Auxiliary Board of Directors 2022-23

President: Victoria Gazulis
Vice President: Mary Menninger
Secretary: Julie Wiard
Treasurer: Elena Stephens
Directors: Fiona Britten, Aruna Chammout, Allison Fortini Crawford, Gena Egelston, Petra Bergstein Higby, Denise Ivory, Anne Russell, Maureen "Moe" Roddy, Tanja Ross
Ex-Officio: Tina Lundh
Honorary: Helen Reilly

About the Auxiliary

The SFYC Auxiliary is proud of its 70 years of service to the San Francisco Yacht Club, beginning in 1953 when a committee was created to raise funds to purchase new deck furniture! Today, the Auxiliary provides social opportunities for members and their families in addition to developing and implementing selected fundraising activities to benefit Youth Sailing and other Club projects. Some of the many Auxiliary events and activities are listed below.

SFYC Auxiliary 2023 Events 

  • Auxiliary Past Presidents Tea - 3/24
  • Auxiliary Easter - 4/9
  • Auxiliary Mother/Son Dance - 5/13
  • Auxiliary Cup - 9/23
  • Auxiliary Fashion Show - 10/5
  • Auxiliary Dreamboats - 10/22
  • Auxiliary Halloween - 10/28
  • Auxiliary Annual Meeting - 11/16
  • Auxiliary Holiday Decorating - 12/4-12/5
  • Auxiliary Get Lit - 12/7
  • Auxiliary Santa Brunch - 12/10
  • Auxiliary Holiday Soiree - 12/16

Auxiliary Awards

  • The Auxiliary Special Service Award
  • The Nancy Rogers Woman’s Race Grant
  • The Ann Welch Women’s Sailing Award
  • The Marianne Mason Outstanding Yachtswoman of the Year
  • Youth Sailing Awards & Financial Support

Auxiliary Grants and Giving

The Auxiliary Gift Reserve has been established by the SFYC Auxiliary Board to provide gifts and grants which are consistent with the SFYC Auxiliary’s By-Laws and Mission Statement. All requests submitted with an SFYC Auxiliary Grant Application will be reviewed and considered for approval by the Auxiliary Board.

How to apply: Please first review the Auxiliary Gift Reserve & Mission to ensure your request meets our objectives. Then, Members are welcome to apply for an Auxiliary Grant by filling out the Grant Application form. Questions can be submitted to Vice President Mary Menninger ([email protected]).

When to apply: Grants are accepted from January through June and must be received by the Sunday prior to an Auxiliary Board meeting.

Schedule of 2023 Auxiliary Meetings 
  • Thursday, January 12th
  • Thursday, February 9th
  • Thursday, March 9th
  • Thursday, April 6th (due to spring break the following week)
  • Thursday, May 11th
  • Thursday, August 10th
  • Thursday, September 14th
  • Thursday, October 12th
  • Thursday, November 9th
  • Thursday, December 14th