Board

Board of Directors

 

Carolyn Koehler

President
Presides over the general meetings, board meetings, picnics, and award banquet. Carolyn has been active in the club since her father was the president.

Eric Thomson

1st Vice President
Fills in for the president in her absence, coordinates with Show Chair on shows, coordinates with board on other decisions. Eric has also been the webmaster for many years.

Open

2nd Vice President
Organizes meeting topics, recruits speakers, secures venue for picnic and award banquet. Coordinates with board on other decisions. Many of the monthly meetings have consistent topics every year and the board can help so you  will have support to be successful.

Arnie Sachs

Arnie Sachs

Treasurer
Deposits membership dues, tuber sale proceeds; writes checks to cover expenses, and reimbursements. Provides financial report at general meetings. Arnie is a long time member and volunteer at the trial garden. He has also been proactive in securing and caring for large assets like our storage trailer.

Amy Simonson

Amy Simonson

Secretary
Takes notes at the general and board meetings and distributes them. Amy created the SignUp Genius webpage to manage volunteers for our events; organizes teams to work in the Trial Garden; procured MDS branded apparel for members; maintains our facebook, and keeps MDS records. She also helps with content for the website.

Phyllis Krueger

Kathy Thomson

Membership Director
Coordinates with webmaster and board to create a positive user experience for new and renewing members. Creates annual directory, sends out notices and reminders for events. Kathy also coordinates with Show chair to produce the show books.

Cindy Soule

Cindy Soule

ADS Representative
Gathers the performance data from MDS shows and submits them to the ADS. She creates the database for each show, gathers the data and produces reports. Cindy is a long time member, active board member, and volunteer.

Director at Large

George Broostin

Director at Large

Was the first vice president last year, until his real estate business left him too little time for that role. This role keeps him involved with the club.

Sandy Ward

Sandy Ward

Public Relations

Communicates with TV, newspapers, magazines, and websites to promote MDS events. Sandy also writes articles for the American Dahlia Society website and bulletin.

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