The nominated slate of candidates for the AYC Board of Directors is headed by Chris Smith, our current Rear Commodore and Sportboat Fleet Captain.
Here’s the entire slate:
- Commodore: Chris Smith
- Vice Commodore: Bruce Andress
- Rear Commodore: Victor Felice
- Junior Staff Commodore: Peter Lehrach
- Racing Fleet Captain: Steve Brown
- Cruising Captain: Tom Errickson
- Membership: Bob Whyte
In addition, Cynthia Pillote moves to Senior Staff Commodore and John Riddell continues in the second year of a two-year term as membership chairman. At its first meeting the new board selects its final two members, secretary and treasurer. Lori Reger and Tony Chapman have agreed to continue in those roles.
The ballot will also include a small change in the club bylaws that would affect new members’ dues. Right now, new-member dues take two big steps: at the six-month mark dropping from $150 to $75 and, with two months remaining in the member year, to $0. With computerized, online registration, it’s now easy to prorate the dues so a new-member applicant pays dues only for the number of months remaining in the year. Members will be asked to approve that change.
Online voting will take place starting in mid-April, with vote counting on Tuesday, May 5, at the Caddy Shack in Tempe, starting at 5:30 pm.
The nominating committee consisted of George Tingom, Emory Heisler, Bob Worrall, George Sheller, Ron McNeil, Bruce Andress, Chris Smith, Martin Lorch, Tom Errickson, Clay Poulson, Vanessa Wisbaum, and Maryellen Ferring.