APYC History - Volume 3

During Les Cabot's two terms as commodore the constitution and bylaws were written; the club was chartered in 1981; and the club became a member of GCBA, The Greater Cleveland Boating Association.

In 1982 one of Les' best friends, Donald L. Molnar, became commodore.Don's boat was a double-planked wooden Owens that he rebuilt and called "Just Us." He and his family docked at Venetian along the roadway in the vicinity of what is now "E" dock. Don also wanted toincrease membership, however interest in the club declined. Looking back, we did not join during these early years due to the fact that there were so many parties, cookouts, and activities on the
concrete pier that there didn't seem to be the need for more activities. Don eventually sold his boat and became an avid motorcyclist. Commodore Donald Molnar died January 1, 2008.

Diane Stieber