Membership and Communications Committee
Membership and Communication Committee Description
The membership and communication is responsible for maintaining current and alumni membership listing and developing new membership orientation programs. To keep current and past MBC members informed on club programs and activities and broaden its audiences, the committee prepare and distribute contents through a variety of channels (e.g. website, social network, emails, and formal letters). It also performs administrative functions on behalf of the club (e.g. manage boathouse key distribution, organizes uniform purchases, take and refer inquiries from prospective members, visitors and guests).

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We have a small group of dedicated people that work on getting information out to all club members. The Rowing Shorts, emails, web page, facebook, you name it. It's a team effort. If you want to know how this is done and would like to help and be apart of the MBC Communications, please send Jacque Hamilton an email. Her email address is gro.bulctaobatosennim|tnediserpeciv#gro.bulctaobatosennim|tnediserpeciv.

MBC e-mail Announcements
There is a new procedure for submitting announcements. All members requesting announcements should add their announcements to the wiki at: http://boatclub.wikidot.com/membership-communications and then e-mail communications@minnesotaboatclub.org. All announcements should be written in a manner as to be published directly without the need for any editing.

Announcements will be gathered from the wiki and e-mailed to the club on a weekly basis. Announcements will be removed from the wiki when they are no long pertinent.

Announcements Week of 1-April to 7-April

Rowing On the Water
We are currently watching the weather day by day. With the snow and low temperatures, we will be off the water for the next couple days at least. As we transition to the water, know that a safety launch is required by all to launch in a club boat in addition to restrictions on the size of shells allowed out. For more information, contact the Director or check back for updates.

MBC Tshirt Opportunity
Mike Pexa, longtime independent member of the club, is ordering MBC unisex white cotton tshirts with red collar/cuffs and MBC over oars on the left chest for $15. This order will go in on Sunday April 8th. Deadline to order is Saturday April 7th. Please order by emailing gro.bulctaobatosennim|rotcerid#gro.bulctaobatosennim|rotcerid if interested. A picture of the shirt is below. Checks made out to Minnesota Boat Club.

MBC Patagonia Reorder
We will be doing another Patagonia order for the 1/4 zip sweaters based off interest from members once seeing the ones that arrived. These will be placed on April 16th. Deadline to order is Saturday April 14th. Please order by emailing gro.bulctaobatosennim|rotcerid#gro.bulctaobatosennim|rotcerid. The cost will be $100 (multiple shipping costs split among a smaller group). Please specify size and gender desired. Checks made out to Minnesota Boat Club.

Equipment Committee Meeting Reminder
The Equipment Committee will meet April 4th at 7pm at the Boatclub. Please contact Chair Tim Wong if you'd like to be involved in this committee so he can include you in future emails for scheduling/agenda. Email name and contact information to gro.bulctaobatosennim|snoitacinummoc#gro.bulctaobatosennim|snoitacinummoc.

Master Team Social
Interested in joining the Masters Team in 2018? Have a friend that previously rowed that might be interested in starting again? Please attend a social to meet the current team, find out about practice schedule changes, and program information. April 15th at 6:15pm after the Bow Clinic.

Bow Clinic
Interested in finding out more information on the Written Test of MBC's bow certification process? Come down to the boat club on April 15th at 5:30pm sharp to hear about the bow list and cover the information on the test.

Annual Meeting Reminder
MBC's Annual Meeting will take place April 22nd at 5pm.

Added on Friday, April 6, 2018
Call for Nominations
The MBC Governance Committee is calling for nominations for Officers and Directors to be elected at the Annual Meeting of the Membership, Sunday, April 22nd. Offices up for election include President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Captain. Three Director positions are also up for election. Terms for President, Vice President and Treasurer are for one year. Terms for Secretary and Captain are for 2 years. Terms for Directors are for 3 years.

Members may submit their nominations for the three Board of Director positions and MBC Officers by email to gro.bulctaobatosennim|snoitacinummoc#gro.bulctaobatosennim|snoitacinummoc by Sunday, April 15, 2018.

Nominees for Directors must be active MBC members for a minimum of 3 years and nominees for Officers must be active MBC members for a minimum of 5 years. When submitting nominations, please include the following: (1) nominee’s name and contact information; (2) position to fulfill and (3) in two or three sentences, nominee’s qualifications for the position. We strongly encourage members to inform nominees of their intent to nominate them for a position before submitting nominations. The Governance Committee will review nominations and contact those submitted. The slate of qualified nominees will be presented for election by active dues paying members at the upcoming Annual Meeting on April 22nd.

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