HBYC Change of Watch Ceremony Conducted During Winter Rendezvous

Harbor Bay Yacht Club's Change of Watch Ceremony was conducted just before the 1920's themed dance.   Dressed in their finest Prohibition era costumes, club membership thanked previous leadership and tapped new Bridge Officers, Trustees, and Staff Officers.

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George Harizal was recognized for his tenure as Commodore and his many years of service to the club.

George Harizal was recognized for his tenure as Commodore and his many years of service to the club.

Commodore George Harizal thanked 2017 Bridge, Trustees, and Staff Officers.  Left to Right: Rear Commodore - Harvey Rickert, Vice Commodore - Don Petsch,  Trustee - Tim Kemerley, George Harizal, Trustee - Jim Hearst, Secretary - Janice Hearst, Trustee - Sandy Biesenberger, Trustee - Russ Marcks (Not Pictured: Past Commodore Jan Holmes and Treasurer Margo Holmes) 

Commodore George Harizal thanked 2017 Bridge, Trustees, and Staff Officers.  Left to Right: Rear Commodore - Harvey Rickert, Vice Commodore - Don Petsch,  Trustee - Tim Kemerley, George Harizal, Trustee - Jim Hearst, Secretary - Janice Hearst, Trustee - Sandy Biesenberger, Trustee - Russ Marcks (Not Pictured: Past Commodore Jan Holmes and Treasurer Margo Holmes) 

The ceremony then conducted a peaceful transfer of power as George Harizal swore in Don Petsch as the 2018 Commodore. 

The ceremony then conducted a peaceful transfer of power as George Harizal swore in Don Petsch as the 2018 Commodore. 

The 2018 Bridge was then completed as Commodore Don Petsch recognized Harvey Rickert (L) moving to Vice Commodore and Russ Marcks (R) accepting the Rear Commodore duties.

The 2018 Bridge was then completed as Commodore Don Petsch recognized Harvey Rickert (L) moving to Vice Commodore and Russ Marcks (R) accepting the Rear Commodore duties.

Commodore Don Petsch then recognized incoming Trustees James Altherr (L) and Dewey Hughes (R)

Commodore Don Petsch then recognized incoming Trustees James Altherr (L) and Dewey Hughes (R)

Commodore Don Petsch recognized the remainder of the returning Trustees: Tim Kemerley (L) and Sandy Biesenberger (R), and the NEW Sandusky Harbor Marina General Manager - Melissa Walter (Center).  Welcome Melissa!

Commodore Don Petsch recognized the remainder of the returning Trustees: Tim Kemerley (L) and Sandy Biesenberger (R), and the NEW Sandusky Harbor Marina General Manager - Melissa Walter (Center).  Welcome Melissa!

Commodore Don Petsch recognized 2018 Staff Officers Janice Hearst (L) as returning Secretary and Pete Rao as incoming Treasurer.

Commodore Don Petsch recognized 2018 Staff Officers Janice Hearst (L) as returning Secretary and Pete Rao as incoming Treasurer.