The Torch Foundation

Honor Roll

In Fall 2016, the Torch Foundation created a Torch Foundation Honor Roll Program. The Program allows donors to honor the accomplishments of outstanding current and former Torch Club members.

Contributions can be made to honor any living Torch member and in the name of local clubs. (For the honor program for deceased members, see Memorial Program.) All contributions are accumulated for each honoree to determine the level of honor based on the following table:

Torch Lighter Contribution of $5,000 or more Torch Bearer Contribution of $1,000 to $4,999
Torch Sponsor Contribution of $500 to less than $999 Torch Patron Contribution of $100 to less than $499
Torch Friend Contribution of $99 or less

A current list of honorees is below. The list will also be distributed at the annual convention and published in the fall issue of The Torch magazine.

Honor a Member

Contributing in honor of a member or club is an excellent way to honor their contributions and further the goals of Torch. Gifts may be payable by check or through PayPal.

  • To contribute through PayPal, please identify the person you are recognizing and a way to contact their family in the note section provided after clicking on the “donate” button below.

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  • To contribute by check, please identify the person you are recognizing and a way to contact their family and forward your check payable to The Torch Foundation to:
    Torch Foundation
    c/o Shirley Eberly, Treasurer
    71 Lynnwood Drive, Rochester, NY 14618

Donors may choose to remain anonymous.

Questions may be directed to Vice-President John Tordiff at tordiff@vaxxine.com.

Honor Roll

(last updated 4/27/2020)

Torch Bearer: Norine Haas

Norine Haas“Norine Haas has been a long-time devotee and leader of the Frederick and Westminster, MD Torch Clubs. After retiring from a 13-year tenure as CEO of the Frederick County Mental Health Association. Norine has also been President of the 200 member Frederick Rotary Club, a loyal supporter of the League of Women Voters, interested in the local arts scene, and a leader in church activities. After many years of classical piano training, she switched gears and earned a nursing degree from Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. She has been married to Ted, another Torch devotee and leader, for over 60 years.

Honored by John and Antoinette Clarke; George Conklin; Anna Weller Dahl; Anneliese D. D’Souza; George B. Du Bois, Jr.; George Heron; Anna D. Johnson-Winegar; Claire W. Kondig; Lynda and Brian Lockard; Jack and Anne Miller; Dr. Francis Moul; Leland and Linda Robinson; Mary Ann Simmons; Timothy M. Spaeder; Pat and Fred Spahr; Anne D. Sterling; and Westminster Torch Club

Torch Bearer: Dr. Francis Moul

Francis Moul“Francis Moul, PhD. of Lincoln, NE served as membership chair of the Lincoln Torch Club and as Vice-president of the International Association of Torch Clubs. He was instrumental in establishing several new Torch Clubs in Virginia and Nebraska, and the establishment of the Torch Foundation Memorial and Honor Rolls. He is a former newspaper publisher, college instructor and vice-president, book seller and author. He is married to Maxine Moul, a former trustee of the Torch Foundation.

Honored by Theodore and Norine Haas, Anne D. Sterling, Maxine Moul

Torch Sponsors

Anna Weller Dahl
Honored by Leo A. Kellogg and Anne D. Sterling
Leo A. Kellogg
Honored by Susan Breen-Held; Anna Weller Dahl; Richard R. Lynch; and Anne D. Sterling

Torch Patrons

Susan L. Breen-Held
Honored by Leo A. Kellogg and Richard R. Lynch
Charles E. Carlson
Honored by Leo A. Kellogg; John M. Reilly; and Judith Shub
Richard R. Lynch
Honored by Leo A. Kellogg; John M. Reilly; and Judith Shub
Anne D. Sterling
Honored by Leo A. Kellogg and Richard R. Lynch

Torch Friends

Buffalo NY Torch Club
Honored by Timothy M. Spaeder

Elmira NY Torch Club
Honored by Timothy M. Spaeder

Erie PA Torch Club
Honored by Timothy M. Spaeder

Geneseo NY Torch Club
Honored by Timothy M. Spaeder

Rochester NY Torch Club
Honored by Timothy M. Spaeder

St. Catharines Ontario Canada Torch Club
Honored by Timothy M. Spaeder