In the late 1950’s, jogging for heath and fitness was practically unheard of. Competitive long-distance running was an official Olympic sport, but with the exception of a few races in New England, there were very few distance running events in the United States.

In those days, the Long Distance Log was the chief means of communication with distance runners, primarily cross-country athletes. The publication had a circulation of 126 readers. In the January 1958 issue of the Long Distance Long an editorial by Olympian H. Browning Ross proposed the developed of an organization for American distance runners. He suggested that membership not only include runners, but officials, race sponsors, coaches, and more. Ross envisioned the group would encourage running, meet regularly, raise funds, coordinate schedules, recruit sponsors, and promote competition in long-distance races such as the one-hour track run.

Response to the RRCA Logo circa 1966concept was positive and on February 22, 1958, the Road Runners Club of America was born.

Meeting at the Paramount Hotel in New York City, Ross and nine others discussed the general direction for the organization and developed the basic operating structure. Ross was named acting provisional president.

The first RRCA National Championship races were awarded for various distances. The events were held in Chicago, New Jersey and Philadelphia. One of the oldest distance running traditions, the RRCA Championship Event series continues to this day.

Interest in the RRCA grew, and by April 1958, the New York Road Runners Club (now the New York Road Runners) was established with twenty-nine members. In 1960, under the leadership of RRCA President Ted Corbitt, the organization began work on a booklet about accurately measuring road running courses.

By the end of the RRCA’s third year, their members had hosted over 600 races around the country compared to the previous handful of races nationwide. At the same time, newly elected president Hugh Jascourt set out to tackle the political issue of the RRCA’s relationship with the AAU and the newly formed United State Track & Field Federation. The USTFF took the damaging steps of prohibiting several of its affiliate universities from letting RRCA member clubs use their tracks. The AAU had historically sanctioned RRCA events, and the USTFF had declared a governing body war on the AAU. The RRCA, trying only to promote distance running, was caught in the middle.

In 1963, the RRCA took the political position of removing the AAU age requirements for racing, removing the AAU medical requirements and not setting air temperature limits for RRCA member races. The RRCA also voted to sponsor long-distance races for women. By 1964, the RRCA took further steps to officially advocate that race doctors accept medical certificates made within 90 days of the race. Under AAU rules, at the time, only the “race exam” given at the race by the race doctor was acceptable for competition.

In addition, the RRCA Standards Committee began certifying course accurately measured, and the RRCA awarded certificates to runners that accomplished certain times on the certified courses. While the program was slow to catch on, it formed the basis for modern day course certification (The USATF certifies courses today, though the original process was developed and implemented by the RRCA).

RRCA Logo circa 1978In tandem with its efforts to enhance competition through course certification, the RRCA also established the first events for recreational joggers. The events were called “Run-For-Your-Life” and came to be commonly known as fun runs. These events did not fall under the jurisdiction of the AAU. This was great news for women who were not allowed by the AAU to run distance more than 1.5 miles. Women and girls of any age could participate in the fun runs, which were typically 2-mile events. In the fall of 1965, the RRCA held its first National Women’s Cross Country Championship at 2.5 miles, despite significant objection by the AAU.

The 1970’s began the tremendous surge in growth of the RRCA, and in 1974, the RRCA applied for and received IRS group exemption status. This allowed the RRCA the ability to grant 501(c)3 status to affiliate members that desired and qualified for the designation. By 1978, RRCA membership had grown to 142 clubs representing over 33,000 individuals.

In 1978, RRCA President, Jeff Darman helped lobby Congress for the passage of the Amateur Sports Act of 1978. The Act changed the nature of amateur sports in the US and essentially disbanded the AAU. This ended the virtual monopoly that the AAU had on Olympic sports governing in this country. The result of the breakup of the AAU was the formation of “The Athletics Congress/USA” (TAC/USA). Between 1980 and 1992, TAC/USA served as the official governing body for the sport. In 1992, TAC/USA changed their name to USA Track & Field (USATF) to increase recognition for their organization and the sport. USATF continues to serve as the governing body for the sport of running. The AAU continues on primarily as a youth sports organization.

