Lancaster Sertoma Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays
at 5:30PM at the Tennis & Yacht Club

History of the BBQ

History of the BBQ

  • 1950The Sertoma Club of Lancaster held its first chicken BBQ in the spring of 1953, just one year after the club was chartered. The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce president, Tom Baldrige, stated: “There is no more impactful one-day fundraising event than the Sertoma Chicken Barbecue.” Each year on the third Saturday of May, the Lancaster Sertomans serve over 24,000+ chicken dinners.

Past BBQ Chairs

Year/Name of Chair

  • 1954 Len Minsky
  • 1955 Jim Miller
  • 1956 Dick Graybill
  • 1957 Tom Donnelly
  • 1958 George Atherholt
  • 1959 Charles Snyder
  • 1960 Gene Simmons
  • 1961 Frank Filling
  • 1962 Woody Miller
  • 1963 Robert Banta
  • 1964 Robert Howells,Sr
  • 1965 Richard Kuntz
  • 1966 Jack Vogel
  • 1967 Robert Bitts
  • 1968 John Atkins
  • 1969 Bill Burnaford
  • 1970 William Filling
  • 1971 J. Franze
  • 1972 Warren Jackson
  • 1973 Robert Mann
  • 1974 John Way
  • 1975 Pat Conroy
  • 1976 Hoppie Jones
  • 1977 Kent Strickler
  • 1978 Gene Mummau
  • 1979 Dan Groff
  • 1980 Lew Hershey
  • 1981 Ned Kreider
  • 1982 Pat Riley
  • 1983 Frank Christoffel
  • 1984 David Wagenseller
  • 1985 Walt Legenstein
  • 1986 Harry Clark
  • 1987 Steve Duke
  • 1988 Steve Hohenwarter
  • 1989 Robert Gantz
  • 1990 George Weaver
  • 1991 Robert Howells, Jr
  • 1992 Tom Mullen
  • 1993 Craig Arnold
  • 1994 Glenn Farrell
  • 1995 Joe Feilmeier
  • 1996 Chris Kunzler III
  • 1997 Wade Pratt
  • 1998 Jon McDonald
  • 1999 James Gross
  • 2000 Norman J. Lutz
  • 2001 Barry Bruce
  • 2002 Don Thatcher
  • 2003 Chuck Kimmich
  • 2004 Paul Tyson
  • 2005 Gene Duncan
  • 2006 Brent Guthrie
  • 2007 Charlie Feyock
  • 2008 Holly Hartman
  • 2009 Ron Spezialetti
  • 2010 Frank Black
  • 2011 Karl Salisbury
  • 2012 Dan Ostrowski
  • 2013 June Chipman
  • 2014 Megan Sofilka Tomsheck
  • 2015 Megan Sofilka Tomsheck
  • 2016 Barry Witmer