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Commodore

Andrew Mason

Vice Commodore
Terry Griffith

Rear Commodore, Senior
Deirdre Kelleher

Rear Commodore
Michelle Fisler

Past Commodores-1 Yr. Term
Ed Brady, Bill Gvazdauskas,
John Our, Bill Seiler,
William Thomas

Directors-3 Yr. Term
James Geary, Michael Gillis,
Joseph Lavieri

Directors-2 Year Term
Dennis Clair, Vincent DeGiacomo,
Todd McAllister

Directors-1 Yr. Term
Allan Campbell, Dave Fahlstrom,
Catherine OLeary

Treasurer
Todd McAllister

Secretary
Susan Matulaitis

Junior Commodores
Laine Kotoski
Seamus Clair

Dock Master
Glenn Crafts

Club Manager
Pete Moynagh
Message from the
Commodore
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Flag Officers Column 2
Flag Officerscont 3
Flag Officerscont. 3
Access Allenwood 4
In Memoriam 5
Summer of 2013 6
Past Commodore 7
New Member Photo 7
Upcoming Events 8

2013-2014 issue 1
September 2013
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It's an honor to serve as your Commodore for the 61
st
season of Allen
Harbor Yacht Club. This is a job that I take very seriously, as the club has
been a longstanding and meaningful part of my life. I was a junior mem-
ber here and my brother Walter and I learned to sail in the AHYC feet.
Jennifer and I joined as full members at 26 years old. Our children, Eliza-
beth and Drew, grew up volunteering on behalf of the club. These are
memories we will always cherish.
My vision of the Club is an insttuton that reveres traditon to inform
the future. We have learned much over the 61 years of Club experience,
and I look to use that knowledge to inform the way we move forward.
In our increasingly electronic age, I plan to explore an integrated club-
management sofware system to drive our website, communicatons,
reservatons, fnance, and inventory. My goal is to build and enrich
member relatonships, increase revenue, and decrease costs.
As a Yacht Club, boatng is at the core of our identty. I am a passionate
supporter of our sailing program and encourage all families to take part
of our relatonship with West Dennis Yacht Clubs sailing program, with
costs subsidized by the Club. I look forward to the day that the program
returns to our own harbor.
Going through the fags has reinforced for me just how special our com-
munity really is, and how fortunate we are to be among the AHYC fami-
ly. I will do all that I can to foster a social season where members and
their children can join friends for enriching recreaton, refreshment, and
family fun.
Message from the Commodore
Message from the Commodore

by Andrew Mason
www.allenharboryachtclub.com
371 Lower County Rd., P.O. Box 443 Harwich Port, MA Tel: 508-432-9774 Fax: 508-432-9777
Andrew
Vice CommodoreTerry Griffith

Weve had a great season of events at the Club. Since last September, weve
held 37 functions an average of over 3 per month. Thirty-two were a
variety of paid dinner dances and mini-suppers and featured many seasonal
favorites and some new concepts. The remaining 5 events were
complimentary and included the Volunteer Cocktail Party, Childrens
Christmas Party, Fourth of July Celebration, Blessing of the Fleet and the
Annual Dock Party. Add to the roster the number of private functions held by members and it becomes
even clearer that club is an active center of the Clubs social community.

Attendance at the paid functions was impressive. We saw an average attendance of 90 people at a cost of
$23 per event. After paying for help, sales tax and expenses for each function, weve made on average
approximately $250 per event to keep us in the black -- and this doesnt even include bar sales! This
profitability was due to the incredible turnout of volunteers -- from Event Chairs to Committees -- that
made it possible for us to hire outside catering for only one major dinner New Years Eve. A huge
thank you to over 20 different members that hosted events and countless volunteers who took
reservations, worked in the kitchen, and set up and decorated the club throughout the year. A special
thank you to Pete Moynagh who, in addition to his other responsibilities, was a constant culinary force in
the kitchen.

Thank you for all of your efforts in making AHYC the best club on Cape Cod!


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Rear Commodore Senior Deirdre Kelleher

It is hard to believe that the summer of 2013 has come and gone. It was a
busy summer for the Juniors and I truly appreciate all of the positive feed-
back that I received from the parents and grandparents on the Fourth of July
festivities and on the Friday night activities. Special thanks to Pete Moynagh
and his staff, to Junior Commodores Laine Kotoski and Seamus Clair and to
Drew Mason for their dedication and hard work this summer....it was a real
pleasure working with all of you!! Moving forward in my new role handling the care, maintenance and man-
agement of the club house and grounds a few things have been brought to my attention. The flower boxes on
the upper deck, storage shed and electric shed are in full bloom. In addition I am looking at a few other projects
that include some parking lot improvement, the landscaping (hedges) along Lower County Road, installing a
weather station at the club, purchasing some new linens and the painting and
cleaning out of the electric shed located in the parking lot. I will do my best to address each of these issues, as
well as other matters, for the betterment of the club. I look forward to working with Andrew, Terry, Michelle,
The Board of Directors and the membership to continue to make Allen Harbor Yacht Club the special place
that it is!! I wish everyone a wonderful Fall season.



