45th Anniversary & Year End Party - November 5th
Fall Membership Meeting – 22 October at 14:00
Please join us for the fall membership meeting to be held at the clubhouse on Saturday 24 October 2016 at 14:00 following the club closing and lunch. Your attendance is both recommended and encouraged. During the meeting we will review the year-to-date financials, elect the new Board and officers for the 2016 season and provide updates regarding the status of the club. Please plan to watch PYC news in the coming weeks for documents that will be provided in advance for you to download and review for the meeting.
I look forward to seeing all of you on the Saturday 22 October.
2016 PYC Member of the Year
It's that time of year...time to vote for PYC John Gall Member of the Year!
Here are the rules:
You must be a paid 2016 PYC member.
You may cast up to 2 votes per family.
You must provide your family's last name when you vote (only the PYC Communications Chair will count votes; no one else will know how you voted - guaranteed).
You must cast your vote by Saturday, October 22.
Patty Hayden (Anderson) – Patty is always willing to help out at any given time at all the events/parties of PYC. Her work on the Commodore’s Cup this year was tireless, she is always willing to volunteer at any event and eager to do so.
Lisa Hockenberg – Lisa has always been the first person to greet visitors and new members when they arrive on PYC property. She helps with preparation for parties and helps clean up by offering to take used plates to the trash. Lisa, has, year after year, been a more than willing helper at all PYC events.
Donna Massey – All the work in the past two years on planning the events to bring members together.
Stacey Walter – Stacey was nominated for her dedication to the office of Director of Communications this year, as well as her instrumental role in a very successful Commodore Cup in the mix of upgrading the PYC website. Thanks to some very appreciated organizational skills, the Commodore’s Cup to do items were checked off and volunteer lists were filled in record time. She has a full life outside the club, but still finds time for us by helping with numerous events at PYC.
Other nominees that have been voted Member of the Year in the past, making them disqualified from the voting this year:
Jeff Miller - Jeff was always out working at the club and asking what he he could do. He led the project to add anchors to the breakwater to pull it out of the channel. He worked tirelessly to adapt the harbor to high water last spring. When he couldn’t find anything else to do he would replace bad dock boards. He always had good ideas, a positive spirit, and a sense of humor. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him.
Terri Tilford - Terri has served as a board member for many years, volunteering many hours to meetings and planning. She is always willing to help and takes on a lot of responsibility at the club. She led the team in coordinating and planning a successful Commodore's Cup this year.
2016 Commodore's Cup Photos (Click on any photo to begin)
2016 Commodore's Cup
In Loving Memory of Jeff Miller 1970 - 2016
Jeff Miller, 46, of Topeka, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at Lake Perry.
Jeff was born June 8, 1970 in Topeka, the son of Jim and Sharon Miller. He graduated from Seaman High School in 1988 and the University of Kansas in 1995. He then received his Master’s Degree from Baker University in 2003. He served in the Kansas Air National Guard.
For the past twelve years, he served as the Human Resources Manager at Banner Creek in Holton.
Jeff married Martha Cordell on October 11, 2003, in Topeka. She survives. Other survivors include his parents of Topeka; sister, Lori Miller, Pasadena, CA; brother in-laws Paul Cordell & Robert (Casey) Cordell; sister-in-laws Sarah (Leroy) Haberberger, Alice (Bill) Evans, Mary (Brett) Mook, & Laura Cordell (Michael Lobash); many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.
Jeff lived every day of his life to the fullest. He was always ready for a new challenge and adventure. Jeff obtained the rank of Eagle Scout and used those skills throughout his life. He grew up in a family that appreciated outdoor activities. This was evident as Jeff enjoyed entertaining family and friends in sharing his passion for the lake by sailing, ski boating, fishing, scuba diving and teaching his nieces and nephews how to appreciate nature. He received his pilot’s license in September 1990 and continued to fly for several years. When he wasn’t flying airplanes, he was building model ones and was a member of the Foundation for Aeronautical Education. Jeff and Martha enjoyed entertaining friends and family in their home. Cooking was an important part of their life together. Jeff took great joy in lovingly preparing meals for his family, friends and co-workers. He competed in various BBQ competitions with his best friend, Steve. In recent years, Jeff had restored their sailboat and a vintage RV for him and Martha to enjoy. Jeff was a member of Perry Yacht Club and proudly served on the Board of Governors. Jeff was passionate about helping others in this world. He volunteered as a Big Brother, in addition to him and Martha being foster parents to two children. In recent years, he used his gift of cooking by preparing a meal each month for the families at Ronald McDonald house.
Jeff loved Martha dearly and they enjoyed every day together. They were able to visit such places as Canada, the Caribbean, England and other places in the US. Jeff also loved spending time with their beloved Boxers, Louis and Otis.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Private family inurnment will be at a later date. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hands Humane Society, Ronald McDonald House or a charity of the donor’s choice.