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Red Feather Historical Society
P.O. Box 565
Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545
Meet the Red Feather Historical Society Board Members:
The RF Historical Society is in need of Board Members & Volunteers. Please contact: Pat Clemens at (970) 495-0560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pat Clemens, President
About Pat: Patricia Clemens received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of New Mexico plus over 100 hours at Arizona State University. She taught Home Economics from 1964-89 and from 1989-1996 she was an instructor of Fashion/Interior Computer Design at Metro Tech and Phoenix College. Pat had the distinction of being the only teacher to receive Arizona Home Economic Teacher of the Year twice. Once in 1974 for her classes in Bachelor Survival and the other in 1991 for innovative program in computer design. She is presently retired and enjoying her home in Glacier View with her husband Matt. Pat is involved in her community doing volunteer work with many organizations. Pat’s hobbies are sewing/quilting, playing golf and reading.
Vice President, open
Martha Gabel, Secretary
About Martha: My husband Randy and I have been permanent residents of Glacier View for 3 years. We have been vacationing in Colorado and Wyoming since 1985. I have a BA from Birmingham-Southern College and a Masters from University of Alabama Birmingham. I taught high school American History and Government for 25 years. Then I worked 10 years in a private law library. Hobbies include reading, camping and just loving where we live.
Fred DeLano, Treasurer
About Fred: Shirley and I vacationed in the Red Feather Lakes area for over 15 years, enjoying the past five summers in the GVM area. May of 2016 we moved to The Eagles Nest Ct GVM permanently from the plains of Manhattan Kansas. We fell more in love each year with the mountain vistas, wonderful people, and the unique history. We both have enjoyed being part of the many activi-ties in this area, especially the RF Historical Society. We have been a member for 5 years. My 31 year career with Kansas State University Extension was in the field of financial man-agement & business analysis with farm families. I also enjoyed a few years of banking. After retiring in 2001, Shirley doubled her tax & accounting business by buying an existing firm and I joined her in the business. The work with our many clients and volunteering provided enjoy-ment and fulfillment. I was Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Riley County Historical Society, Co-Treasurer of the Riley County Genealogy Society, and Treasurer of the Kansas State Uni-versity Social Club.
Winnie Hanson, Director
About Winnie: Winona Hanson spent her childhood on the prairies of South Dakota where opportunities and time to observe nature were abundant. Her appreciation of , and involvement in art came early in her life. She has a BA degree in fine art from the University of Northern Colorado, with postgraduate study from Colorado State University. Winona taught in art education for many years in public and private schools. She is inspired by the beautiful scenery and wildlife around her mountaintop log home in Crystal Lakes as well as from her travels.
Caryn Hughes, Director
About Caryn: Moved to Red Feather Lakes after retiring from Hewlett Packard after working for almost 40 years. Married to Lon Hughes, Realtor and live on Hiawatha Hwy and enjoying mountain living and supporting this mountain community. Member of the Historical Society, Mountain Gals, and Mountain Lions Club. Work at the Red Feather Lakes POA as Office Manager and waitress at the Trout Tavern on Ramona Lake.
Sheila Johnson, Director
About Sheila: After enjoying the tours and programs for years, decided to become more involved. I have lived in Red Feather Lakes for 24 years and can’t imagine living anyplace else, especially a city. My great granddaughter and great grandson live in Seward, NE with their mom and dad, 2 dogs, 15 chickens on 20 acres. I have 2 daughters, one currently moving to the western slope and the other living in Michigan. No qualifications to be on this board other than a willingness to work hard at whatever endeavor is put before me.
Fred Sandal, Director
About Fred: Fred’s eclectic background includes degrees in philosophy and in public administration. Fred recently left behind a long career as an urban planner in Minnesota and Colorado after he and his wife, Diana, discovered the peaceful and friendly mountain community around Red Feather Lakes. They decided to relocate here and pursue a new less hurried life in service to their neighbors. Fred is passionate in furthering the efforts of the Historical Society to preserve the heritage of this unique area. Fred grew up in rural South Dakota from pioneer stock. In Fred’s study of the people who shaped the Red Feather area, he finds the hearty independent spirit of its settlers and founders continues to be in evidence today. His nonprofit experience includes past involvement with arts foundations and in fundraising for Boulder County community theaters, where he has also performed.
Lucille Schmitt, Director (photo and bio forthcoming)