Engineer of Freedom Award
How many FORR® members do you know the really exemplify the spirit of freedom? The member who has belonged for so many years, no one can keep track. The member who, when the call went out for a work session or a shift at an event, has always been there. The member, who has held every office in a Local and has been in one or the other as long as anyone can remember or the member who has jumped in there and helped to spark a Local to success, seemingly overnight. We all know these members, we see them every time there’s a Local or CC meeting, or we go to an event and it’s their smiling face that greets us and signs us in. And now there’s a way to recognize those special members who have made up the heart and soul of Freedom of Road Riders®, the “Engineer of Freedom” Award.
Q. Who may receive the “Engineer of Freedom” award?
A. Any member in good standing of Freedom of Road Riders®.
Q. How can a member be nominated for the “Engineer of Freedom” award?
A. Any member or Local may nominate a member for this award. Simply write a letter to the Central Committee Cabinet of FORR® outlining the contributions of the nominee to the cause of freedom and mail it or e-mail to the FORR Corporate Secretary,
6818 Frasher Dr
Jefferson City , MO. 65109-9620
Q. How are nominees selected as an “Engineer of Freedom”?
A. The FORR® CC Cabinet will review the nominations at the officer’s meeting the night before each Central Committee meeting. Only the contributions of the nominee will be considered; the name will not be divulged to any officer besides the Corporate Secretary. The recipient(s) will be announced at the CC meeting the day following their selection. Nominations for those who are not selected will be reviewed again at the next meeting.
Q. What does the recipient get for being selected as an “Engineer of Freedom”?
A. Recipients will receive a red, white and blue “Engineer of Freedom” patch (which will be one of the rarest patches around FORR®) and their names will be listed on the roll of “Engineers” maintained by the Central Committee and published in the Freedom Press.
Engineers will serve FORR® by passing on an example of the dedication that has led FORR® to the triumphs of the last 30 years. We owe it to those members (you know who they are!) who have helped to make this the biggest and best motorcyclist rights organization in Missouri, and one of the most successful in the nation. So, think about the special people that YOU know, and let’s start nominating those “Engineers” who have helped to drive this Freedom Train.
Recipients Of The “Engineer Of Freedom Award”
|2000||May||Louise Reasoner / Ed “Smokey”Strodtman / Darrell Swinger|
|November||Mike “Animal” McPeek|
|March||Daniel “Fergy” Ferguson|
|November||Steve “Tanker” King|
|2003||January||Linda “Pinky” Jackson|
|November||Sue Boone / Tony Shepherd|
|March||Wayne “Tip” Tipton|
|2005||January||JR DeGraffenreid / Rose Tipton / John Stouffer|
|March||Darell Chavis / Susan Chavis / Sam King|
|September||Nick Swope Mike “Taz” Moeller|
|November||Terry “Klon” Smith|
|March||John “Superglide” Lisby / Carol Roark|
|May||Alice Speiser (posthumously )|
|2007||January||Darrel Wray / Robert Reif, Jr.|
|March||Richard “Chief” Engle|
|May||Gred “Halfbreed” Mullanix|
|March||Dan Harmon / Jay Haas|
|July||Bob Neal / Phil Speiser (posthumously ))|
|2010||January||Jim Scheele / Larry Wheeler|
|March||Sir Robert Young|
|September||Roy Brown / Dale Thomas|
|November||Don Brown / Mindy Reif|
|May||Steve “Staples” Comeau|
|November||Randy “Knobber” Garrison|
|March||Shelly Payne / Kevin Kohler|
|May||B. L. McDonnell|
|November||Bill “Treetop” Duncan / Randy Farris|
|July||Roy “Cowboy” Hoard|
|November||Les Morris / Cindy Morris|
|2014||January||Terry Lee Cook / Diana Holguin|
|May||Georgia Haley (posthumous)|
|September||Tom “Cutter” Cutsinger|
|May||Mary Reeves / Robin “Newbee” Brown|
|July||Mark Roloff / Deanna Seymour|
|September||Kenny “Ditch” Williams / Carl Hammond|
|November||Layne Shady / Raymond Palmer|
|July||Ken Lewis / Kerri Lewis|
|May||Smokin’ Joe Widmer|
|September||Bill “MaddDawg” Thornhill|