History of the Dor-Wood Optimist Club

Organized: May 13, 1965
Chartered: June 12, 1965

Dorothy Lane & Woodman Drive
Optimist Club of Kettering, Ohio

Sponsoring Optimist Club:  The East Kettering Optimist Club
     President:  Frank Unzicker
     New Club Building Chairman:  Tom Short
     Meeting Place:  Vito's Venice Inn, evenings
     Dor-Wood's Charter Dinner:  evening of June 12, 1965
                                                    @ Imperial House South
                                            (cost of dinner: $4.00)

Initial Dor-Wood Officers
     President:  Jerry Roberts
     V. President:  Corwin Kohls
     V. President:  Chester Thompson
     Secretary / Treasurer:  Fred Smith
     Board Members:  Richard Cain, Robert Corey, Tom Frazier,
                                 Anthony Gaccetta, Ray Schoonover, Doug Yaegle

Initial Dor-Wood Meeting Place
     Vito's Venice Inn, Thursdays @ noon

Charter Members of the Dor-Wood Optimist Club

Paul Arnold Joseph FrostJoe McCloud
 Elden Augustus Anthony Gaccetta James Menzies
 John BarneyWalter Green Herbert Palmer 
Robert Bernhard Harold Hall Joseph Reno 
 Emerson Berry Robert HimesJerry Roberts 
Richard Cain  Lowell HoltRay Schoonover
Farrell Cole John Kabel Leroy Shue 
 Robert Corey Kenneth Kelso Fred Smith
 Robert Davis Corwin Kohls  Vernon Teer
 Frank Demus Valdis Lapsins Ralph Terry
 James Duncan Gordon LowellChester Thompson 
 Harold Ericson James Marlow Robert Wellbaum
 Tom Frazier Donald McClain Douglas Yeagle


Past Presidents

 Jerry RobertsMike McGrewDave Dutton
 Corwin KohlsRobert HimesBob Moore
 A. Douglas YeaglePaul Young Marc Jewell 
  John HealyJohn Jeffries Jack Akerman
  Joe McCloud Jim Hooghe Charley Schuerholz
 John Kabel Larry Moore Dave Mills
 Roger McCormickJerry Widener
Tom Hanna
 Joe Westbrock Jack A. SmithDavid Hammond(2)
Richard Cain William RobertsLarry McVey
William Jackson Robert McCoyBill Braun
 Robert Himes Fred VonGruenigenFrank Spolrich
 Al LewisJerry Barnett
Rob Hoffman
Harold Hall  Matt ZimmermanJoe Willen
 Merle HooverBill HamiltonJim Berlon
Jerry StarrBrian LewisBob Montavon
 Paul AtkinsonMike Harker Bryan McCormick
Vance Kennedy
Tom Kendo
 
Larry A. Spatz, Jr.
 Fred Dressel 

Past Governors 

 Tom FrazierHarry Vearn  Bob Moore
 Bryan McCormickTom Kendo

Past Lt. Governors

Jerry Roberts Larry Spatz, Jr.Bryan McCormick
 Corwin KohlsLarry MooreMike McGrew
 Joe McCloudBill Hamilton 
John Kabel Matt Zimmerman 
 Dick CainTom Kendo

Bill Jackson  Bob Moore
Robert Himes
Jack Akerman
 
 Merle Hoover Fred Dressel 
 Paul AtkinsonRon Labatzky
 

Past DorWood Honorees at the Presidents Club


"Firsts" in the History of Dor-Wood: 1965-2000