Executive Committee

Lee Dahlen,Chief Commander

Residence: Mooresville, North Carolina, USA

Commander models:  27' Commander, 31' Commander, 38' Commander

More on Lee:   Click to go to Lee’s My Page, Member Spotlight, Lee Dahlen Glassic Boatworks Seminar #1, Lee Dahlen Glassic Boatworks Seminar #2, Glassic Boatworks Seminar Electrical

Lee has been a member since 2000 and does his boating on Lake Norman in North Carolina.  Lee’s service to the club includes Archivist (2004 – 2005), 2012 Award of Distinction honoree, the top SuperDisc poster for five years, a SuperDisc top 10 poster list member for nine years, and a guest speaker at numerous rendezvous.  Lee is the owner of Glassic Boatworks, a company that provides marine repair services to sail, powerboats and motor-yachts throughout the United States in customers’ home ports.  Appointed in July 2016.  Elected in January 2018


John Rose, Treasurer

Residence: Grosse Ile,MI USA

Commander model:  1970 42 Commander

More on John:  Click to go to John's My Page

John, along with his wife Fran, purchased their 1970 42 Commander, KOKOPELLI, in 1999 and joined CCCC the same year.  They do their boating in Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes.  KOKOPELLI, is docked at the Ford Yacht Club in Grosse Ile, MI along with several other Commanders whose owners are longtime members.  After a  forty year career in  trucking,  John  now  consults for Triad Transportation,  Inc.,  for which  he  receives no  pay,  but  great  benefits. John and Fran have attended many Commander Club events over the years.  Elected January 2018.


Matt Cowles, Membership

Residence: Annapolis, Maryland, USA

Commander model: 1968 35’ Commander

More on Matt:  Click to go to Matt’s My Page

Matt has been a member since September of 2013 and has contributed to over 300 discussions on the Forum.  While new to Commanders, Matt and his wife Jessica spent years exploring the coastal waters of North Carolina before moving to their new home on the Chesapeake.  Both are originally from Michigan, and Chris Crafts have a special place in their heart. They are proud members of the Commander Club. Matt has served as Membership Chair since January 2016.

  Char Pike, Archivist

Residence: Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

Commander model: 1964 38' Commander "Charlene II" until 2012

More on CharClick to go to Char's My Page

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


John Heenan, Public Relations

Residence: Statesville, NC

Boat Model: 30' Constellation

More on JohnClick to go to John's My Page

John grew up in Minnesota on Lake Minnetonka. He has loved Chris Crafts from an early age as his Godfather had a Red & White. He is now semi-retired and varnishes his days away on Lake Norman in North Carolina on his 1963 CC 30 ft Connie.  His next Chris Craft…of course a Commander!  John is the Flotilla Public Relations officer for the Coast Guard Auxiliary on Lake Norman and enjoys good connections not only in our boating community but working with the active Coast Guard nationally. He just completed phase one of three courses that will allow him to be a spokesperson nationally for the Coast Guard if called upon. He plans to use those skills to promote the Commander Club.  John is an active Forum contributor. Elected January 2018.

Pam Sorensen, Webmaster

Residence: Colona, Illinois, USA

Commander model: Co-owns 410 Commander Soaring Sun

More on PamClick to go to Pam's My Page

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. Elected Webmaster January 2018.



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