Being honored with a Pat Fladager Special Recognition Award is nothing new to one family in Caliente, NV!
The first RPEN member of the family to receive this high honor was family Matriarch Dorothea Rowe in 2005. Her daughter Lavette Rowe Lee followed her, earning the same award in 2012. Then, in 2017, another daughter, Millie Rowe Fitzsimons received the award when nominated by the Lincoln Chapter. So three hardworking members and supporters of RPEN were recipients of the award named for Pat Fladager of the Washoe Chapter. orothea lived to see Lavette receive her plaque but unfortunately she had passed by the time Millie was selected. The Lincoln Chapter is well known for working hard to recruit new members to our organization. They don’t meet monthly, but when they do get together members know they are expected to bring a non-member with them to the meeting and if that person joins RPEN during the meeting, both will receive an incentive, in the form of cash and/or a gift card. It has worked very well through the years and our Lincoln Chapter while not having a large core group of public employees to choose from they definitely make the most of what they have! They are to be congratulated for their efforts! Thank you Lincoln Chapter, led by current Chapter President Pete Getker.