In 1979, the RRCA started “National Run For Life Day” on May 19, 1979. “Run For Life Day” was designed to educate and motivate entry-level runners to start and stay with an organized running program. This, along with the National Run to Work Day, was combined in 2006 to form the RRCA National [email protected] Day with the message of incorporating thirty-five minutes of exercise into a person’s daily routine to improve general health and fitness.

RRCA Logo 1980By 1983, the RRCA membership included 400 clubs. 1986 marked an organizational shift as the first woman president was elected by the membership. Henley Gabeau assumed the responsibility during a time when the insurance industry was in crisis and could no longer offer coverage to RRCA clubs. Despite the crisis, Gabeau was able to retain members, implement new programs, including the RRCA Children’s Developmental Running Program. The first edition of the RRCA Children’s Running Booklet and the Parent & Teacher’s Curriculum authored by Don Kardong and Jim Ferstle were circulated to thousands for clubs, teachers, schools and more.

By 1989, the RRCA regained its liability insurance policy, a significant benefit of membership that continues today. Membership was up to 450 clubs, and Gabeau was preparing to serve the organization as the first paid executive director.

In 1996, the RRCA developed and launched the RRCA Coaching Certification Program and the RRCA.org was launched.

In 1996, Montreal Olympic Marathoner Don Kardong was elected as the RRCA president. Kardong continued to build on the success of RRCA programs and services and introduced the Roads Scholar Program. In 1997, the RRCA gave a grant during the second year of the Roads Scholar Program to a young distance runner by the name of Deena Drossin (Kastor) who went on to win the bronze medal in the 2004 Athens Olympic marathon.

In 2001, after six years of board service and ten years of service as the RRCA’s first executive director, Henley Gabeau retired from the organization. After her departure, the organization’s attention turned to finding a replacement and managing a negative financial position brought on by the rising cost of producing FootNotes, the membership magazine, coupled with a financial loss from a previous national convention. By 2002, the RRCA was forced to halt production of FootNotes and cut programs. It was evident that the organization was in the throws of an organizational mid-life crisis. Over the next three years, the RRCA would experience turnover in staffing and downsizing in an effort to improve the financial position, which, at one time, reached negative net assets over $200,000.

Despite the challenges facing the organization, the RRCA stayed true to its mission and a dedicated group of volunteers vowed to bring the organization back to prominence. In August 2005, the RRCA Board hired executive director, Jean Knaack, an experienced nonprofit management professional dedicated to the sport of running. The organization finished the year with significant positive net assets, erasing the years of deficit spending. That same year the largest individual contribution of $100,000 was received to support the State Reps Program. Membership by the end of 2006 exceeded 775 organizations. The RRCA Board took action to restrict $100,000 of the organization’s net assets to protect against a return to deficit spending.

RRCA Logo 2000In 2008, the RRCA celebrated its 50th Anniversary of the founding of the organization. Several founding members including Tom Osler, Gar Willaims, and Hal Higdon were present at the Convention luncheon celebrating “Running the Nation for 50 Years.” 

The decade between the RRCA’s 50th and 60th anniversaries, the organization had tremendous growth in all facets, including membership, program services, financial growth, and more.  In January 2006, the RRCA establishes the Kids Run the Nation Grant fund to support the growth of youth running programs around the U.S.

In 2009 the RRCA launched the Runner Friendly Community and Runner Friendly Business designation program.

November 2012 the RRCA launched the first ever Race Director Certification Course for the organization in partnership with Road Race Management.

In 2013, the RRCA adopted the website RunPro.com and RunPro Camp as companion programs to its Roads Scholar grant funding efforts.  The purpose of the RunPro.com and RunPro Camp is to connect aspiring professional runners with the resources necessary to pursue a professional running career.  Since the programs inception, the 100 has funded 100 athletes attendance at the camp. $132,000 has been invested in RunPro Camp since 2013 with over $95,000 in grants awarded to RunPro Camp alums.

Since the inception of the Roads Scholars program.  The RRCA has granted over $730,500  to support emerging elite athletes. 140 athletes (72 women and 68 men) have received a Roads Scholar grant.  The 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials – Marathon had the largest field ever, with 54 athletes having received support from RRCA over the years

Since 2007 the RRCA has granted over $295,000 to over 376 youth running programs in the U.S. These programs have been instrumental in getting over 150,100 kids running as part of a healthy lifestyle.  The RRCA has donated over 88,600 copies of the Kids Run the Nation: Running Guide for Kids to schools.

