Although the WMYSA has no official by-laws, it does rely upon many volunteers who serve in various roles that are critical to its ongoing success. If you have questions about or have an interest in helping in any of the following areas, please contact the people listed below.
Secretary: Shannon Iakiri shannontaylorrn(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)yahoo.com
Treasurer & Trophies: Marie Colville. mariemellcolville(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)yahoo.com
Race Chairman & Webmaster: Scott Corder. scorder(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)pathwaynet.com
Registration & Scoring: Lisa Corder. lisacorder67(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com
Safety Chairman: Chris Marzke. chrismarzke(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com
Instructor Training Liaison: Nick Hovland. nick(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)mbja.org
High School & College Sailing Liaison: Nick Hovland. nick(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)mbja.org
Sportswear: Courtney Wagner. cdwagner(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)comcast.net
Food & Beverage Coordination: Lara Harper. lankalara(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)hotmail.com
More info on these roles and opportunities to volunteer:
Lots of hands makes for easy work! Each and every area of responsibility below is an excellent way for parents and others to become more engaged in all the things that make the WMYSA such a success. Because our constituency is always changing over time, there is always a need for more people who are willing to help and learn along side our veteran volunteers. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary, the tasks are easy, mentoring is a cornerstone of our DNA, and the benefits and satisfaction are abundant. The only prerequisite is a love of kids messing about in boats!
SECRETARY: Maintains and circulates an up to date contact list for program leaders, coaches and instructors. Circulates announcements and reminders. Records minutes at the annual meeting.
TREASURER: Maintains the association’s modest bank account. Collects annual dues from each member club. Pays for expenses like trophies and annual web hosting fees.
RACE CHAIRMAN: Writes the annual Notice of Race (NOR), Sailing Instructions (SIs) and Entry Form. Leads and coordinates Race operations at WMYSA regattas. Lots of extra volunteers are always needed at each regatta and being part of the Race Committee is a great way to be on the water where you can witness the action up close!
REGISTRATION & SCORING: Manages the registration process at each regatta. Coordinates and tabulates the scoring. This process always needs extra volunteers, especially those who simply like to keep things organized and have spreadsheet skills. This is also a great way to get to know all the kids!
SAFETY CHAIRMAN: Develops and regularly updates an Emergency plan for each regatta venue. Serves as a point source for information on safety issues, knowledge and training opportunities. Helps to identify the official on-shore emergency contact person at each regatta.
INSTRUCTOR TRAINING LIAISON: Works with US Sailing to arrange and schedule annual Instructor Training and Certification opportunities.
HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE LIAISON: Maintains an ongoing dialog with high school and collegiate sailing programs. Facilitates the flow of information between the WMYSA, MISSA and MCSA.
SPORTSWEAR: Explores and coordinates the design and sale of T-shirts or other WMYSA sportswear.
WEBMASTER: Maintains and regularly updates the WMYSA web site. Also administers the WMYSA Facebook page. The WMYSA is currently seeking people who would be interested in broadening the WMYSA”s social media presence to other platforms.
FOOD & BEVERAGE COORDINATOR: Works with the host of each regatta to arrange for food and water at WMYSA events. Circulates announcements regarding this prior to each regatta.