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This week the initiative continues...keep reading to find out about RMYS's Treasurer Greg Marino & Rear Commodore Ian Lodewyckz.
Greg Marino - Treasurer
I've always loved the sea. I took up surfing and windsurfing as a teen. These activities had to slow once I started my own accountancy practice in my late twenties. My first business partner and I prepared a strategic plan which included personal goals - I still have that plan, and one of my goals was to own a yacht! In 1991 I met my wife Jenny who introduced me to Stuart Tait and Jane, who in turn introduced us to Terry Johnson and Anne. After a few annual bareboat charters, in 2001 we bought Portofino, a Farr 38, and joined RMYS. Over the last 16 years I’ve learned a lot about sailing from Stuart, Terry and the crew. I’m still learning. Sailing has been one of my many joys in life.
In 2005 I joined the Finance Committee, when the squadron was in debt and the old Marina was in disrepair. With a busy and growing business, I was reluctant to join General Committee, but I was persuaded to fill the vacant treasurer position in 2011.
My involvement with the Finance Committee and General Committee has introduced me to many other people, and has made my experience at RMYS more fulfilling. The Squadron has a very lean administration and relies heavily on its volunteers to function. We all have something to offer, and I encourage you to get involved.
This year it was great to be able to support the Squadron and Food&Desire with the weddings of our two daughters. We enjoyed drinks on the roof basking in a spectacular sunset to start the evening. I look forward to the possibilities of improving on the natural advantages that our clubhouse has.
Ian Lodewyckx - Rear Commodore
My interest in boating started as a teenager with water skiing at Aspendale. However, with overseas travel , career aspirations, marriage and child rearing obligations, boating ceased in my lifestyle for some years, until in 1997 I joined RMYS and become a syndicate member of Cloud 9, a Columbia 27, and thus my enthusiasm in sailing commenced.
David Casley (RMYS) and I campaigned our ‘caravan on water’ in the Wednesday twilight and afternoon races for many years, having some success in these series. In 2007 I purchased Tigris over the internet, $1K deposit and US$50K in a 40ft container ex China, great bang for buck. Just take it out of the box, bolt the keel on, glue the mast together and stick it on and your off racing!
In 2000 I was invited to join the General Committee by the then Commodore Ken Simpson and have served for majority of that time to today on the GC and the Finance Committee. This year I am also the Chair of the Membership Sub-committee. I have been Rear Commodore in 2003-2005, 2006/07, 2009-2011, 2016/17 and Vice Commodore 2011/12.
I consider it a privilege to be a member of our Club, the friendliness of our members, staff and appreciate all the work our volunteering members contribute to the ongoing success and my enjoyment of RMYS.