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OFFICERS AND CHAPTER HISTORY

Halsey Hall Chapter

Officers and History

2013-2014

 

History

The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) was founded August 10, 1971 when sixteen historians and researchers, led by L. Robert Davids of Washington, D. C., met in Cooperstown, New York.

The Cooperstown 16 adopted five objectives for the new organization:

  • To foster the study of baseball as a significant American social and athletic institution.
  • To stimulate interest in baseball as our National Pastime.
  • To establish an accurate historical account of baseball through the years.
  • To coordinate and facilitate the dissemination of baseball research information.
  • To cooperate in safeguarding the proprietary interests of individual research efforts.

Halsey Hall Chapter of SABR

The first gathering of SABR members in the Upper Midwest took place in August 1981. At the regional meeting in May 1985 those in attendance organized themselves into a formal chapter, taking the name of Halsey Hall, longtime writer, broadcaster, and baseball ambassador.

The Halsey Hall Chapter of SABR hosts two chapter meetings and a Hot Stove League gathering each year, publishes a monthly newsletter, and promotes numerous activities such as tours and excursions to events of baseball significance. The chapter also hosted the 1988 national SABR convention in Minneapolis and will be hosting the 2012 SABR convention (June 27 to July 1).

Web Sites
SABR: http://www.sabr.org (E-mail: info@sabr.org )
Halsey Hall Chapter: http://halseyhall.org
Halsey Hall E-list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/halseyhall

Halsey Hall Chapter
2014-2015 Board of Directors
Doug Skipper, President (director term expires 2015)
Steve Ginader, Vice President (director term expires 2016)
Gary DeSmith, Secretary (director term expires 2015)
Jerry Janzen, Treasurer (director term expires 2016)
Scott Cummings (director term expires 2015)
Gene Gomes (director term expires 2016)
Leanne Rohrbach (director term expires 2015)

(Director positions have two-year terms and expire as shown above. The officer positions of president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer have one-year terms, regardless of whether or not the person will be remaining on the board for another year, and expire on July 1.)

Webmaster—John Gregory
Ass. Webmaster—Stew Thornley
Holy Cow! Editor—Stew Thornley
Social Media Director—Tom Flynn

Past Presidents
1985-86: Stew Thornley
1986-87: Bob Tholkes
1987-88: Stew Thornley
1988-89: Bob Evans
1989-90: Bob Evans
1990-91: Rosemary Palmer
1991-92: Howard Luloff
1992-93: Jim Wyman
1993-94: Bob Tholkes
1994-95: Dan Levitt
1995-96: Brenda Himrich
1996-97: George R. Rekela
1997-98: Bob Tholkes
1998-99: Richard Arpi
1999-2000: Jim Wyman
2000-01: Joe O’Connell
2001-02: Cary Smith
2002: Ray Luurs (through October 2002)
2002-03: Fred Buckland (from December 2002)
2003-04: Jim Wyman
2004-05: Stew Thornley
2005-06: Bob Tholkes
2006-07: Bob Tholkes
2007-08: Dan Levitt
2008-09: Art Mugalian
2009-10: Kevin Hennessy
2010-11: Kevin Hennessy
2011-12: Brenda Himrich
2012-13: Art Mugalian

In Memoriam
Peter Kendall Smith, October 25, 1986
Howard Thornley, March 30, 1987
Dave Thomas, January 17, 1995
Stan Carlson, December 18, 1996
Ken Ottoson, April 18, 1997
John Wessels, June 17, 1997
Don Rittenhouse, September 17, 1997
Dave Moore, January 28, 1998
Bruce Stone, April 25, 2000
Rich Wolf, December 7, 2001
Ron Replogle, January 11, 2005
Bob Strauss, June 9, 2005
Jim Karn, August 11, 2005
Wayne Hensley, May 6, 2007
Chuck Blomquist, August 17, 2009
Glenn Gostick, March 15, 2011
Fred Souba, June 4, 2012

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Regional Meetings

August 15, 1981, Marriott, Bloomington
Research Presentations: Stew Thornley, Roger Godin, Glenn Gostick, John DiMeglio
Featured Guests: Ossie Bluege, Wes Stock
Game: Seattle 6, Minnesota 0

July 24, 1982, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Ray Kush, DiMeglio, Alden Mead, Harley Henry
Featured Guests: Don Wheeler, Frank Trechock
Game: Minnesota 5, Boston 3

June 23, 1984, Normandy Inn, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: David Kemp, DiMeglio, Terry Bohn, Thornley, Mead
Featured Guests: Tom Mee, Bill Davis
Game: Minnesota 4, Chicago 3

