The Best of Yachting~ In The Heart Of The Puget Sound

SINCLAIR INLET YACHT CLUB HISTORY

The first organizational meeting was held on September 25, 1974. Three Meetings followed, during which a name was chosen, the by-laws were written, and officers were elected. Those who attended the three meetings were considered to be Charter Members. It was decided that the boat was to be considered as a member of the Yacht Club, and that women were to be considered active voting members; There was to be no auxiliary.

SIYC was chartered as a non-profit organization in February 1975.
The first officers were:
Commodore................... Ted Cobb
Vice Comodore.............. Omar Neshem
Rear Commodore........ James Lambion
Secretary........................ Loa Cobb
Treasurer....................... Dianne Engebretson
Trustees......................... Bill Barton, Ron James, Bruce Garman, Jack Minger


• The first club function was Christmas Lane, a display of decorated boats moored at the Port Orchard breakwater on December 21 and 22, 1974. This display, open to the public, has been held every year since.

•The DINGHY, our newsletter is published monthly, will be posted online. You must have Adobe Reader to view monthly files.

•Our first woman Commodore, Charlotte Mossman, was elected in 1984.

PAST COMMODORES 

(1974-1975)--------------- Ted Cobb
(1975-1976)--------------- Omar Neshem
(1976-1977)--------------- Roger Nelson
(1977-1978)--------------- Jay Mossman
(1978-1979)--------------- Dan Webster
(1979-1980)--------------- Jim Lambion
(1980-1981)--------------- Don Graham
(1981-1982)--------------- Dean LaFranco
(1982-1983)--------------- Jim Williams
(1983-1984)--------------- Larry Gudbranson
(1984-1985)--------------- Charlotte Mossman
(1985-1986)--------------- Richard Butsch
(1986-1987)--------------- Bob Ferguson
(1987-1988)--------------- Doug Manheimer
(1988-1989)--------------- Bill Barton
(1989-1990)--------------- Stu Higgs
(1990-1991)--------------- Bill Barton
(1991-1992)--------------- Helen Higgs
(1992-1993)--------------- Jeanette Zaleski
(1993-1994)--------------- Jim Mathis
(1994-1995)--------------- Stu Higgs
(1995-1996)--------------- Helen Higgs
(1996-1997)--------------- Jeanette Zaleski
(1997-1998)--------------- Bill Barton
(1998-1999)--------------- Bill Barton
(1999-2000)--------------- John Bogardus
(2000-2001)--------------- George Quade
(2001-2002)--------------- Drake Evans
(2002-2003)--------------- Barry Towns
(2003-2004)--------------- Phil Lalle
(2005)----------------------- Bob Jungers
(2006)----------------------- Tim Seppala

(2007)----------------------- Dennis Fetters
(2008)----------------------- Dennis Fetters
(2009)----------------------- Don Sandstrom

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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