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  • PORTLIGHTJanuary 2016

    P O R T L A N D Y A C H T C L U B M O N T H LY Volume 66, Number 1

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    Pop! A balloon exploded on its descent from the ballroom ceiling at PYC’s New Year’s Eve party, ushering in 2016. It is a privilege and honor to be your 2016 Commodore. May we all have a Happy New Year!

    We will be bringing back two cruises from years past. One is the Barkley Sound cruise the last week of July. Roger Jorgensen and I will chair this cruise as we last did 10 years ago. You will find that Barkley is closer than going down the Strait to the San Juan or Gulf Islands, has better fishing and sailing than the straits on the inside of Vancouver Island and is beautiful. Several Saturday morning Education Docks targeting skills needed for this cruise will include crossing the bar, weather forecasting and general cruise planning.

    The second cruise from the past will be in late Sep-tember, the week before Beacon Rock. We may call it the Miller Island or Fall Upriver Cruise. It antici-pates us being lifted by two locks through the first two Columbia River dams and anchoring in the lee of Miller Island which is near the convergence of the Deschutes and Columbia rivers. This will be timed so we can stop for the Beacon Rock Cruise on the way downriver.

    There are six sailing regattas listed on our 2016 cal-endar. However, the queen of them all is our own Mauni Elliott series in June. It is named after Glenn Elliott’s mother, who was the Club’s bookkeeper for forty years and lived in the upstairs apartment while her husband was the Club’s Port Captain. The series consists of races on four consecutive Wednesday evenings for PYC boats only. I want to encourage – shall I say taunt – those of us who have sailboats but usually crew aboard other boats, to gather our own boats and crews and venture forth upon the friendly waters for Mauni Elliottt. If you are too timid to race because of your rusty knowledge of the racing rules, take heart. We’ll offer a basic refresher course on racing and the rules in the spring.

    Please note on another page of this Portlight the list of committees and volunteers. This list of volunteers is not exclusive. The plethora of volunteers helping Michael and Mary Stainsby put on the February Crab Feed are not listed, nor are the helpers for the October Scotch and Cigar night. I imagine Gil MacGregor will ask Walter Witschard to once again lecture us on the values of scotch and ask Bill Farr to play his bagpipes along


    with having a cast of servers.

    PYC is adding three committees. The dock maintenance committee headed by David Stuckey actually started in October. Its purpose is to ensure that the rods holding the whalers to the cement docks and the cement docks together are periodically checked for tightness to protect our investment.

    The second new committee is the Intermediate Members group headed by Lisa Cicala. She and her committee will gather together the club’s intermediate-aged mem-bers to identify common interests and activities they share and promote those in tandem with other club events.

    The third is the PYC Youth Sailing Scholarship com-mittee formed to provide financial assistance to applicant youths who take youth sailing classes in the Portland area. With the assistance of Randy Duncan, this com-mittee is forming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation so that donated money is tax deductible. As you know, PYC already has a reciprocal agreement with Willa-mette Sailing Club so our family members may take sailing classes at WSC member prices. The scholarship fund will complement this arrangement, but will not be limited to PYC member families nor to classes at WSC.

    A brief procedural note on paying bills: When invoices for committee expenses fall on the bookkeeper’s desk they will be scanned and emailed to the committee chair for their approval as well as being OK’d by the club manager before being paid.

    Please note the Commodore’s Ball is January 23rd. Janet and I look forward to an entertaining night. Please join us!

    Lastly, most of you know that Janet and I have sailed many miles. However, we are both very aware that miles don’t matter as all of us are equally entranced when stepping aboard any boat and the essence of this club is to serve as a social platform to share this magic. Or, according to Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows: “There is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth

    doing as simply messing about in boats.”

    Please do not give the “N-Row” gate

    code to any vendor at any time.

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    CLUB MANAGER REPORTBy Daniel Wilkins

    BAR & GALLEY NEWS!LUNCH 11 am - 2 pm

    Thursday, Friday & Saturday (no lunch on Saturday January 23rd)

    HAPPY HOUR — FRI. & SAT.3 - 5 pm

    HAPPY HOUR — SUNDAY2 - 6 pm

    (Sailing on Sunday every Sunday in January)

    DINNER 5 - 8 pmFriday & Saturday

    PYC can accommodate large groups for lunch or dinner. Please call our reservation desk for

    more information.

