2022 APSC Executive Elections
It’s that time of year! The APSC elections will occur during the Annual General Meeting, to be held virtually on November 18, 2021, at 7 PM. All voting to occur during this meeting will be held within the Zoom platform, and will be anonymous.
This is your opportunity to get involved! To help organize, elevate, and run Aquatic Park Sailing Club. While some of your current executive members are choosing to stand for re-election, all positions are considered open. The only qualifications are that you have a passion for APSC, and a desire to make the club a better place. If this sounds like you, you’re encouraged to throw your hat in the ring. This year, being nominated by another member is not required.
What are the Responsibilities?
Board members are responsible for leading and organizing initiatives in the realm of their unique position (more on that below). As we all know, the executive team is not alone in keeping the club running – there are members who step up each and every day to help out – but the board of directors are expected to lead and organize their initiatives. The board also meets on a monthly basis year-round to provide updates, discuss issues, and plan for the future on behalf of the membership.
How to Get Involved
If you are interested in learning more about, or running for any position, you can reach out to any existing board member. At this time, all those interested in running for a position are encouraged to reach out to email@example.com to submit their interest prior to the meeting. A list of all those running, particularly for any contested positions, will be released prior to the AGM.
What are the Positions?
Remember: all positions are considered available for any member to run for, regardless of whether the current director is choosing to run for reelection.
The commodore is the head of the executive board. It is their duty to lead the vision for the club, coordinate the meetings, and is our primary point of contact for all official club business.
Current: Marcus van Ierssel, not standing for reelection
Running: John Ross, Michael Fong
The vice commodore assists the commodore in their duties, and acts in their absence during meetings and other events.
Current: John Ross, not standing for reelection
Running: Kate Wilson
The treasurer keeps our bookkeeping up-to-date and tidy, and takes care of depositing money and processing payments. It is the treasurer’s responsibility to keep track of and document receipts, and maintain the annual budget spreadsheet.
Current: Mike Rossiter, standing for reelection
This is the party planner! Our social director leads a social committee in organizing and executing the events that occur at APSC – typically on a monthly basis throughout the sailing season.
Current: Andres Pang & Chris Speed, standing for reelection
The race director leads in organizing and executing our lively racing program, and race-related events. This person is also our representative to PHRF-LO.
House & Grounds
The H&G director is responsible for maintenance and projects on the dry-side of APSC. Everything on land, including the clubhouse, washrooms, sheds, and our beach falls under their jurisdiction.
Current: Slav Domurat, standing for reelection
The harbourmaster is responsible for maintenance and projects on the floating-side of APSC. Everything on the water, including docks, mooring balls, work boat, and barge falls under their jurisdiction.
Current: Brian Burchell, standing for reelection
Chief Duty Officer
The chief duty officer is responsible for leading and coordinating our weekly officers of the day, and cart drivers. Along with organizing the volunteers, they provide support to them as needed, coordinate the logbooks, and raise any day-to-day issues with the board or membership. This individual also coordinates maintenance of the cart.
Current: Bill Miller, not standing for reelection
Running: Nick Scribner
The safety director oversees all aspects of safety at Aquatic Park. This includes ensuring our safety equipment is up-to-date and in working order, refilling the first aid and oil spill kits, and identifying other risks as they arise over the course of the season.
Current: Adam Frolic, standing for reelection
The membership director is the first point-of-contact for potential new members of the APSC family. This individual will provides information about the club and the process of joining, meets with potential new members, and maintains records of the current membership.
Current: Greg Graham, standing for reelection
Communications & Marketing
This individual is in charge of keeping the membership informed about the goings on at Aquatic Park, and organizing marketing initiatives to let the public know that we exist. Along with keeping everyone in-the-loop, they are also in charge of coordinating content on the website.
Current: Kate Wilson, not standing for reelection
Member at Large
This individual serves as liaison between the general membership, the executive board, and other outside organizations such as the City of Toronto and the TRCA. It is their responsibility to act on behalf of the entire membership.
Current: Tim Kirkwood, standing for reelection
The secretary is our record keeper, recording the minutes of all meetings that occur throughout the year, and coordinating their publication.
Current: Ian Trumpour, not standing for reelection
The title of past commodore is held by the immediate previous commodore, and as such, is the only position that is not directly elected. The past commodore supports the current commodore, and provides a smooth transition to the new executive.
Current: Jeff Willis
Incumbent: Marcus van Ierssel