Myers repeatedly said, “I’m overwhelmed,” when the selection was officially announced Tuesday evening.
Myers will be the lead boat in the 51st Flotilla. This year’s event will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8, with the theme of Cartoon Mania.
“It is indeed an honor to be amongst you all, with past commodores. I feel honored and humbled,” Myers stated who was even more “floored” when given the official Commodore’s hat.
Myers, who now resides on North South Shore Drive, has been on Wawasee since he was 2 years old, or since 1930. At first he was on Ogden Island, then it was Ideal Beach Road. He and his wife Nancy moved to their present location in 1983.
“I was asked to join Wawasee Property Owners Association,” Myers stated who, with David Grandstaff and Dave Lichtenauer, produced the first Wawasee Family Album film. That production today has been added to and still available.
Later he joined the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation where he served as ecology chairman and even WACF chairman. While he stepped down recently as ecology chairman, he still serves on that committee and keeps a close eye on the lakes ecology. He also is a trustee on the Turkey Creek Regional Sewer District, adding he’ll remain on that board until the entire lake has sewer service.
Myers met his wife, Nancy, at the Waco Roller Rink. They have three sons, two daughters-in-law and two grandchildren. Two of their sons reside in California and another resides in northern Illinois.