    Did we have a great time during the holidays or what? December provided so many great events and memories that will last a lifetime, a great cap to a wonderful year. Now we can look to the future and what 2016 will hold.

    I am very optimistic and look forward to the leadership of our incoming Board of Trustees and new Commo-dore, John Colby. We will continue to build our founda-tion as the leading club in the greater Portland area with clear and concise direction that will ensure our future will remain as bright as the cupola in her maiden year.

    We encourage you to take a look at the 2016 calendar for our many events. We will always update the calendar online and will continue to communicate the latest infor-mation on events and happenings at the club through our weekly newsletter. Our website will continue to offer the latest member information on the member side of the website and at some time in early 2016 you will see the event rental information available on the public side of the webpage to encourage outside event rentals.

    As presented in the annual meeting in November, we will now offer the clubhouse to groups without the requirement of a member sponsor. Our goal in this endeavor is to generate further revenue for the club without disrupting the use of the club for our member-

    ship. All rentals will require an application and will be approved by the PYC Board of Trustees for two reasons:

    1. To ensure that the prospective clients will treat our clubhouse and grounds with the respect it deserves, with payments delivered upfront with sizeable deposits to cover for any damages.

    2. To protect the members’ interest in clubhouse use. We do not want to turn away PYC members from using the clubhouse just to make a buck.

    Our target market will be businesses looking for event space, primarily during the week, to ensure the clubhouse is used for member and member-sponsored events during the weekends. Our competition will be hotel convention centers near the airport that can accommodate groups of up to 300. We believe our clubhouse offers a distinct com-petitive advantage over these hotels with our river views that cannot be beat, and with the proper advertising, can generate substantial revenues that can be put back into the clubhouse to make it better than ever. We appreciate any referrals that you can send our way!

    Thank you for your support and membership! Cheers to a great 2016!

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    COMMITTEE – Mike O’Bryant, editor; Sandy O’Bryant, graphic design;David McNamee, Nancy MacGregor and Skip & Mary Ann Nitchie


    Commodore John Colby (sail) Vice Commodore Dave Simonson (power) Secretary/Treasurer Frank Bocarde (sail) Rear Commodore Larry Justice (power) Trustee Robert Dubay (sail) Trustee Ken Hunkins (power) Trustee Robert Morgan (power) Trustee Craig Shambaugh (sail) Trustee Stan Tonneson (power)

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  • NEW MEMBER PROFILESBy Mary Ann Nitchie

    RICK AND NICHOLE KERSEY Rick has been boating since

    the age of 10. Born in Van-couver, he has lived and worked in this area his whole life, first with Dick Hannah, then opening his own auto repair business, Accurate Auto, in three locations. The Kerseys have two children, Noelle, 5, and

    Mason, 1. Their boat, Plan B, is a 29' M/V manufactured by Phoenix. Rick is a flotilla commander in the USCG Auxiliary, working security for the Christmas Ship Parades. Their sponsors are Rick Williams and Paul Wilson.

    PHILIP AND CORINNE RAGAWAY The Ragaways have two

    children, Martin, 2½, and McCoy, 1. Philip’s goal at PYC is to create a founda-tion for his family to enjoy and learn from the unique opportunities in the yacht club community. He crewed for eight years on

    former PYC member Sue Burns’ sailboat, and has par-ticipated in ocean racing and cruising. He owns Quar-terworld Pinball and Spot Properties, LLC. Philip has had much experience building and operating restau-rants, many of which are still in business. Corinne enjoys snowboarding, biking, the arts and dance. Their sponsors are Mary Stainsby and Jolene Coats.

    RICK AND JODIE SUCHECKI Rick has many years of

    sailing in his background. From Connecticut, where he was born, to San Fran-cisco Bay, including Lake Champlain, Puget Sound and the Columbia river. He has served as Race Com-mittee chairman and crew,

    Commodore of SYSCO and the San Juan 24 fleet. He will be teaching his wife, Jodie, and son, Aidan, 10, to sail and cruise on the river and in Puget Sound. Rick is a Senior Programmer and works as a consulting Project

    Manager for large IT organizations. He enjoys wood-working and photography. Rick and Jodie are spon-sored by Jolene Coats and Fred Hazzard.

