The top row of faces are past District Governors Debbie Ettleman, Lee Weiszhaar, Bert Hancock and Les Rogers. The bottom row of faces are past District Secretary-Treasurers Lyle Merriam, Ron Eaket, Gary Cross and Mike DeMarco.
Here's another interesting question ... of those past District Secretary-Treasurers, how many have also served as past District Governors? Have you guessed yet? It's three ... Lyle, Gary and Mike also served as past Governors.
Knowing our history is an important hallmark of respect to those individuals and their families who donated a year of their lives and hundreds of hours of their time to serve all the members of this great District. I invite you to take a tour of our Past Governors (www.amsnwoptimist.org/past-governors.html) and our Past DSTs (http://www.amsnwoptimist.org/past-district-secretary-treasurers.html).
We have a really good idea of who served in which positions, but we do have a few holes in our records, so we need your help to fill in the blanks. We currently have photos for 22 serving and past Governors but only 16 serving and past DSTs. We are also looking for the names of who served as a past DST for the years 1991-92 and 1973-74.
Our thanks go to Duane Kelly who helped to compile an almost complete list of past DSTs. Thanks also go to Ron Eaket who provided his photo and helped to correct some mistakes with the past Governors list. Finally thanks go to Betty Jewison who provided a photo of he husband, past Governor Glenn Jewison; and to Mike Flaherty who supplied a photo of his father, past Governor Jim Flaherty.
If you can provide a photo and/or supply the missing names, please contact Optimist Gord Welling (District Web Services Special Projects).