Schmitz met George Bush as president of Jaycees in 1987

A Forestville man had the unique opportunity to meet two U.S. presidents, including George H.W. Bush, as the state president of the Jaycee organization more than thirty years ago.  Phillip Schmitz, a member of the Sturgeon Bay Jaycees for 14 years, served as the state president for two years and recalls an eventful spring in 1987 including a White House visit.




Schmitz says Bush, who was then the vice-president under Ronald Reagan, came across as a class and genuine person.  He adds that at the time the magnitude of meeting two famous statesmen including a future president of the United States didn’t sink in until years later.  George H.W. Bush passed away November 30th at the age of 94.

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