to serve as ambassador for our association. A program which began as a way to honor couples at the local level, and to select enthusiastic duos to serve as ambassadors and spokespersons for GWRRA, has evolved into a useful tool for identifying and helping prepare couples for leadership positions within the organization.

The Couple of the Year Program has two purposes:

  1. First and foremost, the program provides an opportunity for local Chapters to recognize and honor a couple each year for their dedication, accomplishments and participation within the Chapter.
  2. Secondly, it establishes a process for identifying outstanding couples who can serve their Districts, Regions, and ultimately the International GWRRA organization as ambassadors and spokespersons.


  • At the Chapter level, being selected a Chapter Couple of the Year is an honor bestowed on a deserving couple who has shown dedication and commitment to their Chapter. Being selected as Chapter Couple of the Year is just like being presented an award.
  • The responsibility comes if and when a couple chooses to participate in the District Couple of the Year selection process. Being selected as District, Region or International Couple of the Year brings with it the expectation that the Couple will represent the association as Ambassadors and spokespersons, with particular emphasis on “spreading-the-word” outside the association. Additionally, when a couple participates in the selection process at the District level, they make a commitment, should they be selected there, to participate at the Region level, and then, if chosen again, at Wing Ding for the International selection. The Couple must realize that if chosen at the District level this could lead to a four-year commitment.

Couple of the Year Manual

Couple of the Year Sample Form

Couple of the Year Blank Form

Individual of the Year Requirements