1. Communicate with your Commodore, Officers and club members the information given at the Monthly Delegates Dinner Meetings. This includes the club reports, PICYA Events, Committe reports and requests, RBOC information, and Yachting Year Book information.
2. Communicate with PICYA – club reports at meetings (open boating events), Log article (with picture), active web site linked to PICYA, regional affairs, RBOC local issues, etc. Copy the report to the PICYA Admistrative Secretary to be included in the minutes.
3. Facilitate your club’s participation in PICYA events, and try to maximize COTY points earned:
3a. Submit Yachting Yearbook information on time [also ensure dues are received by January.]
3b. Attend monthly delegates' dinner meetings at various clubs throughout Northern California
3c. Attend Fall Management Conference (November) – for ideas to improve your club operations
3d. Attend Spring Leadership Seminar (February) – to learn more about the yachting community
3e. Attend the formal Installation of Officers Dinner Dance (January)
3f. Participate in Opening Day on the Bay decorated boat parade and committee boat (4th Sunday in April) – biggest and best parade of its kind in the world
3g. Participate in a Northern California regional opening day
3h. Participate in sail and/or power regattas – PHRF, one-design, predicted log, over-the-bottom
3i. Conduct a formal seamanship or boating training program
3j. Appoint a boating Safety Officer, hold a CME day, or conduct a safety education program
3k. Conduct a community service project – charitable, educational, or environmental activities
3l. Participate in Wheelchair Regatta for veterans – at sea or on land
3m. Respond to RBOC legislative Call-To-Arms by sending letters
3n. Make an RBOC donation – $10 per member is a fair share, consider auto billing, by-laws change
3o. Put interesting PICYA and RBOC articles in each of your club newsletters
4. Join a committee – committees need to represent the membership, make sure you are assigned responsibility, then follow through, strive to chair, strive for Director (leadership development)
5. Nominate outstanding club members for awards – Condon, Boswell, Poseidon, Bates, Meritorious Service; or your club for Nimitz, Public Service; and enter Wilder, Benham; etc.
6. Ensure your club has three delegates – most influential club members, spread load, cover when absent, continuity, share experiences
7. Promote PICYA among your club flag officers – introduce at a local meeting, attend key events, etc.
8. Promote Yachting Yearbook sales in your club, and distribution of the publication to each member
9. Co-ordinate your club calendar around the PICYA calendar – resolve conflicts, update http://www.picya.org/
10. Relax, have fun, develop new relationships (cruise-in contacts), enjoy dinner out, get involved, savor camaraderie – BUT do not let anything interfere with your on-the-water activities!