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

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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


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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