July 2023



3 Audrey Weber

5 Ross Cummings

10 Heather Jager

10 Layla Weber

15 Keith Webster

23 Dave Porter

23 Gus Shempp

28 Brian Bish


2 Ken & Dolly Rozycki

30 Mark & Donna Hall

Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of PCC member Steve Matas, who passed away on March 1, 2023. https://www.nosek-mccreery.com/obituary/Stephen-MatasPhD

The party season has kicked off - beginning with our fabulous Steak Fry June 21st. A big thank you to Melinda and Tom Ristvey! There were many helping hands in the kitchen and on the grounds as well that made it a success.

Remember the Family Picnic is Saturday, July 1st. It's not too late to attend.

The Summer Luau Party is Saturday, July 29th and reservations are needed by July 12th so Choppers BBQ Smoke Shack can plan accordingly.

There will be appetizers, slaws, roast pig, smoked green bean casserole, cheesy potatoes, and desserts. A full bar is also included. Deejay entertainment will be provided by Take 1 Productions. Cost is $30 for adults and $20 for children. It is sure to be a great time! So mark your calendars and make your reservations!

Susan Porter Collins


Saturday July 1st @ 2:00pm

The Club provides hamburgers and hotdogs for all. Each family is asked to bring a dish to share for the potluck.

As a general guide, last names:

A-I salad/vegetable

J-R dessert

S-Z appetizer

There will be fun and games for children of all ages!

It is the State Park's Fourth of July fireworks display at the dam. The Club's usual flotilla to observe the night skies is planned and we are also encouraging boats to participate in our boat decorating contest.

Please text/call Susan Porter with the number of adults and children planning to attend so we can plan.




Congratulations Sofia!

Please join us in congratulating Sofia Gray on earning her US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 Instructor Certificate! If you have never gone thru an instructor training, this is not a small task. US Sailing focuses on safety, fun and learning (in that order) and takes expectations of their instructors seriously. We are so excited and proud of you to join our PCC Sailing School staff!

Welcome aboard Sofia!



Sofia Gray, Allison Jolly, Lydia Gray

Sailing has played an important role in my life for as long as I can remember: the benefits (mental and physical), lessons learned and friendships I formed thru sailing are endless and will last a lifetime. I got to spend last week in or near sailboats, but this time it was a little (ok, a lot!) extra special: I had the privilege to meet and learn from one of the most successful women in US sailing history and an Olympic Gold Medalist, Allison Jolly. Not only that, but I got to watch Sofia become a US Sailing Small Boat Sailing Instructor and I am beyond proud of her accomplishment :) To be able to inspire people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to get out on the water and try something new, and to do so alongside these two amazing women made for a truly amazing week! 



Our sailing school is now in the full swing of the season! We are super proud of all of our students, especially all new sailors who sailed for the first time in the last class, as well as braved the capsize recovery drill. The conditions have been perfect so far and allowed us to get out and practice some basic sailing skills. As always, huge THANK YOU goes to our PCC Safety Crew (Sue and Ron) - it's so important to have our safety support out on the water in case of any emergencies!

Mark Your Calendars

Wednesday, June 21st Steak Fry

Saturday, July 1st Family Picnic/ 4th of July Celebration

Saturday, July 29th Summer Party - Luau

Saturday, September 9th Fall Party - Low Country Boil

From the President's Desk

A gas grill has been purchased for club members use.  It is located on the patio outside the women’s locker room.  Since it takes propane, use of the grill should be accompanied by a donation of a few dollars to offset propane cost.  Until we have a specific box, the money can be put in the drink donation box. Please remember to clean the grill after use! 


There are also plans to clean out the garage and lean-to shed and all items owned by members in those two areas should be removed or labeled with member name or they risk being thrown away.  If they are unable to get to the club to label please let someone know about the item so they can be labeled.



Order Your PCC Merch On Line

You can now order PCC Merch online! We have a new selection of sweatshirts, hoodies, t-shirts, polos, windbreakers, and hats. Variety of colors and sizes are available, so don't delay check it out now :) Missed the last order? Didn't' like the selections? Now is your chance. NEW: you can now add your name or your boat's name to select garments!

Store is open now until July 23, 2023 (11:59 EDT)

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery after store closes. All orders will be individually packaged and will be delivered to PCC for pick up at your convenience.

Get yourself some PCC swag! And don't forget these make fun and unique gifts (birthdays, Christmas, racing crew gifts or end of season!)


Babes on the Bay

August 19 1PM-6PM


Babes on the Bay will be an introductory sailing class for LADIES ONLY! Join us at PCC as we de-mystify sailing. We will begin with water safety, boat terminology, how to read wind and water, why does the boat heel, points of sail, as well as tacking and jibing (turning).

Weather permitting, we will go out on the water with our volunteer PCC skippers! Skippers - we need your help! Please txt, call, or email Lidia if you're willing to assist with giving rides!

We will finish with a capsize recovery demo. Optional pot-luck dinner to follow. Message us with any questions!

RSVP's required: szarak2000@yahoo.com or 724-967-1910

Input to our monthly newsletter is encouraged and greatly appreciated! Please email articles and photos to Heather at jager6@zoominternet.net or text photos to 814-795-7135 by the 25th of each month.

Board of Directors

Bill Gray

Sue Porter

VP/Social Chair



Michelle Bish




Menno Jager




Ron Gallagher

Harbor Master



Dale Lewis

Buildings & Grounds



Ross Cummings

Racing Liaison



Ex-Officio Board Members

Kathy Soriano




Ron Gallagher
Assistant Caretaker

Lidia Gray

PR/Sailing School



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