Current Directors for the Membership Year 2011-2012:

Mark Postma
President
231-536-7929


In 1982 Mark graduated from East Jordan High School, then went on to attend North Central Michigan College in Petoskey. Mark was a member of the board of directors of the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce for five years, serving as secretary/treasurer, vice president, and president. He has been a member of the East Jordan Public Schools steering committee for 14 years. Mark was elected to two terms on the East Jordan City Commission, serving six of the eight years as mayor of the City. Mark and his wife Penny have owned and operated Signs, Letters & Graphics, Inc. of East Jordan since 1988. In their shop they produce commercial signs and vinyl graphics for their clients.

Mark and Penny have two daughters, Andrea & Alison. Andrea, an accomplished artist, is in the United States Navy serving as a Hull Technician. Alison attends Concord Academy Boyne where she is a sophmore. Mark & Penny have both been interested in local history for many years, and look forward to involvement in CCHPS.

 

Georganna Monk
Vice President
231-582-5326

Georganna and her husband Chris reside in Horton Bay, on the old “Ben West” farm, which they have restored. In 2004, they hosted a family reunion for the descendants of Benjamin and Anna West, attended by more than 130 people from around the country. Georganna was a professional Nephrology Nurse Clinician in Reno, Tuscon, Louisville, Las Vegas, Seattle, and other locations around the country before moving to Horton Bay. Two years ago, she opened a picture framing business, Friar Tuck’s Gallery and Frame Shop, LLC, where she practices the art of conservation framing in order to preserve family photos, documents, and heirlooms. Georganna is on the boards of Raven Hill Discovery Center and the Charlevoix County Genealogical Society. She is also a Bay Township Trustee and chairs the Cemetary Committee. She is Vice President of CCHPS, a contributor to the Undine project, and the chair of the Voices from the Past Oral History project.

 

Charles Anthony Duerr, Jr. (“Tony”)
Secretary

Tony is a native of Charlevoix and graduate of Charlevoix High School (1962). After completing undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan in 1966 (B.A. Political Science, with distinction) he served in the U. S. Navy as a junior officer on a destroyer escort homeported in Newport, R.I. He returned to the University of Michigan and graduated from the law school (J.D. 1972, cum laude) and entered the practice of law in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, retiring from the Miller Canfield law firm in 2006. Married (Jane) with two adult children, Tony currently owns and operates Pine River Books, LLC, a used and rare books store, located at 104 Park Ave., in Charlevoix.

 

Jane Prebble
Treasurer
231-582-6202

Jane was born in Charlevoix, and has lived her entire life here. She is married and the mother of four adult children, who live in various locations around the United States. With a life-long interest in history, her four children grown, and armed with a computer, Jane began to research her ancestors. She found that she had two great great grandfathers who fought in the Civil War, both in regiments from New Hampshire, and both buried in Charlevoix County. And she found a copy of a deed that conveyed the land for what is today the Grandvue Medical Care Facility, from her great great grandfather to the Charlevoix County Superintendents of the Poor in 1899. Because she understands the value of preserving her heritage, she joined CCHPS. Jane owned and operated a successful Antique and Collectible business for 25 years. Her husband, Bob, was a banker for 43 years so Jane has an advisor at hand if she requires one in her role as Treasurer.

 

Chuck Gremel

Chuck is retired from a successful thirty year career at General Motors. His expertise is in financial analysis and marketing for the automotive industry. He presently is a business consultant to automobile dealerships throughout the United States. Chuck is a Navy veteran with an undergraduate Accounting Degree and a MBA from Wayne State University in Detroit. He has been an active participant in various capacities on two condominium boards and one sailing organization. He lives in Boyne City with his wife, Linda.

 

Gerald Hummel
231-533-4405

Jerry is a retired Professional Civil Engineer, who served 27 years as a City Engineer and Director of Public Works.  His interest in Charlevoix County stems mainly from the oral history of his grandmother, Annie Bacot, who came to Hayes Township with her family on a lumber schooner in 1876, when she was six years old.  His research into his family’s history and homestead led to his participation in the Undine project, and his ongoing involvement in our “digitization” project.  Jerry and his wife, Margaret, live in the village of Bellaire.

There are Currently a number of board vacancies.  If you are interested in serving on the board of directors of CCHPS please email or call one of the current board members above.