May 4, 1985, Normandy Inn, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Alan Holst, DiMeglio, Thornley, Dave Moore, Mead, Andy Lurth
Featured Guests: Paul Castner
Game: Minnesota 8, Baltimore 6

October 19, 1985, Mangini’s Restaurante, St. Paul
Research Presentations: DiMeglio, Lurth, Holst, Mead, Thornley
Featured Guests: Larry Rosenthal, Howie Schultz, Bob Johnson, John Castino

May 10, 1986, Normandy Inn, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Steve Nadel, Thornley, Gary Clendennen, Holst, Lurth, Bohn, DiMeglio
Featured Guest: Wayne Terwilliger
Game: Minnesota 12, Detroit 2

October 18, 1986, Normandy Inn, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Holst, Lurth, Mead, Joe O’Connell, Burr Oxley, Thornley, Jim Wyman, G. Clendennen
Featured Guest: Herb Carneal

May 2, 1987, Normandy Inn, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Thornley, Lee Temanson, Nadel, Holst, Bohn, Andy Clendennen
Featured Guest: Jim Rantz
Game: New York 6, Minnesota 4

October 24, 1987, Mangini’s Restaurante, St. Paul
Research Presentations: Josh Jacobson, Wyman, Mead, Holst, DiMeglio

April 23, 1988, Holiday Inn Metrodome, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Oxley, Steve Kolk, Jim Poff, David Robinson, Bohn, Holst, Thornley
Featured Guest: Laurel Prieb
Game: Cleveland 10, Minnesota 2

November 5, 1988, Mangini’s Restaurante, St. Paul
Research Presentations: Mead, Bob Evans, Robinson, Marshall Tanick, Marty Munic, Thornley, Kolk, Rosemary Palmer
Featured Guests: John Anderson, Tim Tschida

April 29, 1989, Becketwood, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Rich Arpi, Poff, Wyman, DiMeglio, Mead
Featured Guest: Rick Stelmaszek
Game: Cleveland 4, Minnesota 1

November 11, 1989, Mangini’s Restaurante, St. Paul
Research Presentations: Bob Tholkes, Gostick, George Rekela, Thornley, Mike Clark, DiMeglio
Featured Guest: George Brophy

May 12, 1990, Becketwood, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Arpi, Poff, Kevin Gerth, Ted Hathaway, Kolk, Robinson, Oxley, Thornley
Game: Minnesota 5, Milwaukee 2

November 3, 1990, Stearns County Heritage Center, St. Cloud
Research Presentations: DiMeglio, Michael Fedo, Holst, Kemp, Kolk, Poff
Featured Guests: Glenn Gostick, Nick Chanaka, Bob Pelz

April 13, 1991, Becketwood, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Mead, Wyman, Holst, Bruce Stone, Rekela
Featured Guests: Tony Oliva, Dick Such
Game: California 15, Minnesota 9

November 2, 1991, Mangini’s Restaurante, St. Paul
Research Presentations: Tholkes, Holst, Thornley

April 11, 1992, Becketwood, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Temanson, Tholkes, Stone, Mead, Thornley
Featured Guests: Don Dix, Tom Mee, Paul Giel, Leo Wells
Game: Texas 10, Minnesota 8

October 24, 1992, Scooter’s, St. Paul
Research Presentations: Tholkes, Ron Replogle, Hathaway, Holst, Mendal Mearkle, Oxley, Kemp
Featured Guests: John Blanchard, Nancy Mudge Cato

April 24, 1993, United Methodist Church, Columbia Heights
Research Presentations: Arpi, Kemp, Temanson, Stone, Dana Marshall, Wyman
Featured Guests: Ray Crump, Mike Veeck
Game: Detroit 17, Minnesota 1

October 16, 1993, Cray Research, Eagan
Research Presentations: Mead, Hathaway, Howard Luloff
Featured Guest: Frank Quilici

April 30, 1994, United Methodist Church, Columbia Heights
Research Presentations: Temanson, Mead, Thornley, Holst, Nancy Jo Leachman
Game: Minnesota 11, Toronto 9

October 22, 1994, Mangini’s Restaurante, St. Paul
Research Presentations: Luloff, Leachman, Temanson, Wyman, Tholkes
Featured Guests: Angelo Giuliani, Louie Cardinal

April 29, 1995, Holiday Inn Express, St. Paul
Featured Guest: Herb Carneal
Game: Baltimore 13, Minnesota 7

