Leadership History

Junior Charity League
Founded October 30, 1931
Incorporated September 19, 1932
Founding Members
Mrs. Glen Carpenter
Mrs. Helen Zimmerman Zvara
Mrs. Joseph Tiernan
Mrs. Frances Settle
Mrs. James Wood
Mrs. John Lounsbury
Miss Betty Crawford
Mrs. H. Milton Van Dyke

Past Presidents
1931-32   Helen Dutton Newcomb*
1932-33   Helen Hauge Pillsbury*
1932-33 (APR-SEPT)  Betsy Clare Taubman*
1933-34  Betsy Clare Taubman*
1934-35  Betsy Clare Taubman*
1935-36  Effie Jane Lounsbury*
1936-37  Mrs. Herbert E. Waite*
1937-38  Virginia Drake Davis*
1938-39  Eleanor Embree Taylor*
1939-40  Betty Lewis Bixby*
1940-41  Betty Lewis Bixby*
1941-42  Marjorie Townsend Conley*
1942-43  Mrs. Fred Miller*
1943-44  Mrs. Arthur Wilson*
1944-45  Lois Person Osborn*
1945-46  Ruth Barlow Hubbell*
1946-47  Nelle Newton Loder Richards*

Junior League of Long Beach
Admitted to the Association of Junior Leagues of America, Inc.
February 3, 1948

Past Presidents

1947-48  Nelle Newton Loder Richards*
1948-49  Helen Morgan Fielding*
1949-1950  Helen Morgan Fielding*
1950-51  Virginia Roulstone Benedict*
1951-52  Avis Neal Roemer*
1952-53  Helene Colesie Drown*
1953-54  Barbara Callahan Davis*
1954-55  Virginia Little Todd*
1955-56  Virginia Mozingo Waters*
1956-57  Margaret Curry Sully*
1957-58  Betty Taylor Godwin*
1958-59  Dorothy Stenehjem Wiltse*
1959-1960  Jean Steele Burdge
1960-61  Dorothy Wagner Wise
1961-62  Carolyn Closson Raney*
1962-63  Jane Waldvoge Kresl*
1963-64  Elizabeth Wailes Wallace*
1964-65  Phyllis Carlson Miller
1965-66  Mary Lou Kramer Moorhead*
1966-67  Barbara Hamman Ivey
1967-68  Helen Newcomb Carter*
1968-69  Jane Began Sagehorn
1969-1970  Dwanda Lael Can Dyke*
1970-71  Mary Kikura Klingensmith
1971-72  Margaret Ann Buckley Wallace*
1972-73  Zoe Thompson Bergquist*
1973-74  Alice Harvey Wallace
1974-75  Donna Traylor Gibbs
1975-76  Jean Bixby Smith
1976-77  Aubrey Dean Mason Porter
1977-78  Gayle Clock
1978-79  Denise Piccinno Severson-Hobbs
1979-1980  Ruth Neel Noble
1980-81  Nancy Keating Wellard
1981-82  Linda Sully McCullough
1982-83  Cheryl Lane Jones
1983-84  Charlotte Dusenberry Lesser
1984-85  Pamela Henning Spoo
1985-86  Luciann Esposito Maulhardt
1986-87  Paula McEachran Bloeser*
1987-88  Judy Harris Ross
1988-89  Karen Palos Willer
1989-1990  Regina Holding Rushing Maguire
1990-91  Avalon Sperry Hill
1991-92  Virginia Wright Wilky
1992-93  Candice Miller Stacy
1993-94  Cheryl Trimmer Moland
1994-95  Jane Roeder
1995-96  Janice Moss Merriweather
1996-97  Dona Syes Ponepinto
1997-98  Holly Tillman Carpenter
1998-99  Paula Thompson Workman*
1999-2000  Christina Pizzaro Winting
2000-01  Kimberly Erickson Neipling
2001-02  Nancy Freelander-Paice
2002-03  Shelly Everson Horvath
2003-04  Janine Schott
2004-05  Christine Burton Manvi
2005-06  Leslie A.M. Smith
2006-07  Anne Hoskins Johnson
2007-08  Anne C. Miller
2008-09  Juliet Carroll Acuff
2009-2010  Jennifer Johnson Blanchard
2010-11  Darlene Baker
2011-12  Samantha Baker Fabrigas
2012-13  Trinka Rowsell
2013-14  Andrea Gunn Eaton
2014-15  Danita Humphrey
2015-16  Elizabeth McCann
*Deceased

Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.
Former Board of Directors’ Members
Jean Steele Burdge
Region XII Nominating Chair 1960-62
Barbara Hamman Ivey
Region XII Nominating Committee 1968-70
Mrs. Alexander Van Dyke
Test Area 1-Council Representative 1970-71
Donna Traylor Gibbs
Area Council 1976-77
Aubrey Dean Mason Porter
Area Council 1977-78
Ruth Neel Noble
Area Council 1982-84
Jennifer Clark McDonnell
Resolutions Committee 1995-96
Dona Syes Ponepinto
Area VI Nominating Committee 2003-05
Dona Syes Ponepinto
Area IV Director 2011-14
Dona Syes Ponepinto
Governance Vice-Chair 2014-15