Notice of Election for the 2022-2023 Board of Directors

It’s election time for the Arizona Yacht Club! Electronic ballots will be emailed to all eligible voting members on record as of April 1, 2021. The email will include a link that takes you directly to the ballot and voting will likely take less than one minute. Only one ballot per membership is allowed. If you need to vote in person, contact Deb Heisler.

You’ll receive your electronic ballot when the voting opens on Friday, April 15 at 6:00 am and you can vote until the polls close on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:00 pm. The new board takes over after voting certification on May 5, 2022.

Look for the annual Commodores Celebration announcement and join us for the change of command and more on Saturday, May 14th. More details coming soon so save the date!

When you get the opportunity, please extend your appreciation to the members that served as your 2021-2022 Board of Directors: Deb Heisler, Commodore; Bob Naylor, Vice Commodore; Marshall Williamson, Rear Commodore; Jeff Coulter, Fleet Captain; Jeff Bryant, Cruising Captain; Skip Kempff and Gordon Briner, Membership Directors; Cindy Pillote, Jr. Staff Commodore; Rob Gibbs, Sr. Staff Commodore; Tony Chapman, Treasurer; Lori Reger, Secretary.

The following members served as this years Nominating Committee:
Marc Danner, Mike Ferring, Martin Lorch, Dave Henning, Paul Miachika, Ron Simzyk, Peter Schweizer, Tim Mitchell, Will Nowak, Emory Heisler, Sean Brown, and Dennis Lynde. Thank you all for your participation!

The 2022-2023 nominees that survived the vetting process and made it to the ballot are:

  • Commodore: Bob Naylor
  • Vice Commodore: Marshall Williamson
  • Rear Commodore: Lori Reger
  • Racing Fleet Captain: Mike Ferring
  • Cruising Fleet Captain: Joe Motil
  • Membership Director: Will Nowak (2 year term)
  • Membership Director: Dave Henning (1 year term)
  • Jr Staff Commodore: Deb Heisler (2 year term)

Cindy Pillote will continue her two-year term and move to Sr. Staff Commodore.

The following positions are filled and voted on by the newly seated board.
– Treasurer, Tony Chapman
– Secretary, Vacant

Click here to read a brief bio on each of this year’s nominees and put a face to the names.

A world of thanks to each of these volunteers for offering their time and talent to AYC and its members.

Only one small amendment to the AYC Bylaws was submitted and approved by the board. The proposed change will appear on the ballot, along with the nominees, for your vote.

Deb Heisler, Commodore