Work Hours at Frenchman’s Bay Yacht Club

As you know, FBYC is a ‘self-help’ club. There are many duties to be performed each season – large and small, strenuous and light. In a ‘normal’ year, each Active, Intermediate and Dinghy member is required to complete 15 work hours. Due to the impact of COVID in 2020, there are a number of members whose uncompleted work hours were extended into 2021. As we begin another ‘COVID impacted’ season, the need to plan your work hours involvement is even more important.
There are many opportunities to complete work hours, and requests for work teams are typically communicated by the Secretary, as they become available. In addition, we have created a ‘Work Hours Thought Starter’, which is on the following page, to provide some suggestions on where you might consider becoming involved. This is meant to be illustrative and does not comprehend all opportunities. It is suggested that you engage early, as it becomes more and more difficult to complete your hours late in the season.
Here are some suggestions, especially for newer Members that aren’t yet familiar with the process…

  1. Consider joining a committee. This doesn’t commit you, but gives the committee chair a pool of resources to draw from, and gives you a source of work hours for the season. Remember, your spouse/partner may also complete work hours to your credit.
  2. You are not restricted from performing work hours outside of your committee’s responsibility if you join one. If you have an idea of work you would like to complete, mention it to the logical committee chair. There may be a plan already in place that you’re not aware of.
  3. If you spot something that you believe should be considered, contact the committee chair under whose responsibility the work would logically fall, before completing the work. Agree on the work to be performed, and on the expected hours. The committee chair will submit your hours to the Work Hours Monitor.
  4. If there are any expenses to be incurred, get an agreement with the Committee Chair. He or she will submit the expenses to the Treasurer using the form available on the club website.
  5. Urgent requests for work teams are typically communicated by the Secretary via email, and posted on the FBYC Facebook group. They may also be identified on the club website.
  6. We will do our best to update work hours tracking on a monthly basis so that members can keep track of their status. Members should contact the appropriate Committee Chair if they notice any discrepancy.
  7.  If there are any concerns related to communications or process, contact the Vice Commodore or Secretary.

    Work Hours Thought Starters…
    Responsibility  Medium/Hard Labour Light Labour Low Physical Impact

    House 

    Stu Robinson

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     Painting General Maintenance

    Lightbulbs, paper towels,soap, etc.

    Cobweb control

    Light repairs

    Maintain bulletin board information 

    confirm with subject owner

    Grounds

    Denis Carrier

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    Spring cleanup/setup

    Fall cleanup/closing

    Mast Racks setup/takedown

    General maintenance

    Grounds weeding

    Grass cutting

    Garden Tending

    Tree/Shrub Trimming

    Shoreline cleanup

    Security System Maintenance

    BBQ Deep Cleaning

    Light bulb replacement

    Design, planning grounds projects

    Dock & Harbour

    John Redman

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    Assist Harbourmaster with dock & hardware maintenance as required    

    Cruise

    Mike Brajac

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      Cruise Captains

    Managing reciprocal arrangements

    Cruise activities

    Fleet

    Mike Sherban

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    Racing - Marks in and out

    Committee boat jobs

    Committee boat crew

    Organizing skippers meetings, logistics

    Regatta

    Recordkeeping, posting information on bulletin board

    Preparing reports for Board & GMs

    Junior Sail

    Aaron Colohan

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       Maintain grounds & equipment Junior Sail newsletter

    Social Media Presence

    Doug Welch

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      Campus wifi network maintenance  Website content, website testing

    Entertainment

    Huw Kerley

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    Race nights BBQ

    Events logistics/setup/cleanup

    Event setup/cleanup

    Seasonal decorations

    Entertainment calendar

    Vice Commodore

    Andrea Zeeb

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    Visitor booking system

    Duty officer call-out reminders

    Work hours tracking

    Sailing event support

    Miscellaneous

    Mike Rennie

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    If you have any questions or ideas that you would like to implement to achieve your work hours, contact Mike and he will attempt to point you in the right direction

 

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Frenchman's Bay Yacht Club is located on beautiful Frenchman's Bay on north shore of Lake Ontario, just east of Toronto

The club has a rich history dating back to 1938 and prides itself on its friendly and welcoming atmosphere.