Past Western Area Directors


The Western Area is proud of stellar leadership from amazing Past Area Directors who blazed trails and left lasting legacies that inspire us to new heights in friendship and service. Each contributed to the growth of the Western Area in tremendous ways, spearheading programs and initiatives that left indelible marks on our organization and the communities we serve.

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Loraine Rickmond

1951–1956
Oakland Bay (CA) Chapter

Communications; Horizons; The Role of Links In Social Progress

Ursula Murrell

1956–1960
Los Angeles (CA) Chapter

Making Ready Social Patterns For Complete Integration; Educating for Democracy

Esther Garrett Nelson

1960–1964
Denver (CO) Chapter

(Researching Archives For Theme)

Christine Meade

1964–1968
Seattle (WA) Chapter

Implementing The Challenge Of The Great Society

Vera A. Codwell

1968–1972
Houston (TX) Chapter

Outward Reach – Upward Thrust;  Effective Involvement Now

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Julia B. Smith

1972–1977
Oakland Bay Area (CA) Chapter

Reach Out…Break Through;  Opportunity of Excellence

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Marion S. Sutherland

1977–1981
Seattle (WA) Chapter

Forward in Friendship; Improving The Quality of Life by Linking Leadership and Service To Meet The Challenge of Community and National Needs

Bobbie Whitehead

1981–1983
Seattle (WA) Chapter

Making History – Providing Hope

Doris McCarroll Pelkey

1983–1987
Pasadena-Altadena (CA) Chapter

Growth With Knowledge

Edwina Gray Higgins

1987–1991
Houston (TX) Chapter

Collectively and Proactively Facing The Challenge of the 21st Century

Thelma J. Rice

1991–1995
Inglewood Pacific (CA) Chapter

Promoting, Principles, Purpose

Barbara Lord Watkins

1995–1999
Dallas (TX) Chapter

Connected in Friendship, Called to Service and Committed to Purpose

Norma Jean Tucker

1999–2003
Alameda Contra Costa (CA) Chapter

An Era of Excellence

Sandra Dorsey Malone

2003–2007
Dallas (TX) Chapter

One Goal, One Passion…Making a Difference!

Barbra Ruffin-Boston

2007–2011
San Francisco (CA) Chapter

Remembering the PLEDGE . . . Delivering the PROMISE!

 

Constance Fitzpatrick Smith

2011-2015
Stockton (CA) Chapter

Seize the Moment… Strengthen the Chain

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