An Invitation from the Commodore

Tuesday 21st November, 2017
Andy Chappell


We are seeking expressions of interest from members interested in getting more involved with the club in two areas:

1. NYS Training Officer (Committee position) This is an important and very interesting role at our club .. and you don’t need to be a training expert! In a nutshell you would be responding from time to time to training needs and line up training sessions for members in a broad range of areas. This is a great way to meet and assist club members so they can enjoy the water in a safe way, while scheduling sessions around your personal time constraints. (You will be fully supported by other Committee members as you get up to speed).
Please give Commodore Andy a call to discuss (0407996763) – or email

2. Duty Officer of the Day!
Please consider representing and protecting your club by volunteering a day or two a year to be Duty Officer of the Day. Also a great way to make your fellow members and visitors welcome as they enjoy our unique club.
Here is a snapshot of what you would be doing:
– Between the hours of 9.30am and 4.30pm you will be the NYS representative who welcomes any visitors to the Squadron and assist them with enquiries they may have, whether it is regarding membership, the marina, fishing, Sailability, cruising, learning to sail. You can refer them to the appropriate Committee member and give them a contact phone number.
– The tasks are few. Raise the flags in the morning and lower them at the end of the day, write the weather report and state of tide on the blackboard. Whether it is a boat on the water which needs assistance, someone in the yard needing guidance, children are being supervised appropriately; it will be your responsibility to represent the Squadron and its members.
– There is a folder in the radio room with instructions, emergency procedures and committee/member phone numbers, for your referral.

 Wear the Squadron identification vest and your nametag.
 Tidy up the Kitchens and Club House: Upper deck and Lower deck.
 Assist with congestion on the launching ramp.
 On peak days, if a queue of boats wanting to retrieve from the launching ramp is developing, allow a ‘driver’ access via the marina.
 Deal with any dangerous situations and report to the appropriate Flag Officer.
 If an incident occurs, make sure a report is completed.
 Empty rubbish bins into the main bins.
 At the end of the day complete the Duty Officer’s log book. Record any incidents which may require further attention of the general committee.
 If you are not last to leave, then ask a delegate to lock up

If you can help please contact Alen Garrett at

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