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The old adage that many hands make light work is also what makes a volunteer Club like MYC possible.  Without a strong base of volunteers to perform the various committee functions, things just don't get done. Volunteering is a great way to get involved in any of the standing committees and help shape the Club.


Marcel Nyffenegger, Chair, Chet Mazer, Dave Williams, Tip O'Neil, Paul Mervis, Bill Keyes, Bill Kilham. The responsibilities of the Waterfront Committee touch us each time we use our boats.  The committee oversees the operations of the waterfront, launch scheduling, maintaining the launches and floats as well as the waterfront rules and activities.  To find out more or volunteer, please contact Vice Commodore Dave Williams.



David Weber, Chair, Al Doherty, Gary Siden, Alan Petersen, Marie Petersen, Elaine Greer, Becky Parry, Judy Rawding, and David Graham:  The House Committee's responsibilities also impact us whenever we visit the Club.  This committee oversees the maintenance of the clubhouse, the operations of the clubhouse and galley, and maintenance of the MYC house rules.  To help with the clubhouse, please contact Rear Commodore Marcel. 


David Williams, Chair, Kathy Garrigan , Michael Assue, Patti O'Neil, Sheila Linnehan, Alan & Marie Peterson, Jane Clayton, Bill Keyes, Lannie Thurman, Nancy Proulx, Sheila Cran-Barry, Cindy Humphreys, Britt Winer.  The Entertainment Committee always welcomes new members to bring fresh ideas to the Club's activities and to help out. This large committee highlights the need for many hands to make light work of our busy event calendar.  If you are interested in joining please contact Jane Clayton.


Jeff Witherell, Chair, Theo Kuliopulos, Bill Keyes, Paul Mervis, Tom Despres and Jim Regis as Treasurer, 

 The Finance Committee meets monthly to review and make recommendations concerning Club finances, prepares the annual operating and capital budgets, long term financial planning, and completes monthly reports for the Board. 


Eliot Shanabrook, Chair, Campbell Seamans, Marcel Nyffenegger, John Murray, Tom Anderson, Dick Steadman, Paul Mervis: The Race Committee organizes and conducts the annual Clemson Chase Race and the Downeast Challenge and coordinates with MassBay Sailing, PHRF New England, and Marblehead Racing Association.  Contact Eliot at


John Murray, Chair, Tip O'Neil, Bill Key: The Program Committee organizes a series of presentations during the winter months covering various boating related subjects.  Winter programs are typically free and open to all members and the community.  Contact Tip at


OPEN - Chair.  The Membership Committee looks to attract new members to the Club and coordinates the annual membership mailings. This committee is looking for a leader -please contact the Commodore if you would like to participate or lead the team. 


Jane Clayton, Chair. Bill Keyes, Nate Burke, Tip O'Neil, John Murray, Paul Mervis: The Nominating Committee prepares a slate of officers and board members for consideration at the annual meeting.


John Murray, Chair.  Doug Burgess, Roger Tuveson, Kathleen Garrigan, Alan Peterson, Michael Assue.  This new committee was formed in 2020 to document and record the history of the MYC. We are looking for MYC members to contribute oral history, old photos, notes, stories and documents and their time to put together the book which is planned. 


John Murray, Chair.  Kathleen Garrigan, Lisa Curry-Palmer, Tom Despres.  This committee manages the communications to club members and the community. The communication committee manages the MYC website, Facebook Page and Email Notices to members.  If you are interested in contributing, please contact the chair to join. 


OPEN - Chair. The Technology Committee was formed in 2022 to assist with moving the MYC into the 21st century.  Some of the goals are to analyze, recommend and help implement an electronic Invoicing/Billing System, moving the Food Card to an electronic system, and any other IT or electronic system needing implementing.  We are looking for tech-saavy members!  

If you would like to join one of the committees, please fill out the form below.

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