Board of Governors

The Board of Governors shall have full jurisdiction over all operative and administrative functions of the Club, including the approval for payment of all Club bills other than those being previously specified as payable by the Treasurer without approval of the Board. No capital expenditures may be made without the prior approval of the Board. All committee chairpersons shall be elected by the Board and their terms and duties shall be defined.


The Commodore will command the squadron, preside at all Board of Governors or general membership meetings and shall be a member of all committees. He or she may call a special meeting at his or her pleasure or must do so if requested in writing by not less than ten Boating Members or three members of the Board.


Simon Krall

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The Vice Commodore shall assist the Commodore in the discharge of his or her duties and shall act as Commodore in the absence or temporary disability of the Commodore.

Vice Commodore

Richard Nowina


The Rear Commodore shall assist the Commodore in the discharge of his or her duties and shall act as Commodore in the absence or temporary disability of both the Commodore and the Vice Commodore. The Rear Commodore shall carry out such other duties as may be directed by the Board of Governors.

Rear Commodore

Roscoe Field

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On completion of his/her term of office as Commodore, the immediate Past Commodore shall continue to serve as a member of the Board of Governors for a period of one or two years as applicable. Such service shall be in a non-voting capacity.

Past Commodore

Paul Haynes

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The treasurer shall collect, disburse and have custody of all Club funds, keep a complete and accurate record of all transactions and submit an up-to-date report on the financial condition of the Club at all meetings as well as whenever called upon to do so by a member.


Lew Holloway

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The Secretary shall maintain a true and complete copy of all Club proceedings and work closely in conjunction with the Club Treasurer.


Tom Schulz

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The Fleet Captain shall be responsible for the organization of regattas and boating programs such as our sailing schools.

Fleet Captain

Paul Fagan

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The Dock Chair shall be responsible for the organization of slip assignments and overall maintenance and repairs of our docks.

Dock Chair

Wendy Northcotte

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The House Chair shall be responsible for maintaining our club house.

House Chair

Jason Smyth

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The Yard Chair shall be responsible for direction boats in and out order of lift and placement in the yard. Unsafe cradles, as determined by the Yard Chairman, may result in the refusal by the Club to provide either crane service or storage or both.

Yard Chair

Pete Reed


The Dining & Entertainment Director shall be responsible for overseeing the catering company and its contract with the club. He or She will oversee the clubs entertainment for our events.

Dining & Entertainment

Ted Chamberlain


The Membership & Communications Director shall be responsible to keep an up to date list of members and their class of membership together with their addresses. He or she shall notify members of meetings or other Club events and prepare or answer mail at the direction of the Club officers.

Membership & Communication

Tracey Cookson


The Digital Director shall be responsible to help move our club from paper records into digital ones and ensure proper archiving of our club records.

Digital Director

Leigh Brown

Dalhousie Yacht Club

(905) 934-8325


74 Lighthouse Road, St Catharines,

Ontario, Canada, L2N 7P5

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