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Academy of Yachting 2-Day Club Leaders Workshop

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At the Palm Beach Sailing Club

In this 2-day workshop our Academy Senior Fellows will cover everything you need to know about running a Club, from finances to membership. The perfect course for all Flag Officers, Directors, Committee Members, Club Managers, and Legal Professionals.

The Academy of Yachting is the only organization of its kind that is recognized by the National Club Association and the International Order of the Blue Gavel which has chapters at yacht clubs throughout the United States and Canada.  It is also the only organization of its it that is authorized to award Continuing Education credits.

Florida lawyers who attend the Academy at Palm Beach Sailing Club will receive 8.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education credits (CLE’s) from the Florida Bar.

Attendees will receive a course workbook, lapel pin, two lunches, and dinner with certificate ceremony on Day 2.

EVENT DETAILS

WHEN:
Friday, September 20th | 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, September 21st  | 9 AM – 9 PM

WHERE:
4600 N Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

TICKET PRICES:
Early Bird (Register by midnight August 26)– $229.00
Regular (After August 26)– $269.00

Your ticket includes 2 buffet lunches, 1 buffet dinner, breakfasts, and snacks. Coffee, tea and water will also be provided.
Click here for the menus.
Full cash bar will be provided both Friday and Saturday evenings.

Friday night is PBSC’s member mixer with a set menu available. All workshop attendees are invited to attend the member mixer. Cash and credit cards are accepted for drinks and dinner at the mixer.

REGISTER

OUR SPEAKERS

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P/C Joseph A. Tringali, Esq.

Past Commodore of North Palm Beach Yacht Club and Palm Beach Sailing Club
Past International District 8 Director, International Order of the Blue Gavel
Charter Member, Florida Commodores Association
Founder and President, Academy of Yachting

MitchStump

Mitchell L. Stump, CPA

“Educating and Consulting with the Private Club Industry”
Senior Fellow, Academy of Yachting

BobPeterson

P/C Robert Peterson, Ph.D.

Commodore of Isles Yacht Club
Past Commodore and Charter Member, Florida Commodores Association
Chair, Leadership Resources Program, Florida Commodores Association

JoeFields

Commodore Joseph R. Fields, Jr., Esq.

4-time Commodore of Palm Beach Sailing Club
Expert in Personal Injury Law, ADA lawsuits and Releases of Liability
Senior Fellow and Chair of Department of the Judge Advocate, Academy of Yachting

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P/C Robert Norvell, Esq.

Past Commodore, Palm Beach Sailing Club
President, PBSC Chapter, International Order of the Blue Gavel
Senior Fellow and Member of the Department of the Judge Advocate, Academy of Yachting

LouDaniello

P/C Lou Daniello

Past Commodore of Old Port Yacht Club and Palm Beach Sailing Club
Past President of District 8, International Order of the Blue Gavel
Charter Member, Florida Commodores Association
Senior Fellow, Academy of Yachting

WORKSHOP AGENDA

15 hours of “classroom modules” plus closing ceremony. This agenda is subject to change.

Day 1

8:30 a.m.     Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.     Tringali – Introduction – “How Laws are Made”

9:30 a.m.     Tringali – Private Club vs. Public Accommodation

11:00 a.m.   Stump – Taxes

Noon            Break for Lunch

1:00 p.m.     Fields – Contracts, Liability and Releases

2:00 p.m.     Norvell – Working with Children; Legal Requirements

3:00 p.m.     Tringali – Discrimination; “Right to choose members and guests.”

4:00 p.m.     Fields – Americans With Disabilities Act

Day 2

8:30 a.m.     Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.     The Business of a Club

10:00 a.m.   Peterson – Managing Employee Relations

11:15 a.m.     Communications, Internal and External.

Noon         Break for Lunch

1:00 p.m.     Peterson – Responsibility of Board Members

2:00 p.m.     Tringali – Creating and Conducting a Ceremony

3:00 p.m.     Tringali – Leadership

4:00 p.m.     Daniello – Leadership Ethics, Round-table Discussion, “What would YOU do, Commodore?”

5:00 p.m.     Closing: NPBYC Color Guard conducts Sundown Ceremony

5:30 p.m.     Dinner and Awards

EVENT DETAILS

WHEN:
Friday, September 20th | 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, September 21st  | 9 AM – 9 PM

WHERE:
4600 N Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

TICKET PRICES:
Early Bird (Register by August 26)– $229.00
Regular (After August 26)– $269.00

 

Your ticket includes 2 buffet lunches, 1 buffet dinner, breakfasts, and snacks. Coffee, tea and water will also be provided.
Click here for the menus.
Full cash bar will be provided both Friday and Saturday evenings.

Friday night is PBSC’s member mixer with a set menu available. All workshop attendees are invited to attend the member mixer. Cash and credit cards are accepted for drinks and dinner at the mixer.

REGISTER