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Vesper's Mission Statement


The mission of Vesper Boat Club is to develop highly skilled and competitive rowers at all levels, by providing its diverse community of membership with premier rowing programs and first-class facilities and equipment.

Vesper's Moto


All Together!

About Vesper


Vesper Boat Club is led by a group of elected officers and a board of directors. In addition, there is a board of trustees that serves by appointment of the board of directors. Standing committees are typically lead by a member of the board of directors, or an officer of the club.

Elections are held annually in December/January and all Full/Family/VIP and Lifetime members, in Good Standing, with at least two years as a member, are eligible to vote. Officers are elected for a one year term and board members are elected for a two year term, with half of the directorships elected each year.

Vesper's Leadership


President: Melissa Hilton
Vice President: open
Treasurer: Kathleen Barron
Communications Secretary: Eric Eckstein
Recording Secretary: April Roach
Captain: Sally Scott


Asst Coach: Michael Orzolek
Masters Coach: John Leekley

Committees, Staff & Volunteers:

Board of Trustees Exec. Sect.: John-david Franklin
Finance: Kathleen Barron
House: Hilary Langer
House Manager: Gary Weilgus
Landscaping: Ellen Saint Clair
Membership: Veronica Jones
Men's Locker Room Mgr:: Tom Simon
Organizer Annual Banquet: Bridget Meehan
Racing: JB Kelly
Rentals: MIchelle DuSold
Schuylkill Navy Representative: Catherine Holdsworth
Social: Joseph Pierce
Women's Locker Room Mgr: Sally Scott

Board of Directors:

JB Kelly 2024-26
Rica Jerril 2024-26
Veronica Jones 2023-25
Sarah Klippel 2023-25
Hilary Langer 2023-25
Ellis Mair 2024-26
Ginny Kaufmann 2024-26
Mary J. Wilson 2023-25

Upcoming Board Meetings

February 24, 2024 (Vesper Banquet)
March 14, 2024
April 4 2024
May 2, 2024
June 6, 2024
July 18, 2024 (a later date, since there is no meeting in August)
September 5, 2024
October 3, 2024
November 7, 2024
December 5, 2024
January 2, 2025