At the end of 2020, the RRCA has over certified over 10,000 coaches.

Board of Directors' Service History

2020-2021

President – George Rehmet
Vice President – Lisa Rippe
Secretary – Goody Tyler
Treasurer – Barb Jewell
Eastern Director – Blaine Moore
Western Director – Stephen Wright
Southern Director –Betsy Boudreaux
Central Director – Sue Brown-Nickerson
At-Large – Samantha Collmar
Executive Director – Jean Knaack

 

2019-2020

President – Mitchell Garner
Secretary/Treasurer – Craig Minyard
Eastern Director – Blaine Moore
Western Director – George Rehmet
Southern Director –Betsy Boudreaux
Central Director – Sue Brown-Nickerson
At-Large – Lisa Rippe
At-Large – Goody Tyler
At-Large – Jean Arthur
Executive Director – Jean Knaack

2018-2019

President – Mitchell Garner
Secretary/Treasurer – Craig Minyard
Eastern Director – Dwight Mikulis, Blaine Moore
Western Director – George Rehmet
Southern Director –Ron Macksoud
Central Director – Sue Brown-Nickerson
At-Large – Lisa Rippe
At-Large – Goody Tyler
At-Large – Jean Arthur
Executive Director – Jean Knaack

2017-2018

President – Mitchell Garner
Vice President – Jean Arthur
Secretary/Treasurer – Craig Minyard
Eastern Director – Dwight Mikulis, Blaine Moore
Western Director – George Rehmet
Southern Director –Ron Macksoud
Central Director – Sue Brown-Nickerson
At-Large – Lisa Rippe
At-Large – Goody Tyler
Executive Director – Jean Knaack

2016-2017

President – Mitchell Garner
Vice President – Jean Arthur
Secretary/Treasurer – Craig Minyard
Eastern Director – Dwight Mikulis
Western Director – George Rehmet
Southern Director –Ron Macksoud
Central Director – Sue Brown-Nickerson
At-Large – Kelly “K2” Richards
At-Large – Joan Benoit Samuelson
Executive Director – Jean Knaack

2015-2016

President – David Cotter
Vice President – Mitch Garner
Secretary/Treasurer – Dan Edwards
Eastern Director – Mark Grandonico
Western Director – George Rehmet
Southern Director –Ron Macksoud
Central Director – Sue Brown-Nickerson
At-Large – Jean Arthur
At-Large – Kelly “K2” Richards
Executive Director – Jean Knaack

2014-2015

President – David Cotter
Vice President – Mitch Garner
Secretary/Treasurer – Dan Edwards
Eastern Director – Mark Grandonico
Western Director – Bailey Penzotti
Southern Director –Lena Hollmann
Central Director – Sue Brown-Nickerson
At-Large – Jean Arthur
At-Large – Kelly “K2” Richards
Executive Director – Jean Knaack

2013-2014

President – David Cotter
Vice President – Mitch Garner
Secretary/Treasurer – Dan Edwards
Eastern Director – Mark Grandonico
Western Director – Bailey Penzotti
Southern Director –Lena Hollmann
Central Director – Beth Onines
At-Large – Jean Arthur
At-Large – Kelly “K2” Richards
Executive Director – Jean Knaack

2012-2013

President – David Cotter
Vice President – Mitch Garner
Secretary/Treasurer – Dennis Novak – Dan Edwards
Eastern Director – Mark Grandonico
Western Director – Bailey Penzotti
Southern Director –Lena Hollmann
Central Director – Beth Onines
At-Large – Dan Edwards (Secretary) – Jeff Darman
At-Large – Kelly “K2” Richards
Executive Director – Jean Knaack

2011-2012

President – Brent Ayer
Vice President – David Cotter
Secretary/Treasurer – Dennis Novak
Eastern Director – Mark Grandonico
Western Director – Bailey Penzotti
Southern Director –Lena Hollmann
Central Director – Mitch Garner
At-Large – Dan Edwards (Secretary)
At-Large – Kelly “K2” Richards
Executive Director – Jean Knaack

2010-2011

President – Brent Ayer
Vice President – David Cotter

Secretary/Treasurer – Dennis Novak
Eastern Director – Mark Grandonico
Western Director – David Epstein
Southern Director –Lena Hollmann
Central Director – Mitch Garner
At-Large – Dan Edwards (Secretary)
At-Large – Kelly “K2” Richards
Executive Director – Jean Knaack