    KEN AND DIANE KAY Retired schoolteachers Ken

    and Diane are part time residents of Oregon, owning homes in Newport and San Antonio, Texas, where they divide their time. They sailed their 42’ sailboat from Long Beach, California, where they

    taught, to Sydney, Australia. Their current boat is Splash, a 30' M/V on which they plan to cruise the Columbia and Puget Sound. Ken owns his own busi-ness, the Childrens’ Lighthouse. He is affiliated with Yaquina Bay Yacht Club and Long Beach Yacht Club. The Kays are sponsored by Bruce Padgett and Joan Johnson.

    ALAN AND SHARON THOMPSON Alan, born in Astoria, has

    been involved with both commercial and pleasure boating since 1966 when he went into the Coast Guard. He has spent the last 26 years as Captain and Man-ager of the Vorlage, a 58 foot 1970 Huckins owned by

    Hank Swigert, PYC. Sharon is an accountant, trying to retire and spend more time with her family, garden and music. Their boat is a 1950 Huckins 40 ft. Ortega sedan, soon to be launched after an extensive restoration. Alan is interested in vintage cars. They are sponsored by Jerry Miller and David Wisdom.


    February Portlight DeadlineJanuary 10th

    Email articles & reports to: Mike O’[email protected]

    Photos to: Skip Nitchie [email protected]

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    Happy 100th Birthday Helen Price!

    Helen turns 100 years old on January 13th. She and her husband,

    Don joined PYC 45 years ago. We wish Helen a Happy Birthday!

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    Friday Night CookoutJan. 8th

    A cookout is like

    a cruise without

    a boat. Relax and

    enjoy our wonderful

    club on The River.

    PYC Sailing ReportBy Mary Stainsby

    Happy New Year. I hope you all had a wonderful and safe holiday season.As many of you know, in 2016 PYC will have a Sailing Committee made up of me (Mary Stainsby), Michelle Bennett, Bob Martin, Fred Hazzard, and Jack Becker. Nancy MacGregor will be putting together the Sailors’ Dinner in April and Mike Stainsby will be pro-ducing the race results. We will be looking for people to help with the various races in the coming months, so if you would like to help the race committee during a race, please contact one of us.

    As far as recent racing on the Columbia, the Sailing on Sunday series is in full swing. As of the December 13th race, the last of the races this year, ten races have been run – some in lots of wind, some in very little wind, and a few decent days. PYC is being represented by quite a few boats this season. See next column for PYC boats standings in the first ten races:

    Level and no handicap division (38 boats entered)Place Boat Owner Points7 Bluefin Frank Bocarde 40 TiedPHRF (handicap) (37 boats entered)1 Anam Cara Tom Kelly 274 Roller Ball Bob Martin 376 Riva Scott Campbell 628 Skookum Too George Brown 6911 Velocity Tom Keffer 80 Tied13 Free Bowl of Soup Eric Hopper 8215 Thumper Joe Rottman 8616 Troublemaker Kent Sisk 9018 Edgewalker Mike O’Bryant 9519 Town Bike Robert McNaughton 9621 Fury Fred Hazzard 10022 Stray Currents Stan Heil 104If you want to keep up with the results of SOS races, go to: http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_regatta_results.php?regatta_id=11253.

    Have a great winter, and watch for another update in February!

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    Mark Newsom — ChairAndy Thaler — AdvisorRod WellsDave SimonsonFrank BocardeDaniel Wilkins

    LONG RANGE PLANNINGRod Wells — ChairMary StainsbyBob MartinGeorge StonecliffNick JohnsonWarren KnightHeather AdamsJerry MillerDave Simonson

    HOUSE & GROUNDSLarry Justice — ChairLynne & Frank BocardeJay DensomJoanie JohnsonJohn LebensBob MorganMark PearsonAdrianne & Lee PetersonJanet & John Colby

    TECHNOLOGYMark Newsom — ChairSteve GordonXavier LeHericy — WebmasterMark PearsonLarry Justice

