International Order of the Blue Gavel
SMYC Chapter has 14 members Archived activities for
Chapter Officers 2019
President SC : Terri Reese
Secretary SC : Marybeth Thayer
Treasurer SC : TBD
The SMYC Chapter has 4 meetings a year
Feb, May, Aug, and Nov at 1830 on the same
day the SMYC Board of Governors Meet
SMYC Chapter Blue Gavel
The International Order of the Blue Gavel is an organization of past
commodores. The mission of the IOBG is to recognize past commodores
of the international yachting community and unite them in order to
promote the highest ideals of yachting and preserve its customs and
traditions through social, educational and humanitarian programs.
Past commodores are offered to join this selective group after
completing their term of office by a majority of each chapters IOBG
members, it is not an automatic selection and is a privilege to be
sworn into the organization.
The IOBG has a board at the international level that meets four
times a year at regional meetings and an annual meeting. The Area
vice-presidents represent these regions of the country: Northeast,
Southeast, Southwest, and Northwest and North Central. Each area is
divided into districts which consist of chapters (yacht clubs) or
members-at-large. All members have voting delegates at the annual
meeting in October each year.
The District 15 is Southern California and comprises of 103 members
from 14 yacht clubs and members-at-large. Your SMYC chapter has 14
members. The 2018 Board for SMYC Chapter: President- Susan Rodriguez,
Secretary- Marybeth Thayer and Treasure- Bill Thayer.
All yacht club bridge officers and members are always welcome to
events such as the Yacht Club Management Seminar and social
fund-raisers. We have several programs with IOBGA (the auxiliary
consisting of spouses of past commodores) which we put together
during the year.
Look for all event schedules at the web site of