2009-2010

President – Brent Ayer
Vice President – David Cotter
Secretary/Treasurer – Dennis Novak
Eastern Director – Mark Grandonico
Western Director – David Epstein
Southern Director –Lena Hollmann
Central Director – Mitch Garner
At-Large – Dan Edwards (Secretary)
At-Large – Kelly “K2” Richards
Executive Director – Jean Knaack

2008-2009

President – Brent Ayer
Vice President – David Cotter
Secretary/Treasurer – Dennis Novak
Eastern Director – Mark Grandonico
Western Director – David Epstein
Southern Director –Ken Bendy
Central Director – Mitch Garner
At-Large – Lisa Paige (Secretary)
At-Large – Bob Holmes
Executive Director – Jean Knaack

2007-2008

President – Bee McLeod
Vice President – Tom Downing
Secretary/Treasurer – Dennis Novak
Eastern Director – Brent Ayer
Western Director – David Epstein
Southern Director –Ken Bendy
Central Director – Beth Onines
At-Large – Lisa Paige (Secretary)
At-Large – Bob Holmes
Executive Director – Jean Knaack

2006-2007

President – Bee McLeod
Vice President – Tom Downing
Secretary/Treasurer – Dennis Novak
Eastern Director – Brent Ayer
Western Director – Lisa Paige
Southern Director –Ken Bendy
Central Director – Beth Onines
At Large – John Farrow
At-Large – David Epstein
At-Large – Bob Holmes
Executive Director – Jean Knaack

2005-2006

President – Bee McLeod
Vice President – Tom Downing
Secretary/Treasurer – Dennis Novak
Eastern Director – Brent Ayer
Western Director – Lisa Paige
Southern Director – Chuck George, Ken Bendy
Central Director – Beth Onines
At Large – John Farrow
At Large – David Williams
At-Large – David Epstein
At-Large – Bob Holmes
Executive Director – Becky Lambros, Jean Knaack

2004-2005

President – Bee Andrews
Vice President – Tom Downing
Secretary/Treasurer – Todd Neville
Eastern Director – Brent Ayer
Western Director – Lisa Paige
Southern Director – David Samuel
Central Director – Beth Onines
At Large – John Farrow
At-Large – David Epstein
At-Large – David Williams
Executive Director –Ed Demoney (Interim), Becky Lambros

2003-2004

President – Freddi Carlip
Vice President – Beverly Coville
Secretary/Treasurer – Tom Fort
Eastern Director – Mike Slonaker
Western Director – Lisa Paige
Southern Director – Tom Downing
Central Director – Joe Seeley
At Large – John Farrow
At Large – Bee Andrews
At-Large – David Epstein
At-Large – Rich Kenah
Executive Director –Ed Demoney (Interim)

2002-2003

President – Freddi Carlip
Vice President – Beverly Coville
Secretary/Treasurer – Tom Fort
Eastern Director – Mike Slonaker
Western Director – Lisa Paige
Southern Director – Tom Downing
Central Director – Joe Seeley
At Large – John Farrow
At Large – Bee Andrews
At-Large – David Epstein
At-Large – Rich Kenah
Executive Director –David Dobrzynski, Ed Demoney (Interim)

2001-2002

President – Freddi Carlip
Vice President – Beverly Coville
Secretary/Treasurer – Tom Fort
Eastern Director – Everett Moulton
Western Director – Po Adams
Southern Director – Scott Christopher, Kim Ottaviani
Central Director – Mark Lidman
At Large – Mike Cook
At Large – Jim Stasaitis
At-Large – John Calotta
At-Large – Susan Harmeling
Executive Director – Henley Gabeau, David Dobrzynski

2000-2001

President – Freddi Carlip
Vice President – Beverly Coville
Secretary/Treasurer – Jeff Hollister
Eastern Director – Everett Moulton
Western Director – Po Adams
Southern Director – Scott Christopher
Central Director – Mark Lidman
At Large – Mike Cook
At Large – Patrick T. Henry
At-Large – John William Thomas
At-Large – Susan Harmeling
Executive Director – Henley Gabeau