    OUTSTATIONDave Simonson — ChairPhil GentemannJoe Spaziani

    FIRE, SAFETY & SECURITYMike House — FireDave Stuckey — Security

    DOCK MAINTENANCEDavid Stuckey — ChairJay DensemGil MacGregorMike House

    CLOSED MOORAGEDave Simonson

    OPEN MOORAGEFrank Bocarde

    CRUISINGTerri & Dave Entler • Cruise


    New Years • No hostSt Patty’s Day • Terri & Dave Entler,

    Doug Foster, Gil MacGregor

    Stag Cruise • Harry BraunsteinMemorial Day • Joanie & Nick

    Johnson, Carole & Berkeley Smith

    July 4th • no host

    Bald Eagle Days • no hostBarkley Sound • Roger Jorgensen &

    John Colby

    August Upriver Cruise • Cliff Ste-phens & Becky Belangy, Nick &

    Joanie Johnson

    Labor Day • Sandy & Steve GordonMiller Island – Upriver Cruise •

    Janet & John Colby

    Beacon Rock • Bob MartinHalloween • Jim & Julie Hinkley,

    Sandi & Ken Free, Penny & Joe


    Thanksgiving • no host

    ENTERTAINMENTSue Miller & Janet Colby — ChairsShari SinclairLynne BocardeRuth ParrSandy AkenKaren KellyDiane HankeJoanie JohnsonLaura CirotskiAdrianne PetersonJulie HinkleyDiane BurnsLynda HirstDonna SimonsonJennifer DuncanSheila WinslowMary Ellen Johnson

    CRAB FEEDMichael & Mary Stainsby


    COOKOUTSDavid & Susan Wisdom — ChairsRyan CarneyMark MillerDavid & Heidi GunsulJohn & Jane LebensBill & Ellen FarrMike & Judy KeaneJoe & Mary Ellen JohnsonAl & Sharon ThompsonWalter Witschard

    PORTLIGHTMike O’Bryant — EditorSandy O’Bryant — Graphic Design David McNameeSkip & Mary Ann NitchieGayle Timmerman — Advertising

    ROSTERSandy O’Bryant — ChairNancy MacGregorMary Ann NitchieSandi Free — AdvertisingJane Knight — AdvertisingAdrianne Peterson — Advisor

    CALENDARJolene Coats

    PHOTOGRAPHERSDale Mack — CoordinatorSkip NitchieStan BorysSandy GordonLoren Popescu & Marlena CostanzoBernie BillsTerry JohnsonNorene Kudrna

    NEW MEMBERSHIPJolene Coats — ChairChris Finks — PromotionGinny Denny — New Member GreeterSandi Free — New Member Greeter

    INTERMEDIATE MEMBERSHIPLisa Cicala — ChairKevin Driscoll

    SAILING CAPTAINSBob MartinMary StainsbyMichelle BennettFred HazzardJack Becker

    SAILORS DINNERNancy MacGregor

    YOUTH SAILING SCHOLARSHIPJohn Colby — ChairBill FarrMark McCuddy

    EDUCATIONRoger Jorgensen

    SHIP’S STORETerri Entler



    INSURANCEMark Hall

    MEASURERMichael Stainsby


    HISTORIANWalter Witschard

    FLEET CAPTAINGil MacGregor

    FLEET SURGEONWally Norton


    Continued on page 7

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    Continued from page 6

    LIBRARIANGloria Reich

    WATERCRAFTERSMary Ann Nitchie

    BRIDGEGeri Peyran

    GOLFTerry Johnson

    CRYAKen Kudrna — DelegateAdam Fry — Delegate

    Bar - 5:30 pm, Dinner - 6:30 pmCost TBD, Kids 6-12: 1/2 price

    Menu: Crab, Oyster Shooters, Salad, French Bread, Beer/Pop, Dessert

    Reservations by February 1st

    Seating limited to first 300, limit of 12 folks per party

    Dress code: Casual Co-chairs: Mike & Mary StainsbyReservations: (503) 735-0632 (electronic sign-up available in January)

    or email: [email protected] Saturday lunch on February 6th


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    The Portlight page 8 January 2016

    Hanging of the Greens not an accidental event photos by Loren Popescu

    The Hanging of the Greens is an annual event typ-ically held on the Sunday before the first week of December and this year was no different, with the bevy of volunteers showing up the afternoon of November 29.

