2023/2024  Board Members

 PRESIDENT: Jerry Orozco

Jerry is a life-long resident of Council Bluffs. He graduated from Lewis Central in 2013 and attended IWCC. He has been employed for eight years by Custom Design, which is a division of Echo Group’s Marketing Department. He attended a meeting of the Council Bluffs Cosmos and was impressed by the Diabetic Alert Dog Program, PAWS Saving Lives. He was looking for a way to give back to the community and he liked what he saw. He became a Cosmo soon after that meeting and was named “Rookie Of The Year” his first year with the Club.


Arlo Burk has lived in Council Bluffs for 25 years.  Retired from Insurance Sales after 37 years with American Family Insurance Company.  Currently Co-Owner with his wife of Bayliss Park Hall. Together we have operated the Bayliss Park Hall for over 20 years.  As a type 2 diabetic, he is very interested in supporting the great work of the Council Bluffs Cosmopolitan Club

TREASURER: Kent Stopak

Kent is a retired school administrator. He was Principal of Titan Hill Elementary School in the Lewis Central School District. He also taught and coached in the Council Bluffs School District. Kent is married, has two daughters, and is very active with the JDRF program. His oldest daughter has Type 1 diabetes, which has been a motivation factor in the fight against diabetes. Together, he and his wife Lori have raised over $150k for JDRF during the last ten years through various fundraising “family” projects.


Ron is a retired teacher of Mathematics. After 4 years teaching in Akron, Iowa he taught 30 years at Lewis Central in Council Bluffs, Iowa. That was followed by 7 years as a Math Consultant for Loess Hills AEA 13. Ron became a Cosmo in 2012 and served as Secretary until 2017. He and wife Barbara have been married for 6 years and share a “blended” family consisting of 2 daughters (Barb’s), 4 sons (2 Barb’s & 2 Ron’s), and 14 grandchildren (9 Barb’s and 5 Ron’s).

Dennis is a Vietnam Era Military Veteran. After his military service he spent 40 years with the US Postal Service. Dennis is married, has 2 daughters and 8 grandchildren. He has been a member of the Council Bluffs Cosmopolitan Club since 2013