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The Years from 2005-2007




  • History (currently a work in progress)
  • Officers



History 2005

Catch the Spirit!

  • January – Commodore Ed Evans began his year by recognizing Pat Bernhart for her “contributions that were beyond all expectations.”

  • January – The Governor Calvert House in Annapolis was the site of the annual Commodore’s Ball, which honored outgoing Commodore Harriet Lytle and new Commodore Ed Evans, who announced the year’s theme, “Catch the Spirit.”

  • January – The Newsletter was discontinued in favor of email “Blasts.”

  • February – Members enjoyed a Valentines Day party at the Eastport Yacht Club.March – The Saint Patrick’s Day party was extra-festive with decorations donated by Bill and Karen Kranzer.

  • April – The Teppers hosted the first on-water rendezvous of the season at their home on Whitehall Creek.May – Ron and Rosie Gollehon hosted a well-attended New Members’ Party at the Landings at River Oaks. The club welcomed seven new members.

  • May – BCYC began participation in the Back Creek Conservation ParkMay – Memorial Day at Herrington Harbour South drew 20 boats for a weekend of lively activities, including tennis, yoga, fine food and drink, and a demonstration of the men’s superiority over the women in a game of Trivial Pursuit. Larry and Jeanne Kelly chaired this event. Gordon Bowie debuted the new Club Song.

  • June – Members enjoyed Lobsters on Crab Creek at the annual event hosted by Wally and Molly Stone.

  • July – 24 boats formed a circle raft in Eagle Cove for the Parade of Nations event kickoff of the “Round the World” Club Cruise. Angus Ballard captured it in a memorable aerial photo. The club went on to Baltimore for a visit to Little Italy and an old-fashioned American 4th of July with fireworks in the inner harbor. Other stops included Greece (Toga Party on the hook), Monte Carlo (Casino Night) and Germany. The Ballards raised the bar with an outstanding cruise event.

  • August – The Pontanos again hosted an August land-sea rendezvous at their home on Dun Cove.

  • September – The Evans planned Labor Day at Solomons Island’s Zahniser’s Marina, including a cookout. About 50 members and guests attended.

  • September – A Crab Feast in Rock Hall was organized by John and Maddie Yates. 50 members consumed a lot of crabs!

  • October – Events this month included a rendezvous at Cacaway Island on the Chester River and an Oyster Roast at Epping Forest. Rosie Gollehon planned the Oyster Roast.

  • November – The General Membership meeting was at Phillips Restaurant in Annapolis

  • December – Parade of Lights and Christmas Party was held at the Eastport Democratic Club


Officers 2005

Commodore: Ed Evans

Vice Commodore: L.C. Heim

Rear Commodore: Mike Lawson

Fleet Captain: Angus Ballard

Treasurer: Ella Bassett

Secretary: Molly Stone

Board of Governors: Jan Cort, Ron Gollehon, Betsy Schultz, Mary Bowie, RichardSanger, Jeff Wagner

Committee Chairs:

  • Social: Rosie Gollehon
  • Company Store: Jan & Ruth Cort
  • Nominating: Larry Kelly
  • Web Site: Cynthia Ballard
  • Commodore’s Ball: Jeanne Kelly
  • Facilities: Wally Stone
  • Membership: John Loving



History 2006

Ride the Wave!

  • January – The Commodore’s Ball was held at the Annapolis Yacht Club, chaired by Jeanne Kelly. Mary Bowie organized a silent auction that netted nearly $2,000 for the club.
  • February – Bill and Karen Kranzer hosted a fabulous Mardi Gras Party at their home.
  • March – Pat Bernhart hosted the annual “Wearing of the Green” at the Landings at River Oaks Club House.
  • April – Members participated in a Back Creek Cleanup sponsored by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.
  • April – The first On-Water Rendezvous of the year was on Minnow Creek at the home of JJ Sullivan.
  • May – Gordon and Mary Bowie welcomed the year’s New Members at a “Cinco Plus One” party at Epping Forest.
  • May – Memorial Day Weekend participation at Great Oak Marina Fairlee Creek earned the club a recognition plaque and free breakfast for having the most boats. The “Everything T” weekend included a Trolley to the Tea Party in Chestertown and Tee times for golf. Gail Higginbotham planned this outstanding weekend.
  • June – Wally and Molly Stone continued the tradition of hosting the annual Lobster Feast at their home on Crab Creek.
  • June – Linda Gabriel planned a three-course dinner gathering at Pirates Cove Galesville.
  • July – The “Summer Celebrity Cruise” kicked off on the First of July with a circle raft in Baby Owl Cove. Each day featured a different movie theme and was a spectacular hit according to all who attended.
  • July – The Fourth of July was at Zahnisers in Solomons – a stop on the Club Cruise.
  • July – “Havana Nights” was the theme of a party at Knapps Narrows, hosted by Bill and Geraldine Falk.
  • August – The Pontanos hosted another memorable weekend at their home on Dun Cove
  • August – Pat Bernhart established a new club tradition: weekday activities such as lunch on the hook and other casual affairs. The first Lunch on the Hook drew 7 boats.
  • September – Labor Day at Langford Marina was hosted by Vic and Becky Kleinfelter.
  • September – Larry and Jeanne Kelly hosted a Crab Feast at their home on Tracys Creek
  • October – Members gathered at the Annapolis Marriott for the Boat Show Breakdown PartyEd and Claudia Evans hosted a weekend in Saint Michaels, including dinner at Miles River Yacht Club and a performance by the Eastport Oyster Boys.
  • November – The General Membership meeting and election of 2007 Officers took place at Phillips Restaurant in Annapolis.
  • December – Mike and Kelly Lange’s boat ‘Lil Leroy was the BCYC entry in the Lights Parade where it was known as “Little Toot” and won a prize. Members observed the parade and partied at the Annapolis Marriott.


Officers 2006

Commodore: Angus Ballard

Vice Commodore: Rosie Gollehon

Rear Commodore: Richard Sanger

Fleet Captain: Maddie Yates

Treasurer: Ella Bassett

Secretary: Molly Stone

Board of Governors: Jan Cort, Pat Bernhart, Betsy Schultz, Mary Bowie, Bill Kranzer,Chuck Gorum

Committee Chairs:

  • Membership: Pat Bernhart
  • Nominating: John Campbell
  • External Communications: Claudia Evans
  • Internal Communications / Web Site: Cynthia Ballard
  • E-Vites: Chuck Gorum
  • Commodore’s Ball: Maddie Yates
  • Memorial Day Rendezvous: Gail Higginbotham
  • Lobster Party: Wally & Molly Stone
  • Educational Events: Ron Goldstein / Linda Gabriel
  • Labor Day Party: Vic & Becky Kleinfelter
  • End of Season Rendezvous: Ed & Claudia Evans
  • Annual Meeting: Richard Sanger
  • Summer Cruise: Maddie Yates
  • Crab Feast: Bill Kranzer & Larry Kelly



Officers 2007

Commodore: Rosie Gollehon

Vice Commodore: Maddie Yates

Rear Commodore: John Oberright

Fleet Captain: Wally Stone

Treasurer: Ella Bassett

Secretary: Bill/Geraldine Falk

Board of Governors:Jan Cort, Pat Bernhart, Cheryl Goldberg, Mary Bowie, Rich Sanger, Bill Kranzer, Larry Kelly


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