Full D5 Appointee List


Membership on the Aileen Osofsky ACBL Goodwill Committee ("Goodwill Committee") is a lifetime appointment. This committee is composed of all past and present appointees and members at large. Members at large are district directors, chairmen of the Board of Governors, honorary members, and "ACBL Goodwill Members of the Year." The chairman of the ACBL Goodwill Committee is elected by the ACBL Board of Directors for a three-year term. The Goodwill Committee chairperson names seven assistant chairpersons to serve concurrently. The assistant chairpersons represent ACBL's geographic areas, which are: East, South, Midwest, Northwest, Southwest, Eastern Canada, and (with the Manitoba-Ontario border as the dividing point) Western Canada. Every calendar year each member of the ACBL Board of Directors appoints two ACBL members to the Goodwill Committee. Each district director may also make up to two additional appointments to fill district vacancies created by deaths of prior appointees.


The Goodwill Committee and its individual members work to create goodwill for ACBL. They receive, convey, and act on suggestions for the betterment of ACBL, particularly in the areas of active ethics, conduct, tournament conditions, bridge for Juniors, and bridge for the handicapped. Annually, the Goodwill Committee chairmen recommend to the ACBL Board of Directors their choice for the "ACBL Goodwill Member of the Year" award from among nominations received from ACBL unit organizations. The Goodwill Committee sponsors the ACBL's Active Ethics program, which educates ACBL members to the highest standards of conduct and propriety.


All members of the Goodwill Committee receive, and are thereafter entitled to wear, the official Goodwill Committee pin. Replacement pins are available to members at ACBL's cost.


ACBL awards the title "ACBL Goodwill Member of the Year" to an ACBL member who has exhibited unselfish dedication to the causes of good conduct, worthy participation, and ethical behavior. ACBL inscribes the honoree's name on a permanent plaque, which it keeps at its headquarters. ACBL sends a replica of the plaque to the honoree. ACBL also sends a "Proclamation of Goodwill" to each person nominated for the honor.


The Goodwill Committee slogan is "It is nice to be important but more important to be nice."


