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