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Mid-Appalachian Region of
the National Speleological Society


PAST OFFICERS

A sincere thank you goes out to all former officers (elected and non-elected) for their generous contributions, time, and volunteer efforts to the MAR and the National Speleological Society!

A chronological history of former MAR officers and contacts since the establishment of the MAR in 1953 are as follows:

 
2016   
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Paul Winter
    Vice Chair  ................................................
J.D. Lewis
    Secretary  ................................................
Hope Brooks
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Editor  ......................................................
Gretchen "Red" Schock
    MAR Webmaster  .......................................
Christopher Catherman
 
 
2013-2015   MAR's 60th Anniversary (2013)
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Paul Winter
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Gary Dunmire
    Secretary  ................................................
Hope Brooks
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Editor  ......................................................
Gretchen "Red" Schock
    MAR Webmaster  .......................................
Christopher Catherman
 
 
2011-2012
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Bob Gulden
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Gary Dunmire
    Secretary  ................................................
Paul Winter
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Editor  ......................................................
Gretchen "Red" Schock
    MAR Webmaster  .......................................
Christopher Catherman
 
 
2009-2010
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Bob Gulden
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Gary Dunmire
    Secretary  ................................................
Karen Bange
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Editor  ......................................................
Derek Flaig
    MAR Webmaster  .......................................
Christopher Catherman
 
 
2006-2008
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Bob Gulden
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Gary Dunmire
    Secretary  ................................................
Karen Bange
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Editor  ......................................................
Karen Bange
    MAR Webmaster  .......................................
Christopher Catherman
 
2003-2005   MAR's 50th Anniversary (2003)
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Bob Gulden
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Ed Kehs
    Secretary  ................................................
Karen Bange
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Editor  ......................................................
Karen Bange
    MAR Webmaster  .......................................
Christopher Catherman
 
2002
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Bob Gulden
    Vice Chair  ................................................
John Tudek
    Secretary  ................................................
Karen Bange
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Editor  ......................................................
Karen Bange
    MAR Webmaster  .......................................
Christopher Catherman
 
2001
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Bob Gulden
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Joe Schock
    Secretary  ................................................
Steve Shawver
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Editor  ......................................................
Karen Bange
    MAR Webmaster  .......................................
Christopher Catherman
 
2000
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Paul Hinnebush
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Pat Minnick
    Secretary  ................................................
Rich Rosevear
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Editor  ......................................................
Karen Bange
    MAR Webmaster  ... (1st Year of Website) ...
Christopher Catherman
 
1998-1999
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Kim Kehs
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Keith Wheeland
    Secretary  ................................................
Karen Bange
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Editor  ......................................................
Keith Wheeland
 
1997
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Rich Rosevear
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Keith Wheeland
    Secretary  ................................................
Carol Tiderman
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Editor  ......................................................
Keith Wheeland
 
1996
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Bert Ashbrook
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Chris "Foom" Sanders
    Secretary  ................................................
Keith Christenson
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Editor  ......................................................
Chris "Foom" Sanders
 
1995
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Bill Wolford
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Jim "Crash" Kennedy
    Secretary  ................................................
Sarah Gutter
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Editor  ......................................................
Jim "Crash" Kennedy
 
1994
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Jim "Crash" Kennedy
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Keith Wheeland
    Secretary  ................................................
Bill Wolford
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Editor  ......................................................
Keith Wheeland
 
1993
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Jim "Crash" Kennedy
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Keith Wheeland
    Secretary  ................................................
Bill Wolford
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Editor  ......................................................
Keith Wheeland
 
1992
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Jeanne Wetterling
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Keith Wheeland
    Secretary  ................................................
Bill Wolford
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Editor  ......................................................
Keith Wheeland
 
1990-1991
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Jeanne Wetterling
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Keith Wheeland
    Secretary  ................................................
Bert Ashbrook
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Editor  ......................................................
Hope Uhl / Keith Wheeland
 
1989
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Hope Uhl
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Bob Keinst
    Secretary  ................................................
Barb Ritz
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Editor  ......................................................
Carol Tiderman
 
