Commonwealth Yacht Club

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Club Organization

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:

Commodore

 

The Commodore is the chief executive officer of the Commonwealth Yacht Club and as such oversees all aspects of the clubs operations including:

 

  • Advising the ownership of Green Turtle Bay on the operation of the CYC Restaurant.
  • Advising the ownership of Green Turtle Bay on GTB/CYC sponsored activities.
  • Planning and execution of the club cruising and land events and activities.
  • Planning and execution of the Commonwealth Cup Regatta.
  • Planning and execution of the programs of the Sunfish Sailing Fleet.
  • The Commodore is a de facto member of all CYC committees.
  • The Commodore is to preside at CYC Board Meetings.

 

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.

 

Vice Commodore

 

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:


  • Will be the club's protocol officer offering club member's guidance on yacht club protocol.
  • Shall oversee all land-based activities and sit on all appropriate committees.  Presently, this includes oversight of the responsibilities of the Fleet Captain - Short Cruising / Land Events and Fleet Captain - Sunfish Sailing Fleet.


 The Vice Commodore customarily advances to the office of Commodore after serving one term as Rear Commodore.


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:


  • Shall oversee all water-based activities and shall sit on all appropriate committees.  Presently, this includes oversight of the responisbilities of the Fleet Captain - Long Range Cruising and Fleet Captain - Commonwealth Cup Regatta. 
The Rear Commodore shall be nominated from the Fleet Captains and elected by a vote of all attending at the Annual Membership Meeting. 

 

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:

 

  • Annual Member BBQ
  • Fireworks raft-up and party
  • Cruise to Clarksville
  • Cruise to Hot August Blues Festival
  • The Fleet Captain shall create a cruise schedule of events each winter and present it to the Commodore, Vice Commodore and Rear Commodore by January 31st. When approved he or she is to coordinate the dates of the cruising events with the ownership of GTB to schedule the events to reduce scheduling conflicts, so that cruising events compliment restaurant events. The Fleet Captain may also consult other clubs in the area to reduce scheduling conflicts. The Fleet Captain is then to organize and lead each cruise event.
  • The Fleet Captain shall own a long range cruising boat capable of completing each cruise in the time allowed.
  • The Fleet Captain shall give monthly updates to the Commodore, Vice Commodore and board regarding their activities.

 

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:

 

  • Blessing of the Fleet
  • Lighted boat parade Poker run
  • Seafood boil
  • The Fleet Captain shall create a cruise schedule of events each winter and present it to the Commodore, Vice Commodore and Rear Commodore by January 31st. When approved he or she is to coordinate the dates of the cruising events with the ownership of GTB to schedule the events to reduce scheduling conflicts, so that cruising events compliment restaurant events. The Fleet Captain may also consult other clubs in the area to reduce scheduling conflicts. The Fleet Captain is then to organize and lead each cruise or land event.
  • The Fleet Captain shall give monthly updates to the Commodore, Vice Commodore and board regarding their activities.

   

Fleet Captain Commonwealth Cup Regatta

 

The Fleet Captain shall be responsible to organize and lead the Commonwealth Cup Regatta.  The duties include:

 

  • The Fleet Captain shall be the head of the Commonwealth Cup committee and shall plan, delegate and execute all aspects of the Regatta.
  • The Fleet Captain shall give monthly updates to the Commodore, Vice Commodore and board regarding the Regatta plans.

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.


Treasurer

 

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.

 

Secretary

 

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. 

 

Historian

 

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:

 

Directors


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. 


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