2013 Administrative Officers
Hello, I am Marvin C. Vanderhorst and I serve as the President of the Royal Esquires’ Club. I was born on Saturday October 20, 1951 in New Orleans, LA., and raised in San Francisco, CA. moving to Seattle in 1979, parent of 3 grown children and 2 young grandchildren. Retired in 2007 after 34 years with Qwest Communications, I presently serve on the board of Columbia City Business Association, Chair the Columbia City Business Improvement Association, sit on Rainier Valley Chamber Board, and a 14 year board member of Central Area Community Festival. I’ve been a member of the Royal Esquires’ Club since 2005 and have served as Treasurer, as well as on several committees, I was elected President in 2007 and currently serving my second term. Couple of the things I love doing are gardening, and cooking then taking the time to do both. I also enjoy designing and building outdoor entertainment centers. (you can enjoy the outdoors year round)
I believe the greatest gift you can give is yourself, and being a member of the Royal Esquires’ Club which is a non-profit 501(c) 7 organization is one way giving back to the community which works for me. For the past three years I’ve made a point to bring to the attention of the community that the Royal Esquires’ Club is committed to community service. For me volunteering is an opportunity to contribute to others which in turn enriches my life. We’re always looking for men that understand that this organization is “More Than a Night Club” to join us by becoming an Esquire and make a contribution to the community with us.
Other passed achievements include; President of Qwest Communication Pioneer’s Washington State Council; President of Alliance of Black Telecommunication Professions; Entrepreneur Certificate Seattle Community College, United Way of King County Project LEAD graduate; Certifications in leading seminars in diversity and leadership disciplines; Community for Youth seminar leader and mentor; areas of volunteering, NCAA Final Four- Seattle; MLB All-Star Game- Seattle, Washington Works- Seattle; Mt. Saint Helen Trail rebuilding; Day of Caring, AIDSWALK, Susan G. Komen Walk-a-thon, United Way of King County-Seattle, NAACP Walk-a-thon; Black Democrats; and Landmark Education – Seattle, San Jose, CA.
Vice President -Vacant
Elected Positions Currently Held: Treasurer, since April 2008 to present; 2007-2009,
Committees: Public Relations Committee January 2007 to present; Scholarship 2007 to present; Membership 2007- 2009; Social and Charitable Contributions 2007 to present; Black & White Ball Committee 2007-2008, and 2010; Ways and Means Committee 2010; Health and Wellness Committee 2010-13
2013 Board of Directors
SHELTON WRIGHT SR.
2013 Board Members
I’m Melvin L. Brown. I became a full member in October 1987. I joined the club because I want to make a difference and give back to the community. I have served on the Membership Committee as Chair from 2007-2009
Current Position: Board Member 2008-2013
ART SHAW, Board Member
MICHAEL, Board Member
The Adminstrative Officers and the Board of Directors are a body of elected members who:
- Develop policies, procedures, and provides personnel to perform business activities
- Make such rules and takes actions, consistent with the articles of incorporation
- Hold meetings, at a minimum monthly, to direct the operations of the Club