The Goodwill Committee takes an active part in making bridge available to the hearing impaired. A Goodwill Day is held at each NABC. Each player playing that day is given a small gift as a reminder to practice goodwill. The Goodwill Committee, together with the ACBL Education Department, hosts the Junior Day reception between sessions usually on the first Saturday of each NABC. The Goodwill Committee chairmen host a between sessions reception for all members of the Committee on Goodwill Day at each NABC. The Goodwill Committee issues proclamations of goodwill at each NABC.
District 5 Goodwill Committee Members
Year Appointed Name City/State
2019Brenda MerkichCortland, OH
2019Frank CymermanPittsburgh, PA
2019June ThrelkeldBridgeville, PA
2019Sue BeckerCanton, OH
2018Francis TsengErie, PA
2018John SpoonerStongsville, OH
2018Judy SpoonerStrongsville, OH
2018Rick KlapthorErie, PA
2017Dian PetrovBuffalo, NY
2017Ellen GreenbergEllwood City, PA
2017Tommie RuehrCleveland, OH
2016Bill HogsettCleveland, OH
2016Donna SteffanEast Amherst, NY
2016Elaina DylewskiErie, PA
2016Elizabeth GoldthwaitYoungstown, OH
2015Doris MikstayCanton, OH
2015Hope EllisCleveland, OH
2015Saleh FetouhBuffalo, NY
2014Andy HalpernChagrin Falls, OH
2014Dale FishbeckYoungstown, OH
2014Kathleen DammeyerErie, PA
2014Michael StahrStow, OH
2013Alex BeallesButler, PA
2013Catherine MajewskiW Seneca, NY
2013Cathy MarstellerNiles, OH
2013Tom MartinHudson, OH
2012Douglas HendersonRocky River, OH
2012Jane MarshallPittsburgh, PA
2012Margaret RobinsonAltoona, PA
2012Sally VeauthierColumbiana, OH
2011Barb BergmanWexford, PA
2011Brian EllisCleveland, OH
2011Gladys MartinHudson, OH
2011Shirley LundstromCuyahoga Falls, OH
2010Charles SmithErie, PA
2010Marc SylvesterEdinboro, PA
2010Mary Jo JohnstonLatrobe, PA
2010Patricia RasmusHamburg, NY
2009Dale DurbinStow, OH
2009Jay LevyAmherst, NY
2009Jim OvercashierEast Canton, OH
2009Susan StarkCleveland, OH
2008Ann LeoneBoardman, OH
2008Jack GoodykoontzMorgantown, WV
2008James ReeveNorth Royalton, OH
2008John T. SchollCanton, OH
2007Kathy PollockTonawanda, NY
2007Patricia KiserKeyser, WV
2007Peggy ShivettsLatrobe, PA
2007Richard BurgessChesterland, OH
2006Barbara CookHollidaysburg, PA
2006Conner BoydWheeling, WV
2006Marcella RetetagosPittsburgh, PA
2006Michael RyanBuffalo, NY
2005Barbara BaconRocky River, OH
2005Lynn RaffertyColumbiana, OH
2005Nada KohtzHudson, OH
2005Sharon RohrPittsburgh, PH
2004Dorothy HendricksSistersville, WV
2004Elnora MorganDerrick City, PA
2004Mary Lou CampbellNorth Canton, OH
2004Rosemary KleisSolon, OH
2003Arlene PortPittsburgh, PA
2003Barbara MarinakBellwood, PA
2003Pat HarrisonBrunswick, OH
2003Richard RasmusHamburg, NY
2002George CrossNew Castle, PA
2002Jim SullivanRichfield, OH
2002Mary Paulone CarnsExport, PA
2002Mary SpoonerMedina, OH
2001Cathy WolfordAurora, OH
2001Paul NeidlingerYoungstown, OH
2001Peter HalmosCumberland, MD
2001Sandra SchuchertPittsburgh, PA
2000Dean ParsonsWashington, WV
2000Judie LambertonErie, PA
2000Peg CliffordCanton, OH
2000Susie BedallAkron, OH
1999* Patrick SpoonerStrongsville, OH
1999Ann MarkunasHudson , OH
1999Ernie RetetagosPittsburgh , PA
1999Nancy WelshKarns City , PA
1998August L CostanzoPittsburgh , PA
1998Douglas L BishopCanton , OH
1998George E Kury Johnstown, PA
1998Steven GrzegorzewskiMeadville , PA
1997Charles E ColemanYoungstown , OH
1997Donna LargentCleveland , OH
1997Margaret KlampWilliamsville , NY
1997Robert P OlinKenmore , NY
1996Bernardine M CzarneckiNorth Tonawanda , NY
1996Jane R CrowleyEllwood City , PA
