The WINNIE GATORS 2016 State Club Officers
PRESIDENT: Jack & Gloria Caffrey
904-215-3462 cell 904-502-2589
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
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
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.
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
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
TREASURER: Susan &
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.
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.
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
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.