Past Area Directors

Loraine-Rickmond

Loraine Rickmond

Oakland Bay Area (CA) Chapter

1st Western Area Director

Appointed 1951, Elected 1954–1956

“Communications; Horizons; The Role of Links in Social Progress”

Ursula-Murrell

Ursula Murrell

Los Angeles (CA) Chapter

2nd Western Area Director

1956–1960

“Making Ready Social Patterns for Complete Integration; Educating for Democracy”

Esther-Garrett-Nelson

Esther Garrett Nelson

Denver (CO) Chapter

3rd Western Area Director

1960–1964

Researching Archives for Theme

Christine-Meade

Christine Meade

Seattle (WA) Chapter

4th Western Area Director

1964–1968

“Implementing the Challenge of the Great Society”

Vera-A.-Codwell

Vera A. Codwell

Houston (TX) Chapter

5th Western Area Director

1968–1972

“Outward Reach – Upward Thrust; Effective Involvement Now”

Julia-B.-Smith

Julia B. Smith

Oakland Bay Area (CA) Chapter

6th Western Area Director

1972–1977

“Reach Out … Break Through; Opportunity of Excellence”

Marion-Sutherland

Marion S. Sutherland

Seattle (WA) Chapter

7th Western Area Director

1977–1981

“Forward in Friendship; Improving the Quality of Life by Linking Leadership and Service to Meet the Challenge of Community and National Needs”

Bobbie-Whitehead

Bobbie Whitehead

Seattle (WA) Chapter

8th Western Area Director

1981–1983

“Making History – Providing Hope”

Doris-McCarroll-Pelkey

Doris McCarroll Pelkey

Pasadena–Altadena (CA) Chapter

9th Western Area Director

1983–1987

“Growth With Knowledge”

Edwina-Gray-Higgins

Edwina Gray Higgins

Houston (TX) Chapter

10th Western Area Director

1987–1991

“Collectively and Proactively Facing the Challenge of the 21st Century”

Thelma-J.-Rice

Thelma J. Rice

Inglewood Pacific (CA) Chapter

11th Western Area Director

1991–1995

“Promoting, Principles, Purpose”

Barbara-Lord-Watkins

Barbara Lord Watkins

Dallas (TX) Chapter

12th Western Area Director

1995–1999

“Connected in Friendship, Called to Service, and Committed to Purpose”

Norma-Jean-Tucker

Norma Jean Tucker

Alameda Contra Costa (CA) Chapter

13th Western Area Director

1999–2003

“An Era of Excellence”

Sandra-Dorsey-Malone

Sandra Dorsey Malone

Dallas (TX) Chapter

14th Western Area Director

2003–2007

“One Goal, One Passion … Making a Difference!”

Barbra-Ruffin-Boston

Barbra Ruffin-Boston

San Francisco (CA) Chapter

15th Western Area Director

2007–2011

“Remembering the PLEDGE Delivering the PROMISE!”

Constance-Fitzpatrick-Smith

Constance Fitzpatrick Smith

Stockton (CA) Chapter

16th Western Area Director

2011–2015

“Seize the Moment … Strengthen the Chain”

Roxann-Thomas-Chargois

Roxann Thomas Chargois

Missouri City (TX) Chapter

17th Western Area Director

2015–2019

“A Mind for Business and a Heart for Service”

Lorna-Hankins

Lorna Hankins

Gulf Coast Apollo (TX) Chapter

18th Western Area Director

2019–2023

“Increasing Our Collective Impact By Valuing Our Linked Individuality”