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SWIS 1st Quarter Conference 2017-18
Deer Valley Lodge, Barneveld, WI
10/27/2017  Friday, 7:00 PM, Sat 8:00-4:00


Communications-CCDHH
CCDHH Contest, Sat. April 8
CCDHH Winner from April 8 Contest Presentation will be presenting at the May 13th Conference. See the Youth area of the SWIS District Website for more information on how you can participate in helpin

Past, Current and Future Governors

Past, Current and Future Governors of the SWIS District


The SWIS District is grateful to the following individuals who have given their time and guidance to support our organization over the years through their service as Past, Current, or Future District Governor.



Current Governor



SWIS Governor 2017-2018
GARY ENGELKE    Read Full Governor's Message...
Slogan: "Dream, Inspire, Grow"

I have chosen three words to guide us through 2017-2018 that I find to be very powerful, DREAM, INSPIRE, and GROW. I believe all three have an impact on our organization(s), on us as individuals and more importantly on the youth that we reach and serve on a daily basis. Lets look at each one.


Past Governors



SWIS Governor 2016-2017
JOSHUA ZAIDEL    Read Full Governor's Message...
Slogan: "Turning Walls Into Bridges"

Welcome to the SWIS District website. It is an honor to be selected as Governor for the SWIS District for the 2016-2017 Optimist year. In keeping with the Optimist International theme, Optimists will be Turning Walls into Bridges.
 


SWIS Governor 2015-2016
HOWARD CROFOOT (HD)    Read Full Governor's Message...
Slogan: "Bringing out the Best in Kids, in their Communities and in Themselves"

Welcome to the SWIS District website. It is an honor to be selected as Governor for the SWIS District for the 2015-2016 Optimist year. In keeping with the Optimist International theme, Optimists bring out the best in kids, in their communities and in themselves.
 


SWIS Governor 2014-2015
JEFF KUCHENBECKER    Read Full Governor's Message...
Slogan: "Bringing out the Best In Everyone"

Welcome to the SWIS District website. It's my pleasure to be the Governor of the SWIS District for the 2014 – 2015 Optimist year. This year our theme is "Bringing Out the Best in Everyone". I truly believe that everyone benefits from having an Optimist Club in their community.
 


SWIS Governor 2013-2014
GEORGE BREADON
Slogan: "For the Future Invest in Youth"


 


SWIS Governor 2012-2013
LARRY BARBERA
Slogan: "Standing TALL For Kids"


 


SWIS Governor 2011-2012
BONNIE SPINDLER (HD)
Slogan: "Moving FORWARD With Kids"

I wish to inspire you to set your goals high for even greater service to youth, your community, your club, and the Optimist organization. By your attitude, example, and actions we can ‘Move Forward” as individuals for the next generation. Our legacy will be the guidance, leadership, advice, love, empowerment, and patience that we show for those we serve.
 


SWIS Governor 2010-2011
CORYANN ST. MARIE-CARLS
Slogan: "Unlimited Possibilities Power UP For Youth"


 


SWIS Governor 2009-2010
JERRY SCHEWE
Slogan: "Personal Responsibility in Daily Effort"


 


SWIS Governor 2008-2009
BARB NELSON
Slogan: "Sharing Forward"


 


SWIS Governor 2007-2008
MICHAEL SHIELDS (HDO)
Slogan: "Children with Cancer Courage Books"


 


SWIS Governor 2006-2007
DON DAMON
Slogan: "Promise Yourself...For the Kids"


 


SWIS Governor 2005-2006
TODD MCMILLIN
Slogan: "Promise Yourself...For the Kids"


 


SWIS Governor 2004-2005
JUDITH SIEVERS
Slogan: "In Tune with Kids"


 


SWIS Governor 2003-2004, International VP 2009-2010
JOANNE GANSKE (HDO)
Slogan: "SWIS 4 Kids"


 


SWIS Governor 2002-2003
TOM DALY III
Slogan: "Kids...Building Block of the Future"


 


SWIS Governor 2001-2002
JOHN WYTTENBACH
Slogan: "Optimism It Does a Kid Good"


 


SWIS Governor 2000-2001
SUE KRANZ
Slogan: "Optimists Kids...Joined at the Heart"


 


SWIS Governor 1999-2000
KEN MACUR
Slogan: "For the Kids of Today For the World of Tomorrow"


 


SWIS Governor 1998-1999
BOB BARBEE (HDO)
Slogan: "Kids Count"


 


SWIS Governor 1997-1998
AL HUTCHISON
Slogan: "Serve Protect Love Commitment to Growth"


 


SWIS Governor 1996-1997
DAVID C. MISER
Slogan: "Take the Hand of a Child"


 


SWIS Governor 1995-1996
STEPHEN BAILEY
Slogan: "Forward For Our Children"


 


SWIS Governor 1994-1995
JAMES W. FREER
Slogan: "Look in the Eyes of a Child. Works for a Better World."


 


SWIS Governor 1993-1994, International VP 2001-2002, OI Brd 2009-2012, International Pres 2016-2017
JAMES KONDRASUK (HD)
Slogan: "The Utter District On The Mooove!"


 


WISUM Governor 1988-1989
KEN SPRAIN (HD)
Slogan: "Reach Out, Take A Child's Hand"


 


WISUM Governor 1985-1986, International President 2003-2004
DWAINE SIEVERS
Slogan: "Be A Star...Brighten Tomorrow by Growing Today!"


 


WISUM Governor 1984-1985
BUD MAGNUSON
Slogan: "Promise Yourself"


 


WISUM Governor 1981 - 1982
VERN ANDREN
Slogan: "Promise Yourself"


 


WISUM Governor 1976-1977
PAUL JACOBSEN
Slogan: "Every Child Counts"


 


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