Commodore’s Comments 2023

Commodore’s Corner

Welcome to the 48th year of SCYC. I am looking forward to a complete year of club activities, from cruises to social events and racing / rallies.

I wish to thank last year’s executive particularly Peter Milne who, besides being Commodore also took on the role of Fleet Captain. Doug Herchmer and Scott Brown did an amazing job organizing the club rendezvous at Thetis Island, this has become a wonderful annual event for the club. Guy Gauvin has produced excellent copies of our newsletter The Skyline, Grace Norman managed our social events cumulating in an excellent Commodore’s Ball, and Director at Large Mark Doucette was able to keep the speaker series running as well as organizing the gentlemen’s lunches. These are only a few of the activities that the club executive is involved in and again thanks to everyone.

Two members who are leaving the executive this year are Peter Howells who served as treasurer and Kathy Swangard who served as secretary. Both Peter and Kathy have been executive committee members in various roles for a number of years and both deserve a special thanks from the membership for their services to the club.

Thanks also goes to Scott Brown who served as Past Commodore sharing his experience and knowledge from past years with members of the executive.

New to the executive this year are Herb Wong who becomes our new treasurer and Linda Watson who becomes our new secretary, I look forward to working with them and the returning members of the executive.

I must note that two executive positions remain unfilled. These being Vice Commodore and Fleet Captain. We will continue to recruit for these positions and I urge members to consider stepping up to fill these important jobs.

There are many other volunteers in our club who help out with various functions and head up or are members of committees, to all of you a huge thankyou and keep up the traditions of our club.

I am looking forward to a very positive and enjoyable year for SCYC.


Jim Dutton, Commodore.



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