Volunteering & Responsibilities

Member Responsibilities
Volunteer Policy
Club By-Laws
Privacy Policy
Other Considerations
Club Facilities
Forms for Club Assets
Powerboat Use Policy
Safety Guidelines
Web/Email Terms & Policies

Sign Up To or Log Volunteer Tasks
• Go to www.sailreg.ca/ohcc
• Log-in to your account
• Select the “Volunteer” tab then find your log or…
• Click the search button (bottom right of your screen) to view all available tasks


 

Member Responsibilities

All members are responsible for Club security and for keeping the clubhouse and other buildings and grounds neat, clean and trimmed, including the parking area alongside our premises. Members are also obliged to take turns for race committee duties and undertaking, on occasion, to fulfill portions of Tuesday night barbecue dinners and help at club functions.

Every member is required to:

  • cut the grass on the member’s boat storage lot and help to trim the grass on the club common grounds abutting both sides of the parking lot serving out club;
  • ensure there no puddles of standing water  –  raise your gravity to drain water or turn your boat upside down on your dolly or trailer;
  • ensure that your boat is properly covered to keep it clean, dry and secure;
  • ensure that all trailer and dolly tires are inflated and the boat can be easily moved or transported if necessary  –  we must be able to move boats easily during seasonal yard reconfigurations.

Volunteer Policy

Sign Up To or Log Volunteer Tasks
• Go to www.sailreg.ca/ohcc
• Log-in to your account
• Select the “Volunteer” tab then find your log or…
• Click the search button (bottom right of your screen) to view all available tasks

Volunteers are continually needed to assist with repairs, maintenance, administration and programs of OHCC. Membership fees  are kept low on the assumption that every member will volunteer time to our club in any of these or other areas:

  • Writing and research;
  • Fleet captains;
  • Race Committee;
  • Junior (Optimist) sailing programs;
  • “OPTI” fleet maintenance;
  • Gardening, grass-cutting and ground-keeping;
  • Building maintenance and restoration work;
  • Marine maintenance – of boats, docks and marine railways;
  • Buildings and grounds cleaning;
  • Club advisors (accounting, legal and insurance);
  • Social planning and implementation (barbecues, Commodore’s Ball, awards, etc);
  • Special projects or special events;
  • OHCC executive officers;
  • Newsletter editor (the “Flotilla” on homepage);
  • Website editor, mailing list, and social media contributors;
  • Graphic design and printing (flyers, signs, posters, etc.)

Sign up to volunteer tasks. Contact the Volunteer Director with questions. In any given year, we need between 2,000 and 3,000 hours of time to maintain property and facilities and run programs. Members who choose not to volunteer are requested to forward a cheque for twice the annual membership fee to assist in maintaining the Club’s property and facilities and run its programs.

Club By-Laws

OHCC is a not-for-profit corporation. Its by-laws and regulations are kept by the Secretary. Members of the Executive Committee are familiar with the provisions of the by-laws, resolutions and regulations governing the club, its limits and the rights, duties and obligations of its officers and members. In addition to the information in this manual, anyone interested in other particulars of the club by-laws, resolutions and regulations should contact the Club Secretary. Better yet, volunteer to serve on the Executive Committee and get involved in the administration of your club.

Privacy Policy

Except for the administrative requirements of the Executive Committee, member information is kept private and not generally made available to other members. Please also see our Web/Email Terms & Policies

Other Considerations

WATER – drinkable water must be brought in by members from time to time.

CARS – may not be parked inside the club grounds.

CHILDREN – shall be under adult supervision at all times.

SWIMMING – for safety reasons, no swimming is permitted near the docks or in the boat traffic areas.

PETS – pets are not permitted to run loose or be left unattended

CHANGE ROOMS – clothing may be stored in change rooms while sailing, but should be taken with you when you leave. Abandoned clothing will be periodically removed.

GARBAGE – garbage should be removed daily and fresh large garbage bags put in the garbage pails.

LIFE JACKETS – NO ONE may go out in any boat without wearing a M.O.T. approved life jacket or other Personal Flotation device. See Safety.

LOG BOOK – all guests’ names must be recorded on the current date page of the log book. Except when noted participating in a club race, when sailing any other time, each member must record in the log book the names of all persons going out in member’s boat and destination before leaving shore and record time returned. The logbook is kept on the new cupboard.

NIGHT SAILING – is not permitted unless the member is experienced in night sailing and the boat is equipped with the required safety lights for sailing after dark.

INNER HARBOUR – do not attempt to sail the Inner Harbour unless you or someone in your party is an experienced sailor with knowledge of Toronto Harbour Regulations. You must stay well away from ferries and other large boats that are unable to change course to avoid hitting you, Keep clear of the aircraft flight paths around the Island Airport. Sailing in the Western Gap area is prohibited.

HYPOTHERMIA – please read up about hypothermia. Make sure you have sufficient warm sailing clothing (warm wet gear) in the colder sailing days and bring a change of dry clothing.

ALCOHOL – OHCC is a family-oriented club and has a policy of drinking safely and responsibly. Lapses will not be tolerated. Drinking on boats is strictly prohibited. No alcoholic beverage is even allowed to be on a Committee or Patrol Boat at any time.

SAFETY – In all ways, safety is the responsibility of everyone. Please bring any unsafe situation to the attention of a club officer immediately. See Safety.