International Convention
May 4 - 6, 2018
Kansas City
Intercontinental Hotel
Spring Council Meeting
March 1, 2018
Spartan Manor - New Port Richey


Board and Committee Members


In order of appearance left to right is Helen Dennis outgoing State president, handing the gavel and blue pitcher to Ann Mevers incoming State President. Next to ann is Mary Chernesky, State First Vice President (serving another term). With them is Ginger Robbins Quester International President, who did the installing.

PRESIDENT – ANN MEVERS - As the newly elected Florida Questers President, I look forward to serving you and to an exciting future. Originally from New Jersey, I moved to Seminole in Pinellas County in 1950. I’ve been a member of Ponce de Leon chapter and have served as an officer in my chapter and on the Florida State Board for 6 years. My grandmother introduced me to the importance of my family history and to antiques. I consider restoration and preservation crucial for the future of our culture and country. As an international group, we do a lot of good work and as we work together, we do more for the future.

1ST VICE PRESIDENT – MARY CHERNESKY – In 2007 I retired as a nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Since my retirement I have been a member of the Ponce de Leone #183 Chapter in St. Petersburg, FL. I have served the chapter as Both Vice President and President. I have had an interest in antiques since childhood, adoring my grandfather's collections.

2ND VICE PRESIDENT – JOANNE READ – Since joining Questers in 2002, I've been active in Ponce de Leon #183, serving as program VP and chapter president. I also served as co-chair of Resource and Sales on the state level then, accepted the position of recording secretary on the Florida State Board. My mother was an antique dealer in Philadelphia so I guess I was just born to be a Quester. I collect pigs, yes, "pigs" in all shapes and forms as well as butter pats. One of my favorite Quester events is attending the International Convention which I've done since 2003.

TREASURER – LYNN CARR - I have been a Michigan Quester since 1972-that's 34 years I've been questing! I supported Michigan Questers as their State Treasurer and went on to be Michigan State President 2003-05. From 2009-11 I served as the International Treasurer attending board meetings at Quester HQ in Philadelphia. I am a snow bird. I joined Survey Creek #1392 3 years ago and continue to maintain Michigan ties as an associate member of Cherry Hill #32. I have many collections. Royal Doulton figurines are my favorite passion closely followed by the romance of tea including any item used to serve tea. The list includes tea caddies, tea caddy spoons, cups and saucers, biscuit jars, jam jars, linens, I am always interested in learning more about the world we live in.


RECORDING SECRETARY – PATTY TOWNSEND - After graduating from Michigan State University, I worked at the IBM Corporation for 49 years with 13 of those years as I.T. consultant, specializing in operating systems, subsystem implementation, debugging and performance analysis. I also served as officer in various clubs and organizations, from President, vice president, treasurer, secretary, Director on the Board and Junior Achievement Advisor. I joined Questers six years ago, originally with the Cherry Hill chapter #32 in Michigan. My collections include Russian Boxes, Lladros, Royal Dolton Pretty Ladies. I then branched out to dolls including Madam Alexander, Alfred Mann, Effanbee story book dolls and Cabbage Patch dolls. Since moving to Florida, I joined Survey Creek #1392 and have added collecting China pieces and continue to enjoy all kinds of historic pieces from furniture to pottery.


PARLIAMENTARIAN – GLORIA DOUGLAS – I've been a Quester for over 40 years during which time I served on what was at that time the National Board for 6 years – two as President. I also served on the State Board as President and Parliamentarian for several years. All of this was a meaningful experience. Chapter offices, too!

P&R – HELEN DENNIS - I have been a Quester since the mid- eighties, serving my chapters in all capacities but Treasurer. I also served on the International al Board as Third Vice President, and the State of Florida as Secretary and 2nd Vice President. Searching and seeking of antiques as well as the study of them has been a passion of mine for over 50 years! When not out antiquing, I travel, read and quilt. I was born in Chicago, but claim Columbus, Ohio as my adopted hometown. That is where I grew up, went to college (yes, OSU), married and raised my family of 2 daughters. I taught both Home Economics and English as a Second Language. I moved permanently to Florida in 2004.


HISTORIAN – JUDY DAVIS – I am a charter member and past president of Bertha Honore Palmer #1355 and have been in the organization 11 years. As a snowbird, I also attend one meeting of a Massachusetts chapter, the Charles River Questers, before returning to Venice each fall. I've served as Historian for past president, Laura Miller. I enjoy playing duplicate bridge and Mah Jong and collect buttons and small boxes.



TELLER – JODY STANLEY – Member of Ponce de Leon #183, 2nd Chapter to be organized in Florida in 1964. I'm married, with 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. Questers has been good to and for me. I've held all State Offices and was Chairman for the 1997 International Convention. I currently serve as Teller as I can't bring myself to miss a State Board meeting.