1996Mary Anne McNeirneyPittsburgh , PA
1996Sophie T NovakSolon , OH
1995*Mary MertzCleveland , OH
1995Alice WilliamsPittsburgh , PA
1995Dick EarlyCuyahoga Falls , OH
1995Jan AssiniChagrin Falls , OH
1994* Kaye LuxMassillon , OH
1994* Peter MollemetWilliamsville , NY
1994Maureen IrwinYoungstown , OH
1993* Phyllis HellerPittsburgh , PA
1993* Roni AtkinsPittsburgh , PA
1993Kermit WolfordAurora , OH
1993Shirley IrishErie , PA
1992Linda MrowcaWestlake , OH
1992Richard FleischmanUniversity Heights , OH
1992Sharon BenzBuffalo , NY
1992Sharon FairchildRocky River , OH
1991Mary Anne LaierCanton , OH
1991Murray RosenthalCopley , OH
1991P Jane KeliherMeadville , PA
1991William LindgrenSlippery Rock , PA
1990Beverly CarterBrunswick , OH
1990Elsiemae SmithCuyahoga Falls , OH
1990Pat ChisholmNewbury , OH
1990William WiseMaple Heights , OH
1989* Ann ZwackAllison , PA
1989* Dr. Bernard ScottErie , PA
1989Betty McGrawMassillon , OH
1989Jan GeorgePittsburgh , PA
1988* Michael F CasselShaker Heights , OH
1988* Mrs. W A RiekerNorth Tonawanda , NY
1988* Robert H LindTonawanda , NY
1988Jo HollingsworthLakewood , OH
1987* Fred SorensenPittsburgh , PA
1987* Grace MoorePittsburgh , PA
1987Iola CronerAmbridge , PA
1987S Graham KellyHudson , OH
1986* Marvin MelamedCleveland , OH
1986* Mrs. Arvel CreechWilloughby , OH
1986* Mrs. Robert LindTonawanda , NY
1986Joe DragounSteubenville , OH
1985Charles GorhamWellsville , NY
1985Lois DiPlacidoErie , PA
1985Marilyn HutchinsonTitusville , PA
1985R W DunkerleyIndustry , PA
1984* Charles DeitleAkron , OH
1984* Wendall Van CourtYoungstown , OH
1984Mary Lou HarmonBethel , PA
1984Shirley SvensonAkron , OH
1983* George LamproplosGreensburg , PA
1983*Julia HalloranWooster , OH
1982* John OstergardOlean, NY
1982* Mrs. Sydney FreedmanPittsburgh , PA
1981* Howard FriedmanMassillon , OH
1981* Nomi ConnellMassillon , OH
1980* Margaret PiemmeBeaver , PA
1980Gail CarnsExport , PA
1979* Marian TruesdellYoungstown , OH
1979* T William BabbCleveland , OH
1978* Mrs. William SablePittsburgh , PA
1978John O ToyBuffalo, NY
1977* Ernest E LarsenBrecksville , OH
1977Betty TatumNorth Canton , OH
1976* Clint C BurnsLatrobe , PA
1976* Mrs. Arthur McCarthyBuffalo , NY
1975* Frankiin C. StaufferSharpsville , PA
1975* Mrs. Joseph MallingerPittsburgh , PA
1974* Arthur GoldsmithShaker Heights , OH
1974* Lucille GoldsmithShaker Heights , OH
1973* E.C. DonaghySlippery Rock , PA
1973* Fay LandauPittsburgh , PA
1972* Robert A BeighelCarnegie , PA
1972Edith 0 WeiserPittsburgh , PA
1971* Mrs. Clemens E GunnCleveland , OH
1971* S FreedmanPittsburgh , PA
1970* Leslie DusCleveland , OH
1970* Mrs. Calvin WestonYoungstown , OH
1969 * Dr. Paul CastelleCumberland, MD
1969* Mrs. C McGuckinAkron , OH
1968* Mrs. W E MoorePittsburgh , PA
1968* R T CookCleveland , OH
1967* Elmer SchwartzCleveland , OH
1967* Mrs. Joseph FrankPittsburgh , PA
1966* Beverly MorganCorry , PA
1966* Loraine BlackwoodParkersburg , WV
1965* David TamresPittsburgh , PA
1965* Mrs. Keith BarberMount Lebanon , PA
1964* George B SimmondsAltoona , PA
1964* Marion ReichCharleston , WV
1963* Abe FeigusCumberland , MD
1963* Helen PlummerPittsburgh , PA
1962* Gertrude MasonErie , PA
1962* Harry GlickPittsburgh , PA
1961* Fred KilchensteinPittsburgh , PA
1961* Mrs. James FergusonBelle Vernon , PA
1960* Ted MajeroniErie , PA
1960Mrs. William L MillerPittsburgh , PA
1959* Harry 0 ShockeyUniontown , PA
1959* Mrs. C J McGovernPittsburgh , PA
1958* James P FergusonBelle Vernon , PA
1958* Lois AlbrightPittsburgh , PA
1957* Dr. Robert Israel,
1957* Mary Tiernan,