Executive Committee

Largely volunteer-run, the club is always looking for people to help out with everything from running regattas to serving on the Executive Committee.  The club currently has 11 directors (positions listed below), and 2 staff.  If you are ever interested in helping out with something, please contact any member of the Executive.  Please also keep an eye out for requests for volunteers posted in the under Get involved section.

2019 – 2020 Executive Committee

Commodore:          Andrew Sugianto

Vice Commodore:   Andrea Dillon

Treasure:              Nora Chun

Secretary:             Stephanie McLean

Communications:   Not filled

Equipment:            Susan Mott

Dragon Boat:         Sally Miller

Flat water:             Diane Tam

Outrigger:              Cathy Marr

Fund Raising:         Gary Cohen

Safety:                  Kevin Harding

Staff:
Club Administrator: Sheryll Dale

Club Development Co-ordinator:  Not filled

Executive Committee

Commodore (President)

  • Provides leadership to achieve the Club’s strategic goals
  • Chairs the Executive meetings
  • Liaises with key external stakeholders (such as CMHC & FCCA)
  • Works on long term vision of club
  • Meets and gives input on all decisions made for general club issues and strategies

Vice Commodore (Vice President)

  • Manages the paid staff
  • Liaises with FCCA
  • Oversees programming
  • Liaises with the Disciplines as necessary
  • Signing officer
  • Liaises with and represents any Standing Sub-Committees at FCRCC Board Meetings
  • Meets and gives input on all decisions made for general club issues and strategies

Treasurer

  • Has custody of the funds and securities of the Club
  • Signing officer
  • Keeps full and accurate accounts of all assets, liabilities, receipts and disbursements of the Club in the books belonging to the Club
  • Deposits all monies, securities and other valuable effects in the name and to the credit of the Club in such chartered bank or trust company, or, in the case of securities, in such registered dealer in securities as may be designated by the Executive from time to time
  • Disburses the funds of the Club as may be directed by proper authority taking proper vouchers for such disbursements
  • Renders to the Commodore and other Executives at the regular meeting of the Executive, or whenever they may require it, an accounting of all the transactions and a statement of the financial position, of the Club; and
  • Performs such other duties as may from time to time be directed by the Executive
  • Meets and gives input on all decisions made for general club issues and strategies

Secretary

  • Conducts the correspondence of the Club in a timely fashion
  • Issues notices of meetings of the Club and Directors in a timely fashion
  • Keeps minutes of all meetings of the Club and Directors
  • Has custody of all records and documents of the Club except those required to be kept by the Treasurer
  • Has custody of the common seal of the Club
  • Meets and gives input on all decisions made for general club issues and strategies

Communications

  • Communicates with all paddling disciplines in order to give accurate and timely notifications of any and all club activities from program, local events to national and international events
  • Communicates information to the membership by email, web, or other means
  • Communicates with media regarding major Club events
  • Manages content on the Club’s web site under the direction of Club Administrator
  • Meets and gives input on all decisions made for general club issues and strategies

Equipment

  • Chairs the Purchasing Committee, which provides advice on the sourcing of equipment to meet current and future needs for the disciplines
  • Manages the repair and maintenance of the fleet in coordination with the discipline representatives and the Purchasing Committee
  • Gets approval for financial expenditures
  • Reports to Club Administrator on availability of club boat fleets (dragon boats, outriggers, marathon canoes, surfskis, coach boats)
  • Meets and gives input on all decisions made for general club issues and strategies

Dragon Boat

  • Coordinates a committee of representatives of all Dragonboat teams training out of FCRCC
  • This committee will come together to address their plans, any issues, and needs
  • Reports on the status of the discipline and associated programs
  • Updates on regattas, races, fundraising
  • Communicates what is needed, wanted, etc., for the discipline to the Executive
  • Co-ordinates all related work projects – e.g., cleaning boats, etc.
  • Co-ordinates the introductory Dragonboat school and corporate sessions
  • Co-ordinates dragon boat teams for the use of other discipline boats (e.g. outriggers, flatwater)
  • Provides information to the Club Administrator to update the web site for Dragon Boat matters
  • Meets and gives input on all decisions made for general club issues and strategies

Flatwater

(includes sprint canoes, kayaks, war canoe)

  • Coordinates a committee of representatives of all flatwater teams and programs training out of FCRCC
  • This committee will come together to address their plans, any issues, and needs
  • Reports on the status of the discipline and associated programs
  • Updates on regattas, races, fundraising
  • Communicates what is needed, wanted, etc. for the discipline to the Executive
  • Liaises with Canoe Kayak BC and coordinates with administration
  • Coordinates all related work projects – e.g., new fleet purchase/ replacement and reports to executive and treasurer (for approval)
  • Provides information to the Club Administrator to update the web site for Flatwater matters
  • Meets and gives input on all decisions made for general club issues and strategies

Outrigger

  • Coordinates a committee of representatives of all Outrigger teams and programs training out of FCRCC
  • This committee will come together to address their plans, any issues and needs
  • Reports on the status of the discipline and associated programs
  • Updates on regattas, races, fundraising
  • Communicates what is needed, wanted, etc. for the discipline to the Executive
  • Co-ordinates all related work projects – e.g., new fleet purchase/replacement, work parties,
  • Coordinates and plans drivers for boats.
  • Co-ordinates boat assignments for races and arranges boat transport
  • Provides information to the Club Administrator to update the web site for Outrigger matters
  • Meets and gives input on all decisions made for general club issues and strategies

Fundraising

  • Develops goals and a plan for raising money
  • Refines that plan to adopt strategies and campaigns that reflect the ideals of the club
  • Identifies and explores donor pools
  • Personally handles VIP donors
  • Participates, if needed, in conjunction with the Club Administrator and the grant writer in grant proposals and managing endowments with the FCRCC staff
  • Plans and manages marketing efforts like direct mail campaigns
  • Plans fundraising events such as dinners, receptions, and parties
  • Develops alliances with other clubs and organizations
  • Works collaboratively to enhance fundraising efforts
  • Keeps in contact with the board, apprising them of fundraising successes
  • Meets and gives input on all decisions made for general club issues and strategies

Safety Rep

  • Advises the club on the requirements, policies, and procedures for all aspects of safety
  • Performs risk assessments for all locations where the club operates and acts as the first point of contact for club members with concerns over all safety matters
  • Promotes good safety practices within the club and make members aware of club policies in this area
  • Meets and gives input on all decisions made for general club issues and strategies