Past Officers

The following are past and current officers of the Tanka Society of America, dating back to its beginning in 2000. Elections are currently for two-year terms. It is possible that not every listing here is accurate, and we are happy to make corrections as needed.

President
Michael Dylan Welch (TSA founder) — 2000–2004
Michael McClintock — 2005–2010
Margaret Chula — 2011–2015
Marilyn Shoemaker Hazelton — 2016–2017
Michael Dylan Welch — 2018–2021

Vice President
Paul O. Williams — 2000–2004
Jeanne Emrich — 2005–2006
Kirsty Karkow — 2007–2008
Johnye Strickland — 2009–2010
Michael McClintock — 2011–2013
Janet Lynn Davis — 2014–2015
Ken Slaughter — 2016–2017
Susan Burch — 2018–2021

Secretary
Job Conger — 2000–2002
Marian Smith Sharpe — 2003–2004 (?)
Kirsty Karkow — 2005–2006
Carole MacRury — 2007–2010
Celia Stuart-Powles — 2011–2012
Kathabela Wilson — 2013–2021

Treasurer
Larry Lavenz — 2000–2004
Kirsty Karkow — 2005–2006
Carole MacRury — 2007–2010
Jennifer Newton — 2011 (interim)
Dennis Holmes — 2012–2013
James Won — 2014–2021

Adviser and Japanese Liaison
Kristen B. Deming — 2000–2012

TSA Newsletter Editor
Pamela Miller Ness — 2000–2003
an’ya — 2004–2008 (newsletter discontinued at the end of 2008)

Ribbons Editor
an’ya (Ribbons founder) — 2005–2007
Dave Bacharach — Autumn 2007–2011
David Rice — 2012–2019
Christine L. Villa — 2020–Spring 2021
Susan Weaver
 — Summer 2021–2021

Web Manager
Jeanne Emrich — 2005–2011
Michael Dylan Welch — 2013–2021

www.tankasocietyofamerica.com — 2005–2013 (
viewable on the Wayback Machine Internet archive site)
www.tankasocietyofamerica.org — 2013–present