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.


Submit nominations to Jim Overcasher, the current the Vice-President of District 5, by email to In each year, nominations must be submitted by May 1 to be considered in that year. After submission, nominees will be considered for up to 3 consecutive election cycles.
District 5 Goodwill Committee Members
Year Appointed Name City/State
Betty Metz
Grand Island NY
Gary Singer
Youngstown OH
Ken Bergman
Wexford PA
Virginia Young
Hudson OH
2019Brenda MerkichCortland OH
Frank Cymerman
Pittsburgh PA
June Threlkeld
Bridgeville PA
Sue Becker
Canton OH
2018Francis TsengErie PA
John Spooner
Stongsville OH
Judy Spooner
Strongsville OH
Rick Klapthor
Erie PA
Dian Petrov
Buffalo NY
2017Hellen GreenbergEllwood City PA
2017Tommie RuehrCleveland OH
Bill Hogsett
Cleveland OH
Donna Steffan
East Amherst NY
2016Elaina DylewskiErie PA
Elizabeth Goldthwait
Youngstown OH
2015Doris MikstayCanton OH
Hope Ellis
Cleveland OH
Saleh Fetouh
Buffalo NY
Andrew Halpern
Chagrin Falls OH
2014Dale FishbeckYoungstown OH
2014Kathleen DammeyerErie PA
2014Michael StahrStow OH
Alexander Bealles
Butler PA
2013Catherine MajewskiW Seneca NY
2013Cathy MarstellerNiles OH
Tom Martin
Hudson OH
Douglas Henderson
Rocky River OH
2012Jane MarshallPittsburgh PA
2012Margaret RobinsonAltoona PA
2012Sally VeauthierColumbiana OH
2011Barb BergmanWexford PA
Brian Ellis
Cleveland OH
Gladys Martin
Hudson OH
2011Shirley LundstromCuyahoga Falls OH
2010Charles SmithErie PA
Marc Sylvester
Edinboro PA
2010Mary Jo JohnstonLatrobe PA
2010Patricia RasmusHamburg NY
2009Dale DurbinStow OH
Jay Levy
Amherst NY
Jim Overcasher
East Canton OH
Susan Stark
Cleveland OH
2008Ann LeoneBoardman OH
2008Jack GoodykoontzMorgantown WV
2008James ReeveNorth Royalton OH
John Tscholl
Canton OH
Katherine Pollock
Tonawanda NY
2007Patricia KiserKeyser WV
2007Peggy ShivettsLatrobe PA
2007Richard BurgessChesterland OH
2006Barbara CookHollidaysburg PA
2006Conner BoydWheeling WV
2006Marcella RetetagosPittsburgh PA
Michael Ryan
Buffalo NY
Barbara Bacon
Rocky River OH
Lynn Rafferty
Columbiana OH
2005Nada KohtzHudson OH
2005Sharon RohrPittsburgh PH
2004Dorothy HendricksSistersville WV
2004Elnora MorganDerrick City PA
2004Mary CampbellNorth Canton OH
Rosemary Kleis
Solon OH
Arlene Port
Pittsburgh PA
Barbara Marinak
Bellwood PA
2003Pat HarrisonBrunswick OH
2003Richard RasmusHamburg NY
2002George CrossNew Castle PA
2002James SullivanRichfield OH
Mary Paulone Carns
Export PA
2002Mary SpoonerMedina OH
2001Catherine WolfordAurora OH
2001Paul NeidlingerYoungstown OH
2001Peter HalmosCumberland MD
2001Sandra SchuchertPittsburgh PA
2000Dean ParsonsWashington WV
2000Judie LambertonErie PA
2000Peg CliffordCanton OH
Susan Bedall
Akron OH
1999* Patrick SpoonerStrongsville OH
1999Ann MarkunasHudson OH
Ernie Retetagos
Pittsburgh PA
1999Nancy WelshKarns City PA
1998August L CostanzoPittsburgh PA
1998Douglas L BishopCanton OH
1998George E Kury Johnstown PA
Steven Grzegorzewski
Meadville PA
1997Charles E ColemanYoungstown OH
Donna Largent
Cleveland 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
Jan Assini
Chagrin Falls OH
1994* Kaye LuxMassillon OH
1994* Peter MollemetWilliamsville NY
1994Maureen IrwinYoungstown OH
1993* Phyllis HellerPittsburgh PA
1993* Roni AtkinsPittsburgh PA
Kermit Wolford
Aurora OH
1993Shirley IrishErie PA
1992Linda MrowcaWestlake OH
1992Richard FleischmanUniversity Heights OH
Sharon Benz
Buffalo NY
Sharon Fairchild
Rocky River OH
1991Mary Anne LaierCanton OH
1991Murray RosenthalCopley OH
1991P Jane KeliherMeadville PA
1991William LindgrenSlippery Rock PA
Beverly Carter
Brunswick OH
1990Elsiemae SmithCuyahoga Falls OH
Pat Chisholm
Newbury 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
S Graham Kelly
Hudson 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
Gail Carns
Export 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