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P.O. Box 46
Frankfort MI 49635
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Paul Sadows

PRESIDENT NAME: Paul Sadows    CONTACT via EMAIL

BIO: Paul graduated in 1971 with a major in Social Science, served in the Viet Nam war. He and wife Judith have three sons, many grandchildren and one great-grand daughter. Paul owned Sadows Auction Galleries, auctioneers and appraisers of fine art and antiquities for 35 years. He and Judith are now retired and living in Benzie County year round.

Barb Johnson   VICE-
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  NAME: Barbara Johnson    CONTACT via EMAIL

BIO: MA 1968, College of Education. Taught elementary school for twenty-two years in her hometown of Frankfort, retiring 2001. Raised two children: a daughter who is a recent graduate of MSU College of Human Medicine, and a son who has taken over her deceased husband's insurance business. Barbara is a member of POMH Auxiliary, P.E.O., Ski & Spree, Trinity Lutheran Church, and other community organizations. Leisure activities include golfing, hiking, cross country skiing, and reading.

Maggie VanHaften

SECRETARY NAME: Maggie VanHaften    CONTACT via EMAIL

BIO: Maggie was born in Muskegon and graduated from Justin Morrill College at MSU in 1973. After experimenting with living in a big city (Washington D.C.) and a small town (Fraser, Colorado), she returned to MSU and received her M.A. in Child Development and Family Studies in 1978. After working for MSU for 2 years and the State of Michigan for 30 years, she retired with her husband Dan to their much dreamed about home in Frankfort.

Bruce Wildie

  TREASURER   NAME: Bruce Wildie    CONTACT via EMAIL

Al Flory MEMBER-
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NAME: Al Flory    CONTACT via EMAIL

BIO: Al graduated from MSU in 1973 with a BA in economics. He also attended the University of Minnesota where he earned degrees in veterinary medicine (DVM), business administration (MBA), and ecology (MS). Al worked as a small animal veterinarian in Minneapolis.  Over the past several years he held several positions in the medical device industry, focusing on the administration of human clinical trials, and submission of regulatory documents to the U.S. FDA and other national government agencies. Al and his wife, Monica, fell in love with Benzie County while he was bicycling around Lake Michigan. They moved to Frankfort in 2009 and feel blessed to live in such a wonderful place.

Joanne Herban MEMBER-
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NAME: Joanne Herban    CONTACT via EMAIL

BIO: Joanne was born in Cass City, MI. During her elementary and high school years she assisted her father in running a dairy farm. She studied business and secretarial skills at Saginaw Business Institute. In 1966, Joanne started working for Michigan Bell Telephone Company in Saginaw and while working there met Terry Herban. They were married in July 1970 and had two children; Mike (Traverse City) and Shawn (West Bloomfield). They were subsequently blessed with six terrific grandchildren. Both Terry and Joanne retired from AT&T in the Detroit area in the early 1990's and moved to their present home on Crystal Lake. Joanne , wanting to return to her farming roots suggested they build a barn in 2000. For sixteen years they have enjoyed the Big Red Barn on M-115 and all the activities associated with the farm. Terry passed away in April 2015. Joanne continues to farm, enjoys numerous church activities and spending time with her family and friends. She is active in P.E.O.

Susan Kirkpatrick

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NAME: Susan Kirkpatrick    CONTACT via EMAIL

BIO: Susan has a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, an M.A. and B. A. in Education and a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from M.S.U. She has extensive background in master planning, construction, and administration of parking systems from being parking administrator for the State of Michigan, campus planner for Eastern Michigan University, and parking/transportation for the University of Michigan. She has published extensively in the field of parking and transportation. Currently retired in Frankfort, Susan serves on a number of boards and focuses on volunteering.

Joyce Kirshner

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NAME: Joyce Kirshner    CONTACT via EMAIL

BIO: Joyce is a graduate of Frankfort High School. She earned a BS and MA in Curriculum and Teaching from MSU. She taught elementary education in Port Huron, MI for thirty years. While there, she was a board member of the St. Clair County MSU Alumni Club. She is also an early board member of this club. Her daughter is also an MSU alum. She and husband Bob (now deceased) retired to their Crystal Lake home in 1993. She is an elder at Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church, volunteers at Benzie Area Christian Neighbors, is active in P.E.O., plays Mah Jongg, and likes to cook and read in her "spare time."

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