Chapter History

NIAGARA FRONTIER ADK    ADKBy-Laws2016

First Meeting July 1971; Chartered October 1971

Chartering Signatories

  • Ray Markiewicz
  • Tom Dibble
  • Mary Pat Engle & sister
  • Jim Fydrych
  • John Myhre
  • Chet Rosinski
  • Pete Rusinek
  • Doty & Pete Seagle
  • Chet Spaulding & girl friend
  • Ellen Warner

Early Members (year joined)

  • Frank & Marilyn Lynch (1971)
  • Don Yearke (1971)
  • Kathy Fonte (1971)
  • Marnie & Jim Leverett (1971)
  • Marilyn Gillespie (1972)
  • Ruth Kuhfahl (1973)
  • Frank & Wilma Cipolla (1974)
  • Garry & Linda Breitbach (1975)
  • Lennie McMullen Steinmetz (1976)
  • Lew Visco (1976)

First Presidents

  • 1971-73         Ray Markiewicz
  • 1974               Ed Barone
  • 1975-76         Jerry Markzon
  • 1977-78         Ruth Kuhfahl
  • 1979-80         Frank Cipolla
  • 1980-82         Garry Breitbach
  • (changed from calendar to fiscal year)
  • 1982-84         Dave Hoover
  • 1984-86         Lennie McMullen (now Steinmetz)

Wilderness Weekends in WNY (3rd-5th editions edited by Frank & Wilma Cipolla)

  • 1st ed. 1976 (includes poem by John Myhre, reprintd in 2nd-4th ed.)
  • 2nd ed. 1978 (dedicated to Ray Markiewicz)
  • 3rd ed. 1983 (dedicated to Lew Visco, with poem by Lew reprinted in 4th & 5th ed.)
  • 4th ed. 1991
  • 5th ed. 1998 (dedicated to deceased former chairs Sue Kalafut & Jim McReynolds)