October Rules Clinic
Registration for the end of the year banquet is now open
In order to make like easier for the caterers, I put an Oct 27 cut off.
Thanks for your support!
As stated, volunteer credits have now been issued to the best of our records and understanding. We note that online registration was not always rigorously followed, so there are some instances where we do not have complete records and had to do our best based on what we saw/know.
If you login and you see that your credit does not reflect the volunteer work you did this year, please outline the volunteer credits you earned and forward to email@example.com - we will verify with the executive responsible for the event and reissue as appropriate. Remember, credits balances were only earned at 2 and 4 VC credits worked, $50 and $100.
Our system allows the credit balance to be used against any GSC registration, so GSC will accept them on that basis - this allows membership more flexibility in how you use your credits. It is like a store credit!
To use your credit balance, simply login - you will see your credit balance in the bottom right hand corner of the page. When you register for an event, you will be given the opportunity to settle your credit balance.
The system will automatically do the math so your credit balance will remain intact to the extent not consumed by an invoice.
Overall, approximately 50 members volunteered at least once this summer. That is a bout 30% of our membership contributing at least 4-5 hours time. A total of approximately 390 hours were contributed. In addition, interestingly there were some 100 hours contributed by non-members (including some individuals that volunteered 3 and 4 times, but did not pay dues, such that no VC was attributed).
Notably, the executive members largely earned full VC's in addition to executive time. We added some 20 credits on an ad hoc basis to recognize the volunteer time that our members contributed in ways not contemplated at the outset of the program. At the same time, there were numerous credits that went unclaimed and at times the club had some difficulty getting volunteers - specifically, online registration would have helped, Fridays were not fully used, Regattas could have used a little more support.
In any event, volunteer rates were largely as expected and budgeted, and we can speculate that our members volunteered to their heart's content.
We expect this program will improve as time goes on and we continue to track and learn how our members want to contribute. We feel it fairly rewards volunteer time, while allowing the club the financial wherewithal to pay for services that we cannot rely on volunteers to provide. Things that we as membership need to improve on:
Executive can improve at delegating which could be accomplished by planning earlier, and there remains an imbalance of a very few members (the Exec. doing the majority of the volunteer work required to run the club - 7 of the 15 individuals that earned full credits this year)
Membership can improve at (1) volunteering and (2) registering online prior to VC events - this will allow us to better track volunteering and better plan events
Membership can improve at registering for events generally - this will enable us to plan and budget more effectively.
The banquet should be a lot of fun and will work as not only awards, but volunteer recognition.
We look forward to seeing how the year turns out overall for the club's finances and reserve contribution goals.
As always, we're open to feedback.
Congrats to everybody that volunteered!