1999-2000

President – Don Kardong
Vice President – Freddi Carlip
Secretary/Treasurer – Jeff Hollister
Eastern Director – Everett Moulton
Western Director – Tom Moore
Southern Director – Beverly Coville
Central Director – Mark Lidman
At Large – Jeff Decker
At Large – Nancy Hobbs
At-Large – John William Thomas
At-Large – Larry Rawson
Executive Director – Henley Gabeau

1998-99

President – Don Kardong
Vice President – Carl Sniffen
Secretary/Treasurer – Jeff Hollister
Eastern Director – Freddi Carlip
Western Director – Laura Kulsik
Southern Director – Beverly Coville
Central Director – Mark Lidman
At Large – Jeff Decker
At Large – Raleigh Mayer
At-Large – John William Thomas
At-Large – Jane Serues
Executive Director – Henley Gabeau

1997-98

President – Don Kardong
Vice President – Carl Sniffen
Secretary/Treasurer – Jeff Hollister
Eastern Director – Freddi Carlip
Western Director – Laura Kulsik
Southern Director – Beverly Coville
Central Director – Mark Lidman
At Large – Jeff Decker
At Large – Raleigh Mayer
At-Large – John William Thomas
At-Large – Jane Serues
Executive Director – Henley Gabeau

1996-97

President – Don Kardong
Vice President – Carl Sniffen
Secretary/Treasurer – Jeff Hollister
Eastern Director – Freddi Carlip
Western Director – Laura Kulsik
Southern Director – David Samuel
Central Director – Michael Puckett
At Large – Jeff Decker
At Large – Raleigh Mayer
At-Large – Karen Jacobson
At-Large – Nancy Hobbs
Executive Director – Henley Gibble (Gabeau)

1995-96

President – Carl Sniffen
Vice President – Michael Hughes
Eastern Director – Freddi Carlip
Western Director – Nancy Hobbs
Southern Director – Bill Marable
Central Director – Judy Tillapaugh
Secretary/Treasurer – Steve Darr, CPA
At Large – Elizabeth Philips
At Large – Jerry Kokesch
At-Large – Karen Jacobson
At-Large – Mike Cook
Executive Director – Henley Gibble (Gabeau)

1994-95

President – Carl Sniffen
Vice President – Michael Hughes
Eastern Director – Freddi Carlip
Western Director – Nancy Hobbs
Southern Director – Bill Marable
Central Director – Judy Tillapaugh
Secretary/Treasurer – Steve Darr, CPA
At Large – Elizabeth Philips
At Large – Jerry Kokesch
At-Large – Karen Jacobson
At-Large – Mike Cook
Executive Director – Henley Gibble (Gabeau)

1993-94

President – Carl Sniffen
Vice President – Michael Hughes
Eastern Director – Joyce Rankin
Western Director – Nancy Hobbs
Southern Director – Bill Marable
Central Director – Judy Tillapaugh
Secretary/Treasurer – Steve Darr, CPA
At Large – Elizabeth Philips
At Large – Jerry Kokesch
At-Large – Karen Jacobson
At-Large – Mike Cook
Executive Director – Henley Gibble (Gabeau)

1992-93

President – Carl Sniffen
Vice President – Michael Hughes
Eastern Director – Joyce Rankin
Western Director – Nancy Hobbs
Southern Director – Bill Marable
Central Director – Judy Tillapaugh
Secretary/Treasurer – Steve Darr, CPA
At Large – Elizabeth Philips
At Large – Jerry Kokesch
At-Large – Mike Cook
Executive Director – Henley Gibble (Gabeau)

1991-92

President – Carl Sniffen
Vice President – Chuck Galford
Eastern Director – John Sissala
Western Director – Nancy Hobbs
Southern Director – Carl Johnson
Central Director – Joan Laird
Secretary/Treasurer – Steve Darr, CPA
Legal Director – James Burns
Marketing Director – Michael Hughes
At-Large – Carl Sniffen
Executive Director – Henley Gibble (Gabeau)

1990-91

President – Jane Dolley
Vice President –
Eastern Director – John Sissala
Western Director – Nancy Hobbs
Southern Director – Carl Johnson
Central Director – Joan Laird
Secretary/Treasurer – Steve Darr, CPA
Marketing Director – Michael Hughes
Legal Director – James Burns
Programs Director – Jerry Kokesch
At-Large – Carl Sniffen
Executive Director – Henley Gibble (Gabeau)

