Leadership Award

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Purpose: To recognize and honor the dedicated service of those who have served on the Executive Committee. Eligibility: Person who has served on the Executive Committee and is retiring from the position. Honorees are selected by the Executive Committee months before the annual rendezvous. 

Alarik Von Hofsten

Commander Model - 31' Commander appropriately named Web Commander

Serving the Club:  2005 - 2017


Darin Haselhorst

Commander Model: 31 and most recently 47

Serving the Club: January 2016 - January 2018


Jim Thomas

Commander Model: 410 Commander 1982

Serving the Club: January - June 2016

Chief Commander


Dick Morland

Commander Model: 1969 38', 1970 47'

Serving the Club: 1999 - 2005, 2011-2015

Archivist, Founding Member, Chief Commander



Mike Schrage

Commander Model: 1971 35' Sports Cruiser, 1998 42' Grand Banks Classic

Serving the Club: 2011-2015




Marcia Elkins

Commander Model: Former 31' owner, 1972 58' Roamer

Serving the Club:  2011-2015

Membership Chair


Whitney Pillsbury

Commander Models: 19', 38', 55'

Serving the Club: 2007 - 2012

Membership Chair (2007- 2011), Public Relations Chair (2011-2012)

Scott Anderson

Commander Model: 31', 38'

Serving the Club: 2010 - 2011

Chief Commander

Lyn Orphal

Commander Model: 38'

Serving the Club: 2006 – 2011



Chris Orphal

Commander Model: 35', 42'

Serving the Club: 2005-2009

Chief Commander

Robert Cutchins

Commander Model: 1968 42'

Serving the Club: 1999 - 2005

Webmaster, Editor,
Founding Member


Lee Dahlen

Commander Model: 1967 38' and a 1966 27'

Serving the Club: 2004 - 2005


Lawrence Neisler

Commander Model: 1965 38'

Serving the Club: 2003 - 2005

Tim Miller

Commander Model: 1968 35'

Serving the Club: 2002 - 2005

Curt Radford

Commander Model: 1967 38'

Serving the Club: 1999 - 2005

Founding Member


Paul Pletcher

Commander Model: 1966 38'

Serving the Club: 1999 - 2005

Founding Member


Todd Heinrich

Commander Model: 1967 38'

Serving the Club: 1999 - 2005

Founding Member

Club News

2019 Regional Rendezvous Hosts Wanted

Are you yearning for a little fix for Commander-itis?

Would you like to meet other Commander owners in your area?

Do you have a great idea for a Commander gathering on or off the water?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we have just the remedy for you: We encourage you to think about hosting, or, indicating your interest in hosting a Regional Rendezvous in your area in 2019.

For more information about hosting - click here:

Hosting A Rendezvous

Char Pike has volunteered to be the EC “Point Person” for 2019 Regional Rendezvous. Please contact Char if you are interested in organizing & holding a Regional Rendezvous in your area. Char’s e-mail address is rendezvous.commanderclub@gmail.com


2018 Photo Contest Winner

The 4th Annual Chris-Craft Commander Club Photo Contest had more than 50 entries and selecting the winners was not an easy task. 

First place: submitted by Pat Chaps

Second place: submitted by Martin Krall;

Third place: submitted by Jeff Pacy.

To view all entries to this year's contest,         Click Here


The 2018 Chris-Craft Commander Club National Rendezvous is in the books and it was a great time!!

City of Mentor, Ohio

The city of Mentor, Ohio and the Lawnfield Inn & Suites were wonderful hosts.  A special Thanks to Rob Kneen, the local member sponsor, and Char Pike for the hours of hard work put in organizing and coordinating an amazing weekend. 

The Rendezvous Photo Albums can be accessed through the links below, as well as, under Library, Photo Albums.  We will continue to add links to other albums as they become available. Also below, you will find links to a couple articles written for the local newspaper.

Photo Album 1                 Photo Album 2  

Photo Album 3


Chris-Craft Commander Club Celebrates Anniversary in Mentor

Chris-Craft Commander connoisseurs congregate at Mentor Lagoons Marina



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