As most of you know, the Houston Canoe Club officers for 2010 look a
lot like the Houston Canoe Club officers did in 2009. That's because we
all ran for reelection and were elected by affirmation. We are looking
forward to serving you in the New Year.
The titles we use for our Houston Canoe Club officers can sometimes
cause confusion until you come to a meeting and figure out what we all
do. Here's a simple explanation of the role each of our officers fills
in the club.
Bill Grimes - Commodore - he is like the president.
He runs the meetings, (general and officers), decides on many of the
directions the club will go under his leadership, and makes many of the
Ken McDowell - Vice Commodore - like vice president.
His main duty is to find our monthly speakers and coordinate our
mini-safety talk each month. Of course, he also fills in for the
Commodore when he is gone.
Donna Grimes - Fleet Captain - is the trip
coordinator. She solicits trips and keeps them posted on the web and
discusses trips at the meetings. She keep track of trip mileage for the
year and buys awards and prizes for the top paddlers. (We give prizes
to those who paddle 100 miles with our club.)
Harmon Everett - Purser - our treasurer. He collects
dues, keeps our budget, and manages our funds. His job also includes
updating the roster with the new members, etc. But because Harmon has
recently taken on the additional mammoth task of managing the website,
he has turned this task over to Paul Woodcock.
Paul Woodcock - Boatswain - his job is PR for the
club. He sets up the welcome table, greets new people, sends out new
member packets, and keeps new members informed.
John Ohrt - Recorder – he is like the secretary for
the group. He takes the minutes at meetings, picks up the mail, and
distributes it and reports previous meeting minutes at each general
Linda Gorski - Newsletter Editor. Along with
co-editors John Rich and Louis Aulbach, Linda publishes the club’s
monthly newsletter "The Waterline". She’s always looking for trip reports
and other news of interest to our members. Send items to her at
firstname.lastname@example.org or John Rich at Editor@HoustonCanoeClub.org.
Here's a photo of your board. Please introduce yourself to us at the
next meeting which will be on Wednesday, January 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the
Bayland Community Center.
Houston Canoe Club 2010 officers include, back row left to right; Bill
Grimes, Commodore; John Ohrt, Recorder; Paul Woodcock, Boatswain;
Harmon Everett, Purser and Webmaster; Ken McDowell, Vice Commodore.
Front row from left; Linda Gorski, Newsletter Editor; Donna Grimes,
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