Board of Directors
Peter has been a member at RYC since 2009, except for a brief stint living and boating in Boston and Rhode Island. Peter has been a past Sailing Director, and together with his spouse Paula Spicer have hosted many club social events. Professionally Peter is a Management Consultant, and under Peter's recent leadership as Commodore, the club has made significant improvements such as the new dock system, various club administrative changes, the online Quickbooks accounting system all designed to keep members' fees directed toward visible club enhancements.
Greg Evans is currently serving a second term on the board as Secretary. Greg is a sport and recreation consultant with the Government of New Brunswick and has lived in the Kennebecasis Valley his entire life. Greg and his wife Robin have two daughters. He grew up windsurfing on the Kennebecasis and later developed sailing skills as crew on various race boats and cruising on his family’s boat over the past 30 years.
Pieter Van Schaick
Raised in a fishing village in Cape Breton, Pieter has been on boats since age 5. At age 16, Pieter became a captain (small craft, minor waters) and took tourists out on the family tour boat to the Bird Islands. Three years ago, Pieter and his family moved back from the States to slow the pace down and raise their two young children, Cara & Schuyler (age 13). Pieter’ professional credentials include Chartered Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Chartered Business Valuation.
Don has been a member of RYC for over 25 years, spanning three different boats and even a few years without one. He grew up with powerboats on freshwater lakes but changed over to sail as an adult when he realized he would have to pay for his fuel. Professionally Don is now retired but spent over 35 years in the marine industry as a Naval Architect in shipyards and ship operating companies.
Director of Memberships
Lori is a native of Miramichi and has a long family history in the commercial fishing industry. Now living in Rothesay, she is an avid power boater spending most of her free time on the beautiful Kennebecasis River. Lori is new to the Board in the fall of 2019 as Membership Director, and she enjoys meeting and socializing with all of the Club members. In her free time outside of boating, Lori enjoys outdoor activities and travel with her spouse Chris and their children, Pierce and Charlotte.
Director of Berths & Docks
Peter and his wife Pam have been residents of the Kennebecasis area on and off for more than thirty years. Peter has been a member of RYC for the past four years but has been an avid boater and has been cruising the Kennebecasis, Saint John rivers for most of his life, and with no intention of stopping in the foreseeable future. Peter's boat is a black 22' Bayliner, is usually berthed on B dock, so if you are passing by, please stop to introduce yourself
Director of Communications
Paula is originally from Cape Breton, and attended sailing school at the Northern Yacht Club at a young age, having no idea that her baby blue pram sailing experience would bring her to explore such places as Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Block Island, to name just a few. Paula is an established account manager with Chandler. Paula has previously held the position of Social Director and has participated in the Management Committee Team. Her commitment is to make RYC the place where boaters want to be!
Director of Launch and Haul
Mike Dickie, with his wife Krista and their three children Matthew, Ryan, and Katherine, are very excited to be part of the Rothesay Yacht Club and look forward to improving upon this great club and your experience. “Splash” day and haul out are the cumulative result of a great deal of effort from everyone in the club. It is a day of great expectations sprinkled with a few moments of anxiety. Launch and haul days have gone very well in the past, and Mike looks forward to ensuring they are as smooth in the future. You will often Mike around the club or our boat, and if there is anything, he can do to make the Launch/ Haul out better, please give him a shout.
Director of Learn to Sail
With her husband Bob, Barb has four grown children and three grandchildren and have been members of the RYC for approximately ten years. Barb grew up sailing in Milledgeville in her family's day sailer and attended the RKYC sailing school in the 1970s. Barb is a retired school principal, having taught for 15 years at the high school, middle school, and elementary school levels and administrator for 14 years. Barb believes that the sailing program teaches young people an amazing set of skills they can use throughout their lifetime and helps develop and nurture a love of our beautiful river.
Director of Buildings and Grounds
Served As Chairperson For The Boy Scouts of Canada Area Council During 1982-1985. Past Member of P.A.C. (Planning Advisory Commission) For The Village Of Fairvale (1992 - 1998). Past Sailing Director of R.Y.C. Yacht Club (1999-2003.) Past Membership Director of Rothesay Yacht Club (2004-2006). Rod is the owner/manager of Kings Valley Consulting Ltd. Real Estate Agent with Re/Max for the past 42 Consecutive Years. Rod also enjoys woodworking, sailing, playing bridge, reading & Computers..
Director of Powerboats
Steve was born and raised in Saint John and served 43 years in the Canadian Army (Infantry), eventually returning home to retire in 2010. Steve with his wife Susan joined RYC in 2013 after buying our first power boat.
Macgregor grew up spending most of his time at the Rothesay Yacht Club. He was a participant in the first Learn to Sail program in 1967. Macgregor moved to NFLD and, upon his return ten years later, taught sailing and eventually became the Learn to Sail Director, moving on to the Race Director; Vice Commodore and Commodore Positions on the board of Directors for RYC. Macgregor and his wife Valerie have been enjoying sailing on the River for the past 35 years and cannot think of a better place to live.
George became a member in 1994 and now he’s a ‘Cruiser’ sailing Harmony. George has been on RYC’s Board as Director of Junior Sailing then as Membership Director, and now as Vice-Commodore. George loves this Club and has been pleased to meet many of our Members who have similarly strong feelings about this Club. George plans his best to grow and develop RYC into a place where Sailors and Power boaters work together and build a Club that is the envy of all the other Yacht Clubs in the Maritimes.