Welsh Society of Philadelphia Officers

Officers and Stewards

The Welsh Society is governed by a board of Officers and twelve Stewards who meet monthly. Stewards’ Meetings are open to the membership. Stewards are elected by the membership at the Annual Meeting of the Society on or about the 1st of March (Saint David’s Day) commonly in conjunction with the February board meeting. Nominations should be made by the January meeting; any member in good standing may stand for election.

Officers and Stewards are elected during the General Meeting of The Welsh Society held on a date prior to The Annual Banquet so that the new Officers may be presented to the members there gathered. In practical terms the General Meeting is held immediately following the February meeting of The Board of Stewards.

Officers are elected for two years and may stand for re-election with no limit to the number of terms served. By tradition most Presidents do not serve more than two consecutive terms.

Stewards are elected in classes of four, and are elected every three years and may stand for re-election with no limit to the number of terms served.

Committees are formed ad hoc with the Banquet, Scholarship, and Robert Morris Award committees as standing committees reflecting the importance of these functions to The Welsh Society.

 

 

Officers 2012:

 

Picture - Silhouette MaleCharles W. Lentz
President

Charles William Lentz is the current president of the Welsh Society of Philadelphia.  He has served as the president since 2008.  Prior to serving as president he was a member of the Board of Stewards and Vice President from 2004 to 2008.  Throughout his tenure as President the society has worked to revive its connection with other Welsh societies and groups nationally to help further the interest in and affiliation of Welsh societies throughout the nation.  He traces his Welsh ancestory back to the group of Welsh Quaker immigrants who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1692 and settled in the area of Gwynedd Pennsylvania.  He is a graduate of Indiana Unversity of Pennsylvania, Gratz College, Arcadia University and is currently completing his doctorate in the area of educational leadership at Widener University.  He is employed as a principal in the Abington School district and has been working in the field of education for 20 years.

 

Picture - Silhouette MaleJason R. Jones
First Vice-President

 

 

Picture - Silhouette FemaleMary Roberts Glassman
Second Vice-President

Mary Roberts Glassman is married with three grown sons, lives in Montgomery County, and is very interested in Welsh History and family geneaology. She has served on the board since 2010, and tries to attend as many Welsh events as possible.

 

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David A. Walker, Jr.
Recording Secretary

 

Picture - Silhouette FemaleWynrhys Coghlan
Treasurer
Corresponding Secretary

 

Picture - Silhouette MaleThe Reverend G. Clayton Ames, III
Chaplain

 

 

Picture - Silhouette MalePeter Jacobs
Counsellor

 

 

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Dr. Donald Jones Marcus
Physician

 

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 Dr. David Allen Bevan
Physician

 

 

Jack R. Williams, Jr.Picture - Silhouette Male
Music Director 

 

 

 

 

Board of Stewards:

 

Wynrhys Coghlan, David L. Eynon, Carol Hunt,
Lacey Hunt, Robert L.Kendal, Jr., Esq.,
Megan Lewis Phillips, Jack R. Williams, Jr.,
Dr. Alan Polson, Dr. Jean M. Roberts, Baron Roland, Marcia Steinhart,
Anne Rees Trasser, Jaye J. McNutt

Past Presidents:

David A. Walker, Jr., Charles D. Wenzel, Jack R. Williams, Jr., Gertrude Howells, Dr. Jean M. Roberts, Jack R. Williams, Jr., David J. Jones, William F. Lewis