1989-90

President – Jane Dolley
Vice President – Chuck Galford
Eastern Director – John Sissala
Western Director – Sylvia Quinn
Southern Director – Michael Hughes
Central Director – Joan Laird
Secretary/Treasurer – Marie Baumann
Marketing Director – Jeff Darman
Legal Director – James Burns
Programs Director – Jerry Kokesch
At-Large – Carl Sniffen
Executive Director – Henley Gibble (Gabeau)

1988-89

President – Henley Gibble (Gabeau)
Vice President – Julia Emmons
Eastern Director – Jane Dolley
Western Director – Sylvia Quinn
Southern Director – Al Becken
Central Director – Joan Laird
Secretary/Treasurer – Brent Ayer
Marketing Director – Jeff Darman
Legal Director – James Burns
Programs Director – Jerry Kokesch
Public Relations – Katy Williams

1987-88

President – Henley Gibble (Gabeau)
Vice President Administration – Harold Tinsley
Vice President East – Jane Dolley
Vice President North – Joan Laird
Vice President West – Sylvia Quinn
Vice President South – Al Becken
Vice President Central – Peter Richards
Secretary – Allan Steinfeld
Treasurer – Brent Ayer
At-Large – Jeff Darman

1986-87

President – Henley Gibble (Gabeau)
Vice President Administration – Harold Tinsley
Vice President East – Allan Field
Vice President North – Joan Laird
Vice President West – Sylvia Quinn
Vice President South – Al Becken
Vice President Central – Peter Richards
Secretary – Jim Ferstle
Treasurer – Jane Sisco
At-Large – Jeff Darman

1985-86

President – Harold Tinsley
Vice President Administration – Jerry Kokesh
Vice President East – Henley Roughton(Gabeau)
Vice President North – Steve Shostrum
Vice President West – Sylvia Quinn
Vice President South – John Marshall
Vice President Central – Rich Ayers
Secretary – John Tenbroeck
Treasurer – Jane Sisco
At-Large – Jeff Darman

1984-85

President – Harold Tinsley
Vice President Administration – Jerry Kokesh
Vice President East – Henley Roughton(Gabeau)
Vice President North – Steve Shostrum
Vice President West – Sylvia Quinn
Vice President South – Charlie Christmas
Vice President Central – Rich Ayers
Secretary – John Tenbroeck
Treasurer – Fred Gafner
At-Large – Jeff Darman

1983-84

President – Jerry Kokesh
Vice President Administration – Jerry Kokesh
Vice President East – Henley Roughton(Gabeau)
Vice President North – Steve Shostrum
Vice President West –  Len Wallach
Vice President South – Larry Graves
Vice President Central – Rich Ayers
Secretary – Damien Howell
Treasurer – Fred Gafner
At-Large – Jeff Darman

1982-83

President – Jerry Kokesh
Vice President Administration – Fred Gafner
Vice President East – Henley Roughton(Gabeau)
Vice President North – Steve Shostrum
Vice President West –  Len Wallach
Vice President South – Larry Graves
Vice President Central – Rich Ayers
Secretary – Damien Howell
Treasurer – Jerry Adams
At-Large – Harold Tinsley

1981-82

President – Jerry Kokesh
Vice President Administration – Fred Gafner
Vice President East – Ellen Wessel
Vice President North – Robert Fitts
Vice President West –  Len Wallach
Vice President South – Harold Tinsley
Vice President Central – Buzz Yancey
Secretary – Damien Howell
Treasurer – Jerry Adams
At-Large – Jeff Darman

1980-81

President – Jerry Kokesh
Vice President Administration – Fred Gafner
Vice President East – Ellen Wessel
Vice President North – Robert Fitts
Vice President West –  Len Wallach
Vice President South – Harold Tinsley
Vice President Central – Buzz Yancey
Secretary – Damien Howell
Treasurer – Jerry Adams
At-Large – Jeff Darman

1979-80

President – Jerry Kokesh
Vice President Administration – Fred Gafner
Vice President East – Ellen Wessel
Vice President North – Robert Fitts
Vice President West –  Don Chaffee
Vice President South – Harold Tinsley
Vice President Central – Kerstin Williams
Secretary – Chuck Lesher
Treasurer – Jerry Adams
At-Large – Jeff Darman

