Ray Syverson, President

Ray has had an interest in the history of this area for many years, and also enjoys genealogy. He grew up in Palatine and moved to Lake Zurich with his wife in 1976. In 2016 he became actively involved with Ela Historical Society, and since then has had a great time uncovering some of the area's hidden history. He was flattered when nominated to be president in 2018.


Julie Vollbrecht, Vice President

Julie grew up with antiques and going to flea markets when she was younger. She got involved with Ela Historical Society in the 1980's when she moved here with her family to Forest Lake. Since then, she has learned quite a lot from the older residents like Spencer Loomis, Dale Blau, Carolyn Christensen, Phylis Keith, Gloria Heramb, and Ron Frank...just to name a few, taking the PAST to the PRESENT and saving it for the FUTURE. She wants to share what she knows with you and learn along the way.  Every day is a treasure hunt because you never know who is going to walk thru the door, call you, or send something in the mail that relates to Ela Township.



  Mark Hay, Treasurer
  Nancy Loomis Schroeder, Director
  Phil Gardner, Director
Elizabeth Bremner, Director
  Chris Bremner, Director
  Darby Linderman, Director
  Pam Pannell, Director