July is nomination’s month, if you plan to run please read the bylaws for the procedure, not knowing will hurt your chances to run.
As you may already know, from my past Commodores messages that I take my position and these elections very serious and so should you. As club members it will be one of the most important activities you participate in and should not be taken lightly. There is a saying if you don’t get involved you lose the right to complain.
There are a lot of decisions that need to be made during a term as a Board of Trustee member that will require you to attend the trustee’s meetings, general meetings and special meetings, they are all important meetings that must be attended. We are not a dictatorship but an organization that votes on present and future motions that arise, your presents is required. And as I said before you the membership decides on the direction the club goes in.
I am running for re-election. I can with my experience say, that the Board of Trustee’s preferences would be to have a position vacated then to have someone who cannot fulfill their obligation to the position and to the club and not to waste the Boards of Trustees time.
Again, as I said in the past that their reports that you hear are/is a very small, it is only a small fraction of what they do between meetings. In any of these positions you are not alone, the experience of the club is there to help you. I can personally vouch that this is true.
The job titles for the upcoming year as described in our bylaws are:
B. Bar (Includes Bar Maintenance)
C. Ramp, Beach &Grounds
D. Bylaws/House rules
E. Club Building Maintenance (Inside &Outside)
F. Dock &Breakwater Maintenance
I. Social Media/Digital Communications
J. Kitchen (Galley) (Includes Kitchen Maintenance)
L. Financial Committee
If any proposed or existing trustees would like a job description for the titled positions above just ask me.
As you can see there are more jobs then there are trustees therefore several trustees will get two jobs.
As for the flag officers their job description is described in our bylaws under their title.
So, if you are up to the challenge by all means run for an office or a trustee’s position.
I apologize to the avid readers of the commodore’s message. I am late for the Julys commodore’s message so I hope everyone had great July 4 th This country is great and should never be taken for granted.
Our annual Crab contest is July 15 th . So far, we have 16 teams. We need some workers for that day please sign up. For that day all the crabs are free to eat.
Once again, I would like to thank Ron, Dennis and Pat for stepping up to the plate and doing Father’s Day rib and dinner night. A huge success.
Have a great summer. Just remember GPYC is a great club and it also should never be taken for granted.
Vanessa Heinzman is the current Commodore of the Gilford Park Yacht Club.