A place for members to find & share information about the happenings of the CYC
It takes a lot of dedicated people to organize the events and communications of the CYC, and we have the best. Many of the board members are past commodores and others have just arrived at Green Turtle Bay. One thing is for certain - All of them have the operation of the Commonwealth Yacht Club as a high priority in their lives.
The "Board of Directors" is made up of eleven Officers and nine Directors.
The officers of the club and their duties are:
The Commodore is the chief executive officer of the Commonwealth Yacht Club and as such oversees all aspects of the clubs operations including:
The Commodore customarily advances to the office after serving one term as Vice Commodore. The Commodore is to guide the club not only in the specific events and activities of the period of his or her office, but to be ever mindful that policy he or she sets will affect the club into the future.
The Vice Commodore is the assistant to the Commodore and as such has the same responsibilities of the Commodore in the Commodore's absence. In addition, the Vice Commodore:
The Vice Commodore customarily advances to the office of Commodore after serving one term as Rear Commodore.
The Rear Commodore is the assistant to the Vice Commodore and as such shall stand ready to take over the responsibilities of the Vice Commodore and/or Commodore in their absence. In addition, the Rear Commodore:
Fleet Captain - Long Range Cruising
The Fleet Captain shall plan and execute the clubs long distance cruising schedule. Those activities shall include but are not limited to:
Fleet Captain - Short Cruising / Land events
The Fleet Captain shall plan and execute the clubs short distance cruising and land based event schedule. Those activities shall include but are not limited to:
Fleet Captain Commonwealth Cup Regatta
The Fleet Captain shall be responsible to organize and lead the Commonwealth Cup Regatta. The duties include:
Vacant Fleet Captain positions are elected each year by a vote of all attending at the Annual Membership Meeting. The Fleet Captains are asked to serve a minimum of two years unless elected to the office of Rear Commodore, but may serve longer if willing.
The treasurer is to maintain a true and accurate account of the clubs bank account and give a report of such at the monthly CYC board meeting.
The Treasurer is elected each year by a vote of all attending at the Annual Membership Meeting.
The Secretary is to keep and publish an accurate record of club meetings and maintain an archive of those records and any other records of pertinence to the operation and history of the club.
The Secretary is elected each year by a vote of all attending at the Annual Membership Meeting.
The Historian shall organize and present the photos, stories and events of the club by creating scrapbooks and other items to preserve the history of the club.
The Historian is elected each year by a vote of all attending at the Annual Membership Meeting.
Immediate Past Commodore
The office of Immediate Past Commodore is an active officer who serves in an advisory capacity to all officers and directors of the club. All Past Commodores are encouraged to serve on a committee of their choice for two years after their term expires.
The duties of the directors are:
Nine directors serve staggered, three year terms with three directors terms expiring each year. Directors are to serve in various capacities as appointed by the club officers to include:
· Participation in cruising activities, regatta activities, GTB/CYC activities, website operation, and newsletter operation.
· The Commodore shall assign each board member to a committee each year.
Vacant director positions are elected each year by a vote of all attending at the Annual Membership Meeting.
All officers and board members are expected to attend a minimum of 50% of club board meetings and in the event of failure to do so will be asked to resign. The Commodore may override this rule at his or her discretion in the event of illness or personal obligation.