On Wednesday May 15th the Outer Harbour Sailing Federation is holding an Annual General Meeting to elect new candidates for a few different positions on the board. Westwood would like to put forward some names.
The OHSF is the volunteer group that looks after the overall workings and infrastructure for the eight north shore sailing, windsurfing and rowing clubs. The main responsibility is to manage our lease agreements with the city and port authority, garbage, johnnies, taxes, community relations and the youth water sports program.
The positions up for election are as follows:
Commodore - Chair of the Executive committee and responsible for the general management and supervision of the affairs and operations of the Federation. Commodore shall convene meetings of the OHSF executive as required.
Vice Commodore, Public Relations - shall be responsible for the promotion of community sailing, windsurfing and rowing in the Toronto Outer Harbour on behalf of its Member Clubs to governments and other regulatory bodies.
Vice Commodore, Site Planning - responsible for coordinating all land and water use planning activities of the Federation and its Member clubs liasing with the City of Toronto and the Toronto Port Authority to ensure compliance.
Vice Commodore, Facilities - shall be responsible for all the property management services proved by the Federation to Member clubs including:
road maintenance, garbage, and johnnies.
Secretary - shall be the exofficio clerk of the Executive. They will record all minutes of all proceedings. They will be the custodian for all books, papers, correspondence and contracts.
Treasurer - shall keep full and accurate receipts and disbursements of the Federation books and money.
1. It is desirable that anyone who runs for a position has been a long time member of the federation (at least three or more years). This will provide value and history of the area, knowledge of all the clubs, their similarities, differences, and their needs.
2. It is equally desirable that the person has held portfolios within a club and a bonus if they have been Commodore. Board experience is almost essential in handling the tricky job of chairing fairly and efficiently.
3. Lastly, it is essential that the person have the ability to be completely un-biased and is entirely comfortable leaving their own club affiliation behind them when chairing at the OHSF table. This largely applies to the Commodore. In fact it may be necessary to rule against their home club on an issue and this should not present a problem.
If anyone is interested in putting their name forward for any of these positions please contact Allison Conliffe, OHSF Representative for Westwood or Jason Brown, WSC Commodore to discuss further.
Thanks very much,