Nevada Society News Archive

Spring 2012 Bulletin

During the NV-SAR state annual meeting, which included the Pledge of Allegiance and Blessings, both the NV-OFPA and the Northern Chapter NV-SAR also held their annual meetings 24 Mar 2012 at John Ascuaga's Resort and Spa in Sparks. Afterward many attended the NV-DAR state Banquet.

NV-OFPA - All necessary business was transacted. Elected officers for our society were: Donald Hotchkiss Jr, President/ Secretary; J B Coats Registrar; Brian Worcester, Awards Chairman, and the 2012-2015 Councillors-Michael Alaux, Michael Coats and Niklas Putnam.

Membership is 20 regular and five dual members including Nathan Barbour from CO, and two that dropped their dual status with other states.

Gifts of $100. each approved for Wreaths across America at the Fernley Veterans Cemetery, Wounder Warriors Project and the Veterans House-Reno.

Also approved was the continuing annual support of the 5 university ROTC awards in NV, MT and WA and permit the Registrar to authorize up to $200 annually for gifts deemed appropriate for the Reno Family History Center.

We participated in the 11:00am annual 4th of July Ringing of the Liberty Bell at the NV State Museum in Carson City. Please mark your calenders now for larger turnout this 4th.

Fall 2011 Bulletin

Members of NV-OFPA at the NV State Museum in Carson City.The picture was taken at the Neveda State Museum in Carson City. Our members, Michael Aseltine, Arthur Aseltine, Brian Worcester - NV Governor, J B Coats - Councillor General for NV joining with the Northern Chapter NV-SAR and others to remember our forefathers in honor of our 235th year of Independence by Ringing the Liberty Bell. May we never forget those who sacrificed their lives and fortunes for this great country. We must work to insure its furture.

Spring 2009 Bulletin

The Nevada Society of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America (OFPA) held its annual meeting May 17, 2008 at the Round Table Pizza in Reno as part of the combined meeting with the Northern Chapter of the NVSSAR.

All necessary business was transacted at this meeting including the elections of Tracey Coats, Robert Mitchell and Gene Sheldon to serve as our councillors for term 2008-2011, The Nevada Society has 26 members. One of our members, Fred A. Cutler III, passed away last year. The Clark family, father and two sons, transferred to the new society formed in Colorado.

This spring, five ROTC awards were presented to cadets and midshipmen at the University of Nevada at both Reno and Las Vegas and at the University of Idaho.

We’re pleased to announce that a new Air Force unit has been formed at UNLV. We continue to support these units by providing awards to deserving cadets and midshipmen.

After paying its few bills including medals and the approved gift of $150 to the Reno Family History Center (FHC), the treasury balance is good. Thanks go to those who generously sent in an extra amount to help make up for our previous lean year. This will ensure our ability to provide for future ROTC awards, donations and other possible expenses. The FHC is very appreciative of our support to making research materials, properly anointed, available to all visitors.

It was a good group meeting. Ideas were exchanged to the benefit of both groups. Those who were unable to attend were missed. Next year’s meeting will be held in conjunction with the DAR’s State Conference and NVSSAR state meeting which are to be held in the Reno area. We hope that you will keep this in mind and plan to attend.

Fall Bulletin 2006

Our annual meeting for 2007 was jointly held with the NV-SAR in conjunction with the NV-DAR state conference in Carson City. We plan our meetings to coincide with other societies and the DAR because of our interest to maintain a good relationship and provide support toward our common goals.

During 2007, we continued our support for ROTC programs in Nevada and Idaho. Cadets and Midshipman are selected by the unit commander.

For the 14th time, we presented the Order’s award to the Outstanding R.O.T.C Cadet at the University of Nevada-Reno. This year the presentation was to Cadet Kerry Mian by our Governor Brian I Worcester. At the will of the Adjutant General, Nevada National Guard, the award to the Outstanding National Guard Unit is made only at irregular times.

For the first time in eight years, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas did not nominate a cadet for the ROTC award. For the 5th time, two awards were presented at the University of Idaho-
Moscow. This year’s recipients were Midshipman Amy Link and Cadet James Miller. Additionally, we make an annual gift to the Reno Family History Center, to make research material available to every visitor. Each book purchase is identified as a gift from NV-OFPA.


Fall Bulletin 2006

(L-R) Cadet Hayes and NV Gov. Brian Worcester

This year our annual meeting was jointly held with the Northern Chapter NV-SAR and the Nevada SUVCW in Reno. We purposely plan our meetings to coincide with other societies of common interest, to maintain a good relationship and provide support toward our common goals.

For the 13th time presented the Order’s award to the Outstanding R.O.T.C Cadet at the University of Nevada-Reno. This year the presentation was to Cadet Hayes R Wilson by our Governor Brian I. Worcester.

Because of the small presence of the National Guard in Nevada, the award to the Outstanding National Guard Unit is made at irregular times. The 8th presentation of this ROTC award was to Denisse Ramos at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. For the 4th time two awards were presented at the University of Idaho-Moscow, to Midshipman Nicholas Anderson and Cadet Erin C. Flahive We are very proud to support the ROTC programs is these two states. We also make an annual gift to the Reno Family History Center, for books to make research material available to all visitors.

Fall Bulletin 2003

The year 2003 was a banner milestone for the Nevada Society supporting the ROTC programs providing the Superior Achievement ROTC Cadet/Midshipman awards at the University level.

For our tenth year Councillor General for Nevada, J B Coats made the presentation to Cadet Kimberly Van Houten upon the recommendation of LTC Paul M Keith, Army ROTC Professor of Military Science at the University of Nevada, Reno.

For our fifth year at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas / Community College of Southern Nevada the award  was presented to Cadet Pennie Steenholdt by Major Patricia Bodin upon recommendation of Major Ross Bryant, Army ROTC Assistant Professor of Military Science.

For our FIRST time at the University of Idaho, Boise, we sponsored two awards.  The first award went to Army ROTC Cadet Barbara Kaye as recommended by LTC Roger Arnzen.  The second award went to Navy Midshipman Nicolette Mikesell as recommended by LT Joel Feldmeier.

Until a Society is formed in Idaho, we have made the arrangements to support the two awards at that University.  Perhaps this may stimulate an effort to form a new society there. We will continue with the two awards at UNR and UNLV in Nevada.