Club History – 1970s

Club News:

1970-1971: Meetings were held at Mary Ann Magiera’s house and the first club-owned boat (a 1970 blue & white Ski Nautique) was purchased early in the 1971 season.

The Bay State open was held at Memorial Beach and there were ski shows in Lincoln, RI, Torrington, CT, Sharon, Mass, Boston’s “Summerthing” plus shows for the Jimmy Funs and Gino’s Pizza at Treasure Island.

President: Mary Ann Magiera
Vice President: Billy Graham
Secretary: Nancy Vear
Treasurer: Norman Kuszewski
Tournament Director: Steve Zemsky
Show Director: Gail Paradis

Total Membership: 135
Dues: $10, $15 for new members.

1971-1972: A second boat was purchased by the club – a 1972 orange Ski Nautique. Shows included the Bay State Open, the Jamaica Plain Show, plus shows in Sharon, Mass., and Coventry, RI.

Tony Klunge was made an Honorary Member.

President: Gene Brisbois
Vice President: Steve Zemsky
Secretary: Nancy Vear
Treasurer: Betty Seraphin
Tournament Director: Steve Zemsky – Bay State Open

Total Membership: 18
Dues: $15, $20 for new members.

1972-1973: The Green Hill Park Show was held along with the Bay State Open Tournament.

President: Gee Brisbois
Vice President: Lenny Lavallee
Secretary: Jane (Barrett) Mooney
Treasurer: Nancy Vear
Tournament Director: Steve Zemsky

Total Membership: 27
Dues: $17, $20 for new members.

1973-1974: The Bay State Open at Memorial Beach was held this year along with a show at Green Hill Park in Worcester.

Co-Chairman: Lenny Lavallee
Co-Chairman: Steve Zemsky
Secretary: Jane (Barrett) Mooney
Treasurer: Sue Lavallee
Tournament Director: Steve Zemsky – Bay State Open

Total Membership: 48
Dues: $17, $22 for new members.

1974-1975: The Bay State Open was held at Memorial Beach. Shows were also held at Green Hill Park in Worcester, at Keech Pond in Coventry RI, and at Cedar Lake in Sturbridge. There was a Bicentennial Show held at Nipmuc Cove in Webster.

Club members appeared in “Holiday on Wheels” – a promotional film for K.O.A. staring Rory Calhoun, George Montgomery and Gordon McRae. It was shown locally on channels 27 and 5.

President: Len Lavallee
Vice President: Gene Brisbois
Secretary: Jane (Barrett) Mooney
Treasurer: Sue Lavallee
Tournament Director: Steve Zemsky – Bay State Open
Show Director: Gail (Paradis) Millette

Total Membership: 64
Dues: $22

1975-1976: There was a Bicentennial Show held at Sheraton-Sturbridge Inn on Cedar Lake and also a show at the Singletary Rod & Gun Club.

The Club bought a 1971 blue and white Ski Nautique by Correct-Craft for club skiing. A new parasail was purchased for the club by the Sheraton-Sturbridge Inn.

President: Russ Talisman
Vice President: David Pelletier
Secretary: Pat Pelletier
Treasurer: Richard Jolda
Show Director: Gail (Paradis) Millette

Total Membership: 27
Dues: $22, $25 for new members

1976-1977: A 4th of July show was held in Sharon, Mass., and the club also participated in the parade that same day. Shows were also held at the Sheraton-Sturbridge on Cedar Lake and at Singletary Rod & Gun Club.

Kerry Sterczala qualified for and competed in the Nationals at Berkley, California.

President: David Pelletier
Vice President: Gail (Paradis) Millette
Secretary: Pat Pelletier
Treasurer: Richard Jolda
Tournament Director: Steve Zemsky – Bay State Open
Show Director: Joel Casaubon

Total Membership: 46
Dues: $22, $25 for new members

1977-1978: The Busch Bay State Open held at Memorial Beach in August, marked the first time the club has received sponsorship from a nationally known company.

There was also a show held at the Singletary Rod & Gun Club. The Motor in the club boat was not running and very little club skiing was done this year.

Kerry Sterczala qualified for and competed in the Nationals in Detroit, Michigan.

President: David Pelletier
Vice President: Nick Nickolopoulous
Secretary: Par Pelletier
Treasurer: Richard Jolda
Tournament Director: Steve Zemsky- Bay State Open
Show Director: Joel Casaubon

Total Membership: 27
Dues: $22, $25 for new members

1978-1979: The club boat was repaired over the winter months. General Skiing will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights and Sunday mornings.

The gas shortage had and effect on all of us this year, however no activities has to be cut back to members willing to use their own boats for club skiing.

Plans include a Jimmy Fund Show at Memorial Beach, the Busch Bay State Open Tournament and a show as Singletary Rod & gun Club.

Much Enthusiasm has returned to the club in this, our 25th year, with 56 paid members as of July 10th, 1979.

President: Joel Casaubon
Vice President: Len Tremblay
Secretary: Pat Pelletier
Treasurer: Mary Tryba
Tournament Director: Gene Brisbois

Total Membership: 56
Dues: $22, $25 for new members

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