Committees

2017 Commitee List

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Standing Committees

  1. The Dock Committee shall promulgate rules for the use and control of the docks, slips, and moorings, including the rates or charges therefore, and which rules, following approval by the Board of Directors, shall thereby be incorporated into the within By-Laws and posted on the bulletin board for the guidance of Members.
  2. The Grounds Committee shall promulgate rules for the use of the grounds in general, which rules, following approval by the Board of Directors, shall thereby be incorporated into the within By-Laws and posted on the bulletin board for the guidance of Members.
  3. The House Committee shall promulgate rules for the use of the Clubhouse and activities therein, which rules, following approval by the Board of Directors, shall thereby be incorporated into the within By-Laws and posted on the bulletin board for the guidance of Members.
  4. The Grounds, Docks, and House Committees' Rules shall allow reasonable use at reasonable times of the Clubs facilities, except the barroom, by persons in the family of a Regular Member. Such persons are limited to the Regular Member's wife and children to the age of twenty-one (21) years.The Regular Member need not be with such persons but he is responsible for their actions and any liability therefore.
  5. The Race and Regatta Committees shall promulgate rules governing sailing and racing, which rules, following approval by the Board of Directors, shall thereby be incorporated into the within By-Laws and posted on the bulletin board for the guidance of Members.
  6. The Historical Committee shall be maintained by the Board of Directors whose purpose shall be to promulgate rules to collect, solicit, manage and preserve documents, information and artifacts which relate to the history and on-going activities and functions of the Erie Yacht Club and to appoint an Archivist to assist in the cataloguing and Preservation of these archives. A Club Chairperson shall be appointed by the Board of Directors to perform the required functions of the Historical Committee. (Inst. 11/19/99)
  7. The Safety Committee shall promulgate rules for the safe and consistent use of the entire facility in general. These rules, following approval to the Board of Directors, shall thereby be incorporated into the BY-LAWS and posted on the bulletin board for the guidance of our members. (Inst. 11/24/98)
  8. The Long-Range Planning Committee shall be maintained in accordance with Article IX, Section 1 of the Constitution, and shall be comprised of Regular Members. The purpose of the Long-Range Planning Committee shall be to develop and evaluate long-range objectives of the Erie Yacht Club and to make recommendations regarding possible capital expenditures to the Bridge and the Board of Directors in light of the interests of the Members, the financial solvency and stability of the Erie Yacht Club, the continued liability of the Erie Yacht Club, regional developments and other relevant factors. The Long-Range Planning Committee shall hold regular meetings at least once every two months and shall annually prepare and submit reports to the Bridge and Board. (Inst. 11/16/01)
  9. The Junior Sailing Committee shall direct the operation of the Erie Yacht Club Reyburn Sailing School, which includes the Junior Sailing, Junior Racing and Adult Sailing Programs, and such other programs as may be established with the approval of the Board of Directors.  The Committee shall prepare an operational budget that includes fee schedules for the various sailing programs. It shall also promulgate the rules for the School operation. The Board of Directors shall approve the budget and rules, and the approved rules shall be incorporated into the By-Laws and posted on the bulletin board for the guidance of the EYC membership. The Committee shall also have the authority to hire a Director for the School. The Committee shall consist of seven members, comprised as follows: The Board of Directors shall designate a Board member to serve on the committee to act as a liaison between the Committee and the Board. The Board shall also appoint the Committee Chairperson. The Chairperson, in turn, shall appoint the remaining five Committee members from the EYC membership; provided, however, that a minimum of three of the total Committee members must have children enrolled in one or more of the sailing programs, and family members of employees of the School shall not be eligible to serve on the Committee. All Committee members including the Chairperson shall be limited to a five-year term. A second term is allowed providing it is not consecutive. (11/19/2004).