Award of Distinction

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In recognition of dedication to the promotion and preservation of the Chris Craft Commander line of pleasure craft.
Eligibility: Any individual or business whose actions have had a positive influence on the Commander line of pleasure craft. Candidates do not have to be Commander Club members. More than one could be presented in a year. Honorees are selected by The Executive Committee at various times throughout the year. The award is a framed certificate presented at the annual rendezvous or mailed to recipient.

2016 Award of Distinction Honorees

Mike Hagler 

In recognition of your continued support and dedication to the mission and goals of the Chris Craft Commander Club, and in helping other members by being number one Forum poster for 2015 with 172 archived posts in the Club’s SuperDisc 11.0.

Jim Frens
In recognition of your continued support and dedication to the mission and goals of the Chris Craft Commander Club, by being a top contributor in 2015 to the Club’s SuperDisc.

Steve Fernandes

In recognition of your continued support and dedication to the mission and goals of the Chris Craft Commander Club, by being a top contributor in 2015 to the Club’s SuperDisc.

Ben Alden, Facilities Supervisor
Port of Dubuque Marina
In recognition and appreciation of your support of the 2016 Chris Craft Commander Club Rendezvous.  

Nate Breitsprecker, Sales & Marketing Manager
National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
In recognition and appreciation of your support of the 2016 Chris Craft Commander Club Rendezvous.

Lindsay Theisen
Hy-Vee Catering & Club Room Manager
In recognition and appreciation of your support of the 2016 Chris Craft Commander Club Rendezvous.

2015 Award of Distinction Honorees

Wayne Roworth

In recognition and appreciation of your continued support and dedication to the members and mission of the Chris Craft Commander Club by hosting the 2015 Regional Rendezvous in Chattanooga, Tennessee May 1 - 3, 2015.

Heath Trerice

In recognition and appreciation of your continued support and dedication to the members and mission of the Chris Craft Commander Club by hosting the 2015 Regional Rendezvous at the Clinton River Boat Club, Lake St. Clair August 7-9, 2015

Matt Cowles

In recognition and appreciation of your continued support and dedication to the members and mission of the Chris Craft Commander Club, by being a top contributor in 2014 to the Club’s SuperDisc 10.0.

2014 Award of Distinction Honorees

Tim Miller

In recognition and appreciation of your continued support and dedication to the members and mission of the Chris Craft Commander Club, for being a top SuperDisc poster for eight years.

Brian Barton

In recognition and appreciation of your continued support and dedication to the members and mission of the Chris Craft Commander Club, for being a top SuperDisc poster for 2013 and co-hosting the 2013 Regional Rendezvous in St. Clair, MI.

Quentin

In recognition and appreciation of your continued support and dedication to the mission and goals of the Chris Craft Commander Club, and for being the number one SuperDisc poster for 2013, plus being on the top ten SuperDisc poster list for two consecutive years.

Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance and Carla Gernhofer

 In recognition and appreciation for your support and dedication to the members and mission of the Chris Craft Commander Club by providing sponsorship for the 2014 rendezvous.

Tim Toth

In recognition and appreciation of your continued support and dedication to the members and mission of the Chris Craft Commander Club by hosting the 2014 rendezvous.

Matt O'Donnell

In recognition and appreciation of your continued support and dedication to the members and mission of the Chris Craft Commander Club by hosting the 2014 rendezvous.

Huron Yacht Club - Thom Greenawalt Commodore

In recognition and appreciation of your support of the 2014 Chris Craft Commander Club Rendezvous

Huron Boat Basin - Doug Steinwart Dock Master

In recognition and appreciation of your support of the 2014 Chris Craft Commander Club Rendezvous

2012 Award of Distinction Honorees

Lee Dahlen
In recognition and appreciation of your continued support and dedication to the members and mission of the Chris Craft Commander Club, for being the top SuperDisc poster for four years, a SuperDisc top 10 poster list member for six years, and as guest speaker at the 2012 Rendezvous.

Jena Neisler
In recognition of her dedication to the promotion and preservation of the Chris Craft Commander line of pleasure craft by actively participating in several Commander and CC “Woodie” restoration projects.

Kean’s Marina

In recognition and appreciation of their support of the 2012 Chris Craft Commander Club Rendezvous.

Robert’s Riverwalk Hotel and Residence

In recognition and appreciation of their support of the 2012 Chris Craft Commander Club Rendezvous.

2011 Award of Distinction Honoree

Thomas Custer
August 2011 in recognition and appreciation of your continued support and dedication to the members and mission of the Chris Craft Commander Club for organizing the 2011 Galveston, TX Rendezvous.

2010 Award of Distinction Honorees

Matt O'Donnell
August 2010, in recognition and appreciation of your continued support and dedication to the members and mission of the Chris Craft Commander Club by hosting the 2010 rendezvous.

Tim Toth
August 2010, in recognition and appreciation of your continued support and dedication to the members and mission of the Chris Craft Commander Club by hosting the 2010 rendezvous.

Huron Yacht Club
August 2010, in recognition and appreciation of your support of the 2010 Chris Craft Commander Club Rendezvous.

Huron Boat Basin
August 2010, in recognition and appreciation of your support of the 2010 Chris Craft Commander Club Rendezvous.

Mike Will de Laforcade
August 2010, In recognition and appreciation of your continued support and dedication to the members and mission of the Chris Craft Commander Club for work on the membership database

2009 Award of Distinction Honorees

Eileen Powers and Fred Delavan
July 2009, for hosting the 2009 Chesapeake Bay Rendezvous. Also presented with a Commander Club burgee.

Tim Gressett
For sharing his experiences and expertise.

Scott Anderson

July 2009 for sharing his love of Commanders, his experiences and expertise.

Rick Traskos
For sharing his experiences and expertise.

 

2008 Award of Distinction Honorees

Byron and Mimi Smith
October, 2008, Byron and Mimi are hosts of the 2008 Commander Club rendezvous. In addition Byron has been an active contributor to our message board with his challenges and successes in restoring his 42 Commander. Also presented with a $50 gift certificate to a restaurant.

Greg Gajcak

October 2008, Greg's restoration of his 35 Commander has been well documented in our club postings. Greg willingly shares his experiences, expertise.

2007 Award of Distinction Honorees

Lawrence Neisler
August 2007, for serving on the Executive Committee as Membership Chair.

Dwain Watkins

March 2007, for cruising over 102,702 statute miles during the past 44 years. Mr. Watkins completed this with four Chris Craft boats. A 1960 33' Roamer, a 1962 37' tricabin, a 1960 55' Connie and finally a 1970 55' Commander.

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