1262660_97777840Each year, several residents run for the Board of Governors and volunteer to serve the community on the Board of Governors. One of these individuals takes on the additional responsibilities of President. Over the last 1949 years, 29 people have served as President.

Here are the individuals, listed by year, who have served as President of the Cape St. Claire Improvement Association (Cape St. Claire Club) over our long history:

June 1949 to October 1950 – James C. Morton, Jr. (1)
October 1950 to April 1951 – Samuel Rochester (2),(3)
April to October, 1951 – C. Graham Goodell (4)
1952 – C. Graham Goodell
1953 – C. Graham Goodell
1954 – C. Graham Goodell
1955 – C. Graham Goodell
1956 – A.C. Dansereau
1957 – Frank C. Christhilf
1958 – Frank C. Christhilf
1959 – A. Roy Ainscow
1960 – Arthur W. Smith, Jr.
1961 – Samuel Shapos
1962 – William Jordan
1963 – William Jordan
1964 – Tom Grey
1965 – Frank Christhilf
1966 – Frank Christhilf
1967 – Frank Christhilf
1968 – E.W. Harvey
1969 – E.W. Harvey
1970 – E.W. Harvey
1971 – E.W. Harvey
1972 – E.W. Harvey(5)
1973 – Darrell Henry
1974 – E.W. Harvey
1975 – E.W. Harvey/John Bauernschmidt
1976 – John Bauernschmidt
1977 – Greg Murphy
1978 – Stuart Marder/Frank Tuma/Richard Chatterton
1979 – Pat McDevitt
1980 – Pat McDevitt
1981 – Murray Cox
1982 – Dave Williamson
1983 – Josephine Gardner
1984 – Bert Edmonston
1985 – Jim Mallow
1986 – Josephine Gardner
1987 – Gretel Derby
1988 – Gretel Derby
1989 – Lou Biondi
1990 – Lou Biondi
1991 – Gretel Derby
1992 – Gretel Derby
1993 – Lou Biondi
1994 – Lou Biondi
1995 – Sam Gallagher
1996 – Rob Roppel
1997 – Josephine Gardner
1998 – John Gough
1999 – John Gough
2000 – Craig Madden
2001 – Craig Madden
2002 – Josephine Gardner
2003 – Craig Madden
2004 – Craig Madden
2005 – Sam Gallagher
2006 – Daniel O. Wolin
2007 – Josephine Gardner
2008 – Josephine Gardner
2009 – Lou Biondi
2010 – Sam Gallagher
2011 – Sam Gallagher
2012 – Kathleen Mooneyhan
2013 – Scott Dembowski
2014 – Beau Breeden
2015 – Beau Breeden
2016 – Scott Dembowski & Beau Breeden

Notes:
The first meeting of the Board of Governors of the Cape St. Claire Club was held on June 30, 1949. The Board consisted of three representatives of the River Bay Company named in the Cape St. Claire Club certificate of incorporation: John G. Rouse, Jr.; James C. Morton, Jr.; and George W. Baker, Jr. Mr. James C. Morton was elected Chairman.

At the first Annual Meeting held in October 1950, the Board of Governors was increased from 3 to 18, with members elected from the community. The Board was elected for a term of 6 months “or until their successors shall have been duly elected and qualify.”
The first meeting the membership-elected Board of Governors was held October 13, 1950 in the Baltimore law offices of Mr. Louis Ashman. Samuel Rochester was unanimously elected President of the Cape St. Claire Club.

At the April 1951 quarterly membership meeting, a new, permanent Board of Governors was elected. From the members of the Board, Mr. C. Graham Goodell was elected to serve as President until the next Annual Meeting in October.

In 1972, a Bylaws amendment was passed limiting officers to two consecutive terms.