Member Spotlight - Lawrence & Jena Neisler

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 Lawrence & Jena currently reside in Evanston, IL. Lawrence is one of our very early members, joining CCCC in 2001. He served on the Board of Governors from 2003-2005, and then a stint on the Executive Committee from 2005-2007.


Lawrence is co-owner of Wilburn

Thomas, a marketing and brand

development company.

Jena is Office manager for a large Chicago law firm.



They have been avid boating enthusiasts for many years, having previously owned and rehabbed some large woodies! Their first fiberglass boat was a 31 Commander, while their second and current Commander is a 1965 Commander Sedan. They bought this boat after viewing it once under a blue poly tarp in a severe winter storm, while Jena had the flu. The original 431 Lincolns lasted one year before they repowered with 8.1 Crusaders, resulting in what many consider as the fastest 38 Commander in the club. :)

 Their home port is Michigan City, IN, where Lawrence was co-chairman of the clubs 2005 Cruise & Rendezvous. Lawrence originally comes from Peoria, IL where he owns 40 acres of forest land with his brother-in-law (and hunting partner).

Hunting is another of Lawrence's passions, both with bow & arrow and rifles. When work, their Commander, & hunting doesn't keep him fully occupied, he's been known to "mess around" with antique motorcycles !! Jena uses Lawrence's other diversions as an excuse to stay home for a weekend and take a breather !


/ Dick Morland, CCCC Chief Commander

More Information on 38' Commander Sedans

Lawrence Neisler's Profile Page

Club News

New Executive Committee

The results of the executive committee election are now in. As from January 1, 2108 the executive committee will have the following members:

  • Chief Commander - Lee Dahlen
  • Treasurer  John Rose, New!
  • Web Master - Pam Sorensen, New!
  • Archivist - Charlene Pike
  • Membership Chair - Matt Cowles
  • PR-Chair --- John Heenan, New!

Read about our new executive committee here. 


Registration Is Open!!

City of Mentor, Ohio

What: 2018 Chris-Craft Commander Club National Rendezvous

When: July 27 - 29, 2018

Learn everything you need to know about the 2018 Chris-Craft Commander Club National Rendezvous by clicking the link below (You can register here too!!):

2018 Rendezvous Site


New Issue Available

The Fall 2017 issue of the Commander Club's newsletter, Styled In Fiberglass, is now available for download.  

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