Wayne was born and raised in Kew Gardens, Queens, New York City. Played basketball for 55 years, including on his junior and high school teams. After serving in the US Army, he earned his PhD at Berkeley in 1981, came to Northwest in 1985, and taught US History at PLU for 30 years, until retiring 5 years ago. Always an optimist, Wayne is a high handicapper, who still thinks he can become a low handicapper with more practice.
Jim Shin (aka: Bones) started golfing in the 80's when his friend coaxed him into playing a round at Meadow Park. Never having swung a club before, his first round of golf was not good, however it did hook him into the game because he new he could get better. He grew up in Lakewood where his family settled when he was 5. He retired from the City of Tacoma in 2010 and is enjoying the retired life. He is an on call employee for the pro shop and a long-time men's club member and past president.
Term: December 8, 2020 - March 31, 2022
John grew up as an Army military brat born in Germany and moved to Lakewood when his Father retired in 1969. John is also Army veteran. In 1998 he wanted to learn to play golf and meet new friends after buying a house in north Tacoma so he joined the Elks and the Men's club. One thing he remembers from those early days of learning the game someone told him if he wants to play a low scoring game he should take up bowling. John is enjoying the retired life and if you're on the first tee at sunrise you'll see him hack away.
Term: April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2023
Allenmore Men's Club
Gary is a Tacoma native where he played on his junior high school golf team before graduating from Franklin Pierce High School in 1972. After about a 30 year hiatus Gary began playing golf again and joined the Allenmore Men’s club in 2005. Retiring from Milgard Windows in 2014 after a 38 year career, golf has become his primary passion. This is Gary's second term as our President.
“After having played in several of the Men’s Club tournaments and getting to know some of the great guys who are members I’m excited to become more involved in the clubs activities. We have a jewel of a golf course smack dab in the middle of Tacoma which I think gives us a real opportunity to grow the membership of our club”.
Term: April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2023
Term: April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2022
Joe Mancuso has been a member of the Allenmore Men's Club for the past six years. Joe has been an Elk for the past 36 years, initially joining in Colorado while serving at Ft. Carson. He came to Tacoma as a medical officer assigned to Madigan Army Medical Center during the first Gulf War. Joe retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel after 20 years on active duty. Following his Army career, Joe has held a number of medical and community positions in Tacoma and Seattle. Here at Allenmore, Joe has served as a trustee and Lecturing Knight of Lodge #174 and as a director of the Elks-Allenmore board. Joe encourages all golfers to join the Men's Club and with the many benefits of being an Elk, he strongly encourages golfers to become Elks in Lodge #174.
Jim has been a member at Allenmore Golf Course since 1981. Always the optimistic one on the first tee, Jim enjoys coordinating and organizing competitions.
After helping out in a few Member-Guest Tournaments, Jim ran for our Tournament Director position and was elected in 2011. There are always ongoing challenges facing our golf course and facilities, now that most of the upgrades to the course, pro shop, restaurant, etc... are complete, Jim is excited about having one of the best golf courses and facilities in the area.
Jim says: "I believe we can make this Men's Club a place where the majority of area golfers want to belong. I think it is evident in the growing numbers in our club over the past 8 years. I am always open to adding new events and features to our tournament schedule that benefits all Men's Club Members. The Elks Allenmore leadership, along with the new head golf professional and his staff, have really stepped up and shown that they want to form a collaborative effort with us to grow and improve our golf course and Men's Club membership, and I look forward to what the future holds."
Term: April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022