A Welcome From Commodore Henry Harlos
The life of the Kelowna Yacht Club Commodore starts with the oath made at the AGM, but that is only a change in hats and a shift in responsibility as our Club has always had a policy of gradual assumption of this responsibility by taking on the positions of Rear and Vice Commodore before stepping into the position of Commodore. I appreciate having had this preparation for my new role. Along with the Club’s firmly established Strategic Plan, it is now a matter of ensuring that procedures are followed according to the established guidelines.
Also at our AGM, we hold the election for vacancies left by any retiring director(s). The addition of new directors and possibly a change of volunteers on the different committees bring fresh ideas for consideration. It is the dedication of our directors and the enthusiasm of the volunteer groups (always mindful of serving our membership) that makes our Club such a vibrant organization.
I am honoured to be your Commodore for the 2017 year. Should you wish to contact any board member for 2017, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Henry Harlos, Commodore
Above: Kelowna Yacht Club, 1951 and 2014
The new Kelowna Yacht Club building houses a Member Lounge, meeting rooms and banquet facilities for member and public use, administration offices and learning facilities for the junior and adult sailing programs. It will be a resource for our community partners and long time associates such as the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron.