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President of the President
Rotary Club of Cape Coral
Cape Coral Hospital
The Cape Coral Historical Society welcomes Paul Sanborn at its meeting at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cultural Park Theatre, 528 Cultural Park Blvd.Sanborn is the city's historian and Cape Coral Historical Society president.He has lived in the city 45 years and has been a longtime civic leader and managed both the Cape Coral Country Club and the Yacht Club.Sanborn has a park named in his honor in southeast Cape Coral.He will discuss, "Cape Coral Yesterday and Tomorrow."He has been married to his wife, Mildred, for 57 years and the couple have three daughters living in Lee County.
Historical Society President Paul Sanborn, 84, worked for Gulf American as vice president and community relations director from 1962 to 1975.He said the company had a magnificent marketing program, targeting the United States and eventually going international."It was the largest land development company in the world at one time," Sanborn said.Sanborn said Cape Coral could not have been developed without digging its many canals.The dredged dirt was needed to raise the home sites."A lot of people think the Rosens came in and tore down giant redwoods," he said."Cape Coral could never be built again today because of environmental concerns," Sanborn said.
The grand marshal for the parade is Paul Sanborn, the city's official historian.
Sanborn worked for the Rosen brothers, serving as the assistant to the managing director for Gulf American Land Corporation - developer of the Cape - in 1962. In 13 years, he managed the yacht and country club and he served as the director of industrial development and community relations. She noted he was instrumental in building the first school and the first hospital in the Cape. After leaving Gulf American, Sanborn entered the banking profession at Cape Coral Bank, the only bank in the city at the time. He also worked for several other local banks, before retiring in 1993. Sanborn is a past president of the Rotary Club of Cape Coral, a past president of the Cape Coral Historical Society Museum board of directors and a past president of the Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Lee County Mosquito Control Board and was named the Citizen of the Year twice. "He really is Mr. Cape Coral," Meola said, noting that Sanborn was their first pick. On Thursday, Sanborn explained that he has participated in parades before. "But this is a highlight because we're recognizing the early days of Cape Coral," he said. "I am highly honored to be named grand marshal," Sanborn added. Asked about bringing back the annual event, he voiced support for the plan. "I think it's a great idea," Sanborn said. "We used to have night parades and they were very well accepted," he added.
August 26, 2010 Paul Sanborn said he moved to Cape Coral on May 1, 1962, because he was offered a job to work for Gulf American Land Corporation as the assistant to the managing directo. more >>
Aubuchon was nominated by Rotary member Paul Sanborn.
Paul Sanborn presents a plaque to Gary Aubuchon, right. "Although he probably doesn't know it, I believe Gary lives the four-way test every day," Sanborn said.