Mr. Smedley was a founder of the SPMC and is considered by some to be the father of the SPMC. He led a group in the early 1960s to form the society. He is member #3 and Honorary Life Member #3. He served as president from 1969-1971; treasurer 1961-1965 and governor 1964-1977. He also served as the awards chairman in 1970 and nominating chairman in 1969. He received the ANA Medal of Merit in 1953 and the Farran Zerbe award in 1960. The ANA instituted the Glenn Smedley Memorial Award in honor of his contributions to the society.