Our Club is What We Make of It

The BLBC community relies on countless member volunteers to create the programs, manage and maintain facilities, plan events, and bring new ideas to improve the Club for all of our enjoyment. Members are encouraged to bring their ideas to the respective committee heads. Please contact the Club Manager at manager@clublacbrome.com to get in touch with a committee head.

Sailing Committee Committee Heads: Kim Alepin and Thane Calder
Directs the sailing program, including sailing school and the race team. Sets the sailing budget with the Finance and Infrastructure Committee. Hires sailing staff with the Staff Committee. Procures and maintains sailing equipment. Sets sailing policies with the Membership Committee. Sets the sailing race calendar with the Social Committee.
Tennis Committee Committee Head: Heidi Lange
Directs the tennis program. Sets the tennis budget with the Finance and Infrastructure Committee. Hires tennis staff with the Staff Committee. Procures and maintains tennis courts and equipment. Sets tennis policies with the Membership Committee. Sets the tennis tournament calendar with the Social Committee.
Day Camp Committee Committee Head: Emily Ritchie
Directs the day camp programming, including the CIT program and Teen Club. Hires Day Camp staff with the Staff Committee. Sets day camp policies with the Membership Committee.
Swimming Committee Committee Head: Emily Ritchie
Directs swimming programming. Hires lifeguards with the Staff Committee. Sets swimming policies with the Membership Committee.
Social Committee Committee Head: Sara Bradeen
Sets programming for all activities outside of Tennis, Sailing, and Day Camp, including Regatta, Island swim, and ad-hoc lessons. Sets the annual calendar of social events. Engages suppliers and services for events, and organizes member involvement in social events. Coordinates with the Corporate Secretary for permits.
Green Committee Committee Head: Sara Bradeen
Promotes the environmental sustainability of the Club and Brome Lake. Sets recycling and waste disposal policy.
Community Engagement Committee Committee Head: Donna Zamiska
Maintains relations with local government, residents, commerce, organizations and other social clubs. Plans interclub competitions.
Communications Committee Committee Heads: Donna Zamiska and Kim Alepin
Ensures timely and clear communications to all members from the Board, committees, and the Manager. Builds and maintains communication channels, including web, email, phone, bulletin boards, social media, etc.
Staff Committee Committee Head: Emily Ritchie
Sets human resources policy for Club employees. Hires staff annually. Coordinates staffing with Sailing, Tennis, Day Camp and Swimming committees.
Membership Committee Committee Head: Heidi Lange
Sets policy for membership privileges. Recruits new members and integrates them.
Facilities and Maintenance Committee Committee Head: Stephen Sager
Carries out facility improvements set by the Finance and Infrastructure Committee. Organizes and delegates maintenance tasks to ensure the cleanliness and upkeep of the Club.
Finance and Infrastructure Committee Committee Head: Shane Velan
Responsible for the annual budget, accounting, billing and collections, spending on infrastructure, the long-term financial sustainability of the Club, and risk management, i.e. insurance. Informs the Corporate Secretary of all major purchases for insurance.