The Finger Lakes Yacht Club is run and managed by a Board of Directors consisting of five Flag Officers and four Directors. Current members of the Board and their positions are listed below.

2021 Club Officers (1 year terms)

Commodore: Terry Stewart

Vice-Commodore: John Chesbrough

Rear-Commodore: Don Swanson

Secretary: Sue Morris

Treasurer: Denis Kingsley

Board of Directors (2-year terms)

1 Year Remaining

Tom Alley

Jim Morris

2 Years Remaining

Nancy Sisbarro

Sean Zimba

Duties & Responsibilities

Commodore

The Commodore is the chief executive officer of the Club and is responsible for all of its operations. The Commodore is elected by the general membership every year.

Vice Commodore

The Vice Commodore assists the Commodore and fills in for the Commodore when necessary. Traditionally, the Vice Commodore oversees the social aspects of the Club and supervises the Social Committee. The Vice Commodore is elected by the general membership every year.

Rear Commodore

The Rear Commodore assists the Commodore and third in the line of succession should other officers be absent. Traditionally, the Rear Commodore oversees on-the-water (i.e., "fleet") activities of the Club. Also by tradition, the Rear Commodore serves as the Chair of the Race Committee. The Rear Commodore is elected by the general membership every year.

Secretary

The Secretary maintains all club records, most important of which is the roster of current members. Unlike other leadership positions, the Secretary is appointed by the Board of Directors and elected officers by majority vote every year.

Treasurer

The Treasurer manages all aspects of Club finances. Unlike other leadership positions, the Treasurer is appointed by the Board of Directors and elected officers by majority vote every year.

Directors

Directors are elected by the general membership and serve two-year terms on the Board of Directors. They act as representatives of the members and serve as managers and stewards of the Club and its assets. Elections are staggered such that half of the Directors are elected in alternating years.

At the present time, there are a total of four (4) Directors on the Board.