1988
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Carol Tiderman
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Doug Dotson
    Secretary  ................................................
Bob Keintz
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Editor  ......................................................
Carol Tiderman
 
1987
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Carol Tiderman
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Bob Keintz
    Secretary  ................................................
Jeff Uhl
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Editor  ......................................................
J.R. Reich
 
1986
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Carol Tiderman
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Jeff Uhl
    Secretary  ................................................
Doug Dotson
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Editor  .... (1st Year of Breakdown) .............
TBD
 
1984-1985
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Bob Gulden
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Gary Storrick
    Secretary  ................................................
Judy Stack
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    NSS News Regional Correspondent  ............
John Ganter
 
1982-1983
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Bob Gulden
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Gary Storrick
    Secretary  ................................................
Ellen Snyder
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    NSS News Regional Correspondent  ............
Gary Storrick
 
1981
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Randy Hurst
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Bob Gulden
    Secretary  ................................................
Ellen Snyder
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    NSS News Regional Correspondent  ............
Bob Gulden
    * Source: NSS News Vol. 37, December 1980
 
1980
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Randy Hurst
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Gary Storrick
    Secretary  ................................................
Ellen Snyder
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    NSS News Regional Correspondent  ............
Gary Storrick
 
1979
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Randy Hurst
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Gary Storrick
    Secretary  ................................................
Bob Gulden
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    NSS News Regional Correspondent  ............
Gary Storrick
 
1978   MAR's 25th Anniversary
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Jack Speece
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Randy Hurst
    Secretary  ................................................
Bob Gulden
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Bulletin Editor  ..........................................
Jack Speece
    NSS News Regional Correspondent  ............
Randy Hurst
 
1977
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Margaret Hart
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Randy Hurst
    Secretary  ................................................
Jack Speece
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    NSS News Regional Correspondent  ............
Anna Kleinfeld
 
1976
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Dale Ibberson
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Bob Riese
    Secretary  ................................................
John Yost
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Bulletin Editor  ..........................................
Jack Speece
    NSS News Regional Correspondent  ............
Patty Motthas
    * Source: MAR Bulletin 10
 
1975
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Ron Hubbard
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Mary Stewart
    Secretary  ................................................
John Yost
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    * Source: NSS News Vol. 32, December 1974
 
1974
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Ron Hubbard
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Susan Medville
    Secretary  ................................................
John Yost
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    * Source: NSS News Vol. 31, December 1973
 
1973
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Chuck Hempel
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Dave Collins
    Secretary  ................................................
Jim Kramer
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Bulletin Editor  ..........................................
Jack Speece
 
1972
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Chuck Hempel
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Dave Collins
    Secretary  ................................................
Mike Houpt
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Bulletin Editor  ..........................................
Jack Speece
 
1971
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Jack Speece
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Mike Houpt
    Secretary  ................................................
Gerry Glenn Forney
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Bulletin Editor  ..........................................
Jack Speece
 
 
1970
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Jack Speece
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Bob Thren
    Secretary  ................................................
Gerry Glenn Forney
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Bulletin Editor  ..........................................
Jack Speece
    NSS News Regional Correspondent  ............
Gerry Glenn Forney
    * Source: Philadelphia Grotto Digest, Vol. 8, No. 4, Winter 1969, Pg. 49
 
1969
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Douglass Medville
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Robert Riese
    Secretary  ................................................
Hazel Medville
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
    Bulletin Editor  ..........................................
Jack Speece
    NSS News Regional Correspondent  ............
Hazel Medville
    * Source: NSS News Vol. 27, No. 1, January 1969, MAR Bulletin 7
 
1968
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Pete Peterson
    Vice Chair  ................................................
David Brison
    Secretary  ................................................
Hazel Stewart
    Treasurer  .................................................
Bette White
 
1967
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Doris Haarr
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Joe Pendleton, III
    Secretary  ................................................
David Brison
    Treasurer  .................................................
Betty White
    * Note: Treasurer became a permanent appointed position in 1967
 
1966
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Nick Lambert
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Bob Thren
    Secretary/Treasurer  ................................
Doris Haarr
 
