Pat & Joanie Smith

1999 Commodore

Pat Smith and First Mate Joanie Smith

Commodore Career: Mrg/Partner La Crosse Media Group

Commodore Date of Birth: 9.6.1955

Commodore Hometown: Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Siblings in order: Mike Smith, Ann Schwaegler (deceased), Judy Seden

First Mate Career: On Air Personality KICKS 1063 First Mate Date of Birth: 10.1.1960
Hometown: La Crescent, MN
Siblings in order: Jean Osweiler

Children 1: Nate Smith Spouse: Maggie

Grandchildren: Jaxon, Marriner, Tatum Children 2: Amy

Spouse: Jake Hanson Grandchildren: Hayden

Date of Marriage: 8.6.1983

How did you and your partner meet? Radio Station in 1976. Pat was my Explorer Post Adviser. Pat was the music director for WLCX and I was in La Crescent High School.

Commodore Hobbies and Interests: Grandchildren and anything Outdoors and anything Techy.

Commodore Community Involvement: Many! CMNH, River Fest, Oktoberfest Designated Diver Chair, Past Rotary Member, Salvation Army, Past President La Crosse Chamber of Commerce, Past Moderator at First Congregational Church and served on many Church boards, is an Honrary Rotary Club Member.

First Mate Hobbies and Interests: Grandchildren and anything not Techy.

First Mate Community Involvement: CMNH Radiothon, Emerald Ball for CMNH, Go Red, Fork and Cork for
La Crosse Oktoberfest, Head Usher First Congregational Church.

Interesting Family History: Every Family History is always interesting! Our first Grandson Jaxon was born on July 4th! During the fireworks.

Tell the story of how you were asked to be a Commodore and First Mate: Pat was invited to give a marketing presentation to the group at Commodore Art Lotz Mr.
D’s basement…turns out many of the business owner Commodores were so interested in his presentation that Pat gave his whole report before he was asked the question.

One thing on your Bucket List: Long train ride to Alaska.

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