2017 Annual Meeting
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Wolfeboro Corinthian Yacht Club
2017 Board of Governors Candidates
(in alphabetical order)
2017 Board of Governors Candidates
(in alphabetical order)
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When he was 8-years old, David Ciolfi first walked down the Yacht Club's driveway with his father, Ben Ciolfi, in 1963 when it was Northeast Marina. Over the years on the water, he has raised three children summering on Melody Island. He lives in Concord, NH working in technology education. The Yacht Club has been a constant in his family's life and hopes to keep it a constant for all club members.
Walt Collins and his wife Mary joined the WCYC 13 years ago when they became part- time residents of Wolfeboro and needed a new home for their vintage Penn Yan, “Slapshot”.
In the years since, Walt has served on a number of WCYC committees including clubroom remodeling, July 4th cardboard boat building and strategic planning. He assisted in the development of an RFP to standardize criteria for marine operator candidates and most recently the design and construction of the winter entrance at the rear of the club. He was the chief chef for Soprano Night at the club with his nana’s “gravy and meatballs”.
Walt retired in 2011 from MIT Lincoln Laboratory, a federally funded research laboratory, after 28 years of management experience in the defense contract industry. His career included managing technical procurement in both the national and international markets with experience in negotiations, financial accountability and team leadership. After graduate school Walt began his career as a 14-year secondary education teacher in southern NH.
For 35 years Walt served on the Mont Vernon, NH Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA), a quasi-judicial town board focused on the permitting process for land management. As chair for 33+ years, he conducted public meetings dealing with appeals to zoning regulations including land use, Variances and Special Exceptions.
After 45 years in southern NH, Walt and Mary retired to their home in Wolfeboro as full- time residents. Walt’s hobbies include woodworking and travel to spend time with his children and grandchildren.
My name is Leanne Gulden and I am interested in serving on the WCYC Board. This summer will be my 58th on Lake Winnipesaukee, the one place I truly consider “home’. My husband, Steve, and I have lived in the Chicago area for the last 30 years. We have a 19-year-old son, David, and two labs, Sadie and Bear. In addition to boating and spending time at the lake we enjoy cooking, gardening, and biking.
During my career I have worked in various roles (client services, sales, marketing, and product management) for companies that develop technology for the Financial Services industry. I have an MBA from Northwestern University. Over the years I have held various board positions, most recently on the local high school athletic booster club.
With my son now away at college and with the prospect of finally spending more time in the summer on Barndoor Island, I am looking for a new volunteer opportunity where I can meet people, make new friends, and contribute to preserving one of my favorite places on earth. I look forward to meeting all of you in July.
I am a recent transplant to New Hampshire from Massachusetts, and I love it. I wish I had made the move years ago. Although my upcoming wedding in October of 2017 has consumed most of my time, my fiancé Len and I continue to enjoy the lake in our Four Winns Horizon 260. Taking in the lake by kayak or hiking is a great way to enjoy our beautiful area. Of course the occasional wine party with friends is always a treat.
After graduating with a degree in Business Management with a Travel Minor, I enjoyed a career in travel management for over 20 years. Then I grew up and did something important with my life; I started a new venture in Hospice. Most recently I have joined the Huggins Hospital team and work at Back Bay Rehabilitation.
I have enjoyed working with Sandy and the Social committee at WCYC over this last year, as it has enabled me to utilize my background in customer service and sales to enhance the clubs social atmosphere. I look forward to creating great memories and lasting friendships in the years to come.
Cate joined the Club in 2013 and has served on the Board for three years. During her three-year term she has accomplished the following:
- Built and maintained the Club web site
- Built and maintained the Club Facebook page
- Created a Google drive for the Club records archive
- Created a newly formatted email service to Club Members
- Assisted with the creation of a new member management site (launching in the summer of 2017)
- Installed a new phone system, saving the club hundreds of $$ from the previous service
- Secured a free phone conference service for Club meetings
- Installed a new wireless router for greater wi-fi range
- Secured TV service at the best cost possible
- Maintained all Club technology equipment, vendors and payments
- Led a successful marketing campaign that included:
-custom designed print ads that in appeared in six separate publications that reached of over 100,000 people annually
-visibility campaign in the July 4th parade-decorating the float
- Marketing efforts contributed to the addition of 12+ new members
- Supplied the Club with logoed pads, pens and mugs
- Participated in Chamber of Commerce gatherings as a representative of the Club.
- (The Club will be hosting the Chamber social gathering on August 16th, 2017)
- Facilitated the purchase of the Club's new Eastern boat at an extreme discounted cost from the manufacturer](Boat cost $12k and is worth $35K)
- Hosted the 2016 Holiday Party and served a catered dinner to over 42 guests
- Assisted the Club House Steward in monitoring and purchasing items for the clubhouse
- Worked with the Buildings and Grounds Chair to secure heating and cooling systems for the Club house that can be monitored and adjusted remotely
Bob Strough and his wife Libby have been members of WCYC since 2012. They keep their J95 sailboat “NOOYA” on a mooring at the Club. Though they are currently residents of Glastonbury, Ct., they maintain a year-round house on Tuftonboro Neck on property that has been in Libby’s family since 1900. Bob’s initial exposure to the Lake goes back to the 1960s when he and Libby started dating.
Bob has a fascination with all things nautical. He is a life member of Mystic Seaport and a supporter of the New Hampshire Boat Museum, US Sailing and Boat US. A knowledgeable life-long boater, he grew up with exposure to both sail and power on the waters of New England and Long Island. He and Libby have owned and crewed aboard a wide variety of vessels over the years. Bob is well versed in the operation and maintenance of sail and power in lake, coastal and off-shore environments. His broad experience includes cruising, racing and delivery trips encompassing New England, Bermuda, the Caribbean, ICW and the Chesapeake. Bob has been a member of the United States Power Squadrons and a boating safety advocate for many years having taken and taught a number of courses from basic piloting and seamanship to celestial navigation. He is a past two-term commander of the Hartford Squadron.
Bob has a BA from Hobart College and an MBA from University of Hartford. He is retired from Pratt & Whitney division of United Technologies Corp. where he was a vice president in the large commercial aircraft jet engine business. He was responsible for directing new engine and after-market sales activity with major commercial airlines in the Asia/Pacific region. He was particularly successful in Japan where all Japanese airlines’ Boeing 777s were P&W powered at one point. He also has extensive experience negotiating complex purchase and support contracts with major airlines world-wide as well as with Boeing and Airbus. Prior to joining P&W, Bob served four years in the United States Air Force and then was employed as a licensed yacht broker in Florida for a time.
Bob and Libby have strong long-term commitments to the area. Their association with WCYC has significantly enhanced their enjoyment of time spent here. Bob would like an opportunity to make a contribution to the continuing viability of WCYC as a member of the BOG. His experience and interests might be particularly helpful in roles involving operations and/or long-term planning.
Matt and his wife Joanne and dog Gracie live in Wolfeboro, NH. They relocated 4 years ago from Trumbull, CT. After spending many years vacationing in the area, they found it possible to relocate their lives , slow down the pace of their careers and move to the town they fell in love with. Joanne and Matt have one son Jonathon, who still lives and works in CT but visits frequently, as he too loves the area. They all enjoy the beauty of the big lake and feel very fortunate to live, work and play in nature's wonderland.
Matt has spent 30+ years in sales and business management in the paint industry, developing commercial sales teams focused on the professional market. Prior Board experience includes several years on the Board for Pop Warner Youth Football in Trumbull, CT.
Matt’s passions are first and foremost his family followed by boating, motorcycling, and brewing and sampling fine craft beers.