News Letter | Programs | Links | Flags of Rotary | MEMBERS ONLY | Contact Us | Home

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
Harvey Schneider   (President Elect)
Tara Welch   (President Nominee)
 

PAST PRESIDENTS

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