Fl ag Of f i cers Col umn
Rear CommodoreMichelle Fisler
I would like to thank the leadership of Allen Harbor Yacht Club for selecting me to serve as Flag Officer. I
consider it a great honor and will bring my highest energy and expertise to the role.

My chair responsibilities include sending out the dues and boat slip list requests, editing and production of The
Mooring Line, and overseeing the childrens program. Check your mailboxes soon for the first issue of the year. I
also produce the annual roster and encourage you to visit the website to update your personal information so you
are accurately represented in the roster. Alternatively, you can use the paper form included in your annual dues
mailing. I look forward to overseeing the Junior Commodores, Laine Kotoski and Seamus Claire and their
leadership throughout the coming year.

Finally, I am happy to welcome the appointment of Julie Gillis as Director of the Childrens Program. Julie has
extensive experience in event planning and she and her family will bring amazing new energy to this role.

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June 2011 Allen Harbor Yacht Club
Whats Up, Dock? By Glenn Crafts, Dockmaster

By now, all boat owners should have received your boat storage contracts. Please
call me at 508-246-5555 to make arrangements to decommission your boat.

The town of Harwich is closing the entrance to Allen Harbor for additional dredg-
ing beginning November 15th for approximately two weeks. All boats must be off
the docks by November 15th. All shrink-wrapped vessels must be clearly labeled
with your name so I can be in contact with you should issues arise.

Please note: Pressure washing of hull bottoms is strictly prohibited on AHYC premises.

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Junior Commodores

What an eventful summer of 2013 we had at AHYC! The summer started with a
bang with the 4th of July festivities. The juniors enjoyed hat decorating as well as
plentiful food and games. From reptiles to obstacle courses, there was never a dull
moment. Every weekend we looked forward to seeing familiar faces, both young
and old. Thank you to Deirdre Kelleher for her tireless effort heading the Juniors
program this summer. We look forward to a successful Christmas party.

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Announcing AHYCs Facebook page. Check it out at www.facebook.com/AllenHarborYC.

On September 14
th
, Eric Seiler and Emily Bouthiette were married in a picturesque ceremony on the lawn of
Allen Harbor Yacht Club. Congratulations!

Warmest wishes to Jay Bletzer and Christine Peterson who were married on September, 6th. Cheers!

Congratulations to Catherine OLeary and Kyle Milbier on the birth of their son Fin Joseph Milbier.

Kathleen and Robert Kelly were graced with a granddaughter, Olivia Bhudari Kelly, born to their son Stephen
and his wife Pia on September 1, 2013. Olivia joins her sister Nyla, who is nearly three.

Jay and Barbara Farley welcomed a new grandchild, Kira. Congratulations to their son Mike and his wife
Caroline of Walpole, MA.

Ellen and Paul Brassards grandson is awaiting a bone marrow transplant. Please keep the family in your
thoughts and prayers.

Sue Huckman is on the mend and would love to hear from her friends at AHYC.

Joe and Donna Auciello have temporarily relocated to Washington, DC. Joe has accepted a teaching position
at the French International School, Lycee Rochambeau.

Billy Martin has been grooming 3
rd
and 4
th
year players in his active summer tennis instruction program for
AHYC children and observed that the quality of play is skilled and competitive!

Ten-year-old Sam Kodak won the boys 10-11 division at the Florida Regional Finals of the Drive Chip and
Putt Championship and is headed to the national finals on April 6, 2014. Best of luck, Sam!

Peter Flaherty, Bill Toye, Jack Connolly, and Paul Car won the Boston College Golf Tournament. Way to go!

Joe Harrington scored a hole in one on the fifth hole at Kings Way!

Jeffrey Thomas enjoyed the childrens sailing program at West Dennis Yacht Club. He had never sailed
before and after only 5 lessons he was sailing an Opti by himself. Go Jeffrey!
Access Al l enwood - by Kathy Kotoski
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I n Memori am
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It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to these beloved members of
the Allen Harbor family:


Former Commodore Ted H. Vrountas passed away on Friday, January 18, 2013, at home
surrounded by family. Ted was a dedicated family man, accomplished engineer, avid sailor,
baseball player, fisherman, mentor, and devoted member of St. Georges Greek Orthodox
Church. We extend our deepest condolences and thanks for his many contributions to the
club to Mary and the Vrountas family.





