|Norman E. Dodge|
At the annual Board meeting that was held at Miramar on January 21, 2006, a new president was elected. He is Norman Dodge of Seattle, Washington, whom many of you know because you have dealt with him regarding genealogy. Norman cares for our vast genealogy data bases with the able help of Eileen. Together, they spend hours each and every day working on Dodge Genealogy, helping others to find their Dodge heritage.
He worked for 44 years for the City of Seattle as a Supervising Associate Electrical Engineering Specialist and just retired in early January of this year.
For 20 years plus, Norman taught a Red Cross program of small boat sailing on Washington lakes including sailing for the physically challenged.
Norman volunteered time and energies at a Computer Charity Bank, which has now closed.
He was an elder in the Queen Anne Christian Church and was on the Church board for a number of years. He has also taught Sunday school and served as a Deacon. He now lives in Olympia, Washington
He is a 57-year member of the Boy Scouts of America and a 44-year member of the Explorer Search and Rescue program. He has held nearly every volunteer position including Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader, as well as a Provisional Scoutmaster for many summer camps. He has served on the board of several scout troops and is a merit badge counselor. He is a member of the Order of the Arrow, and in 1987 he received the Silver Beaver Award. Eileen (who has become a top notch genealogist for DFA) and Norman were foster parents for 29 children and were honored with an award from the Mayor of Seattle for their service to the youth of Seattle.
Norman was trained as a volunteer Probation Officer for the Juvenile Court of Seattle and held that position for a short time in the 1970s.
Eileen and Norman hosted a number of foreign students in their home while they were attending school to learn English as a second language.