Past Governors

Since the Michigan District was created we honor our Past Governors and their achievements.

Governor
Optimist Year
 

Steve Sucher

2015-2016

 

Cherryl Thames

2014-2015

Outstanding

Dave Fries

2013-2014

 

Barry Burnham

2012-2013

Outstanding

Ray Finocchio

2011-2012

Outstanding

Jan Oord Graves

2010-2011

Outstanding

Dorothy Tyler

2009-2010

 

Mike Seltzer

2008-2009

 

Bob Schiller

2007-2008

 

Lou Moss

2006-2007

Distinguished

Don Brose

2005-2006

Distinguished

Karen Monville

2004-2005

 

Marc D. Katz

2003-2004

 

Jerry Woodthorp

2002-2003

 

Fatima Plater

2001-2002

 

Ardath Regan

2000-2001

 

Ben Lowery

1999-2000

 

Harry J. Margo

1998-1999

 

Christopher Scott

1997-1998

 

Alex J. Allen

1996-1997

 

Frank Kapp

1995-1996

 

Don Garrett

1994-1995

 

Pat DeRossett

1993-1994

 

Dr. Jerry J. Kelley

1992-1993

 

Robert DiGiulio

1991-1992

Outstanding

Paul Gudmundsen

1990-1991

 

David Reuter

1989-1990

Distinguished

Dr. Michel Listenberger

1988-1989

Outstanding

John Leadford

1987-1988

Distinguished

Herb Strather

1986-1987

Distinguished

Dr. Philip VanDenBerg

1985-1986

Outstanding

Jeff Grose

1984-1985

 

Craig A. Gardner

1983-1984

 

Richard A. Bloom

1982-1983

 

Wilfred J. “Knobby” Walsh

1981-1982

 

Richard McCormick

1980-1981

 

Glenn M. Lewis

1979-1980

 

Kenneth B. Chambers

1978-1979

 

Anthony P. Miano

1977-1978

 

Francis E. Ellis

1976-1977

 

W. Edward Sargent

1975-1976

 

William J. Churchill

1974-1975

 

Dr. Max VanDenBerg

1973-1974

 

A. Jerome Bosley, Jr.

1972-1973

 

Dr. Lee O. Baker

1971-1972

Distinguished

Andrew Nitsos

1970-1971

Distinguished

John Anger

1969-1970

 

Dennis B. Delaney

1968-1969

 

Dr. Joseph Sasaki

1967-1968

Distinguished

Stanley R. Warner

1966-1967

 

J. Ray Carson

1965-1966

 

G. Jerry LeBlanc

1964-1965

 

Edwin L. Abbott

1963-1964

 

Harold Eastman

1962-1963

 

A.L. Mix

1961-1962

 

Fred Logan

1960-1961

 

Robert H. Shelton

1959-1960

 

Edward Vogt

1958-1959

 

Thomas Green

1957-1958

 

P.H. Frans

1956-1957

Distinguished

Richard Masters

1955-1956

 

Dr. Clinton A. Withey

1954-1955

 

Jay H. Payne

1953-1954

 

Harold Owens

1952-1953

 

Bert Livo

1951-1952

 

Dr. Gerald McKessey

1950-1951

 

Clarence April

1949-1950

 

Arlington Holbrook

1948-1949

 

Robert Zimmerman

1947-1948

 

Dr. George Keevil

1946-1947

 

Charles W. Snyder

1945-1946

 

Alfred Cuplip

1944-1945

 

Louis Grettenberger

1943-1944

 

Louis McGregor

1942-1943

 

Orrice L. Shaw

1941-1942