Newly elected officers take office at the annual fall picnic and serve a 2-year term.

Our current Officers:

President
Name: Kathy DeWitt
Caching Name: Team_State
Caching Since:November, 2010
Number of Caches: 5,434

I work in the accounting department at Veolia. Dave started caching in April, 2010. He would grab anyone he could to go with him. We live on State Street so, since most were neighbors he came up with Team_State. My daughter, son in law and 11 month old grandson moved in with us September 2010 from Germany. By November I was ready to get out of the house. Told Dave I wanted to try that silly geocaching thing. So we went on a weekend trip to Northern Illinois. Needless to say, I’m hooked.

 

Vice President
Eravau

Name: Tony Colter
Caching Name: Eravau
Caching Since: "Officially" in April 2010 (4 caches on one day)… but I didn't really start until July 2011.
Number of Caches: 3,984

I'm a web application programmer for a living and am naturally drawn to technology. When a friend of mine introduced me to caching one spring… I went along with him and his son for four finds… but didn't quite get it. Before heading off on a family road trip 14 months later… I started reading about just what caching was… and how technology figured into it. And after a few finds before the trip I was addicted and on the road to endless fun that really began at the South Dakota high point and most recently included a tour of Wash U... led by sgtmta's romantic history.

Other appointed positions: Asst. Web Master

 

Vice President
Name: Bill Lange
Caching Name: How-D
Caching Since: 2009
Number of Caches: 3,955

I have been geocaching since 2009. I enjoy the game for the challenge that it gives my mind and body. I started in the game by finding the earth cache at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. I like to travel to new places. The game has brought me to several other states and countries. I have made many friends while playing the game and I love to geocache with a group of players.

 

Secretary
Name: Patricia Hutchison
Caching Name: Spiritwolf922
Caching Since:March, 2012
Number of Caches: 4,549

I have a terrible sense of direction and get lost easily, so of course, my hobby is geocaching and I'm usually the navigator when I'm caching with others. I discovered this hobby back in March, 2012, when I was searching the internet for fun things to do with my kids while taking road trip vacations. They didn't get into it like I did, but they tolerate my eccentricities pretty well. My caching name is Spiritwolf922. The Spirit Wolf part for my Native American name; the 922 for my birthday. I love meeting new cachers, so if you see me at an event, say hi!

 

Treasurer
Name: Laura McLeod
Caching Name: Korriaan
Caching Since: November 25, 2013
Number of Caches: 3,780

I had heard a little bit about geocaching, but had never had a chance to participate until Nov 2013 when I asked RobCyn if I could join them on a caching excursion. It was freezing cold, I was bundled up like an Eskimo and when I found my first cache I was immediately hooked. I am a St. Louis County Park Ranger, so I also managed to figure out how to make work and play mesh – I became the St. Louis County Geocache Liaison. Basically, it means I get to cache while working. And I have also taught other park rangers around the country about geocaching at the Park Ranger Institute in North Carolina. Cache on!!

 


Past Officers List:

Year in office President Vice President Vice President Treasurer Secretary
2003-2004 Mike Griffin
(Brawny Bear)
Glenn Nash
(*gln)
Richard Sheffold
(RGS)
Jen Guyer
(NYISutter)
Bridget Griffin
(BWAT)
2004-2005 Mike Griffin
(Brawny Bear)
Glenn Nash
(*gln)
Richard Sheffold
(RGS)
Pam Ueltzen
(Tim, Pam & Molly)
Bridget Griffin
(BWAT)
2005-2006 Paul Konopacki
(konpapw)
Tim Ueltzen
(Tim, Pam & Molly)
Jim Greene
(Strider)
Pam Ueltzen
(Tim, Pam & Molly)
Sarah Chisolm
(Crowesfeat 30)
2006-2007 Steve Bromley
(javapgmr)
Dave Leggett
(FlatKatz)
Mike Maryan
(TheMadChef)
Mariel Leggett
(Pika Wants Cake)
Sarah Chisolm
(Crowesfeat 30)
2007-2008 Steve Bromley
(javapgmr)
Mike Maryan
(TheMadChef)
Jack Anderson
(Pandyandy)
Jim Greene
(Strider)
Sarah Chisolm
(Crowesfeat 30)
2008-2009 John Elfrank
(L Frank)
Mark Derr
(Hobbit Taz)
Jeff Weymouth
(JC_Geo)
Jim Greene
(Strider)
Laurie Elfrank
(Denmother)
2009-2010 John Elfrank
(L Frank)
Mike Henthorn
(MikeinMo)
Jim Greene
(Strider)
Yvonne Von Der Ahe
(LadybugSTL)
Bridget Griffin
(BWAT)
2010-2011 John Elfrank
(L Frank)
Mike Henthorn
(MikeinMo)
Jim Greene
(Strider)
Yvonne Von Der Ahe
(LadybugSTL)
Tom Wolpert
(twolpert)
2011-2012 Tom Wolpert
(twolpert)
Mike Henthorn
(mikeinmo)
Nathan Rover
(NateDawgCC)
Jim Nelson
(Quailman2)
Mary Beth Gianoli
(SLBC ladies)
2012-2013 Wendee Scott-Dells
(DellsF4m)
Michael Allison
(sgtmta)
Nathan Rover
(NateDawgCC)
Jim Nelson
(Quailman2)
Kathy Dewitt
(Team_State)
2013-2014 Wendee Scott-Dells
(DeeTalz)
Michael Allison
(sgtmta)
Tony Colter
(Eravau)
Kimberly Balek
(kimberteacher)
Kathy Dewitt
(Team_State)
2014-2015

Kathy DeWitt
(Team_State)

Tony Colter
(Eravau)
Pete Shaw
(Major134)
Wendy Neal
(moonchild1800)
Laura Million
(2_cats)
2015-2016

Kathy DeWitt
(Team_State)

Tony Colter
(Eravau)

Pete Shaw
(Major134)

WendyNeal
(moonchild1800)

Laura Million
(2_cats)

2016-2017

Kathy DeWitt
(Team_State)

Tony Colter
(Eravau)

Bill Lange
(How-D)

Patricia Hutchison
(spiritwolf922)

Laura McLeod
(Korriaan)



According to the SLAGA by laws, the officers can appoint individuals to assist in managing the business of SLAGA:

 

Web Master
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Name: David DeWitt
Caching Name: Team_State
Caching Since: April 2010
Number of Caches: 5,437

My brother and his wonderful wife (2out4fun) told me about caching. I thought it sounded kind of fun, but who to take on this adventure with me and what name should I use. I finally talked a bowling buddy and next door neighbor in to walking a few blocks to go search a local canon. After we found that Team_State was born.