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Officers

 
  • Jim Franch, President
  • Mary Houston, Secretary
  • Rich Aaron,Treasurer
  • Deanna Padgett, Vice President-Foundation
  • Jacqui Winship, Vice President-Membership
  • Virginia Mullin, Vice President-Programs
  • Tim Foufas, Programs Team Member
  • David Waring, Programs Team Member
  • Jan Aaron, Communications Director
  • Don Parrish, Webmaster
  • Karen Schlueter, Member at Large
  • Jeneane Blom, Immediate Past President

                   Rich - - - - - - - - -David - - - - - - - - - Don B - - - - - - - - - - Jim - - - - - - - - - - Jacqui
                                        Mary- - - - - - - Don P - - - - - - -Jeaneane - - - - - - Karen- - - - - - - - - -Jan Photo of Officers

Above Officers Elected for 2024-2025 at December 2023 Holiday Party

Below Several Historical Photos of Officers


          Don & Jeneane Blom                                 Tim Foufas                                         Don Parrish
               Barb & Jim Franch                                 Jan Aaron                                      Karen Schlueter
           Deanna Padgett                                          Jaclyn Winship                               Mary Houston Photo of Officers

Above All Officers are shown in this Zoom meeting photo from the annual Board Meeting in January 2023.


                                   Keith - - - - - -Don B -Jeneane - - - - - Jaclyn - - - -Amy - Jim
                   Don P - - - - -- - - - Karen - - - - - - - - - - - - - Barb - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Mary Photo of Officers

Above Photo from the annual Board Meeting in January 2018.

                         Mary - - Deanna - - - - - - - Karen - - - -Ben - - - - - - Don - - - - - - - - - - - Barb Photo of Officers

Above Photo from the annual Board Meeting in January 2016.

                      Don - - - - - Dan - - - Carol - - - - - - - Karen - - Jim - - - - - - Marilyn - - - - - - Barb Photo of Officers

Above Board photo from the Foundation Fundraiser in July 2016.

 

Passing of Torch At the Holiday Party in 2023 Jim Franch, the incoming Chapter President receives the framed photograph from outgoing President Jeneane Blom.

This passing of the Earth Rise photograph is a long standing tradition explained at the bottom of this page.

 

JeneanePlaque2023 Also at the Holiday Party in 2023 Jeanene Blom, our outgoing President received a plaque from former president Karen Schlueter to honor her 4 years as president.

This plaque is a kind of permanent replacement for the Earth Rise photo, which is kept during the years of active service.

Former Presidents Dan Peterson, Karen Schlueter, and Jeneane Blom have received a plaque to honor their service.

 

Karen Receives Plaque During the Annual Planning meeting in January 2024 Jeneane Blom, the former President hands a plaque to another former President Karen Schlueter.

Karen started this tradition, but had not yet received her plaque to honor her for 4 years service as President.

 

Karen Schlueter Plaque Karen Schlueter, a former President received a plaque at a Board Meeting to honor her 4 years as president. This follows the tradition started by Karen herself.

This plaque is a kind of permanent replacement for the Earth Rise photo, which is kept during the years of active service.

 

Dan Passes Torch At the Holiday Party in 2015 Karen Schlueter, the incoming president receives the photograph from outgoing president Dan Peterson.

This passing of the Earth Rise photograph is a long standing tradition explained at the bottom of this page.

 

DanPlaque2015 Also at the Holiday Party in 2015 Dan Peterson, our outgoing President received a plaque from incoming president Karen Schlueter.

Karen started a new tradition by presenting Dan with a plaque to honor his 2 years of service as president. Also related photos of the plaque can be seen at the 2015 Holiday party at the bottom of that page.

This plaque is a kind of permanent replacement for the Earth Rise photo, which is kept during the years of active service.

 

Jim passes torch Here at the Holiday Party in 2013, Dan Peterson, the new president receives the photograph from Jim Arimond, who had been chapter president for a record 10 years.

The source of the autographed photo is described below.

 

Carol passes torch Here Carol Narup, who had been the chapter president for 5 years, passes the protograph to Jim Arimond, the new chapter president.

Carol Narup had received this autographed photograph from Tim Vavra, the outgoing president in 1999 when she became president.

The symbol of office is the famous photograph of the Earth rise taken from lunar orbit by astronaut Jim Lovell of Apollo 8 and 13 fame.

Jim Lovell spoke to the Chicago chapter in 1990 and gave this photograph to our president Karl Baughman. See photos.

The tradition was born of passing this photograph from the outgoing to the incoming chapter president.