Point of Pines Yacht Club Annual Blessing of the Fleet
July 20, 2018
~Saturday, July 14~
Asst. Vice-Commodore Jill Simmons-Wetmore with her parents and life members of the PPYC, Judi and Steve Simmons..
Commodore Jack Galncy and Asst. Commodore Jay Bolton are shown with Father Richard Uftring. The Blessing of the fleet at the PPYC is a very big day at the club and Father Uftring enjoys his time there with the members.
Special guests and friends of the yacht club join Commodore Glancy . State Representative RoseLee Vincent, Mayor Brian Arrigo and Ward 5 City Councillor John Powers.
Joe and Carol Bianco get the Gipper blessed last Saturday afternoon.
The Invicta II with Capt. Joe Lavallie and crew.
Father Richard blesses the crew of the Freckless, John Hurley, Kelly Svendsen-Hurley and Ollie Svendsen.
Commodore Jack Glancy and Joan and Foster get a blessing from Father Richard.
Get ‘em while they’re hot, Steve DiChicco up from Florida to cook up some great hot dogs for the occasion.
Captain Nick Petruzzelli receiving a blessing from Father Uftring.
The O’Donnell family gets their blessing last Saturday afternoon, James, his mom, Kathleen, dad, Jimmy (a PPYC Trustee) and his sister, Katie.
The PPYC Past Commodores, Charlie MacLaughlin, Bob Clark, Ron Clark, Ron McCue, Vin Piccinini and Jack Glancy.
Officers and special guests, seated; Mike Quigley, Bill Rogers, Jill Simmons-Wetmore, Ted Bless, Jack Glancy, Jay Bolton, Jeff Cicolini, Paul Barasso. Standing, James O’Donnell, Representative RoseLee Vincent, Vinnie Piccinini, George Boujoukos, Dan Beaulieu, Jim O’Donnell, Steve Simmons, Mike Jamgocian, Fr. Richard Uftring, Councillor John Powers, and Mayor Brian Arrigo.
Treasurer Vincent Piccinini and Commodore Jack Glancy with Abby Edelmann, runner up in the Mary Alice Downey Scholarship, Edelmann will be attending St. Michaels.
Commodore Jack Glancy with Mary Alice Downey Scholarship runner up Christian Reenstierna, Christian will be attending UNH in the fall.
The 2018 Mary Alice Downey Scholarship recipient James O’Donnell III, James will attend Holy Cross and is shown with, Commodore Jack Glancy, Kelly Svendsen-Hurley, Ollie Svendsen, and Lynn Downey-Ross.
James O’Donnell reads a scripture during the blessing ceremony.
Father Richard Uftring blesses the water, with assistance from Commodore Jack Glancy and Asst. Commodore Jay Bolton.
State Representative RoseLee Vincent presented a citation from the House of Representatives from her and Speaker Bob DeLeo. Shown from left; Assistant Vice Commodore Jill Simmons-Wetmore, Sophia Forgione (from Speaker DeLeo’s office), Assistant Commodore Jay Bolton, Representative Vincent, Commodore Jack Glancy and Father Richard Uftring.
A heartfelt greeting from Mayor Brian Arrigo to the officers and members of the Point of Pines Yacht Club. Arrigo thanked the PPYC for their community service and dedication as well as being a good neighbor organization in Revere. Mayor Arrigo also wished everyone a happy and safe boating season.