Responsibilities of a Delegate
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, Committee 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 Administrative Secretary to be included in the minutes.
3. Facilitate your club’s participation in PICYA events, and try to maximize COTY points earned:
4. Submit Yachting Yearbook information on time [also ensure dues are received by January.]
a. Attend monthly delegates' dinner meetings at various clubs throughout Northern California
b. Attend Fall Management Conference – for ideas to improve your club operations
c. Attend Spring Leadership Conference – to learn more about the yachting community
d. Attend the formal Installation of Officers Dinner Dance (January)
e. 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
f. Participate in a Northern California regional opening day
g. Participate in sail and/or power regattas – PHRF, one-design, predicted log, over-the-bottom
h. Conduct a formal seamanship or boating training program
i. Appoint a boating Safety Officer, hold a CME day, or conduct a safety education program
j. Conduct a community service project – charitable, educational, or environmental activities
k. Participate in Wheelchair Regatta for veterans – at sea or on land
l. Respond to RBOC legislative Call-To-Arms by sending letters
m. Make an RBOC donation – $10 per member is a fair share, consider auto billing, by-laws change
n. Put interesting PICYA and RBOC articles in each of your club newsletter
5. 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)
6. Nominate outstanding club members for awards – Condon, Boswell, Poseidon, Bates, Meritorious Service; or your club for Nimitz, Public Service; and enter Wilder, Benham; etc.
7. Ensure your club has three delegates – most influential club members, spread load, cover when absent, continuity, share experiences
8. Promote PICYA among your club flag officers – introduce at a local meeting, attend key events, etc.
9. Promote Yachting Yearbook sales in your club, and distribution of the publication to each member
10. Co-ordinate your club calendar around the PICYA calendar – resolve conflicts, update http://www.picya.org/
11. 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!