Administration

Traverse City Optimist Club Administration

Traverse City Optimist Club Affiliated with Optimist International in 1954

Our Current Leaders – Board of Directors

Position and Member

Officers

  • President: – Keith Bonomo
  • President Elect: – Todd Norris
  • Second Vice: Randy Sprague
  • Master of Ceremonies: – Todd Norris
  • Secretary: – Larry Dodd
  • Treasurer: – Polly Barnes

Boad Members

  • Events: Kathy Olney

Optimist Club Committee Chairs

Position and Member

  • Cabin Property: – Chet Simonelli
  • Calendar Events / Acknowledgement Cards: – Kathy Olney
  • Community Service: – Temporary Hold –  events currently handled separately by members as listed below
    • Youth Appreciation: – Gary Chouinard
    • Salvation Army Bell Ringing: – Larry Dodd
    • Christmas Shopping: – Gary Chouinard
  • Fellowship: – Kevin Jaeger
  • Fundraising: – Jerry Keelan
    • Duck Race
  • Membership: – Jess Ashmore
  • Programs: – John Rodge
  • Publicity: – Bob Simpson
  • Scheduled Events: – Kathy Olney

Past Presidents: Our Previous Leaders!

Historical Record:  TC Optimist Officers 1990-2020

Historical Record of Past Presidents – TC Optimist Club 1954-On

Optimist Club Presidents 2020 – 2000

  • 19/20 – Keith Bonomo
  • 18/19 – Jerry Keelan
  • 17/18 – Jerry Keelan
  • 16/17 – Karan Josephus
  • 15/16 – Karan Josephus
  • 14/15 – Carol Vernam
  • 13/14  – Carol Vernam
  • 12/13  – Randy Sprague
  • 11/12  – Randy Sprague
  • 10/11  – Jay Feldman
  • 09/10 – Quarterly Presidents
    • Mike Brown 1st quarter
    • Kevin Jaeger 2nd quarter
    • Mark Koval 3rd quarter
    • Jerry Keelan 4th quarter
  • 08/09  – Richard White
  • 07/08  – Robert Simpson
  • 06/07 – William Bassett
  • 05/06 – Mark Koval
  • 04/05 – Keith Bonomo
  • 03/04 – Tim Simonelli
  • 02/03 – Kevin Jaeger
  • 01/02 – Mike Brown
  • 00/01 – Ron Lemcool / Larry Vincler

Optimist Club Presidents 2000 – 1980

  • 99/00 – Scott Dunsing
  • 98/99 – Jordan Byron
  • 97/98 – Gary Chouinard
  • 96/97 – Bruce Willett
  • 95/96 – Larry Vincler
  • 94/95 – Jerry Keelan
  • 93/94 – Sam Mitchell
  • 92/93 – Charles Benson
  • 91/92 – Charles Benson
  • 90/91 – Raymond Philp
  • 89/90 – Roderic Willard
  • 88/89 – Thomas E. Ellis, Sr.
  • 87/88 – James Moore
  • 86/87 – Theodore Sotak
  • 85/86 – George Kimball
  • 84/85 – George Kimball
  • 83/84 – Edward Berry
  • 82/83 – James Elkins
  • 81/82 – Clifford Carey
  • 80/81 – O Frederich Pertner

Optimist Club Presidents 1980 – 1954

  • 79/80 – Ronald T McClatchey
  • 78/79 – Rodney Gaultier
  • 77/78 – Rodney Gaultier
  • 76/77 – Gary N Balloid
  • 75/76 – John Biswanger
  • 74/75 – Lyle Deyoung
  • 73/74 – Wayne Baltz
  • 72/73 – Rev. Phil Moore
  • 71/72 – Rev. Phillip W. Moore
  • 70/71 – Franz Devantier
  • 69/70 – Ken Darrow
  • 68/69 – A. Richard Jacobs, Jr.
  • 67/68 – Merritt Mattson
  • 66/67 – James Meyer
  • 65/66 – Art Schmuckal
  • 64/65 – Robert Peterman
  • 63/64 – Robert Lambert
  • 62/63 – Guy Avery
  • 61/62 – Dr Kenneth Cole
  • 60/61 – Foster Davis
  • 59/60 – Jack Wilkinson
  • 58/59 – James E. Emms
  • 57/58 – Harris J. Schrotgenboer
  • 56/57 – Gordon R. Brogden
  • 55/56 – Vincent Fachtman
  • 54/55 – Vincent Fachtman

Optimiss Woman’s Club Presidents 1976 – 1960

Historical record of Optimiss Women’s Club that ran along side Optimist club

  • 75/76 – Kandy Balloid
  • 74/75 – Margaret Eckler
  • 73/74 – Lucille Lambert
  • 72/73 – Raberta Hanson
  • 71/72
  • 70/71 – Irene Cole
  • 69/70 – Gail Peterman
  • 68/69
  • 67/68 – Marilyn Mattson
  • 66/67 – Virginia Watson
  • 65/66 – Elizabeth Scamehorn
  • 64/65 – Erie Heermann
  • 63/64 – Joan Avery
  • 62/63 – Mary Schmuckal
  • 61/62 – Irene Cole
  • 60/61 – Gail Peterman