Information for Prospective Volunteers
Since its inception in 1966, Hubbards Sailing Club has been a positive outlet for local youth and a place to Teach Life Skills Through Sailing. We rely on community volunteers to operate the Club. Are you interested in volunteering with us?
The history of our Club stretches back to 1966 when the Hubbards Yacht Club (HYC) was founded by a group of permanent and part-time residents of Hubbards, whose goal was to create a constructive outlet for the energies and spare time of children. The HYC launched its first sailing season on July 15, 1967 in Hubbards Cove. Taking root quickly, HYC became a charter member of the Canadian Yachting Association in early 1968.
In 2012, the club rebranded as the Hubbards Sailing Club (HSC) to better reflect our programming and core values. With a new facility further down the cove, and an emphasis on both learning to sail and racing, HSC was well-positioned as a solid contributor to both our community and sailing in Nova Scotia for years to come.
In 2017, the club celebrated 50 years and averaged approximately 70 youth sailors per week enrolled in programs. Fast forward to today, and our highly effective home-grown team, of 12 coaches, continues to develop talented sailors in the Optimist, 420 and Laser classes. With up to 80+ sailors daily, we provide hours of instruction, fun, life skills, and lifelong memories for children of Hubbards and nearby communities.
Consider Joining The HSC Board
|Commodore||Like a Chairperson, this role leads the organization. Sets agenda and chairs monthly meetings. A key external representative of HSC.|
|Vice Commodore||Chairs meetings in absence of the Commodore. Ensures BOD observes by-laws and governance. Leads special projects.|
|Past Commodore||Leads special projects. Acts as Board link to Membership Committee.|
|Treasurer||Handles financial reporting and processing.|
|Secretary||Records minutes and action items. Handles filings with Registry of Joint Stocks. Sets AGM agenda and follow-up.|
|Learn to Sail Director||Oversees programs and coaching. Leads hiring of coaches.|
|Fleet Director||Supports maintenance of boats, planning and purchasing.|
|Facility Director||Supports maintenance of buildings and infrastructure planning.|
|Fundraising Director||Supports various fund development initiatives. Board liaison for annual Auction.|
|Member at Large||Assists with initiatives and projects as required.|
Length of Term for Board Members
Directors are eligible to serve on the Board up to three (3) terms of two (2) years, with eligibility for a fourth term if transitioning from Commodore to Past-Commodore. Your maximum continuous service must not exceed eight (8) years.
Consider Joining a Committee
Participating on a committee is a great way to get involved, meet new people and make a meaningful contribution to HSC. Some committees meet and plan during the off-season (winter) while others are most active during the sailing season.
No matter where your skills and interests lie, there is a committee that can benefit from your time! Here are a few to consider:
- Annual Auction & BBQ
- Communications & Social Media
- Facility Maintenance
- Fleet Maintenance
- HSC Regatta
- Merchandise and Club Gear
- Race Team Parents
- Social Events
Be an Occasional Volunteer
Looking for a way to help out, but have limited time? We’d be happy to add your name to our Volunteer Database. If you are age 18 or older, tell us how you’d like to help, and when you can be available. We will contact you when a suitable opportunity arises. Volunteering at HSC will be a highlight of your summer!
We Look Forward to Hearing From You
If you are 18 or older and you’d like to volunteer at HSC, please complete the Volunteering Application Form below.