Aiming to foster and promote unity and harmony among volunteer fire departments throughout Indiana

Lois Boaz Award

The Lois Boaz Award was started in memory of Lois Boaz, from Floyds Knobs. She was a founding member of the Greenville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, and was also instrumental in getting an auxiliary started in District 16. She was their first Chairperson. When she passed away, her husband and family wanted to recognize her efforts within the District 16 Auxiliary, and community. Thus the Lois Boaz Award began at the annual convention. Nominations for this award are handled through a letter writing campaign. The letters should describe in detail the lady's involvement in her fire department auxiliary, her community, and her family.

Click here to nominate a worthy candidate for this award.

Past Winners

1974
Thelma Lester
1975
Vica McGill
1976
Mary Boyd
1977
Mary Stafford
1978
Virginia Wilson
1979
Mary Brooks
1980
Inez Jefferies
1981
Katie Mason
1982
Helen Michl
1983
Eula Bush
1984
Barbara Surber
1985
Loretta Nulliner
1986
Barbara Ketchem
1987
Carolyn McCarty
1988
Viola Burns
1989
Maxine Davis
1990
Betsy Howe
1991
Barbara Parker
1992
Joann Hayes
1993
Marilyn Smith
1994
Miriam Schaekel
1995
Eva Goetsche
1996
Phyllis Vargo
1997
Mary Mackin
1998
Ann Moss
1999
Toni Sorg
2000
Marilyn McFadden
2001
Barb Kerney
2002
E.J. Smith
2003
Rose Weisenbach
2004
Eula Asbury
2005
Carolyn Zeeks
2006
Janet Dunford
2007
Wanda Johnson
2008
Marie Emery
2009
Sue Glant
2010
Lou Bartlow
2011
Dorothy Reiter
2012
Pam Gerdowsky
2013
Martha Thomas
2014
June Cahill
2015
Carol Curl
2016
Joyce Nevil
2017
Dianna Grey
2018
Beverly Lockwood