ILLINOIS CHAPTER

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
September 2021

The Shawnee National Forest is a United States National Forest located in the Ozark and Shawnee Hills of Southern Illinois, United States. Administered by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, it consists of approximately 280,000 acres of federally managed lands. In descending order of land area it is located in parts of Pope, Jackson, Union, Hardin, Alexander, Saline, and Gallatin, Johnson, and Massac counties. Forest headquarters are located in Harrisburg, Illinois. There are local ranger district offices in Jonesboro and Vienna. The Shawnee National Forest is also the single largest publicly owned body of land in the state of Illinois. It is considered part of Southern Illinois, and is south of the St. Louis, Missouri, and Metro East areas, in area code 618. Portions of it are in the far south area of Illinois known as Little Egypt. Cities in or near the area are Carbondale, Illinois, Marion, Illinois, and Cairo, Illinois. Designated as the Illini and Shawnee Purchase Units, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared these purchase units to be the Shawnee National Forest in September 1939. Most of the land added to the Forest in its first decade of existence was exhausted farmland. Take the family for a visit. This time of year is beautiful..


ASSE Illinois Chapter President, ,
Gary W. Howard


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President

Gary W. Howard

1st Vice President

Patrick Flader

2nd Vice President

Joe Sowa

Treasurer

Michael D. Scherer

Secretary

Cristina Barillas

Recording Secretary

Kevin Phipps

Sargeant at Arms

Randy Olson

Ex-Officio

Denis Riordan

Board of Directors

Michael McGaughan
Brian Mazzocchi
Kevin Sherlock
Jones Richmond
Ray Ehrlich
John Flader
Don Yurkovich
Ron Hackiewicz
Jim Coyne
Griff Gherke
Vince England
Mike Ponx

Committee Members

* Chapter president is a member of all committees

Annual Installation Dinner Dance Vince England (Chair)
Cristina Barillas
Spring Dance Pat Flader (Chair)
John Flader
Picnic Griff Gehrke (Chair)
Randy Olson
John Khym
Ray Ehrlich
Mike McGaughan
Membership Randy Olson (Chair)
Kevin Sherlock
Cristina Barillas
Publicity Cristina Barillas (Chair)
Mike McGaughan
Mike Ponx
Product Show Brian Mazzocchi (Chair)
James Majerowicz
Mike McGaughan
Randy Olson
Finance & Budget John Flader (Chair)
Mike Scherer
Joe Sowa
Awards & Nominating Kevin Sherlock (Chair)
Cy Gaimari
By-Laws Joe Sowa
Ray Ehrlich
Standards James Majerowicz (Chair)
Griff Gehrke
John Khym
Denis Riordan
John Watson
Code & Research Mike McGaughan
Cy Gaimari
Griff Gehrke
Denis Riordan
Gary Howard
Newsletter Cristina Barillas (Chair)
Mike McGaughan
Cy Gaimari
Gary Howard
Denis Riordan
Newsletter Ads Ray Ehrlich (Chair)
Vince England
Joe Sowa
Education & Speaker Vince England (Chair)
Public Relations Cy Gaimari
Kevin Sherlock
Jim Coyne
Hospitality Mike McGaughan (Chair)
Ron Hackiewicz
Mike Ponx
Cristina Barillas

 

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