    At this event the clubhouse is decorated for the holi-days. All the volunteers are invited by the Commodore and First Lady as an appreciation for their service and support to the Club during the year and include: the Officers, Trustees, committees and members which the Commodore and the First Lady feel helped or assisted them during the year. The clubhouse is decorated during the work party, followed by a complimentary meal. After the meal the Commodore and First Lady distribute thank you gifts to Offi-cers, Trustees and committees chairs.

    Planning for Hanging of the Greens begins many months prior to the event.

    The decorating committee is made up of several mem-bers who spend a considerable amount of time and energy selecting decorations, organizing and diligently working to make the event successful, and leave the clubhouse beautifully decorated.

    The 2015 Hanging of the Greens Committee included leaders Norene Kudrna, Sue Miller and Mary Kaye Brady, who were assisted by Joanie Johnson, Shari Sinclair, Ruth Parr, Nancy MacGregor, Julie Hinkley, Judy Wells and First Lady Vicki Justice.

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    Hanging of the Greens photos by Loren Popescu and Stan BorysThe Portlight page 9 January 2016

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    The Portlight page 10 January 2016

    Toys for Tots Cookout photos by Stan Borys

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    Each year, the Ladies Holiday Dinner becomes larger and more festive. Of the two ladies dinners served by men from the Club (there is also a spring dinner for members from all Columbia River yacht clubs), the 2015 dinner held December 9, is certainly the more festive, with the Club decorated to the gunnels for Christmas cheer and hol-iday spirit, the ladies dressed to the nines and club men acting as cooks and servers.

    Some 110 women – club members, friends and family – attended the affair that featured a gourmet meal by Paco Castrejon, kitchen manager, and Chef Joe Colistro, a raffle organized by Jolene Coats, the crowning of PYC’s 2016 Daughter of Neptune, Janessa Wilson (the youngest child of PYC members Natalie and Paul Wilson) and presentations by First Lady Vicki Justice.

    The hard-working and creative team spearheading the night’s decorations were Samantha Dubay, Shari Sin-clair, Lynne Bocarde and Mary Kaye Brady, among others who contributed to the night’s festive atmosphere.

    A good part of the treat for everyone was the involve-ment of PYC gentlemen, dressed in black slacks, white shirts and black bowties, serving food and pouring drinks. Some 29 men volunteers, along with PYC’s very capable staff made the evening a success, according to the evening’s Co-captain, Bob Dubay.

    “I am always reluctant to hand out ‘special thanks’ when every single person was required to put this together smoothly. There is no way that this could ever work without every team member,” Bob said.

    In addition, Dick Dyer did exceptional work creating the meals and desserts with Paco Castrejon and Chef Joe.

    “And, I would have personally floundered without the very capable help of Jim Sinclair working as my Co-captain on the floor, along with Andy Thaler and Ken Hunkins, the floor lieutenants, as they solved every problem promptly when issues appeared,” Bob said.

    But, not many issues appeared. It was a beautiful night.

    The Portlight page 11 January 2016

    Ladies Holiday Dinner photos by Terry Johnson

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    The Portlight page 12 January 2016

    Ladies Holiday Dinner photos by Terry Johnson

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    The Portlight page 13 January 2016

    Breakfast with Santa photos by Loren Popescu

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    The Portlight page 14 January 2016

    Breakfast with Santa photos by Loren Popescu

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    The Portlight page 15 January 2016

    Outstation Pavilion gets Facelift photos by Dave Simsonon

    If you cruised to PYC’s Willow Bar Outstation over New Year’s weekend, you were treated to a fully enclosed outstation pavilion. All of the blue canvas siding is gone, replaced by sliding windows and doors.

    A special thanks to Joe Spaziani who designed and organized this project and, with his volunteers, got the work done – mostly during November and December (some of the worst weather months the Portland area has seen in years). Most of the work was completed in time for the New Year’s Cruise. All that remains to be done is some trim work and installing cedar shin-gles, which will be done after the first of the year when weather permits.