1965
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Bobbi Nagy
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Bob Thren
    Secretary/Treasurer  ................................
Doris Haarr
 
1964
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Bobbi Nagy
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Bob Thren
    Secretary/Treasurer  ................................
Jay Herbein
 
1963
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Jim Hixson
    Vice Chair  ................................................
George Jackson
    Secretary/Treasurer  ................................
Nevin Davis
 
1962
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Barry Hivner
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Jay Herbein
    Secretary/Treasurer  ................................
Lou Lutz
    * Source: NSS News Vol. 19, December 1961
 
1961
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Frank Mielcarek
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Samuel Davis
    Secretary/Treasurer  ................................
Jay Edwards
    * Source: NSS News Vol. 18, December 1960
 
1960
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Samuel Davis
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Jay Edwards
    Secretary/Treasurer  ................................
Frank Mielcarek
    * Source: MAR Bulletin 5
 
1959
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Jack Stellmack
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Jay Edwards
    Secretary/Treasurer  ................................
Charles Landis
    NSS BOG Representative  ..........................
William Hill
 
1958
 
Second Half
    Chair  .......................................................
Jack Stellmack
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Kenton H. Broyles
    Secretary/Treasurer  ................................
Anne Ellisher
    NSS BOG Representative  ..........................
John Barger
    Bulletin Editor  ..........................................
William White
    * Source: NSS News Vol. 16, No. 5, May 1958
 
First Half
    Chair  .......................................................
William White
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Kenton H. Broyles
    Secretary/Treasurer  ................................
Jack Stellmack
    NSS BOG Representative  ..........................
Richard Hoffmaster
    Bulletin Editor  ..........................................
William White
 
1957
 
    Chair  .......................................................
William White
    Vice Chair  ................................................
George Deike III,
Kenton H. Broyles

    Secretary/Treasurer  ................................
Jack Stellmack
    NSS BOG Representative  ..........................
Richard Hoffmaster
    Bulletin Editor  ..........................................
William White
    * Source: NSS News Vol. 15, April & July 1957, MAR Bulletin 2 and 3
 
1956
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Richard Hoffmaster
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Kenton H. Broyles
    Secretary/Treasurer  ................................
William Hill
    NSS BOG Representative  ..........................
Charles N. Bruce
    * Source: NSS News Vol. 13, November 1955
 
1955
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Charles N. Bruce
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Ralph Bossert
    Secretary/Treasurer  ................................
D.K. Fenstermacher
    NSS BOG Representative  ..........................
John D. Parker
    * Source: NSS News Vol. 12, November 1954
 
1954
 
    Chair  .......................................................
Charles N. Bruce
    Vice Chair  ................................................
Robert Lippman
    Secretary  ................................................
Winifred Bowman
    NSS BOG Representative  ..........................
John D. Parker
    MAR Council Member  ................................
Charles N. Bruce
    MAR Council Member  ................................
Bernard L. Smeltzer
    * Source: NSS News Vol. 11, November 1953
 
1953    Organized and Founded
 
    Chair  ........ "Founding Father"..................
Charles N. Bruce
    Committee Chair (Draft MAR Constitution)  ..
John D. Parker
    MAR Council Member  ................................
Bernard L. Smeltzer
    * Source: NSS News Vol. 11, August 1953
 
Notes

   Special Annoucement!   

Attention MAR Members and Attendees  -The list of former MAR officers and contacts back to the founding year of 1953 is now complete!

Please help preserve MAR's history by submitting any information and/or corrections to the MAR Webmaster  .

Thank You to the following contributors: Bob Gulden, William B. White, Judi Stack, and Dale Ibberson

*  This list is in memory of Dale Ibberson, which passed away in early March 2009. Since, the creation of this list back in 2000, it was the webmaster's intention to completely document the history of the MAR and its former officers and events, including the Spring and Fall field meets, for its 50th Anniversary in 2003. However the lists were far from being complete well into early 2009. As a result of Dale's death, the majority of information needed to fill in the many "missing holes" was found by researching Dale's tremendous wealth of information that he had collected and archived over the years. Dale was a true historian and he will be missed by all!

 

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