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NAFA recognizes and honors persons who have made outstanding contributions to falconry.

Freienmuth Award
Named in honor of past NAFA volunteers, Edward and Charlotte Freienmuth. This award is given for someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty for the benefit of NAFA and/or raptors. Recipients are selected by the NAFA Board of Directors and a awarded lifetime Honorary membership.

  • Alan Beske
  • Frank Bond*
  • Rich Borquist
  • Dr. Tom J. Cade
  • Kent Carnie
  • Dan Cecchini, Jr.
  • Sue Cecchini
  • Larry Dickerson
  • Ralph Rogers
  • Dr. Steve Sherrod
  • Williston Shor*

S. Kent Carnie NAFA-TAF Heritage Award
The award recognizes: "Outstanding contributions toward the preservation of the History, Heritage, Traditions and Ethics of falconry in the Americas". Recipients are selected jointly by The Archives Curator and the NAFA President.

  • Robert Berry
  • Frank Bond*
  • Dr. Tom J. Cade
  • S. Kent Carnie
  • Dan Cover*
  • Dr. Frank Craighead*
  • Dr. John Craighead
  • Francis Hamerstrom*
  • Mary Alice Hamilton
  • Dr. Heinz Meng*
  • Morley Nelson*
  • John Swift
  • Jim Weaver

Founders Fellowship
This award was created by the NAFA President and Board of Directors in 2008 to honor two founding members of NAFA. This Fellowship formally recognizes Frank L. Beebe and Harold M. Webster as the two people responsible for the founding of the North American Falconers Association. This fellowship entitles the recipients to continued membership without the payment of dues and awards a plaque in recognition of this accomplishment. This Fellowship carries forward posthumously.

  • Frank L. Beebe*
  • Harold M. Webster

Honorary Members
Honorary Memberships are lifetime memberships in NAFA and reserved for outstanding individuals who have made a substantial contribution to falconry and/or NAFA, and meet other criteria as established by the Board. Recipients are selected by the NAFA Board of Directors. Foreign Honorary Memberships are limited to one per country. In accordance with NAFA bylaws there can be no more than 25 living Honorary Members.

  1. Robert Berry
  2. Alan Beske
  3. Rich Borquist
  4. Les Boyd
  5. Dr. Tom J. Cade
  6. S. Kent Carnie
  7. Dan Cecchini, Jr.
  8. Sue Cecchini
  9. John J. Craighead
  10. Christian Antoine De Chamerlat
  11. Larry Dickerson
  12. Jim Enderson
  13. Dr. David Eslicker
  14. Ed Fitch
  15. Dennis Grisco
  16. Patrick Morel
  17. William G. Murphy
  18. Darryl Perkins
  19. Dr. Pat Redig
  20. Ralph Rogers
  21. Dr. Steve Sherrod
  22. Thomas M. Smylie
  23. Jack Stoddart
  24. James D. Weaver

      Deceased Honorary Members

  • Frank Bond
  • John A. Campbell
  • Dan A. Cover
  • Dr. Frank C. Craighead
  • Frances Hamerstrom
  • Victor Hardaswick
  • Donald V. Hunter
  • Stanley Allen Marcus
  • Dr. Heinz Meng
  • Morlan W. Nelson
  • Alva G. Nye, Jr.
  • Geoffrey Alan Pollard
  • Williston Shor
  • Roger Thacker

Founding Members, 1961
Offices that were created at later dates are not listed.

  • President: Harold M. Webster
  • Vice-President: William Shinners
  • Secretary: Thomas M. Smylie
  • Treasurer: Thomas M. Smylie
  • Canadian Director: Frank L. Beebe*
  • Central Director: George Flaim
  • Mountain Director: Peter J. Asborno*
  • Pacific Director: William Shinners
  • Director-At-Large: Thomas M. Smylie
  • Director-At-Large: Harold M. Webster
  • Editor, Hawk Chalk: Henry B. Babbitt

* = Deceased unless otherwise indicated.

NAFA Presidents

  • Hal Webster
  • Bill Jameson*
  • Dan Cover*
  • George Kotsiopoulos*
  • Stan Marcus*
  • Roger Thacker*
  • Jim Weaver
  • Ralph Rogers
  • Ken Felix
  • Tim Kimmel*
  • Brian Millsap
  • Darryl Perkins
  • Dan Cecchini Jr.
  • Larry Dickerson
  • Bob Welle

* = Deceased unless otherwise indicated.

 

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