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 Bob Naylor.
You’ll receive your electronic ballot when the voting opens on Tuesday, April 18 at 6:00 am, and you can vote until the polls close on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:00 pm. The new board takes over after voting certification on May 4, 2023.
When you get the opportunity, please extend your appreciation to the members that served as your 2022-2023 Board of Directors:
Bob Naylor, Commodore; Marshall Williamson, Vice Commodore; Lori Reger, Rear Commodore; Mike Ferring, Racing Captain; Joe Motil, Cruising Captain; Dave Henning and Will Nowak, Membership Directors; Deb Heisler, Jr. Staff Commodore; Cindy Pillote, Sr. Staff Commodore; Tony Chapman, Treasurer; Dawn Berg, Secretary.
The following members made up this year’s Nominating Committee:
Ron Simzyk, Neil Thibodaux, Gordon Briner, Sean Brown, Mike Parker, Bruce Lee, Marc Danner, Tim Mitchell, Joel Oglesbee, Scott Picquet, and Ralph Vatalaro.
Thank you for volunteering!
The 2023-2024 nominees that will appear on the ballot are:
- Commodore: Marshall Williamson
- Vice Commodore: Martin Lorch
- Rear Commodore: Terry Copeland
- Racing Fleet Captain: Mike Ferring
- Cruising Fleet Captain: Joe Motil
- Membership Director: Olivia Jackman (2-year term)
- Jr Staff Commodore: Bob Naylor (2-year term)
Two-year term continuance: Deb Heisler will stay aboard and move to the position of Sr. Staff Commodore. Will Nowak will also stay to complete his second year as Membership Director.
The following incumbents have agreed to serve another year and will be voted on by the newly seated board.
– Treasurer: Tony Chapman
– Secretary: Dawn Berg
Proposed Bylaw Amendments: There were a few proposed bylaw changes submitted, reviewed and approved by the AYC Board. The proposed changes will also appear on the ballot for you to vote on. Most are minor, but there is the addition of a new “Safety Committee.”