SMSA 2016 slate for consideration of officers up for election.

It's that time again-the SMSA General Business meeting is open to all members- and we look forward to all who can attend as we elect SMSA officers, wrap up old business for the year and give a report on where we are headed in the future- which is going to be pretty exciting!

This election will take place after the check presentation to Hospice and the beginning of the Sewell Mountain Sailing Association's annual business meeting ( To be held Oct. 22nd at the Summersville Baymont Inn, 6:30 pm)

The names mentioned below are those who currently hold these positions and are available to continue them if re-elected.

If you wish to be considered for one of these positions, we will accept nominations from the floor this year.

Role – By-Law or other description

Major Activities/Responsibilities

Commodore:  The Commodore shall preside at all meetings of the Organization and of the Executive Committee. The Commodore may appoint standing or temporary committees as may be desired, with the exception of the Race Committee. In addition, the Commodore may determine and/or alter the duties of the officers provided the same is approved by the Executive Committee.

Chief Executive Officer

Oversee all SMSA-WV operations

Seats on nomination committee-Will guide the overall mission of the Association

 Nominee for 2016:

Clayton Spangler


Vice Commodore:  The Vice Commodore shall assist the Commodore in all his duties and shall in the absence of the commodore assume his or her duties. The Vice Commodore shall direct the Organizations regattas including the on-the water activities, ( SVL) and away sailing events. He or she may appoint a member(s) to serve as Chairman of the MM-HR Regatta Committee.

Executive Officer

Regattas – Annual Hospice Regatta (Mountain Mama)

Recruiting Regatta Principle Race Officer

Scoring & Results Publication

Publicize regatta – post NORs on One-Design Web Sites

Secure Permits for activities (MMHR)

The VC may appoint a member to assist as needed.

Mountain Mama-Hospice Regatta.

 Seats on  the nomination committee

Nominee for 2016:

Joe Boston

Rear Commodore: The Rear Commodore shall direct the Racing Program and shall serve as Chairman of the MM-HR Racing Committee. He or she may also be asked to assist V.C as needed.

Summer Racing Series

Race Committee Chair

Maintenance of Race Committee Equipment

Coordinates with Harbor Master on chase boat and RC boat where applicable.

Co-Captain team at Hospice Regattas. (Nationals)

Seats on Nomination committee

Nominee for 2016:

Dave Davison


Treasurer: The Treasurer shall have charge of all the money belonging to the Organization and shall keep an accurate account of all monies received and expended and of the paid-up status of the membership.

Chief Financial Officer

Budget, receipt and disbursement of club funds.

Periodic financial reporting

Coordination with Membership Chair – receipt of dues

Signature authority on bank accounts.

Or as directed by the Commodore.

Seats on nomination committee

Nominee for 2016:

Kathy Stonemark


Secretary: The Secretary shall keep accurate minutes of all meetings and of the business transacted, and handle all correspondence delegated by the Commodore.

Meeting Minutes – Executive Committee Actions & Business


As directed by Commodore and or VC

Mail outs, i.e Dues notice, Thank You and Welcome Aboard Cards or notes. (Copies to BOD as needed or requested) 

Nominee for 2016:

 Cindi Ruckpaul


Harbor Master: The Harbor Master shall be responsible for the duties assigned to him by the Commodore and shall supervise and maintain boats and other equipment belonging to the Organization.

Maintenance of club boats & equipment,

Ships Store, Club items,Hats, Shirts, etc. Maintain a Pay-Pal acct. not to exceed $500 for re-ordering as needed.

Boat and Trailer Registration

General Maintenance


Member use program

Shop Day activities

Procure and store materials

Nominees for 2015:

Bob Richards

Mike McGraw (Assistant Harbor Master)


Social Chairman: The Social Chairman shall be responsible for the development and implementation of the Organization’s social activities.

Summerville based socials – Spring, Summer, Awards Regatta social activities All meetings

Coordinate special fund raising events.

Food and location activities

(Mama Friday night dinner, if held) as well as all meetings

Sandy Richards


Membership Chairman: The Membership Chairman shall maintain accurate membership records and in conjunction with the Treasurer determine and record the paid up status of the membership. In addition the Membership Chairman shall be responsible for the development of membership and shall promote general public awareness of the Organization.

Maintains membership records

Coordinates with Treasurer

Joe & Sue Boston


Websiter Admin:  Edit and publisheditions of the association’s SMSA-WV. Web site and Face Book pages.


Maintain Web Site and Face Book pages

Jeff Seager


Youth Sailing: Conduct Youth Sailing schools at Corliss Pond and Summersville Lake

Corliss Pond and SV Lake

junior sailors,

Youth Sailing Committee - Chair

Determine dates and number of students, etc.

Bob Richards

Clayton Spangler (  Assistant Insstructor )