Vesper Leadership Team

Vesper Interior

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.

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.


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

Board of Directors:

JB Kelly 2022-24
Rica Jerril 2022-24
Veronica Jones 2023-25
Hilary Langer 2023-25
Ellis Mair 2022-24
Joe Pierce2023-25
Diego Delgado 2021-23
Mary J. Wilson 2023-25
Sarah Klippel 2023-25

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


Asst Coach: Michael Orzolek
Masters Coach: John Leekley