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board spotlight
Robert J. Wos

R

obert "Bob" J. Wos grew up in the
suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, reading
publications about hunting and
the shooting sports-anything related to
firearms was of interest. His intensifying
passion for firearms grew just as rapidly
as his collection, which included a wide
variety of Smith & Wesson revolvers and
has expanded to military firearms from
World War II through the Cold War. Bob
donated one of his favorite firearms to the
NRA National Firearms Museum where it
is on display today. Bob said, "I've always
had an interest in the NRA, especially the
National Firearms Museum."
Bob has been married to his wife,
Georgia, for 42 years and has since
become a resident of Sarasota, Fla., where

he continues his efforts to elect pro-gun
candidates throughout the U.S. and protect our Second Amendment rights.
Over the years, Bob spent time at Camp
Perry where he developed his shooting
skills. He qualified with the M1 Garand, as
well as the M-14 and M-16 rifles. He also
has experience shooting trap and skeet.
Bob has instilled that same love of the
shooting sports in his son, Mike. Bob said,
"He is a shooter and a collector, too. He's
been around firearms his entire life."
His son is now an adult, but Bob continues to contribute to the firearm education
of our youth. He has worked with the NRA
and the Ohio Gun Collectors Association
(OGCA) to actively encourage and support
youth shooting teams and collector clubs.
Not only is Bob a life member and past
president of OGCA, he is also a member of the Smith & Wesson, M1 Garand,
M1 Carbine, Browning, Missouri Valley,

Stark County,
Maumee
Valley, Texas,
Dallas and
Pennsylvania
Collectors
Associations,
as well as the
Ohio Rifle & Pistol Association. After 30
years of NRA membership, he serves as
a member of the NRA Gun Collectors
Committee and is co-chair of the NRA
Committee on Elections.
Bob said, "I believe in the NRA as the
forerunner of all the organizations that
protect our Second Amendment rights.
We need the NRA now more than ever
before. Everyone who believes in the
U.S. Constitution, the preservation of the
Second Amendment and enjoys hunting,
shooting or collecting, has a duty to be a
member and supporter of the NRA."

woman's outlook
NRA Honors Recipients Of 2013
Women's Awards

98 D

ECEMBER

2013

AMERICANRIFLEMAN.ORG

Photo by Lloyd Hill

T

he National Rifle Association has announced the recipients
of its highly esteemed 2013 women's awards, the Sybil
Ludington Women's Freedom Award and the Marion P.
Hammer Woman of Distinction Award. These awards recognize
the exceptional accomplishments of women who dedicate themselves to the preservation of our Second Amendment rights.
The Sybil Ludington Women's Freedom Award was created
in 1995 and named for a heroine of the American Revolutionary
War. In 1777, Ludington rode approximately 40 miles to alert
American colonial forces of the approach of the British, a feat
often compared to that of Paul Revere.
This year, Janet Nyce of Elliotsburg, Pa., was honored with
the award for displaying that same strength and perseverance
in protecting our rights. Progress through Nyce's volunteer
work and tireless legislative activism have been felt both locally
and nationally. For nearly five decades, Nyce has diligently
worked for more than 40 nationally recognized pro-Second
Amendent organizations.
The Marion P. Hammer Woman of Distinction Award was
created in 2004 and named for the first woman president of the
NRA, a woman who has devoted more than 35 years to defending freedom.
Phyllis Herrington of Montpelier, Ohio, was presented with
the award for embodying that same verve and staunch commitment. As an NRA Certified Instructor, she has been immensely
influential in educating and mentoring people of all ages in the
shooting sports and the conservation of our natural resources.

Executive Director of General Operations Kyle Weaver (l.), NRA Board member
Susan Howard and NRA President James Porter (r.) were present to honor
Janet Nyce with the Sybil Ludington Women's Freedom Award.
For more than a decade Herrington has volunteered her time to
work at the NRA National Rifle & Pistol Matches at Camp Perry.
"Janet and Phyllis are two special women who have earned
our admiration for touching so many lives while strengthening our country's shooting heritage," said NRA Special Projects
Manager Rosemary Herr. "Their contributions to hunting
ethics, conservation, recreational shooting, legislation and
volunteerism have cultivated the next generation of firearm
enthusiasts and will not soon be forgotten."
To learn more about the women's awards and other programs
for women offered by the NRA, visit www.nrahq.org/Women or
call 1 (800) 861-1166.


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