    In addition, Joe ordered all the materials and trans-ported them to the outstation. He and Jay Densom, an

    experienced contractor, furnished all the tools required to complete the project.

    The purpose of this project is to replace the failing canvas, to eliminate the cumbersome zipper entry, to provide more light and visibility from inside the pavilion and to add screens that will keep pests out in the summer. With the new windows and doors, the pavilion will stay warmer for winter-time cruising. The new doors on the dinghy dock side will allow serving lines for food from the outside to avoid congestion when dishing up food.

    Also volunteering to rebuild the pavilion were Ken Free, Rod Wells, Gary Erdahl and Paul Akin.Photo below left to right: Joe Spaziani, Ken Free, Rod Wells, Paul

    Akin and Jay Densom.

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    Education Session to Feature Circumnavigators

    2016 Portland Boat Show Wednesday, January 13 - Sunday, January 17, 2016

    Portland Expo Center

    PYC BOOTH DUTY: Volunteers Needed!PYC’s biggest membership drive is in January during the Portland Boat Show where we will have a booth staffed by charming PYC members like you! We need volunteers to set-up the booth on Tuesday, January 12th, 9am to 12pm, and regular shifts beginning Wednesday, January 13th. Shifts are four hours and we need to cover all five show days.

    The Portland Boat Show is great fun and a very visible way to show-off PYC. Our booth will have plenty of exhibitor “goodies” to attract show attendees.

    Sign-up and volunteer scheduled will be on Volunteer Spot (an email is forthcoming listing the Volunteer Sport site address) or please see Kelsey in the office to sign-up. Questions? Contact Chris Finks at [email protected] or Jolene Coats at [email protected]

    Portland Boat Show Times:Wednesday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pmThursday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

    Friday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pmSaturday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


    Please join us as we share a six month segment of our fourteen year circumnavigation on Moonshadow, a cut-ter-rigged Alajuela 38, beginning in Malaysia across the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, and Suez Canal into the Mediterranian Visiting Sri Lanka, India, Oman, Yemen, Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt and Israel to Turkey.

    We experienced some of our best sailing conditions and others a bit less than optimal, along with warm, vibrant and exotic cultures in areas of the world not often thought of as cruising destinations.

    See you 10 am Saturday morning, January 16, 2016, at the PYC clubhouse.

    —Richard and Anita Sandefur

    The Portlight page 16 January 2016

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    Commodore John Colby

    First Lady Janet Colby

    Social Hour & Hors d’oeuvre: 6 pm

    Three Course Dinner: 7 pm

    Featuring: “Surf & Turf”

    Change of Command Ceremony

    & Dancing

    Dress: Semi-Formal

    $50.00 per person, before Jan. 8th

    After Jan. 8th $55.00 per person

    Reservation Deadline January 19, 2016


    Commodore John Colby

    First Lady Janet Colby

    Social Hour & Hors d’oeuvre: 6 pm

    Three Course Dinner: 7 pm

    Featuring: “Surf & Turf”

    Change of Command Ceremony

    & Dancing

    Dress: Semi-Formal

    $50.00 per person, before Jan. 8th

    After Jan. 8th $55.00 per person

    Reservation Deadline January 19, 2016

    The Portlight page 17 January 2016

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    Ship’s Store and Pre-OrdersBy Terri Entler

    Check out our store for some nice winter items. We have several long sleeve t-shirts for those looking for something a little warmer.

    There is no special item for the month, but go to the website below and browse for something special.

    CATALOG WEBSITE: www.sanmar.com

    2015 Officers & TrusteesCommodore – Larry JusticeVice Commodore – John ColbySecretary/Treasurer – Dave SimonsonRear Commodore – Gil MacGregorTrustee – Al ParrTrustee – David StuckeyTrustee – Mark McCuddyTrustee – Robert Dubay Trustee – Craig Shambaugh

    Parliamentarian – Past Commodore Berkeley Smith

    Recording Secretary – Kelsey Sanders

    Club Staff:Manager – Daniel WilkinsBookkeeper – Sheri VanSlykeMember Services – Kelsey SandersCatering Chef – Joe ColistroKitchen Manager – Paco CastrejonHousekeeper – Ashley DavisCook – Steve BaggerlyDockmaster – Terry TruanDock Assistant – Nick GreenBartender – Cheryl SavageBartender – Jackie BrownWait Staff – Marilyn TenorinoBartender – Monica OsburneWait Staff – Samantha Baker Wait Staff – Sean Mayall

    Call to Order – Larry Justice at 19:04

    A quorum was established.

