Our club is volunteer-run. As outlined in our club constitution and bylaws, the Steering Committee, with the help of the other key members below, dedicate their time to fulfill the club's mission of sharing the joy of watersports as a community.
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President, Vice-President and Treasurer are UBC students, elected for a one-year term at the club AGM in October. The Commodore is a Steering Committee member responsible for the operation of the Club, for instance coordinating with our head instructor to plan lessons and their logistics, or with fleet captain and bosuns to ensure our equipment remains in good shape and up to date.
Rear Commodores are appointed by the President, Vice-President and Treasurer to support them in running the Club. For example in the past year, this has included setting up this new website and membership platform, sourcing merchandise such as wetsuits, or helping through subcommittees, for instance to establish a mentoring program or plan how a fleet renewal can best serve our members for the years to come.
Our Head Instructor is responsible for organizing and maintaining the training programs offered through our group lessons, as well as recruiting, training, coordinating and monitoring instructors who deliver these lessons. They arrange proficiency exams as requested, and occasionally conduct instruction themselves.
COMMUNICATION and LESSONS Coordination
They are why our club can function smoothly: addressing/redirecting emailed requests, helping people with their membership or lesson registration process, informing our members through our newsletter and forum, advertising our club so that more people can share the joy of being on the water... They do it all!
Our instructors help you acquire the skills and knowledge to safely operate our equipment, and take good care of it. They are watersports enthusiasts and love sharing the fun and joy on our equipment. They may push you out of your comfort zone, only because that's where learning happens. Enjoy!
Our fleet captains, with the help of bosuns, are responsible for the good working order of our fleet. They arrange maintenance as needed, offering work hours to members who contribute their time to repair our equipment and maximize its availability for enjoyment on the water. They coordinate with the Commodore and Treasurer to ensure we have the required parts for that purpose, and inform the steering committee about the general condition of our fleet, and about our members' needs and wishes for equipment.
Monohull Fleet Captain: Tom
Monohull Bosun: Scott
High-Performance Fleet Captain: Raul
High-Performance Bosun: Aaron
High-Performance Bosun: Gabbie
SUP & Windsurfing Fleet Captain: Take
SUP & Windsurfing Bosun: Lucas