Mike Hagler, Chief Commander
Residence: Davisburg, Michigan, USA
Commander model: 1966 31' Commander
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Mike has been a member since 2014 and does his boating on Lake St. Clair, Lake Huron and the other Great Lakes. Mike’s service to club includes 2016 Award of Distinction honoree for being the top SuperDisc 11.0 poster; 2017 Award of Distinction honoree for being the top SuperDisc 12.0 and 13.0 poster. He has over 1500 forum posts, has made the top posters list for 4 years (3 time top poster and highest ever annual posts of 172 in 2015). Mike is also the administrator for the Chris Craft Commander Owners Facebook group. Elected in January 2020
Mike wrote: “I’m a relatively new boat owner having bought my first boat in 2012, a 1979 Chris Craft Catalina 280. I had that boat for 2 years and did a fair amount of work to it in that time, I knew quickly that I wanted a twin engine boat. After looking at several Roamers and Commanders I landed on my 1966 31 Commander which I found in the classifieds here. I do all my own maintenance and upgrades, my theory is if I don’t know how to do it, learn it. I came into boating as a gear head, but have learned and amazing amount about wood working and more recently fiberglass. I’ve always had a curiosity for anything mechanical since I was a kid and started taking things apart to see how they work. Ever since my first car I’ve been wrenching on my own motors, when I was in high school auto shop I built a whole drive drain for a rolling chassis Suburban I bought then drove it to Florida from Michigan the day after I finished it. I’m an airline pilot by trade but boating is where my heart is. I do have some management experience having been an assistant airport manager at a local airport, Flight Operations Manager then Assistant Chief Pilot at my current company.”
Residence: Akron, Ohio USA
Commander model: 1970 42’ Commander
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Scott and Suzanne acquired their 1970 42 Commander MY OTHER HONEY in 2012, became Commander Club members and attended many club events over the years. This is their second Chris-Craft and they also enjoy a mahogany Century runabout. Lake Erie is their lake of choice and often have their 3 dogs aboard. Scott is a retiree of Ford Motor Company and for the past 11 years has been a publisher of Automotive Magazines. Scott is no stranger to the Treasurer position as he served as treasurer to the PTA several years ago. Elected January 2020
Jim and Roni Sue Bell, Membership
Residence: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Commander model: 1984 333 Commander
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Jim has been a member since 2017 and boats with his wife Roni Sue on the three rivers in Pittsburgh. Jim and Roni Sue own property on the Ohio River at mile marker 8.6 and constructed their own small private marina in 1988. Jim is a licensed captain for the past 15years. Jim is also self employed as a Master Plumber in Pittsburgh and has served his area for over 50 years. Roni Sue has been a member since 2017. Roni Sue has her Masters Degree in Nursing and has been a nurse for the last 23 years. She is a Director of Nursing in a Long Term Care Community. Participated in the 2018 Commander Club national rendezvous in Mentor, OH. Elected in January 2020
Residence: Conklin, New York, USA
Boat model: 1984 Chris-Craft 350 Catalina DC
Mark started his boating on the Susquehanna River after building a small sailboat fashioned after the Sunfish with a neighbor home builder. Learning to sail a small boat on the river gave him the experience and drive to always want to be on the water. Having cruised the great New York State Finger Lakes for years, he took to traveling and weekend cruising on the Erie Canal. In 2012 Mark and Donna bought Miss Meghan Jean their 1984 350 Catalina, joining the Chris Craft Commander Club that same year.
Their Q motor replacement was the topic for the Fall 2018 Styled In Fiberglass by John Hennan.
Mark is a career New York State Department of Transportation employee and is part of the States Bridge Inspection group, he is a trainer in the specialized equipment used for inspections. Donna is a Family Resource Site Coordinator and nationally recognized in family development programs in the Southern Tier of New York as a Certified Parent Educator. She was the ground up founder/organizer for one of the area’s largest fund raising events for 7 years. The Tioga County Touch-A-Truck, she enjoys her work and has established countless family friendships and is a highly recognized member of her community.
Mark and Donna hope that serving in the club will add to their learning from other members and can pass along what is learned to others. Mark and Donna participated in the 2018 Commander Club national rendezvous in Mentor, OH and may at some point possibly host a CCCC Rendezvous. Elected January 2020
Residence: Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
Commander model: 1964 38' Commander "Charlene II" until 2012
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Char has been taking on the role as Club Archivist since 2006 and is also busy with Rendezvous planning, Burgees. However, the large chunk of work for Char is being editor of the famous Superdisc which both enlightens members on all Commander related issues and brings well needed funds to the club. In 2014 Char was awarded the club's prestigious Hall of Fame Award.
Pam Sorensen, Webmaster
Residence: Colona, Illinois, USA
Commander model: Co-owns 410 Commander Soaring Sun
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Pam has been a member of the club since 2005 and served as PR Chair from 2012 - 2017. She does her boating on Mississippi River in Moline, IL. Pam is involved in IT business financial systems during the week when not at the boat. Pam also handles the Club's presence on Facebook. Serving as Webmaster since January 2018.