This is the forty first in the series on the Presidents of EWGS leading up to the 75th anniversary in 2010. See the previous posts on Samuel Pool Weaver, Leora Cookingham Thiel, Susan Marie West Jack, Ruth Churchill Austin, Alfred Denman, Florence Ballou Brown, Harriet Jefferson Pinkham, Mary Elizabeth Dow Maltbie, Achsah Maltbie Rawlings, Lee DeGolyer Patchen, Susie Elliott Faubion, Edith Webb Nelson, Carrie Teats Lartigue, Guy Alfred Clumpner, Grace Ellis Woodward, Mabel Rue Frederick, Nell Hartman Peel, Edwin Allan Poole, Mabel Enid Rice Conrad, Helen Elizabeth Osborne Rowe, Dr. Herbert Hoover Osborne, Jane Merritt Logie Webster, Beatrice Cutler Mitcham, Marie E. Stone Larson, Lorena May Saylor Wildman, Raymond J. Fisher, Grace E. Kelso Garner , Catherine P. Cornehl Hyslop, Barbara J. Wirt Clarkson, Ruby L. Simonson McNeill, Jeanne J. Jones Holder , Jeanne M. Polumsky Coe , Maxine E. LeGrant Pence, Mary Kay McGlothlin Gant, Elizabeth Dale Hastin Smith, Bette Butcher Topp, Gordon Dean Clay, John R. Zeimantz, Shirley E. Penna-Oakes, and Marvelene E. Roach Carney
Susan Beamer was EWGS President in 2006. Susan was born and raised in Omak, Washington a third generation Washingtonian. She is researching Beamers from Virginia to Washington, Bell from North Carolina to Iowa to Oregon and Washington, other surnames are Stull, Eightme, Millard and Franz or Frans. Susan has a BA and MA degrees in history and works as the Records Manager and archivist for Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc in Pullman, Washington. They make equipment and provide services for the electric power industry.
EWGS only had one seminar in 2006 the October workshop was October 7, 2006 at the Spokane Library, with Michael John Neill, cost $20.00 plus $5.00 for asandwich lunch or bring your own sandwich.
Susan is probably the EWGS President with the highest energy of any I have known, and she shares my interest in odd records that may have our ancestors history hidden away somewhere. Getting her picture for the records took a lot of running to catch her. :)