Pacific Region Board 2019-2021

  

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


Officers

Director                             

 Robin Pokorski 

Alternate Director             

 Sue Bennett 

Recording Secretary        

 Gail Vanderhorst 

Corresponding Secretary  

Alexis Slafer 

Treasurer              Becky Hassebroek

Historian                  Brynn Tavasci

Parliamentarian              

  Greg Pokorski 

WACONIAH Editor           Vicki Yuen

Website Chairman           

 Judy Tolbert 

Advisor                              Peggy Olin


State Presidents  

Washington                     Dorrie Carr

Arizona                          Judy Shelton

California                       Shane Looper 

Oregon                         Tanja Swanson

Nevada                         Judy Stebbins

Idaho representative     Sandy Ford

Alaska                           Chris Wood

Hawaii                           Ann Swider



NGC NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Oregon – Shirley Schmidt

Alaska – Carol Norquist, member; 

Debbie Hinchey, alternate



COMMUNICATIONS TEAM 

Print and Non-Print 

Directory  Robin Pokorski  

Photographer   Hank Vanderhorst                          Diana Eishakhanian

Social Media                  

 Diana Eishakhanian

WACONIAH Editor  *           

  Vicki Yuen

WACONIAH Assistant Editor

 Greg Pokorski

WACONIAH Circulation        

 Terry Critchlow

WACONIAH Correspondent  

Lana Finegold

WACONIAH Schools             

Launa Gould

* = Team Captain



CONVENTION TEAM

Convention Coordinator

 * Lynne Batchelor

Amenities & Protocol  

 Kathy Taylor de Murillo 

Convention 2020 – Oregon  

Peggy Olin 

Convention 2021 – Nevada   

Kristie Livreri and               Vicki Yuen 

Credentials                 Carol Norquist 

First Timers                Sherry Molinari

Hospitality                  Roseann Costabile

Hotel Contracts          Rita Desilets  

Inspiration Booklet     Becky Cook

Registrar                    Carol Vallens  

Resolutions               Joan Craig 

Timekeeper              Janet Conley


EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TEAM

Educational Schools   

 Lana Finegold

Flower Show Schools 

Marva Lee Peterschick

Fun with Flowers      * George Speer

Judges Councils       

  Jean Engelmann

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS/CONSERVATION TEAM

Air Quality                         Carolyn Villi

Arboreta                         

  Robyn McCarthy

Bees and Butterflies    

  * Terry Sampson

Birds                                 

Ann Kronenwetter

Botanic Gardens             

 Harriet Vallens

Endangered Species       

Georgia Zahar

Environmental Art          

  Judy Unrine

Integrated Pest  Mgmt     

 Nicole Sanchez

Invasive Species             

Janet Petersen

Land Conservation          

David Rylaarsdam

Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose 

Gloria Aminian and     Larri Tarver

Soil                                 

 Patricia Grimes

Trees/Shrubs                 

 George Unrine

Vermiculture                  

 Paul Vander Werf

Water Issues                 

 Cheryl Drumheller



GARDENING / HORTICULTURE TEAM

Adaptive Gardening       

 Gwenn Davies Guy

Artful Gardening             

 Bravinder, Laura

Backyard Habitats           Linda Haas

Container Gardening      

 Lucy Smyth

Community Gardens      

 Susan Crevensten

Edible Gardening           

 Monica Lewis and Peg McCay

Fire Safety Gardening   

* Ward Habriel  

Gardening Therapy         

 Jamie Cloud

Herbs Chairman            

 Sally Thompson

Indoor Gardening            Susan Nash

Interactive Horticulture    

Gudy Kimmel 

and                                  Myrtle Findley 

Native Plants                  Jennifer Culp

Organic Gardening       

Patricia Grimes

Pollinator Gardening    

 Jane Sercombe

Pollinator Co-Chairman 

Ginny Timmerman

Roses                            Sandra Ford

School Gardens           

 Aleta MacFarlane

Therapy Gardens          Karen Elliott 

Urban Gardening         

 Nancy Compton

Wildflowers                   Lavon Ostrick

Wildlife Gardening       

 Kathy Itomura

Xeriscape Gardening   

Janice Wagner 

and Merrilee Ray


 

PROJECTS TEAM 

Local, State, Region, NGC

Arbor Day 

Mary Lou and Chuck Goodwin

Blue Star Memorial Markers Shirley Lipa and     Jeanne Johnson

Civic Beautification          Amanda Ross

Director’s Project –“Blue Stars Shine in the Pacific Region”              Diane Franchini

Director’s Project –“Let’s Bring ‘Em Back In”                    * Carol Vallens  

Leadership Training       

 Robin Pokorski

National Garden Week   Nita Wood

National Parks                

Cynthia Frederick

Natural Disasters           

 Nancy Lee Loesch

Penny Pines                   Art Loesch

Photo Contest          

 Karen and Paul Ramsey

Plant America                Adele Kelly

State Parks                    Carolyn Olley

World Gardening           

Dorothy Munroe 


  

INTERNAL ORGANIZATION TEAM


Awards                               Sandra Ford

Book of Recognition            Sheila Parcel

Boosters                          Milly Benson

Certificates                          Kris Ayers

Chaplain                         Nancy Ebsen

Director’s Page            Deedee Speer

Director’s Wish List Project 

Lucy Samuels

Finance                 Becky Hassebroek

Financial Review         Beverly Brune

GEMs                               Michele Noe

Liability Insurance                

 Shane Looper

Life Membership                

  Marlene Kinney

Membership                       

  * Gaye Stewart

NGC Liaison                       

   Jeanette Pruin

Official Calendar  

Carol Mossholder  Orvalita Hopkins               

Organization Study       

 Greg Pokorski,       Jeanette Pruin, Judy Bates

Poet Laureate               Cher Habriel 

Public Relations/Outreach     

 Rosa Radicchi

Scholarship                  Kristie Livreri 

and                    Martha Smyser

Sales & Treasures                 

 Carol Parrott

Sunshine                              

  Shirley Schmidt

Tech Support                         

 Jane McKee  

Tours                                      

 Bob Gordon

Website Consultant                

 Mike Gould


 

YOUTH TEAM

Youth Coordinator         

   *  Phyllis Olson  

Distinguished Service       

   Anne Sullivan 

Youth Award                       

 Anne Sullivan 

Essay Contest                  

   Ann Wallace

Poetry Contest              

   Aleta MacFarlane

Recyclable Sculpture Contest

Lisa Cosand

Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Poster Contest         Charlotte Tucker 


ADVISORY COUNCIL

  

2005 – 07              Beverly Brune, CA 

2007 – 09              Jeanette Pruin, WA

2009 – 11              Sandra Ford ID

2011 – 13              Debbie Hinchey, AK

2013 – 15           Elaine Gunderson, AZ

2015 – 17              Kristie Livreri, NV

2017 – 19              Peggy Olin, OR