For the 108th year, on Saturday evening, the members of the Great Kills Yacht Club lionized their annual Commodore’s Ball at their clubhouse located on Great Kills marina.
Over hundred and sixty guests, that is comprised of G.K.Y.C. members along with members of various other yacht clubs and their wives, relished an open bar with a dinner to pay respect to their retiring Commodore Paul Heyne and also welcoming Donald Heap, their incoming commodore.
Richmond Town’s Mike Katsoris, the 2013 commodore, told the Plain Sailing Yacht Charter website that Don is a former commander of Staten Island’s Sail and Power Squadron, he comes to them with experience. He would be a great Commodore.
The commodore, who is nominated by a committee and then voted in by the club members, is the 1st to listen about and has the last say in anything going on within G.K.Y.C. To get nominated, the member should be in good standing with the club for at least 3 years.
Donald Heap, the Commodore, said that he is really happy to take the command of the Great Kills Yacht Club and follow in the traditions that the past commodores have set.
Joining Donald Heap on Saturday night was Past Commodore Paul Heyne; Rear Commodore Vito Ruvolo, Recording Secretary Irving Kratz and Vice Commodore Steven Reiss.