SSYC Board of Directors 

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Ken Dziubek, Commodore

Ken has been a member of SSYC since 1986. He has chaired the Race Committee and the Special Events Committee, worked on the SS/SSS Race Committee with Barbara Drake, Protest Committee, and various club projects. Ken is an Erv and Al Nickel recipiant along with his brother Raymond Dziubek. Ray and Ken originated the "Great PS'er" to have a fun event that sail and power boaters can do together. Ken enjoys sailing with his wife Sandy. He is a retired supervisor for Pieper Electric, where he worked for 23 years, and also is a master plumber.

Ken can be reached at 

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Jerry Kedziora, Vice Commodore and Special Events Committee chair

Jerry joined SSYC in June of 1976. In the mid '80s he was elected to the Board of Directors and chaired the Grounds and Sail Race Committees. In addition, Jerry was involved in the purchase of the Lily E race committee boat. An active sail racer, “back in the day“ Jerry also participated in power boat predicted log competitions. He has been active on the Grounds, House, Waterfront Services, slip, Race/Protest, Special Events, Budget and Public Relations/Publications Committees. He is a certified US Sailing Race Officer and Judge. Jerry also is a past winner of the Al and Erv Nickel Award for volunteer service to the club

Jerry can be reached at 

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George Graubner, Rear Commodor and chair, Powerboaters Committee

George has been a member of SSYC since 2003 and got into boating in the 1980s, initially on inland lakes and the Mississippi River. When the boat size increased to a 32’ Wellcraft, George’s Doghouse was docked at McKinley Marina for 12 years. While at McKinley, George became very involved with McKinley Boat Owners Association of which he was vice president and president. Additionally, George has been a member of LMYA and  a member of the Milwaukee Boat Club. Since docking at SSYC George has become increasingly active with the Power Boaters Committee and Entertainment cCommittee and is a member of SSYC's "grill team." George is married to Sam with one daughter, Nicole, and has two granddaughters, Paiton & Madison. He's a sales rep for Hi-Line of Wisconsin, specializing in flooring solutions.

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Paul Bargren, Corresponding Secretary and Publications Committee chair

Paul Bargren has been a member of SSYC since 1980.  He served long ago as publisher of the Compass and more recently as a legal advisor to the Board.  He has been active as a sailor at the club, primarily as a cruiser but sometimes as a racer too.  His professional career includes 19 years as a journalist and 21 years as a lawyer.  

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Jeremy Burns, Treasurer and IT Committee chair

Jeremy has been boating, sailing, and fishing since his earliest memories on a small inland lake. During college at the University of Michigan (Computer Engineering & MBA) he became an avid big boat sailor and has raced his Dehler DB1 "Heat Wave" with his wife Christine across Lake Huron, St. Clair, Erie and Michigan. Before moving to Milwaukee and joining SSYC in 2010, Jeremy was on the board of the intermediate committee and on the finance committee at Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit.  Jeremy resides in Bay View and works for Aurora Health Care in strategic planning.

Jeremy can be reached at 

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Rick Schoos, Financial Secretary

Rick is controller for J.F. Cook Co., Inc. Overhead Door Company of Greater Milwaukee, one of southeastern Wisconsin's largest door and window distributors. An active sailor, he has served as SSYC's treasurer since November 2013. Rick also previously served as treasurer for the MAST sailing club.

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Jim Casper, Waterfront Services Committee chair



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Craig Depies, House Committee chair

Craig joined SSYC in 2007. On Wednesday evenings he alternates between racing with his wife, Sheila, and volunteering on race committee. They sail a restored C & C 24, “Serenity Now.” His daughter, Ava, has taken sailing lessons in the Junior Sailing Program. Craig has been a Bay View resident for more than eight years. A US Navy veteran, he holds a B.S. in International Business and sells process automation components for Durable Controls in Hartland.

Craig can be reached at 

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Greg Gaitens, Slips Committee chair 

Greg joined SSYC in fall 2010. He is active in the Membership Committee and has staffed our Milwaukee Boat Show booth and membership open houses. Greg’s love for boating started with water skiing with friends on the Fox River in high school. Greg’s wife Cara introduced him to sailing in college. They purchased their sailboat “Odyssey,” a Catalina 30, shortly after joining the club. Greg enjoys sailboat racing and restoration of old fiberglass runabouts.

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Seth Goettelman, Bylaws Committee chair

Seth joined SSYC in 2013 and has served in the unofficial capacity of club counsel for the last several years. He also chairs the Strategic Planning Committee, heading up our lease renewal negotiations with Milwaukee County. Seth sails aboard “Rogue." A member of Quarles & Brady’s business law practice group, he and Alyssa own a home in Bay View.

Seth can be reached at 

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Gary Johnson, Grounds Committee chair

Gary and his wife Kathryn moved to Bay View in 2006 and immediately joined SSYC.  Having been inland boaters since 1977, they decided to take on the challenge of Lake Michigan.  A Cruisers Cantius 410 is their latest boat.  This year Gary started crewing on teh Wednesday evening sailboat races.

Gary can be reached at 

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Dick Olson, Junior Advisory Committee chair

Dick is a longtime member and veteran sailor, elected to the board in October 2014. He's a partner in the Tandem Group, a manufacturers' representatives agency specializing in plastics and elastomer products, working with OEMs to replace metal parts with performance plastics.

Dick can be reached at

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Patty Thompson, Membership Committee chair

Patty has been involved at SSYC for the past three eyars.  The majority of her Board experience included the Bay View Neighborhood Association as a district representative for two terms.  in her second term, she held the office of president for two years.  She is also serving as a parks commissioner for Milwaukee County.  

Patty can be reached at 

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Rick Trisco, Sail Race Committee chair

Rick has been an active member of South Shore Yacht Club since 1989, but was actually introduced to boating at the age of 1 by his parents, who eventually became life members at SSYC. Rick was a junior member and has been active in sailboat racing here since his teenage years. Serving on the board for his third term as the Sail-Race Director, he previously has chaired the membership committee and has been active on several other. Rick is also the IT Director of Governance and Strategy for Milwaukee County.

Rick can be reached at 

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Vincent Verhasselt, Entertainment Committee chair

A member since 1989 and a sailor since his youth, Vince Verhasselt chairs our Entertainment Committee Chair. He has 30 years' experience in the sound industry, is a graduate of ITT Technical Institute and currently works as a field engineer for a server hardware company. He got involved in event planning by bringing karaoke to the club; and from then on helped organize many events including the Disco Party, the Retro Party, the Jack Frost party and Pirate Palooza. He has also helped plan parties for the Powerboat Committee. Vince and his wife Lynn live in Franklin and sail aboard For My lady.