Gavel Club

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Gavel Club

Christ Child Society Presidents serve a two-year term.  The Gavel Club, composed of all Past Presidents and the current President of Christ Child Society, meets twice a year; in June and December. This is typically a luncheon, and the current President gives an update on the Society and Christ Child House.  Members of the Gavel Club are readily available as consultants to the President whenever needed.

Christ Child Society is proud of the fact that four Detroit Chapter Presidents went on to become National Christ Child Society Presidents and many others have served on the National Board of Christ Child Society.

Gavel Club Members

Barbara Crisman
President 1977 - 1978

Carolyn Mergel *
President 1979 - 1980

Joann Baughman
President 1981 - 1982

Doris Heath
President 1983 - 1984

Ellen Cousino
President 1985 - 1986

Mary Jo Moran
President 1987 - 1988

Pam Gray
President 1989 - 1990

Kathleen Sheehan
President 1991 - 1992

Susan Manion
President 1993 - 1994

Maureen Wesley *
President 1995 -1996

Darcy Connolly
President 1997 - 1998

Mary Woycik
President 1999 - 2000

Carla Brugnoni
President 2001 - 2002

Madelon Ward
President 2003 - 2004

Molly Robinson
President 2005 - 2006

Paulette Groen
President 2007 - 2008

Jill Barker
President 2009 - 2010

Shondell Patterson
President 2011 - 2012

Elaine Szot
President 2013 - 2014

Pamela Hildebrand
President 2015 - 2016

Laura Keziah
President 2017 - 2018

Chris Schwartz
President 2019 - 2020

Elaina Ryder
President 2021 -

* Past President of National Christ Child Society Board