2018-19 BYC Flag Officer Candidates

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 Tim Thompson

Tim ThompsonTim has been boating all of his life. It was predestined with his being born in Annapolis, MD. He grew up on the lakes in Minnesota, learned to SCUBA dive after moving to Santa Barbara, lived aboard a sport fisher in San Diego, earned his 100-Ton Master Mariner’s License and landed here in Bellingham after having kids.

Tim joined the BYC in 2012 and has been active in volunteerism through bartending, Club Scrubs, mark boat, PITCH and other opportunities.

Tim has served as a BYC Trustee, Fleet Captain, Rear Commodoer and most recently as Vice Commodore. He has served as the chair of the Membership Committee, and as a member of the Finance Committee.

Tim works remotely at home as a web developer for a medical education corporation and likes the freedom that this allows. His two children enjoy the many benefits of family membership in the BYC.

Respectfully submitted, Tim Thompson


 Scott McEniry

Scott McEniryScott has been a life-long sailor, having explored the Salish Sea from the south Sound to Nanaimo. He’s owned sailboats from 11’ to 40’, and currently is the owner of Tullamore, an Atkins 27’ gaff-rigged cutter.

Scott joined the club as an active member in 2012 and became immediately active as a volunteer bartender. Scott became a Board Trustee in 2014, chaired the Bar & Lounge Advisory Committee, served on several other committees and is currently finishing his tenure as Rear Commodore.

Respectfully submitted, Scott McEniry


Shaun Thompson

Shaun ThompsonShaun has been on the water all of his life. It starts with his dad teaching him to SCUBA drive at the age of 12, followed by owning his first boat at the age of 16. He was born in Virginia, moving up and down the east coast unit age of 8 when his family settled in Gig Harbor, WA.

Shaun joined the BYC in May 2011 and has been active in volunteerism through Club Scrubs, hosting the Buccaneers Cruise, serving as Chairperson of the membership, social and Financial Management Review committees this year plus serving on other committees in the past.
Shaun is currently serving as a BYC Trustee, owns a racing sail boat and is out every Wednesday night.

Shaun works for Pape Machinery Inc as the Rental Manager cover rentals of large construction and forestry equipment from Hwy 18 north to the Canadian border. He and his wife Ginger can be found at the BYC most evenings. He is currently finishing his term as Fleet Captain.

Respectfully submitted, Shaun Thompson


Kevin Schwitter

  1. When Kaela and I joined the club five years ago, I became a bartender, thinking that would be a great way to meet the membership. I still tend bar about once a month and I always enjoy it. Two years ago Commodore Neil asked if I would fill a vacant trustee position. I accepted and I have learned a lot about club operations since coming onto the board. I have chaired the Bar and Lounge advisory committee and been a member of the Policy and Planning committee. As a board member my priorities will continue to be to ensure the club continues to emphasize volunteerism and programs that interest all of our members.

    I have been a sailboat owner in Bellingham for over 30 years. Kaela and I currently enjoy cruising and gunkholing in our Cal 2-29, Revelation.

  2. In the two years that I have been on the board I have been an active participant chairing several committees and have learned a great deal about club operations and of the behind the scenes work that takes place to make the club a vibrant and viable organization. I am asking the membership for consideration for Fleet Captain so I can put my experience as a Board Trustee to good use.

    I have been a sailor and boat owner in Bellingham for virtually my entire adult life. I bring that perspective to the board. Since joining the board I have worked on two committees, Policy and Planning, and the Bar and Lounge Advisory Committee. I have a strong interest in remaining involved in the club management by proceeding through the flag officer positions.

  3. I want to work towards a club that is welcoming and attractive to boaters of all ages and abilities. I value the traditions that guide the club and I also am excited to see new activities that reflect our members’ interests. I also want to keep the club fiscally solvent through careful stewardship of the club’s resources. I wish to see the club continue to value the good work of volunteers as our most important resource.

Respectively submitted,
Kevin Schwitter