October 21, 1995, Mangini’s, St. Paul
Research Presentations: Mearkle, Pete Hepokoski, Dan Levitt, Stone, Stephen Rundio, Marc Hugunin, Brenda Himrich
Featured Guest: Bob Johnson

April 20, 1996, Northeast Community Library, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Tholkes, Replogle, Arpi, Thornley
Featured Guest: John Sevcik
Game: New York 7, Minnesota 6

October 19, 1996, United Methodist Church, Columbia Heights
Research Presentations: Fred Buckland, Thornley, Bohn, Marshall
Featured Guests: John Gordon, Dick Enroth, Dick Jonckowski

April 26, 1997, Halsey Hall Room, Metrodome, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Tholkes, Thornley, Temanson, Rekela
Featured Guests: Luis Mayoral
Game: Texas 6, Minnesota 1

November 1, 1997, Ramsey County Library, Roseville
Research Presentation: Thornley
Featured Guests: Craig Kusick and official scoring panel of Glenn Gostick and Tom Mee

April 18, 1998, Ramsey County Library, Roseville
Research Presentations: Thornley, Buckland, Kevin Hennessy, Brent Peterson, Wyman, Mark Johnson
Game: Seattle 5, Minnesota 3

October 17, 1998, Ramsey County Library, Roseville
Research Presentation: Hennessy
Featured Guest: Ryan Lefebvre

April 24, 1999, United Methodist Church, Columbia Heights
Research Presentations: Hathaway, Bob Kapla, Ron Rabinovitz
Featured Guest: Dave Mona
Game: Texas 7, Minnesota 2

October 23, 1999, United Methodist Church, Columbia Heights
Research Presentations: Thornley, Mearkle, Tholkes, Wyman
Featured Guest: Harmon Killebrew

May 6, 2000, United Methodist Church, Columbia Heights
Research Presentations: Hathaway, Thornley, Godin, Levitt
Featured Guest: Terry Ryan
Game: Minnesota 6, Detroit 1

October 14, 2000, Fairview Community Center, Roseville
Research Presentations: Thornley, Wyman
Featured Guest: Rob Malec

April 28, 2001, United Methodist Church, Columbia Heights
Research Presentations: Thornley, Kapla, Ray Luurs, Hennessy
Featured Guest: Bert Blyleven
Game: Baltimore 5, Minnesota 2

October 13, 2001, United Methodist Church, Columbia Heights
Research Presentations: Thornley, Jim Karn, Hennessy
Featured Guests: Julio Becquer, Dave Thies

May 11, 2002, Fairview Community Center, Roseville
Research Presentations: Godin, Deano Thilgen, Arpi, Tholkes
Featured Guest: Dick Bremer
Game: New York Yankees 4, Minnesota 2

October 20, 2002, Music Man Square, Mason City, Iowa (Joint Meeting with Field of Dreams Chapter)
Research Presentations: Todd Fuller, John Skipper

May 10, 2003, Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Research Presentations: Tim Wolter, Dan Carey, Rex Hamann, Levitt, Thornley, Temanson
Game: Boston 6, Minnesota 5

October 25, 2003, United Methodist Church, Columbia Heights
Research Presentations: Kyle McNary, Chuck Blomquist, Kristin Anderson, Chris Kimball

May 1, 2004, United Methodist Church, Columbia Heights
Research Presentations: Godin, Armand Peterson, Tom Tomashek
Featured Guests: Roy Smalley III, Dick Radatz, Jr.
Game: Anaheim 1, Minnesota 0

October 23, 2004, United Methodist Church, Columbia Heights
Research Presentations: Levitt, Rex Hamann, Rich Cohen, Gregg Nelson
Featured Guests: Minnesota Gophers panel of Glenn Gostick, Woody Erickson, Don Evans, Bill Davis, Greg Wasick

May 21, 2005, United Methodist Church, Columbia Heights
Research Presentations: Temanson, Howard Luloff, Phil Lowry, Tom Melchior, Bob Aronson
Featured Guest: Daron Sutton
Game: Milwaukee 6, Minnesota 0

October 22, 2005, United Methodist Church, Columbia Heights
Research Presentations: Thornley, Tholkes, Levitt, Blomquist
Featured Guest: Herb Carneal

May 13, 2006, Davanni’s, Golden Valley
Research Presentations: Tholkes, Tom Swift, Thornley, Levitt, Cary Smith, Pete Gorton
Featured Guests: Mike Kingery, Dana Kiecker
Game: Minnesota 8, Chicago White Sox 4

October 21, 2006, Grace University Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Thornley, Levitt, Arpi
Featured Guest: Eric Curry

