American Chuck Wagon Association Membership

The American Chuck Wagon Association is passionate about preserving the heritage of the American chuck wagon. Membership is open to individuals and organizations.

Annual and lifetime memberships are available.
Current lifetime members are: Pete Ballew, Diana-Rejba Barr, Corey Barr, Larry Barr, Wayne Calk, Kathy Christensen, Rick Christman, Glenn Cochran, Clint Combs, Calvin Daugherty, Monte Deckerd, Dorothy Douthit, Leland Fellows, David Gaunky, Dale Grubelnik, John Gunn, Alan Haley, David Harkness, Sam Howell, Joe Jones, Kenneth Kickendahl, Gene Kotzur, Todd Limke, Walter Lowe, Patti Maness, K. Miller, Brad Muske, Cody Muske, David Pabst, Jim Patrick, Marcus Reed, Phil Rodgers, Maribeth Sexton, Ronnie Sexton, Cody Smith, Bob Sparks, Nancy Sparks, Steve Sparks, Tresa Sparks, Jim Staley, Barbara Stavlo, Paul Stavlo, Lonnie Tegeler, Bill Thompson, Lisa Truesdall, Rick Verde, Vietnam Veterans of America/Jimmy Smith, and Wayne Wienecke.

Some benefits of membership are receiving a newsletter, purchasing cookbooks at a discount, voting on directors and policies of the association, being listed on the website for catering and chuck wagon related business and wagon registration.

Applicants wishing to join the ACWA can do so in one of three ways:

1. By mail: Download the ACWA Membership Form. Complete it and mail it along with the appropriate membership fee to:

ACWA, P.O. Box 626, Belton TX 76513


2. Email: Download the ACWA Membership Form. Complete it and email it along with your credit card information to acwa@chuckwagon.org.

3. Online: Pay online using your credit card or PayPal by providing the information below and clicking the Pay Now button.

Membership Type
Do you have a wagon?
Wagon's competition name:

Current Member Sites

Many members of the ACWA have their own sites and/or FaceBook pages that offer information about chuck wagon history, catering services, and chuck wagon restoration.

In 2014, a member award program was initiated to recognize special achievements.

2021 Award Winners:
     Pioneer Award - Don & Marilyn Johnson, Amarillo, Texas
     Western Heritage Award - Don & Shirley Creacy, Fritch, Texas
     Rookie of the Year - No nominations
     Hoodlum Award - Sarah Mazur, Alton, New Mexico
     Event of the Year - Wagons for Veterans - Sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 278, Texarkana, Arkansas
     Bobby Newton - Rope Burns Chuck Wagon of the Year Award - Jim & Susan Patrick, Watertown, South Dakota

2020 Award Winners:
     Pioneer Award - Sue Cunningham, Texas
     Western Heritage Award - B.K. Nuzum, Oklahoma
     Rookie of the Year - J.D. & Gayle Cross, Texas
     Hoodlum Award - Wade Cates, Texas
     Event of the Year - Canadian River Renegades Chuck Wagon Cook Off in Logan, New Mexico
     Bobby Newton - Rope Burns Chuck Wagon of the Year Award - Jack Ramey, Mustang, Oklahoma

Previous winners can be seen here.

Details and the procedures for nominations can be found here. Award Nomination Form

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