Past President Archives - 1924-1969
David S. Rothenberg
Conference Theme: "Commitment to Excellence"
Presidential Highlight: Establishment of a Bernard E. Hughes Recognition Award to be instituted by January 1970
Conference Theme: "Innovations"
Presidential Highlight: First full size Journal is published in the fall of 1968
Pearl E. Britton
Conference Theme: "Progress Through Change"
Presidential Highlight: Dance Committee is granted Sectional status
Emilio "Dee" DaBramo
Conference Theme: "Think Positive and Think Big" (listed on conference program) "Unity Through Cooperation"
Presidential Highlight: 2,100 people registered for the annual conference at The Concord
Elizabeth M. Desch
Conference Theme: "Commitment to Excellence"
Presidential Highlight: It is announced that Bernard Hughes will become the first full-time Executive Secretary on September 1, 1965.
Robert J. Weber
Conference Theme: "Our Strength"
Presidential Highlight: Dr. Nash continues as Executive Secretary on a part-time basis through September 1, 1964.
Ross L. Allen
Conference Theme: "Teachable Moments"
Presidential Highlight: New zone boundaries and maps created
William A. Stebbins
Conference Theme: "Again-The Greek Ideal"
Presidential Highlight: Student enrollment from; Adelphi, Brockport, Buffalo, Brooklyn, CCNY, Cortland, Ithaca, Hunter, Kings College, Manhattan, NYS, Queens, Syracuse, TC Columbia, LIU
Joseph A. Guerrera
Conference Theme: "The Challenge of New Frontiers"
Presidential Highlight: Active solicitation for a new Executive Secretary begins with a goal for the transition to take place by September 1962.
Arthur W. Selverstone
Conference Theme: "Space Age Demands in Health Physical Education and Recreation"
Presidential Highlight: Eastern Zone divided into Northway (Saratoga), Zone II (Capital), Otsego-Delaware (Oneonta), Southern divided into East and West
Raymond S. Bradley
Conference Theme: "Achieving Effective Interrelated Programs in Health, Physical Education and Recreation"
Presidential Highlight: Student Section being formulated.
Conference Theme: "Balance For Living Most and Serving Best"
Presidential Highlight: Association reached highest membership ever, 22% increase from previous year
Elmer K. Smith
Conference Theme: "Operation Fitness"
Presidential Highlight: Recommended that all Zones have VP's for HPE & R; Presidents to serve 2 years; Membership Chair to serve 3 years.
Paul A. Fairfield
Conference Theme: "Beliefs into Action"
Presidential Highlight: Employed Dr. Jay B. Nash as Executive Secretary; purpose to "complete an endless chain of communications within our ranks."
Conference Theme: "This We Believe"
Presidential Highlight: Continued research into the appointment of an executive secretary for the association.
Conference Theme: "For Creative Action"
Presidential Highlight: First paid Executive Secretary approved for the Association.
Julia M. Pratt
Conference Theme: "Roads to Agreement"
Arthur L. Smith
Conference Theme: "Uniting for Action"
Presidential Highlight:: Operating code of the Finance Committee was approved and the recommendation was made that all committee chairpersons use it as a pattern to establish operating codes for all committees.
Conference Theme: "Serving Community Needs"
Presidential Highlight: Appointed Marie Schuler as Parliamentarian
Lloyd O. Appleton
Conference Theme: "Toward Better Learning"
Presidential Highlight: The first Association organization chart was printed in the conference program.
John H. Shaw
Conference Theme: "Working Together"
Presidential Highlight: Dental Hygiene Teachers become an affiliate
Marie R. Schuler
Conference Theme: "Progress Thru Standards"
Presidential Highlight: Service Award Committee added to be made up of 5 immediate Past Presidents.
Carroll H. Smith "Red"
Conference Theme: "We Dare! Let's Go!"
Presidential Highlight: NYS Standards Project initiated
Francis J. Moench
Conference Theme: "More Teamwork"
Presidential Highlight: Two new sections to join, NYS Council on Health Teaching; Association of Women in Physical Education of NYS
Ethel T. Kloberg
Presidential Highlight: First female President of the Association
H. Harrison Clarke
Presidential Highlight: First reference to "professional hitch-hikers", individuals eligible to be members who choose not to join.
Elmon L. Vernier
Presidential Highlight: A Service Award was created to award qualified individuals who have spent a "lifetime" in service of physical education and are at retirement age.
Arthur H. Howe
Presidential Highlight: First membership drive began in September yielding 305 new members by the October meeting.
Presidential Highlight: The word "recreation" is added to the title of the Association.
Charles J. Kraft, Jr.
Presidential Highlight: Voted to amend the constitution so as to provide for a first and second vice-president to relieve the workload.
Fred H. Wohlers
Presidential Highlight: The first publication of the state journal was sent to all health and PE teachers in NYS.
Ellis H. Champlin
Presidential Highlight: Ellis H. Champlin Award was established in 1962 by the Council of Administrators in memory of Ellis Champlin, an outstanding administrator in the field of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The Ellis H. Champlin Award is the most prestigious award given by the COA.
Herman J. Norton
Presidential Highlight: Developed New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation and was the first President.