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Your 2015 PYC board

• Commodore: Rich Wells
• Vice Commodore: Chris Ross
• Rear Commodore: Sean Kalic
• Past Commodore: Ed Hockenberg
• Secretary: Penny Morgan
• Treasurer: Terri Tilford
• Dock Master: Lee Cline
• Sail Education: Open
• Buildings and Grounds: Tom Flynn
• Communications Director: Bruce Liese
• Harbor Master: Jeff Miller
• Assistant Treasurer: Marianne and Tom Noll
• Social Directors: Donna Massey
• Yearbook Editor: Bill Buckheit


John L. Gall (1936-2013)

John L. Gall (1936-2013)



Commodore's CornerRich Wells, PYC Commodore

By Rich Wells, s/v Serendipity II

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are upon us and another year is almost over. It seems like just yesterday that we were preparing for another sailing season at PYC. All winter preparations are complete at the club and we are actively preparing for the upcoming year and the next sailing season, that starts in just four short months.

As I assume my role as Commodore I am excited about the year ahead and the planning and preparation that will occur over the coming months. We continue to make good progress on the new entrance gate solution. Chris Ross is actively working to finalize bids and we received official approval from the Corps of Engineers on our request to add the gate this week. We will have final information to share at the winter membership meeting and plan to make every effort to have the installation complete in advance of club opening.

As Ed addressed in previous articles, the Corps of Engineers has indicated their concerns with Sunset dock and we have filed a plan with them to address removal or a replacement in the coming year. Jeff Miller has been working to review options and estimates to replace Sunset and the Board will be discussing further in upcoming Board meeting over the winter months. We intend to have a more definitive plan to share at the winter membership meeting on this topic as well.

Our activities regarding the replacement of our caretakers continue, and we will be placing published advertisements in local papers to run beginning the second half of December. We will continue this effort over the winter months as needed and will hopefully be receiving interest in qualified applicants soon for our consideration. I would encourage all members to help spread the word of this opportunity to anyone you feel would be a good candidate(s) for the position(s). We will also be placing a notification on PYC News and website for anyone to inquire further on the position.

I wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season. As the winter months set in, I am sure we are all looking forward to April and club opening.

Rich Wells
PYC Commodore
s/v Serendipity II