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Jerry Kedziora, Commodore

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

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George Graubner, Vice Commodore and Powerboaters Committee chair

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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Greg Gaitens, Rear Commodore and 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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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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Mark Humphrey, Treasurer and Insurance Committee chair

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Steven Williams, Financial Secretary and Finance Committee chair

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Scott Burke, Sail Race and Special Events Committee chair

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Bob Karnauskas, Waterfront Services Committee chair

Bob has been a SSYC member since 2013. His sailing passion began in the 1970s with the Hoofers Sailing Club at UW-Madison and currently sails aboard “Manhattan”. Bob has been active on the slip committee and his wife, Marnee, enjoys being part of the Grill Team. He also serves as a board member for the River Revitalization Foundation and recently retired from an environmental consulting firm he founded in 1993.

Bob can be reached at 

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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.

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Gary Johnson, House 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 the Wednesday evening sailboat races.

Gary can be reached at 

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Dick Olson, Grounds 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.

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Robert Sabinash, Junior Advisory Committee chair 

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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.  

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Rick Trisco, IT 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.

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