Joseph E. OLeary, devoted family man, nationally renowned labor law attorney, loyal
friend, and pillar of the church passed away on July 7, 2013. Joe brought incredible wisdom
and countless hours of pro bono legal expertise to bear on behalf of AHYC. His warmth and
elegance will be sorely missed. We send our heartfelt condolences to Carolyn and the
OLeary family.





Charles N. Charlie Bolack, founder of the Grafton News and Grafton Suburban Credit
Union, entrepreneur, and veteran, passed away peacefully at home on August 21
st
, sur-
rounded by his family. He was 87 years old. Are thoughts are with his wife Eva and his
entire family.





Bernard R. Beriau, 83 of Harwich Port, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February
20th at Cape Cod Hospital. He was the loving husband of Elizabeth (McDermott) Beriau
for 61 years. Born in Worcester on March 1, 1929, Bernie was one of fourteen children of
Joseph & Delia Beriau. He graduated from St. Johns High School and enlisted in the Ma-
rines in 1948 where he served his country until 1952 in Inchon and Seoul, Korea. He was a
Purple Heart recipient.


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Summer of 2013

A brave Sally Watson! A visit for Mom & Dad!
Abra-kid-abra!
The Sullivan twins.
2013 Tennis Tournament Two good looking shuckers!
Folding of the flag!
Steak night grill team.
Summer nights!
The ice-cream team
Country night fun!
Good times!
Sunset Grill
Me and my Dad!
You stole
my look!
Past CommodoreJohn Our

It is hard to believe the summer season is coming to a close. To
me it feels like it has been the shortest summer in history. It
has been a fun summer with some new functions such as,
cocktail parties, wine tasting as well as some old favorites like
Steak night and of course TJ Johnson and Joe McParland Jr
and family putting on their annual gourmet dinner. We had a
great Fourth of July cookout with a great grill team, on a
beautiful day with many activitys that were put on by the
juniors.
The facility looks great with many new updates; the staff has
worked very hard all summer and did a great job. The junior
program also had a great season. With some new activities on Friday night, the children really look
forward in coming to the club. It was unfortunate to have two rained out on the Friday nights.
I am very lucky to have served as Commodore with such a great team of Flag Officers working behind
the scenes organizing, scheduling and delivering Thank you, Andrew, Terry and Deirdre.
I would like to thank the Harbor Committee on finally getting the dredge work completed .This project
took several years with many volunteers spending hundreds of man hours working on this project. The
Finance Committee for all of there hard work with the budget.
And of course for all of the members that does so much for the club and asks for nothing in return. I have
been honored to have been your Commodore over this past year, Thank You Barbara and I will be seeing
you around the club.

Past CommodoreThanks
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Welcome to our new members!
Allen Harbor Yacht Club
P.O. Box 443
Harwich Port, MA 02646
Andrew Mason, Terry Griffith, Deir-
dre Kelleher, and Kathy Kotoski
Upcoming Club Events and Activities Upcoming Club Events and Activities Upcoming Club Events and Activities
(see the SCOOP or specific event flyers for more details) (see the SCOOP or specific event flyers for more details) (see the SCOOP or specific event flyers for more details)
NOVEMBER
DECEMBER
OCTOBER
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Board of Directors Meetings

Saturday, October 19th
Saturday, November 16th
Have you checked out
our new facebook
page?
Editor/ Graphic Design: Michelle Fisler
Contributing Reporters:


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TBD Oktoberfest
SATURDAY 12th Trivia Night
FRIDAY 18th Fall Harvest Mini Supper
FRIDAY 8th Mini Supper
SATURDAY 16th Thanks for Giving
SUNDAY 1st Boxwood Christmas Trees
FRIDAY 6th Family Christmas Mini Supper
SATURDAY 7th Childrens Christmas Party
SATURDAY 14th Christmas Dinner Dance
SATURDAY 31st New Years Eve Celebration
Important Notes:
It is incumbent upon every club member
to protect the privacy of our fellow
members. The AHYC directory is not
to be distributed or used for any com-
mercial purposes.
Marty Heseltine is looking for assistance
in managing the linen closet. This job
entails helping with the set-up of func-
tions and requires some lifting. Please
call Marty if you are interested at 508-
432-2306.

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