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Russ Weed
President Santa Maria Men’s Club

I was born 8/32 in CT and lived in NJ until going to Colgate University. After graduation I served 28 years in USAF as a navigator bombardier in B-47s and B-52s, and as a staff officer. Since then I am doing volunteer work with two veterans groups, the League of Women Voters , Santa Maria Men’s Club and county central committee. I have three sons and five grandchildren. Unfortunately I lost my wife Pachy in 2010.

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Miles Dennis
Vice President Santa Maria Men’s Club

I was born at an early age in the Santa Clara Valley.  I picked prunes and cut “cots” as a kit to earn money and started to work “officially”  in 1946 at the age of 16 in a hardware store in Santa Clara.

I’ve spent most of my life working in hardware stores or lumber yards, retiring in 2000 after a stint as a traveling salesman selling fasteners (nails, nuts, bolts, screws, washers, etc.)

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Al Colewell
Treasurer Santa Maria Men’s Club

Most of my career was spent working for Applied Magnetics, an electronics manufacturer, in Goleta.  I worked my way up from stocking shelves to managing a staff of 35 people.  It was a good company to work for and a far cry from the coal mines in rural Kentucky where my father lost his life.

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Loyd Brewer
Secretary Santa Maria Men’s Club

I grew up in Omaha Nebraska and graduated from University of Nebr. in 1963, BS in Mechanical Engineering.   I moved to Downey California where I worked for North American, Rockwell Aerospace doing design work on the Apollo space craft crew module. In 1966 I began working for Lockheed Aircraft Co. doing aircraft structural analysis and was there until retiring in 1996. After retiring from Lockheed I did consulting work converting or modifying Boeing airplanes.

My wife Judy and I have two children, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

I have been a member of the Men’s club since 2010.

Hobbies and interests are gardening, wood working, and flying my 1973 Cessna 182.

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Russ Miller
Seargent at Arms Santa Maria Men’s Club

Russ is a native of California and is a veteran of the US Navy. He joined the Navy in 1955 and retired in 1975. Russ was married to Jolane Sheller of Glendale, Cal in Sept. of 1956. They have three children, seven grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Russ worked for Aero Star aircraft company here in Santa Maria and then as mechanic for a forklift company for 20 or so years.

Russ has been a member of the Men’s Club for several years. He is in the process of restoring his 1957 Ford pickup truck and enjoys gardening and vintage trucks.

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Ted Hanley
Director At Large Santa Maria Men’s Club

Ted is retired from his executive position with the Boy Scouts of America where he served in various capacities including organizing, fundraising and human resources.  Ted is responsible for the speaker program for the Santa Maria Men’s Club.

He is an avid music collector, and enjoys jogging, computers and electronics and horseracing.

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Tom Kill
Director at Large Santa Maria Men’s Club

I was raised with 5 siblings in Oak Lawn, Illinois and relocated to Southern California in my early 20’s.  Since then I’ve been in sales and marketing for both manufacturing and the financial industry.  In the mid 90’s I moved to the central coast, where I currently reside with my wife, Lynn.

Personal hobbies and interests are hiking, biking, reading/research, graphics, and volunteering with secular and Christian groups for encouragement, health and healing intervention.

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Alan Sutterfield
Director At Large Santa Maria Men’s Club

Alan manages electronic communications for the city of Santa Maria. He supervises 3-channel public programming and video production. He comes to Santa Maria from Honolulu, Hi. As a professional actor he appears periodically in productions at Yosemite.