Service Above Self:
History of the Las Cruces Rotary Club

This history is from a pamphlet commissioned by the Rotary Club of Las Cruces in 1989.  It was written by Jennifer L. Holberg, who was an NMSU undergraduate at the time. 

Acknowledgments  Introduction: Rotary  The Early Years  The War Years
  The Post-War Period   The 1950's  The 1960's  The 1970's and 1980's 
Food, Fun, and Fellowship  Charter Members  Presidents

Presidents of the Rotary Club of Las Cruces

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(Updated from the original to include all presidents to date...)

1923-25 H. L. Kent 1973-74 Jay Bishop
1925-26 R. E. McBride 1974-75 Raymond Paz
1926-27 A. I. Kelso 1975-76 Tom Mobley
1927-28 F. M. Heyner 1976-77 Maurice Hamilton
1928-29 Harlow H. Hyland 1977-78 Jim Scott*
1929-30 Covey Baker 1978-79 Stan Smith
1930-31 J. B. Ledlie 1979-80 Paul Comeau
1931-32 Uil Lane 1980-81 Herb Greathouse
1932-33  A. W. Chilton 1981-82 Bryce Brisbin
1933-34 George Frenger 1982-83 Glenn Cutter
1934-36  Glenn Bright 1983-84 Naren Gunaji
1936-37 Fabian Garcia 1984-85 Charles Tharp*
1937-38 R. C. Rankin 1985-86 Bobby Rankin*
1938-39 P. M. Baldwin 1986-87 Russ Clemons
1939-40 Carl S. Conlee 1987-88 John Owens
1940-41 Adlai Feather 1988-89 Larry Downum
1941-42 Edwin Holt 1989-90 Jim Bullock
1942-43 Bob Caylor 1990-91 Gene Jameson
1943-44 Lee Gould 1991-92 Ray Dent
1944-45 Carter Womack 1992-93 Jeff Brown*
1945-46 Bill Sedgwick 1993-94 Virginia ”Pinkie” Warren
1946-47 Carl Howard 1994-95 Jed Fanning
1947-48 Bob Caylor 1995-96 Jay Pontious
1948-49 Leo Valdez 1996-97 LeRoy Daugherty
1949-50 Bill Erwin 1997-98 Les Fletcher
1950-51 John Davis 1998-99 Billy Bullock
1951-52 L. T. Horton 1999-00 Ron Salak
1952-53 LaFel Oman 2000-01 Wanda Mattiace*
1953-54 Paul Riggins 2001-02 Lyn Ames*
1954-55 A. D. Boston 2002-03 Dinus Briggs*
1955-56 M. A. Thomas 2003-04 Douglas Rains
1956-57 Claud Tharp 2004-05 Jerry Laws
1957-58 Tom Campbell 2005-06 Mary Ellen McKay*
1958-59 Henry Gustafson 2006-07 Rich Gregory
1959-60 Russell Poole 2007-08 Ken Eastlack
1960-61 Gregg Randall 2008-09 John Pickett*
1961-62 Phil Ambrose 2009-10 Jay Jordan*
1962-63 Tom Carr 2010-11 Richelle Ponder*
1963-64 Ralph Stucky 2011-12 Ross Ramsey
1964-65 Bob Heckler 2012-13 Eddie Groth
1965-66 Luitt Miller 2013-14 Ana Mangino*
1966-67 P. Russell Burn 2014-15 Bill Harty*
1967-68 Charles Haner 2015-16 Alex Keatts
1968-69 Jim Delamater 2016-17 Christopher Dulany*
1969-70 Arnold McMillan 2017-18 Lya Jordan*
1970-71 John F. Armstrong 2018-19 Patty Groth*
1971-72 Fred Widmoyer 2019-20 Daniel Payne*
1972-73 Elwood Waid   *denotes current member of the club.