The Board is responsible for the overall running of the Club on behalf of the members. It meets regularly to consider issues and arrangements affecting the Club. Elections for Board members (Trustees) are held annually. All Board members are volunteers and rely on help and support from Club Members to keep the Club’s activities going – please help if you can. If Club Members have issues they want the Board to discuss are encouraged to speak to any Trustee with their concerns. Board members' designated roles and responsibilities are summarised below.
GUIDANCE FOR BOARD MEMBERS
This document aims to help Club Members understand the governance of the club and the various processes involved.
The following sections and documents are intended to help you understand what is involved in the Governance of the Club and the roles within the Board and appointments they make to non-board roles.
The Sailing Secretary is responsible for organising the Club's annual racing programme and other sailing events. This involves planning the programme, overseeing race management and delegating tasks as necessary summarised as follows and with more detail in the pdf file.
- Oversight of all sailing matters.
- Lead and develop the sailing sub committee.
- Organise sailing (races) for the club calendar, organise rotas for duty officers of the day (race officer and safety officers), and ensure that above are aware of their duties.
- Help the Board organise other sailing and rowing activity and events.
- Oversight of all rowing matters.
- Develop and run rowing sub committee.
- Organise rowing sessions for the club calendar, ensure coxes available at each session, and are aware of their duties.
- Promote and help organise attendance at events and regattas
The Training Principal is responsible for planning and co-ordinating the Club’s extensive training programme and events. The Club is an RYA Recognised Training Centre and the Training Principal, responsible for the safety of those involved in training and for the standard of tuition, answers to both the Committee and the RYA. The Training Principal appoints the Chief Instructor and the volunteer instructors who all hold the appropriate RYA qualifications. The RYA inspects the Club’s Training Centre annually.
The Social Convener is responsible for the following Key tasks - October 2020:
- COVID - Keep the hand sanitizer in the entrance way topped up;
- CLEANER - Organise and liaise with the club cleaner;
- STORES - Stock the galley and cleaners cupboard including loo-rolls and towels;
- BAR - Arrange bar licences and stock, and staff bar for social events;
- CATERING - Arrange helpers to cook and serve for social / sailing events;
- HYGIENE / ALLERGENS - Ensure compliance with hygiene / allergen regulations;
- CLUBHOUSE HIRE - Arrange hire of the clubhouse.
APPOINTMENTS and VOLUNTEER ROLES
The Board makes certain appointments and seeks volunteers to help run the practical aspects of club activity and facilities. The various roles are named on the Appointments and Volunteers page.