The WINNIE GATORS 2016 State Club Officers


PRESIDENT: Jack & Gloria Caffrey
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     Jack (his real name is John) and Gloria retired from the U. S. Navy after each served 30 years and settled in Orange Park, Florida.  We joined WIT and the Du-Bol Winnies in 2002 where Gloria served 4 years as chapter Secretary and Jack served 3 years as chapter President.

     We look forward to meeting many new friends as your state President. 




                                     1st VICE-PRESIDENT: Mike & Barbara Sofarelli

Michael and Barbara were born in New York City. We moved to Clearwater, Florida from Long Island in 1971.  We are blessed with being each other's best friend, celebrataing our 54th Anniversary this summer.  We have raised two children, Mike Jr. and Michelle, and enjoy our only grandchild, Martin.
     Although retired (?), we worked hard and enjoyed our careers and continue running our own companies on an as needed basis.  Mike is a State A General Contractor, specializing in faith based facilities.  Barb is a Real Estate Broker and Owner of Pinellas Suncoast builder reality inc.
     In a need to give back to our community by donating our time, Mike volunteers at Morton Hospital and Barb serves on the City of Largo Code Enforcement Board.
     We are members of the Funtime, South Florida and Caloosa chapters.


2nd VICE-PRESIDENT: Richard & Dorinda Gest


     After Richard retired from the NYPD and Dorinda from being a Sr. auditor for the Bank Industry, we bought an Airstream and full timed for ten years.  Between us we have 7 children and 14 grandchildren.  We settled in Dade City, FL in 1995.  At that time we puchased a 1990 Journey and joined the Suncoast Winniegators.
     Richard served two years as President, in addition to being the President of MILWIT.  Dorinda was the Treasurer of Suncoast for 5 years.
     We enjoy camping with friends and meeting new people.  We also look forward to service with the state club for the next two years.        


SECRETARY: Judy & Cal Sweep

     Cal was born in the freezing state of Minnesota but quickly changed his residence to sunny Florida after serving in the Navy.  After working 40 years for Crowley Maritime, Cal has recently begun his new adventures of retirement, volunteering and traveling.
     Judy was born in West Virginia and after living in Oklahoma and Panama Canal Zone as an Air Force dependent settled in Florida.  After teaching sixth graders for 29 years and raising two children, enjoying grandchildren, volunteering, participating in local organizations and neighborhood activities keep her busy and full of happyness.
     After tent and pop-up camping, we are now enjoying roaming the country in a Winnebago!
     Membership in the Du-Bol Winnies has given Cal the opportunity to serve in officer positions and both continue to value the friendships and fun offered by the RV lifestyle.


Susan & Frank Kiefer

      Susan is a "birth" native of Massachusetts but since living in Florida since fourth grade, considers herself a Florida native.  Frank is a "birth" native of Manhattan, NY but since living in Florida since the eighth grade, considers himself a Florida native too.
     Susan spent her early years as a stay at home mom.  After earning an accounting degree from Florida Southern College, she retired from Publix Supermarkets after twenty three years.  Frank retired after thirty years with Verizon.  Frank also earned a military retirement with the U.S.Army having spent six years on active duty and twenty two years with the U.S.Army Reserve.
     We are the proud parents of three wonderful daughters who reside in Missouri, North Carolina and Florida.  They are richly blessed with six incredible grandchildren.
     We have camped our entire married life.  We started in tents and have progressed to a 2007 Suncruiser.  It has enabled us to fulfill our dream of visiting all forty eight lower states and several Canadian provinces.  Our Suncruiser has also opened the door to so many wonderful Winnebago friends.
     We are members of the MidFlorida Winnies.


                                                    DIRECTOR: Ted & Janis Fumia

     Ted, a native of Massachusetts, was an executive in the Restaurant and Franchising industry for many years.  During his career we have lived in Colorado, Michigan, California and moved to Florida in 2004.  Janis is a native of California where we met and married in 1980.  Janis is a former Bookkeeper, Property Manager and worked for Fairfield Suisun Unified School DIstrict in the California Special Education Department.  She is currently the President of her own commercial cleaning company in the Tampa Bay Area.
     We are the proud parents of Christina, who resides in southern California and their two Shih-Tzu mix babies, Zoey and Izzy.
     We began tent camping and water skiing 30 years ago at many of the beautiful lakes in California.  In 2002 we purchased our first RV, a used SOB, then a new SOB several months later.  We upgraded to our 2006 Suncruiser late in 2006 and have really enjoyed being involved with the Winnie Gators, Caloosa Winnies and especially the Buccaneer Winnies where Janis is the Treasurer.  We have made many new friends since joining the WInnie Gators and have served as the 2nd VP and then the 1st VP and then 2 years as President in 2013 & 2014.