    Memorials: Diane Frichtl, Jack McKenna, Art Phillips, Harry Porter Jr., Donald Price & Mark Sciarretta.

    Introduction of Past Commodores: Nick Johnson, Bernie Bills, Larry Cirotski, Byron Hanke, Jerry Miller, Berkeley Smith, Bob Sudlow, Ron Timmerman, Frank Warren, Rod Wells, Bob Lyon, Doug Foster, Bob Martin and Nancy MacGregor.

    2015 Winter Meeting Minutes were approved.

    Committee Reports read, among those were:

    Membership Report – PYC currently has 359 member-ships, with 30 new memberships for 2015, including two new memberships in December, while losing 23 members.

    Commodores Report – read by Commodore Larry Justice.

    No Old Business.

    New Business – A rise in the food, beverage and cruis-ing fee was proposed. John Colby discussed the need to increase the quarterly fee from $60 to $75. Mary Stains-by moved to approve, Rodger Jorgenson seconded, discussion ensued and the motion was approved.

    Nomination and Election of 2016 Officers & TrusteesCommodore – John ColbyVice Commodore – Dave Simonson Secretary/Treasurer – Frank Bocarde Rear Commodore – Larry JusticeTrustee – Robert DubayTrustee – Craig ShambaughTrustee – Ken HunkinsTrustee – Stan TonnesonTrustee – Robert Morgan

    Nick Johnson moves to approve the nominations for the 2016 officers and trustees, Kurt Van Horn seconds, Approved.

    2015 Award Winnners

    2015 Boner Trophy Award – Larry Brandt and Har-ry Braunstein are nominated. The award was given to Harry Braunstein.

    2015 Bo Knab RC Award – The award was given to Wylie Grabisch.

    2015 Larry Barber Trophy Award – The Trophy was given to Dick Dyer.

    Presentation of the 2016 Budget, presented by Mark Newsom

    Doug Foster moved to approve the budget, Ken Em-mons seconded, and after discussion the 2016 budget was approved.

    Good of the Order

    Adjournment at 21:08

    Highlights from the 107th PYC Annual Meeting November 23, 2015

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    JANUARY1 Fri. New Year’s Day Bowl Party

    1-3 Fri.-Sun. New Year’s Cruise – Outstation

    2, 9, 16, 30 Sat. Lunch, Happy Hour

    7, 14, 21, 28 Thur. Lunch

    8 Fri. Cookout

    8, 15, 22, 29 Fri. Lunch, Happy Hour

    11, 25 Mon. Watercrafters

    13-17 Wed.-Sun. Portland Boat Show

    14, 21, 28 Sat. Lunch, Happy Hour & Dinner

    18 Mon. Martin Luther King Day

    21 Thur. Bridge

    21 Thur. Board Meeting

    23 Sat. Commodore’s Ball

    29-31 Fri.-Sun. Seattle Boat Show

    FEBRUARY1-6 Mon.-Sat. Seattle Boat Show

    4,11,18,25 Thur. Lunch

    5,12,19,26 Fri Lunch, Happy Hour

    6 Sat. Crab Feed

    7 Sun. Super Bowl Party (Potluck)

    8, 22 Mon. Watercrafters

    12, 19 Fri. Dinner

    13, 20, 27 Sat. Lunch

    13 Sat. Valentine’s Dinner13, 20, 27 Sat. Lunch

    14, 28 Sun. Happy Hour

    18 Thur. Board Meeting

    18 Thur. Bridge

    18 Fri. Cookout

    26 Fri. Advertiser’s Appreciation Cookout

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    Christmas Ships photos by Skip Nitchie

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    Sailing on Sunday: Big boats Anam Cara and Riva battle.

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    Valentines Dinner • Saturday, February 13, 2016

    Celebrate a wonderful dinner and evening

    with your Sweetheart at PYC

    More details to follow