May 5, 2007, Grace University Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Tholkes, Levitt, Godin, Anne Aronson, Mike Haupert
Featured Guests: Ray Christensen, Jeff Nelson
Game: Minnesota 2, Boston 1

October 20, 2007, Grace University Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Tholkes, Swift, Temanson, Dave Jensen
Featured Guests: Bob Montebello, Ken Staples, Herb Schaper

May 3, 2008, Grace University Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Temanson, Hennessy, Evans, Scot Johnson, Dave Laliberte, John Rosengren, Art Mugalian
Featured Guest: Bob Johnson
Game: Minnesota 4, Detroit 1

October 18, 2008, TCF Bank, St. Paul
Research Presentations: Mugalian, Arpi, Thornley, Gorton
Featured Guest: Johnny Blanchard

May 2, 2009, Grace University Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: O’Connell, Gregg Omoth, Smith, Thornley
Game: Kansas City 10, Minnesota 7, 11 innings

October 17, 2009, Grace University Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Levitt, Tholkes, Mearkle, John Bonnes
Featured Guest: Tom Quinlan

May 22, 2010, Grace University Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Swift, Thornley
Featured Guest: Doug Grow

October 16, 2010, United Methodist Church, Columbia Heights
Research Presentations: Haupert, Thornley, Todd Peterson

May 14, 2011, Grace University Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: O’Connell, Hennessy, A. Peterson, Levitt
Featured Guest: Bill Smith
Game: Toronto 9, Minnesota 3, 11 innings

October 15, 2011, Grace University Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Hamann, Tholkes
Featured Guest: Ron Coomer

April 21, 2012, Grace University Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Scott Cummings, Bohn, Mearkle, Gene Gomes
Featured Guest: Clark Griffith

October 6, 2012, Faith Mennonite Church, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Levitt, Jensen, Mugalian
Featured Guest: Mark Merila

April 13, 2013, Faith Mennonite Church, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Tom Flynn, Arpi, Thornley
Featured Guest: Jim Rantz

November 2, 2013, Faith Mennonite Church, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Rosengren, Josh Ostergaard, Tholkes, Thornley, Doug Skipper
Featured Guest: Cory Provus

March 29, 2014, Faith Mennonite Church, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Temanson, Thornley, Levitt
Featured Guest: Roy Smalley

October 25, 2014, Faith Mennonite Church, Minneapolis
Research Presentations: Sarah Johnson, Lowry, Haupert, Tholkes
Featured Guest: Brandon Warne

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Past Boards of Directors

1985-1986
Stew Thornley, President
Fred Souba, Vice President
Bob Tholkes, Secretary
Alden Mead, Treasurer
John DiMeglio
Bob Evans
Andy Lurth

1986-1987
Bob Tholkes, President
Dave Moore, Vice President
Andy Lurth, Secretary-Treasurer
Terry Bohn
Alan Holst
Ken Ottoson
Stew Thornley

1987-1988
Stew Thornley, President
Dave Moore, Vice President
Jim Wyman, Secretary-Treasurer
Terry Bohn
Alan Holst
Joe O’Connell
Bob Tholkes

1988-1989
Bob Evans, President
Joe O’Connell, Vice President
Jim Wyman, Secretary-Treasurer
Len Fuqua
Paul Rittenhouse
Bob Tholkes
Stew Thornley

1989-1990
Bob Evans, President
Rosemary Palmer, Vice President
Rich Arpi, Secretary-Treasurer
Len Fuqua
George Rekela
Paul Rittenhouse
David Robinson

1990-1991
Rosemary Palmer, President
George Rekela, Vice President
Rich Arpi, Secretary-Treasurer
David Robinson
Howard Luloff
Joe O’Connell
Jim Rogde

1991-1992
Howard Luloff, President
Stew Thornley, Vice President
Ted Hathaway, Secretary-Treasurer
Nancy Jo Leachman
Joe O’Connell
Jim Rogde
Jim Wyman

1992-1993
Jim Wyman, President
Nancy Jo Leachman, Vice President
Ted Hathaway, Secretary-Treasurer
John Gregory
Alan Holst
Bob Tholkes
Stew Thornley

1993-1994
Bob Tholkes, President
Bruce Stone, Vice President
Rich Arpi, Secretary-Treasurer
John Gregory
Alan Holst
Dan Levitt
Stew Thornley

1994-1995
Dan Levitt, President
Lee Temanson, Vice President
Rich Arpi, Secretary-Treasurer
Barry Bengtsson
Brenda Himrich
Jed Levitt
Bruce Stone

