2016 Board Elections – Time to Get Involved
The Swan Creek Board elections will take place during the third week of November. As we are a volunteer managed organization – everyone needs to be involved on the Board at some time.
The Board works best when there is representation from all of our rower categories – we need novices, as well as experienced, scullers as well as sweepers, recreational as well as competitive, men and women, the old ones and the young ones. Being a Board member doesn’t necessarily take a lot of time, but it is essential that everyone participate – maybe your turn is this year.
General Board Member: There are 5 positions and these are fun ones. Board members attend the meetings and vote to make the decisions that decide how the club functions. Each member usually takes on a project during the year and these make a great contribution to the club. (The projects can vary from setting up the coxbox charging station to managing some of the site maintenance work and the Learn to Row.)
Secretary: The secretary takes minutes of the Board meetings, manages the membership renewal process, as well as the Board elections. There is also some correspondence to be done and records to be kept. The holder of this position gets their annual membership fee free.
Treasurer: The Treasurer pays the annual bills, banks the membership dues, writes checks during the year for boat maintenance, etc. and controls the club bank accounts and budget. The holder of this position gets their annual membership fee free.
Vice President: The Vice President is Boat Captain and manages our fleet and the boat site. The holder of this position gets their annual membership fee free.
President: The President keeps the boat, hopefully, going straight and communicates for the club, both internally and externally. The holder of this position gets their annual membership fee free.
Our elections will be conducted via Constant Contact. I hope you reflect for a few minutes and think about what role you can take.
Please let me or another current board member know if you are interested in running.