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Mike Hagler, Chief Commander

Residence: Davisburg, Michigan, USA

Commander model:  1969 42 Sport Cruiser

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

 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, 2021 Award of Distinction honoree for being a top poster for Resource Collection 6.0. 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.In 2021 I purchased the 1969 42 Sport Cruiser.  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.”

9468107871?profile=originalSterling (Scott) Shriber, Treasurer

Residence: Akron, Ohio USA

Commander model:  1970 42’ Commander

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

 

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

 

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Jim and Roni Sue Bell, Membership

Residence: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,  USA

Commander model: 1984 333 Commander

More on Jim and Roni Sue: Click to go to Jim’s My Page

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 and the 2021 national rendezvous in Algonac, MI. . Elected in January 2020

 

9468109464?profile=originalMark Terry Sr and Donna Gibson, Public Relations

Residence: Conklin, New York, USA

Boat model: 1984 Chris-Craft 350 Catalina DC

More on Mark and Donna: Click to go to Mark’s My Page; Click to go to Donna’s My Page

 

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

 

  9468073255?profile=originalChar 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. 

  

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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.. Serving as Webmaster since January 2018.

 

 

 

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Upcoming Election for The Next Executive Committee


In accordance with our bylaws, the Executive Committee presents their nominations for the following Executive Committee positions:

 Chief Commander --- Mike Hagler

Treasurer --- Sterling (Scott) Shriber

Membership Chair --- Jim and Roni Sue Bell

Archivist --- Charlene Pike

Webmaster --- Pamela Sorensen

Public Relations Chair --- Mark Terry SR and Donna Gibson

 

Biographical information on these candidates can be found at:

https://commanderclub.com/page/election-2021-candidate-biographical-information

Additional “floor nominations” can be sent to our membership chairs, Jim and Sue Bell (membership.commanderclub@gmail.com)  up until November 30, 2021.

Voting will begin on December 2nd.

  

 

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  7th Annual Photo Contest Winners

The 7th Annual Chris-Craft Commander Club Photo Contest was a smashing success, with 79 entries!!  The top ten photos were selected, by your Executive Committee, with the final vote put to the membership to select the top 3 .  We received almost 300 votes, which is about 200 more than normal.  And not to be outdone, we had a 3-way tie for 3rd place!!! 

First Place: "Lady Abbiegail"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click HERE to see all of this year's winners. 

 

 
 

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SuperDisc 15.0 Morland Commemorative Edition and Resource Collection 6.0 Available Now!

SuperDisc 15.0 is an electronic encyclopedia of every aspect of Commander maintenance and repairs. The information on the disk is retrieved from the discussion forum and e-mail list, but organized in a way that makes information easy to find and use. SuperDisc is available on USB flash drive.  The Morland Commorative Edition is Superdisc 15.0 with the addition of the Spring 2020 Dick Morland Memorial Issue of STYLED IN FIBERGLASS. This is the last superdisc in its present format. 

Click here for more details https://commanderclub.com/page/superdisk

The SuperDisc 15.0 Complete Edition is for first time buyers of SuperDiscs.

The SuperDisc 15.0 Morland Commorative  Upgrade Edition is intended for those who wish to upgrade their SuperDisc 1.0 through 14.0. Each year we add over 1,000 posts. Don’t miss out.

Resource Collection 6.0 is great to own too!!!

The Resource Collection 6.0 contents include CC Catalogs and Brochures. CC Service Bulletins, CC Price Lists. Engine & Transmission Manuals. Dick Avery sketches and drawings, a folder for every Commander model, and all kinds of technical and interesting stuff as well as archived posts for 2019 and 2020. Over 193 folders and 2,823 Files. A true “Treasure Trove” for the Commander owner!

We thank you for supporting the club with your purchase of SuperDisc15.0 Morland Commemorative Edition  and/or Resource Collection 6.0. We hope you find it to be the value we feel it is, and trust you will enjoy the other benefits your payment will help provide. It’s your payment that helps to support the activities of this dues free organization that has grown from 12 members in 1999 to well over 4930 members in January 2021.

To order now click here!

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