Get the most out of your membership!
If you are a history buff, take an opportunity to look over our vast collection. Our clubhouse was built around 1869, so we have artifacts from the 19th century - and even some from the birth of our nation! Being a boating organization for over 100 years, we also have one of the best local historic maritime collections in our area!
We all are fans of relaxation, so please take in some of the most beautiful sunsets from our waterfront. Walk our 6+ acres and keep an eye out for some local wildlife - blue heron, bald eagle, osprey, fox, deer and even turkey are known to visit our grounds.
We are a member-volunteer run organization, so we encourage everyone to join in a committee. We have many opportunities to continue improving our organization. Please check out the House Committee (to help maintain the majestic clubhouse), the Social Committee (to help plan and run our fabulous member and guest events), the Waterfront Committee (to help maintain the impressive beach and waterfront area), and the Grounds Committee (to help maintain our beautiful acreage).
Lastly, if you have an idea, please share it with your fellow members. If you have any questions about your experience or membership, the board members are always here to help. We are a community and this is how we continue to grow!
All members are entitled to a house key and combination code. These provide access to all areas of the house, except the Commodore's office, the pantry, and third floor rooms. It may also be used for all locks at the Beachfront. You are responsible for the safeguard of your key to ensure that unauthorized persons do not gain access. You are responsible for ensuring that upon your leaving Club facilities that all areas you have used are properly locked. There are a number of very valuable items in the Club facilities. It must also be noted that in the past there have been a few incidents where young people have entered the house, apparently had little parties, and left areas in considerable disorder. So - LOCK UP.
Volunteers Are Our Best Asset!
Member Volunteers of the Red Dragon Canoe Club are a very valuable component of our club. These are the people who make all of our events possible, and help to keep the club operating smoothly.
In order for our event schedule to remain vibrant and fun, we really need members to raise their hands and be part of our hosting team to keep our events on the schedule. We kindly ask each member to contribute (10) hours of time to volunteering their talents to us. You can fulfill the (10) hour requirement by hosting or assisting the host with one club activity. All membership levels are welcome!
To sign-up to help wth an event, please contact Vice Commodore Michelle Visitacion.
ALL HANDS DAYS
ALL HANDS DAYS
In addition to our volunteer hours, each spring two days are set aside to prepare the club for activity. We tidy the grounds, set up the furniture, launch the docks and set the mooring field.
In the autumn, the two days are reversed for clearing fallen leaves, storing exterior furniture, and hauling the docks and moorings.
These are "All Hands Days" when all members are expected to pitch in to help and do not count towards your 10 volunteer hours.
Some "All Hands Day Activities:
Cleaning the clubhouse
Raking leaves and putting them to the curb
Gathering dead branches
Putting moorings in or out
In addition to the beachfront work, there is always much to be done around the clubhouse and grounds. Dates for these activities are published in the Club Newsletter, and sent via email to all members.
These rules apply to all persons using the RDCC waterfront facilities, including members, guests and other persons or organizations authorized to use the facilities.
- All persons 15 years of age and younger must wear a proper fitting PFD (Life Vest) properly secured when on the dock or beyond the sea wall
- All occupants of RDCC owned boats or privately owned small open boats, (whaler, workboat, dinghies, inflatables, sunfish, etc., leaving or arriving at the RDCC beach/dock must wear a PFD in the proper manner
- All RDCC power boats will also have at least 1 paddle, 1 throwable PFD, a signal device (horn/whistle) and a dewatering device (hand pump or bailer)
- Only qualified Members may operate the launch/retrieval carriage
- Qualified means a member who has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Waterfront Committee that he/she understands and knows how to operate it safely. Qualified Junior/Youth members may operate it only when an Active Member is present. Members/dependents must demonstrate minimum sailing skill before using club sailboats
- When the boathouse is open and activities are taking place, the VHF Radio should be on, monitoring Ch. 16. (Unless being used for race activities or checking weather reports). This allows us to respond to our vessels who may call and to respond to anyone who may call for assistance. The State Marine Police phone number is posted next to the boathouse phone. Other than "Hailing" i.e. making contact with a station, communications should be shifted to Ch. 68 or other working channel.
- Should you encounter any situation involving safety, damage, vandalism or possible theft, call the Harbormaster. If you cannot reach the Harbormaster, contact any Club Officer. A Club Roster is in the front of the phone book.
- Gasoline or other flammable liquids may be stored only in approved containers in the fuel storage locker adjacent to the boathouse. No gasoline or other flammable liquids may be stored in the boathouse. All containers must have the owners name on it.
- Each member is responsible to assure all members and guests follow the Safety Rules and practice common sense safety at all times.