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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

I hope you and your family had an enjoyable holiday season and your new year is off to a good start. As 2015 begins, the Board of Governors is actively planning the upcoming year. The social calendar is filling up and being finalized, the race schedule is complete, and the winter membership meeting is right around the corner on Saturday March 7, 2015 at the Shawnee Civic Centre. We will start with a potluck dinner at noon and the meeting will follow at 1:00. As always, the winter membership meeting is the first opportunity for the club to get together and begin preparations for the upcoming year.

Our Rear Commodore, Sean Kalic is preparing to kick off 2015 with a pre-season race meeting on Saturday February 7th at 10:00 am. The meeting will be held at Kansas City Sailing in Lawrence. Sean will be presenting plans for the upcoming race season as well as reviewing recommendations for expansion of the youth racing program. This is a great opportunity to come hear about the upcoming race season activities as well as meet with your fellow racers.

By now everyone should have received their 2015 membership renewal package. We are excited about continuing to grow the membership of the club and welcome new members joining the club this upcoming year. As a reminder, your deposit is due on February 1st and your remaining dues payment is due March 1st. Prompt attention to these dates will allow us to ensure slip assignments for the upcoming year. You may also access the 2015 membership application by clicking on this link.

In addition to the above upcoming activities, club opening is scheduled for Saturday April 11th beginning at 9:00 am. Please mark your calendar for this event. Hopefully the weather will be accommodating once again and we can look forward to a strong turn-out to officially open the club and begin the new sailing season. For those who have participated in the past we look forward to your assistance again, and for those new to the club or new to participating in this event, it is a great opportunity to spend time getting re-acquainted with members and meeting those new to the club.

As you can see from the above items there is a lot of activity taking place in preparation for the coming sailing season. Before we know it, we will be preparing and launching boats and actively looking forward to the numerous activities the club has to offer. I hope everyone is enjoying their winter and looking forward to warmer weather and good winds.

Rich Wells
PYC Commodore
s/v Serendipity II