Past Tollyclub Commodores

David Ellard ~ 1995

David Ellard - Past CommodoreDavid Ellard was the 1st commodore of the Tollycraft Boating Club in 1995. Along with wife Pam, David was a member long before the club officially began in 1988.

They held the first rendezvous in 1985 with five boats in attendance. Later, in Poulsbo, 13 boats attended.

To generate club interest, David worked the boat show in the Kingdome at the Western Yacht Sales Tollycraft area.

In these early years, dues were about $20 a year and both David and Pam wore many “hats” within the club. One of these “hats” was spending hundreds of hours accumulating hull numbers, boat names and owners, Thanks to their hard work, the club grew resulting in David composing the basic club by-laws.

David Ellard-Past CommodoreDavid and Pam bought their beloved Tolly, “THE GOOD YEARS” in 1982. Now retired as a yacht captain, David and Pam live aboard their Tolly in Elliot Bay Marina.

George Haskin ~ 1996

Howard Glazer ~ 1997, 2000, 2001

Doug Filer ~ 1998

Ken Pearson ~ 1999

Don Ballew ~ 2002

Dan Eastlick ~ 2003

Lee Worthy ~ 2004

Rheta Pearson ~ 2005

Norm Culbert ~ 2006

Kirk Gronvold ~ 2007

Dave Tosch ~ 2008

Steve Monrad ~ 2009

Cara Clark ~ 2010

Cara Clark Past Commodore

Joined the Tollycraft Boating Club:  2004

Occupation: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (semi-retired)

What she’s doing today:  Native Texan now living life in New Braunfels, Texas (between Austin & San Antonio). My Tolly 30, “Enough Time” is moored in Anacortes, WA and I enjoy cruising WA and BC waters in summer.

Her favourite Tollycraft Boating Club memory: The “Margaritaville Rendezvous in 2008! One of the largest rendezvous held at Roche Harbor. Never ending fun and memories.

She joined the Tollycraft Boating Club Bridge because: I wanted to get more involved with Tollyclub, meet new people who loved boats like me, and give back to an organization that allowed me to make so many life long friends.

What she’s most proud of during her time as the Tollyclub commodore: We were able to attract a higher than usual number of Canadian Tollys. That number varies throughout the years, but one of my goals was to make it as high as possible.

Her Rendezvous theme and its inspiration: Tolly Fiesta “Fiesta de Barco”; Being a native Texan, Fiesta was a way of life! Fiestas are celebrations, getting people together to have fun! That fit the Tollyclub perfectly!

Her Tolly: Enough Time, 1988, Tolly 30 Sport Cruiser

Final thoughts: Buying a Tollycraft opened up a world of new friends who share my love of boats. Some of my very best friends are people I met at my first Tolly Mini at La Conner in Sept 2004. Many of those people are cruising companions today as well as personal best friends.

See our other past commodores.

Brett Peck ~ 2011

Bob Erwin ~ 2012

Mike McCormick ~ 2013

Lori Potts ~ 2014

Lori Potts Past Commodore

Joined the Tollycraft Boating Club:  2002 ( the last Rendezvous held in Port Orchard)

Spouse/Partner: Steven Holmes

Occupation: Hardware Engineer (retired)

What she’s doing today:  I am so busy now that I am retired!

Her favourite Tollycraft Boating Club memory:  There are too many to just pick one. But one fond memory was our first rendezvous in Port Orchard when the “red shirt’ brigade greeted almost every boat and made sure we were tied up securely.

She joined the Tollycraft Boating Club Bridge because:  My husband was obsessed with Tollycrafts.

What she’s most proud of during her time as the Tollyclub commodore:  The friendships I have made and having a successful rendezvous, without my husband. The Tollyclub has always been so welcoming, and have always had my back.

Challenges she and her bridge overcame while she was commodore: Sadly, you cannot always please everyone. Listening to complaints and not being able to resolve them at the last minute were the most challenging.

Her Rendezvous theme and its inspiration: My theme was a country “Round Up”. Love country music and hoped to have a line dance or square dance, which we did have an instructor for square dancing!

Her Tollys: Lori Ann II (Godot),1984 Tolly 34 Tri Cabin and Lori Ann, 1978 Tolly 26 (current boat)

See our other past commodores.

Mark Wilson ~ 2015

Jim Maddox ~ 2016

Pete Simpson ~ 2017

Pete Simpson

Keith Christenson ~ 2018

Duane Oswald ~ 2019

Pierce Hoover – 2020

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