It’s not just for the uniform that they do it – far from it. Each year PCYC has members that “step up to the plate”. Notice how many “Past Commodore” flags are on this page? That’s not an anomaly. Not at all. PCYC has a strong core of leadership and involvement, yet… we encourage new members to become active. To contribute. Then, at the bottom of this page, but at the top of our club, are the committee chairs. And they represent so many members. Each one contributing effort and talents. Click here for a list of past commodores. PCYC is a club that depends on and thrives on… its membership.
COMMODORE – Cynthia Mikula Smiszek
Cynthia has been a member of PCYC since 2004, and has previously served as webmistress and publicity chairman for 5 years, Secretary for 3 years, Rear Commodore and Vice Commodore. As a member of the Regatta Committee, she’s helped to run the Club’s annual Bowditch Races in Salem Harbor. Cynthia is the first mate of a 37’ Tartan, the Raconteur. She enjoys sailing from Portsmouth to Provincetown, and designs pottery mosaics from some of the treasures she finds on her travels.
VICE COMMODORE – Rob Strasnick, P.C.
Rob has been a member of PCYC since 2003, and has previously served as Commodore, Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore, Director, Fleet Captain, Slip Assignment Committee. He and his wife Anna enjoy cruising in their 36′ Formula, The Dog Pound, with “children” Noah, Reagan, and Shiloh.
REAR COMMODORE – Edward Principe
Ed has been a member of PCYC since 2002, and previously served as Membership Chairman. Ed and his wife, Sharon, are both practicing attorneys and enjoy spending weekends aboard their 1994 Formula, “Ante Up.” Ed and Sharon live in Marblehead and are avid travelers.
Secretary – Bob Connors, P.C.
Bob has been a member of PCYC since 1996 and served as Commodore in 2005. Vice Commodore in 2004, Rear Commodore in 2003, and on the Board of Directors in 1999. He lives in Tewksbury, Mass and spends many summer weekends aboard his 33′ sailboat “Serenity Lost.” Bob, his wife, Patty, and their son, Bobby, usually enjoy day sails in and around Salem harbor. Bob and Bobby also enjoy fishing the local waters.
Treasurer – Tom Cassano, P.C.
Tom has been a member of PCYC since 1986. He has served on both the Marina Committee for six years and the Finance Committee for two years. He has also served on the Board of Directors for two years before being elected Rear Commodore, Vice Commodore and Commodore. Tom spent 31 years with the FBI as a Special Agent and Special Agent Supervisor before retiring in 2001. He presently lives in Wakefield but spends much of his time aboard his 29′ Black Fin on Party Lane.
Dan Tsoutsouris, P.C.
2014 Masters and Captains
Master at Arms: Tiger Lambert
Dockmaster: Eric Berube
Asst. Dockmaster: Fred (Eric) Pfeil
Yardmaster: Roger LeBlanc
Fleet Captain: Joe Peters
2014 Committee Chairs
Bar Managers: Mike Sanderson & Donna Harmon
Blessing of the Fleet Chairman: Larry Robertie
By-Law Committee: Jamie Tanch, Ed Michaud & Jerry Bergeron
Environmental Initiatives Manager: Edward Principe
Election Committee: Mike Sanderson
Electrical Committee (House, Yard, Marina): Bernie Kallelis
Entertainment Committee: Rich Morneau, Larry Robertie
Finance Committee: Nick Helides
House Committee: Rob Strasnick
Launch Committee: Jerry Ganczuk
Marina Committee: Mark Belanger, Chairman, Dave Bystrom & John Castaldo Co-Chairs
MBYCA: Mark Sullivan
Membership: Debbie Bridges and Karen Castaldo
Mooring: Mark Ross
Nominating: Debbie Bystrom
Planning: Joel Higginson
Public Relations: Cynthia Mikula Smiszek
Regatta: Tom Tetrault
Principal Race Officer: John Devine
Safety Officer: Karen Megerdichian
Technology: Brian Pearson
Yard Committee: Rob Strasnick