(2008 – Social Member)
I have been around the SBYC for all of my 60 years, starting as a young boy coming out with our Grandfather Florian Hiss who was a member. He always loved boats but never took the time to have one. My wife Julie and I have been members for about 11 years and will be celebrating 34 years of marriage this August. We have two sons, Thomas 30 and Tyler 28. Julie and I love golf and enjoy finding new courses that we have not played before, yes she normally beats me! We enjoy spending time at our place on Higgins Lake where we have a nice Pontoon boat that I named after our mom, Sally Ann Too and two go-fast Seadoo’s and the beautiful sunsets! I have a big love for cars, classics and new high performance. I am restoring my father’s 1936 Ford Coupe which he bought in 1976 and enjoy his other car, 1960 T-Bird that he got brand new! The new hot rod is a 2018 Dodge Hellcat Challenger with a supercharged 707 hp engine! After 39 years of working and owning Herman Hiss Jewelers in Bay City with my sister, I have recently retired. We love our SBYC and the members and enjoy the awesome food, great staff and of course the famous sunsets too!