1995-1996
Brenda Himrich, President
Jed Levitt, Vice President
Paul Rittenhouse, Secretary
Jerry Janzen, Treasurer
Barry Bengtsson
Dana Marshall
George Rekela

1996-1997
George Rekela, President
Howard Luloff, Vice President
Paul Rittenhouse, Secretary
Jerry Janzen, Treasurer
Nancy Jo Leachman
Dana Marshall
Bob Tholkes

1997-1998
Bob Tholkes, President
Lee Temanson, Vice President
Rich Arpi, Secretary-Treasurer
Fred Buckland
Nancy Jo Leachman
Howard Luloff
Stew Thornley

1998-1999
Rich Arpi, President
Fred Buckland, Vice President
Kevin Hennessy, Secretary-Treasurer
Mark Johnson
Brent Peterson
Lee Temanson
Stew Thornley

1999-2000
Jim Wyman, President
Cary Smith, Vice President
Kevin Hennessy, Secretary-Treasurer
Mark Johnson
Joe O’Connell
Brent Peterson
Bob Tholkes

2000-2001
Joe O’Connell, President
Cary Smith, Vice President
Rich Arpi, Treasurer
Kevin Hennessy, Treasurer
Dan Levitt
Bob Tholkes
Jim Wyman

2001-2002
Cary Smith, President
Ray Luurs, Vice President
Rich Arpi, Secretary
Kevin Hennessy, Treasurer
Fred Buckland
Dan Cagley
Dan Levitt

2002-2003
Ray Luurs and Fred Buckland, President
Fred Buckland and Bob Tholkes, Vice President
Rich Arpi, Secretary-Treasurer
Dan Cagley
Cary Smith
Dean Thilgen
Jim Wyman

Ray Luurs resigned as president and from the board of directors in October 2002. Jim Wyman was elected to serve the remainder of Luurs’s board term. Fred Buckland was elected president in December 2002 and Bob Tholkes elected vice president.

2003-2004
Jim Wyman, President
Bob Tholkes, Vice President
Rich Arpi, Secretary-Treasurer
Chuck Blomquist
Rex Hamann
Tom Swift
Dean Thilgen

2004-2005
Stew Thornley, President
Cary Smith, Vice President
Chuck Blomquist, Secretary
Rich Arpi, Treasurer
Chuck Blomquist
Kyle Eliason (December to June)
Rex Hamann (July to December)
Gregg Omoth
Tom Swift

2005-2006
Bob Tholkes, President
Gregg Omoth, Vice President
Rich Arpi, Secretary-Treasurer
Chuck Blomquist, Secretary
Howard Luloff
Gregg Nelson
Cary Smith

Chuck Blomquist was the secretary until February. In February, Rich Arpi became secretary in addition to being treasurer.

2006-2007
Bob Tholkes, President
Howard Luloff, Vice President
Kevin Hennessy, Treasurer
Armand Peterson, Secretary
Jodi Elowitz
Dan Levitt
Art Mugalian

2007-2008
Dan Levitt, President
Lee Temanson, Vice President
Doug Ernst, Treasurer
Armand Peterson, Secretary
Art Mugalian
George Rekela
Stew Thornley

2008-2009
Art Mugalian, President
Lee Temanson, Vice President
Jerry Janzen, Treasurer
Armand Peterson, Secretary
Doug Ernst
Gary Hackenmueller
Stew Thornley

2009-2010
Kevin Hennessy, President
George Rekela, Vice President
Art Mugalian, Secretary
Jerry Janzen, Treasurer
Fred Buckland
Gary Hackenmueller
Scot Johnson

2010-2011
Kevin Hennessy, President
George Rekela and Fred Buckland, Vice President
Jerry Janzen, Treasurer
Bob Tholkes, Secretary
Scot Johnson
Cary Smith

George Rekela served as vice president from July through December 2010. In April 2011, Fred Buckland, who had served as director from the beginning of the board year in July 2010, was elected vice president for the remainder of the year.

2011-2012
Brenda Himrich, President
Fred Buckland, Vice President
Art Mugalian, Secretary
Jerry Janzen, Treasurer
Gary DeSmith
Cary Smith
Bob Tholkes

2012-2013
Art Mugalian, President
Howard Luloff, Vice President
Fred Buckland, Secretary
Jerry Janzen, Treasurer
Gary DeSmith
Brenda Himrich
Dave Jensen

2013-2014
Howard Luloff, President
Doug Skipper, Vice President
Gary DeSmith, Secretary
Jerry Janzen, Treasurer
Scott Cummings
Dave Jensen
Leanne Rohrbach

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