The Chesapeake Yacht Club operates in accordance with written bylaws and under the leadership of a Board of Governors, which includes both elected and appointed officers who meet monthly. This leadership team is chosen by the members during the annual Stockholders’ Meeting each November.
The club’s daily operations are overseen by the resident manager and assistant manager. Cordell and Sharon Vitkun have managed CYC for more than 25 years and have built a team of dedicated staff who keep club members well fed and the facilities and grounds in great shape.
2018 Board of Governors
Commodore – John Murray
Vice Commodore – Lynne Mulston-Duffy
Rear Commodore – Ed Shelby
Secretary – Paul Mettus
Treasurer – Craig Landauer
Fleet Captain – Steve Urbanczyk
Immediate Past Commodore – Steve Carpenter
Governor – Sheri Nelms
Governor – Greg Pratt
Governor – Mark Shell
Governor – Jeff Smith
Other Ways to Get Involved
CYCLA, the club’s fundraising and philanthropic group, meets regularly to plan events that support local charities and keep the club’s facilities modern and attractive. For example, CYCLA’s members have collected donations and supplies for local elementary schools and funded projects such as new wrought iron fencing around the club, as well as its spa-like restrooms.
The Long-Rage Planning committee reviews the facilities and fiscal situation of the club and makes recommendations to the board in preparing capital and yearly operating budgets with an eye to the future.
The Finance Committee works with the Long-Range Planning Committee to review the fiscal situation of the club and make recommendations to the board as it prepares multi-year financial plans and annual budgets.
Each year, four volunteers serve as Dock Captains to represent their docks before the board and club management, and to help foster community among dock members.