History

Past Presidents

1935 Irvine Lidstrom
1936 Wes Meyer
1937 Glen Smith
1938 Don Quinvold
1939 Steve Fligelman
1940 Parnelle Sanford
1941 Jack Benshoof
1942 Howard Myhre
1943 John Pearson
1944 Harold Eininger
1945 Ray Glaholt
1946 Elmer Hanson
1947 Robert Oman
1948 Carl Randolph
1949 Wally Korshner
1950 Pete Neitske
1951 Richard Blanding
1952 W.O. Anderson
1953 Wayne Lance
1954 T.A. Rogstad
1955 Sigwel Wood
1956 Earl King
1957 James Larson
1958 Duane Wething
1959 Jack Renner
1960 Gerald Price
1961 Bruce Barrett
1962 Dave Knutson
1963 John Hoeglund
1964 Don Engberg
1965 Wally Swedberg
1966 Duane Downey
1967 Robert Bergquist
1968 John Quam
1969 Arville Thompson
1970 LeRoy Squires
1971 Dick Duffney
1972 Larry Anderson
1973 Jim Sinclair
1974 Collin Peterson
1975 Wayne Benson
1976 Randy Bauer
1977 Jeff Grabow
1978 John Ekern
1979 Dale Wesley
1980 Steve Spaeth
1981 Steve Knuttila
1982 Glenn Gifford
1983 David Neil
1984 Al Mohls
1985 Clayton Schott
1986 Dave Aune
1987 Thomas Reiffenberger
1988 Judy Neil
1989 Jeff Radermacher
1990 Timothy “TJ” Foltz
1991 Jim Gulson
1992 Mary Aune
1993 Patti Boller
1994 Greg Nyland
1995 Nancy Motschenbacker
1996 Dana Gulson
1997 Bent Karlsen
1998 Randy Jenson/Paula Nelson
1999 April Foltz 2000 Tom Trowbridge
2001 Chris Throson
2002 Terri Opsahl
2003 Nathan Weber
2004 Brad Erickson
2005 Andrew Gag
2006 Jackie Weber
2007 Josh Bettcher
2008 Nathan Weber
2009 Johnna Thorson
2010 Jon Olson
2011 Justin Sieve
2012 Jon Pratt



The Detroit Lakes Jaycee chapter, was started in 1935 by a group of young men under the age of 35. The chapter was organized by 20 young businessmen on March 19, 1935, who elected Irv Lidstrom as their first president. Other officers during the chapter's first year of existence were Don Quenvold, vice president; Willard Randolph, secretary; Parnell Sanford, treasurer; and John Modisett, Bert Leach, Fritz Disse, M.R. McDonald, Carl Buck, Carl Hage, Dr. E.G. Olson and Everett Leaf, director.

The purpose of the organization was to promote business success, train men for work in the Civic and Commerce organization and provide social and educational activity for the young businessmen of the city.

Since the time, the scope of Jaycess (first called Junior Chamber of Commerce) has widened considerably in Detroit Lakes with any young person under the age of 40 being accepted for membership in the organization which prides its self in civic improvement and leadership training.