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Rotary Club of Bay City
Founded 1914 - Chartered 1915
PAST PRESIDENTS
 

Otto E. Sovereign,
Charter Member, Organizer,
First President
The Rotary Club of Bay City has had 103 presidents since its founding in 1914. Otto E. Sovereign was a charter member, organizer and first president of the club in 1914.

Mr. Sovereign was president and sales manager of the Aaddin Company. Founded by Otto and his brother, William, in 1906, the company was called the North American Construction Co. The Aladdin firm was credited as being the original "ready-cut" mail order housing manufacturer in America. The firm producted over 50,000 homes during its active years. Mr. Sovereign suggested the name "Aladdin" for the company, getting the idea from the fabled tale of "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp," in which Aladdin's genie produced a complete castle overnight.

Otto also became a board member of Mutual Building and Loan in 1914. He served 40 years on the board including twelve years as vice-president. The Rachel Sovereign Memorial Home (for elderly women) was a gift to the Bay City community by Mr. Sovereign in memory of his mother. The Otto E. Sovereign Park in Bay City was named after him.


 

CURRENT PRESIDENT

(The Rotary year runs from July 1 - June 30)
Bob Chadwick   July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018
 

PAST PRESIDENTS

1914:   Otto E. Soverign 1966:   Authur E. Hagen
1915:   William F. Jennison 1967:   Thomas R. Tabor
1916:   D. Leonard Galbraith 1968:   Robert E. Benson
1917:   James E. Duffy 1969:   Charles C. McNay
1918:   James C. McCabe 1970:   Walter G. Cramer
1919:   J. Just Broas 1971:   Franklin E. Braman
1920:   Charlet T. Clark 1972:   Kamel J. Sams
1921:   W. Selwyn Ramsey 1973:   Allen B. Moore
1922:   William H. Reid 1974:   David Castrodale
1923:   Samuel Ball 1975:   Floyd C. Stevens Jr.
1924:   Charles B. Curtiss 1976:   Carlton J. Lockwood
1925:   William H. Tomlinson 1977:   John C. Noell
1926:   N. Russell Crawford 1978:   Albert C. Hicks
1927:   John P. Greenwald 1979:   Frederick R. Kloepfer
1928:   John A. Johnson 1980:   Milton J. Miller
1929:   Franc C. Learman 1981:   Kyle E. Haselden
1930:   G. Wright Cooke 1982:   Jerome L. Yantz
1931:   L.F. Foster 1983:   Federick A. Webster
1932:   James S. Risser 1984:   Jack A. Shaw
1933:   George A. Long 1985:   Gerald P. VanAlst
1934:   John Switzer 1986:   James A. Griffiths
1935:   John Hoffman 1987:   Richard J. Van Akker
1936:   John Thompson 1988:   Robert N. Sanborn
1937:   Herbert W. Bean 1989:   Jerry A. Woodcock
1938:   A.H. McMillian 1990:   Weslley Timm
1939:   Benjamin Klager 1991:   Lawrence Martin
1940:   George MacPhail 1992:   Dominic Monastiere
1941:   Leslie C. Hale 1993:   Patriciia Vance
1942:   Ronald E. Fischer 1994:   Keith Markstrom
1943:   J. Harry Adams 1995:   Dennis Serafini
1944:   Fred J. Fenske 1996:   Walt Kwiatkowski
1945:   T.P. Dixon 1997:   Joseph Sasiela
1946:   Newell Eddy III 1998:   Cynthia Chadwick
1947:   Paul Briggs 1999:   Hratch Basmadjian
1948:   Lorne H. Meisel 2000:   Don Anker
1949:   E. Benjamin Foss 2001:   Kathy Czerwinski
1950:   Lawrence h. Cook 2002:   Tim Holsworth
1951:   Louis Westover 2003:   Rob Monroe
1952:   Richard V. Dixon 2004:   Michael Stoner
1953:   F.E. Charipar 2005:   Ralph Knop
1954:   Gilbert Leppelmeier 2006:   Gena Gates
1955:   Henry G. Rexer 2007:   Rob Clark
1956:   Louis D. McDowell 2008:   Debra Lutz
1957:   Patriick J. Trahan 2009:   Anne Trahan
1958:   LeRoy C. Engelhardt 2010:   Eric Jylha
1959:   Richard C. Learman 2011:   Ed Keating
1960:   Frederick E. Fitzhugh 2012:   Kim Prime
1961:   Theodore P. Southerland 2013:   Lee Newton
1962:   Howard W. Harlow 2014:   Ron Bloomfield
1963:   Robert F. Shearer 2015:   Brenda Scramlin
1964:   Harry B. Farris 2016:   Andrea Hales
1965:   Lowell L. Shepard