About the Keyport Yacht Club

Join a KYC Committee!

Our committees serve as the backbone of the club. Committee members lend their skills and experience to help manage and maintain the club’s facilities and programs. Joining a club is a great way to meet other club members and make new friends with similar interests. 

 

Below is a full list of all the active committees, including a brief description and contact information. Additionally, any Club Officer will gladly assist in directing you to a committee in need of assistance. 

 

To contact a committee, send an email by selecting the chairperson's name below. 

 

Activities

Responsible for providing the club’s free social events like the Children’s Summer Party, Tranquil Sundays and the Holiday Parties. The main goal is for members and their families to mingle and enjoy the club. Contact: Phyllis Beals 

 

Anchorage

Assist with supervision of the mooring field, including mapping mooring placements and assigning mooring positions. Contact: Bill Mulholland

Bar

Members help with monthly inventory (first or last day of month) accepting beer and liquor deliveries, preparing for parties and special events and meeting with service vendors. Contact: Ray Nolting

 

Bylaws

Help draft and recommend changes to the Bylaws and the Standing Rules, as needed. Review suggestions for changes made by members of the club. Contact: Susan Mikaitis


Charity

Be a part of our annual fundraising campaign and charity regatta held in June. There are many ways to get involved including fundraising and soliciting donations for the silent auction, assisting the race and publicity committees, helping prepare and serve dinner. Contact: Carole Olufsen

Cruising

Plan sailing trips for the benefit of KYC members and promote good relationships on behalf of KYC with other yacht clubs. Contact: Sherry Dietz

Dock

Members help maintain the dock, including pre- and post-season preparation. In addition, over the last couple of years, KYC volunteers rebuilt the Main Float, the West Float and one of the Finger Floats! Contact: Rick Cordasco

Entertainment

 

Have as much fun making the parties as you do attending them! The Entertainment Committee plans all social events where there is a fee such as the New Year’s Eve Party. Contact: Dorcie Wawrzynski

Finance

Keep track of and report on the operating budget, including capital improvements. Investigate the feasibility of any major projects. Contact: Art Femenella

Grounds

Help maintain and keep the club grounds beautiful!  Contact: Rob Lehman

House

General maintenance of the clubhouse, outbuildings and grounds. Gene Festa

Hudson River Boat and Yacht Club Association Committee

KYC's Hudson River Boat and Yacht Club Association committee exists to maintain a liason with the Hudson River Boat and Yacht Club Association (HRBYCA).  The committee will keep KYC informed of pertinent HRBYCA events as well as keeping HRBYCA informed of KYC events.  Finally the committee will provide cruising suggestions on the Hudson and throughout HRBYCA member clubs. Contact: Bill Wilson

Insurance

Help manage the insurance needs of the club. Contact: Eugene J. McDonald

Junior Sailing

Provides sailing lessons for kids aged 8 to 17. The committee recruits students, hires instructors, holds fundraising events, maintains the junior sailing fleets, and hosts the junior sailing regatta. Contact: Wayne Woerner

KeyportYachtClub.com Web Site 

Help maintain the club's website, develop new content and send out newsletters. Contact: Terry Sculac   

Launch

Help manage the club’s two launches including maintenance and storage. Contact: Tony Torphy

Long Range Planning

Get involved with planning for future growth and development of the club. Contact: Scott Pontier

Membership

Participate in activities to recruit and gain new members for the club. Interview and take prospective members on tours of the club, help with our new member events. Contact:  Jack Tracy

Publicity

Promote the club and its activities through all appropriate media. Work with other committees to help coordinate internal and external communications about their activities and events. Contact: Sue Mulholland

Race

You don’t have to be a racer to volunteer! Learn to run races hands-on and see the action ringside by joining the on-the-water team on the Race Committee boat Observer. Contact: Andy Oeftering

Security and Disaster Recovery Committee

Help with all forms of security including physical and data security as well as data backup and recovery at Keyport Yacht Club.  Contact: Greg Kotzas

Ship's Store

Help staff the Ship’s Store during club events or assist with stock inventory (occurs periodically throughout the year and lasts 3 to 4 hours). Contact: Vickie Snoy

Small Boats

Help maintain the club’s own boats that are used for the small boat program and adult sailing lessons. Contact: Joe Wawrzynski II

Sunshine Committee

The Sunshine Committee sends Get Well and Condolence cards to members when appropriate. Please let the committee know of any member deserving a little Sunshine. Contact: Angie Mustra

Young Members Committee

Help get and keep our young members engaged and active.  Contact Stephanie and Bob McCall