1978-79

President – Jeff Darman
Vice President Administration – Phil Stewart
Vice President East – Rick Bayko
Vice President North – Jerry Kokesh
Vice President West –  Don Chaffee
Vice President South – Harold Tinsley
Vice President Central – Kerstin Williams
Secretary – Chuck Lesher
Treasurer – Ed Murray

1977-78

President – Jeff Darman
Vice President Administration – Ed Murray
Vice President East – Chuck Lesher
Vice President North – Jerry Kokesh
Vice President West –  Don Chaffee
Vice President South – Nick Costes
Vice President Central – Neil Gillette
Secretary – Les Kinion
Treasurer – Marge Rosasco

1976-77

Co-Presidents – Stu Brahs and Jeff Darman
Vice President East – Chuck Lesher
Vice President North – Jerry Kokesh
Vice President West –  John Brennand
Vice President South – Nick Costes
Vice President Central – Neil Gillette
Secretary – Les Kinion
Treasurer – Bill Hoss, Jr

1975-76

President – Gar Williams
Vice President East – Jeff Darman
Vice President North – Wulf Koehlert
Vice President West –  Tom Ferguson
Vice President South – Nick Costes
Vice President Central – John Clark
Secretary – Dave Peel
Treasurer – Bill Hoss, Jr

1974-75

President – Gar Williams
Vice President East – Norm Lee, Jr
Vice President North – Bill Bredenbeck
Vice President West –  Joe Henderson
Vice President South – Ray Russell
Vice President Central – John Clark
Secretary – Dave Peel
Treasurer – Bill Hoss, Jr

1973-74

President – Gar Williams
Vice President East – Norm Lee, Jr
Vice President North – Bill Bredenbeck
Vice President West –  Joe Henderson
Vice President South – Ray Russell
Vice President Central – John Clark
Secretary – Dave Peel
Treasurer – Bill Hoss, Jr

1972-73

President – Vince Chiapetta
Vice President East – Neil Weygandt
Vice President North – Pat Lanin
Vice President West – Ed Romary
Vice President South – Hal Canfield
Vice President Central – Arne Richards
Secretary – Paul Fisher
Treasurer – Norm Brand

1971-72

President – Vince Chiapetta
Vice President East – Neil Weygandt
Vice President North – Pat Lanin
Vice President West – Ed Romary
Vice President South – Hal Canfield
Vice President Central – Arne Richards
Secretary – Paul Fisher
Treasurer – Norm Brand

1970-71

President – Ed O’Connell
Vice President East – Kurt Steiner
Vice President North – Pat Lanin
Vice President West – Ed Romary
Vice President South – Hal Canfield
Vice President Central – John Leppi
Secretary – Wayne van Dellen
Treasurer – Norm Brand

1969-70

President – Ed O’Connell
Vice President East – Kurt Steiner
Vice President North – Tom Coyne
Vice President West – John Brennand
Vice President South – Hal Canfield
Vice President Central – John Leppi
Secretary – Arne Richards
Treasurer – Norm Brand

1968-69

President – Aldo Scandurra
Vice President East – Stan Fuselier
Vice President North – Norm Brand
Vice President West – John Brennand
Vice President South – Ed O’Connell
Fifth Vice President for Women – Marilyn Carman
Secretary – Arne Richards
Treasurer – Hal Canfield

1967-68

President – John O’Neil
Vice President East – Bill Taylor
Vice President North – Norm Brand
Vice President West – John Brennand
Vice President South – Ed O’Connell
Fifth Vice President for Women – Marilyn Carman
Secretary – Alden Bryant
Treasurer – Hal Canfield

1966-67

President – Scott Hamilton
First Vice President – Jim Ferris
Second Vice President – John O’Neil
Third Vice President – Bill Tropia
Forth Vice President – Nat Cirulnick
Fifth Vice President – Sara Mae Berman (first woman officer to RRCA)
Secretary – Bill Marot
Treasurer – Don Stockard

1965-66

President – Hugh Jascourt
Vice President – Jim Ferris
Secretary – Bill Marot
Treasurer – Scott Hamilton

1964-65

President – Hugh Jascourt
Vice President – Joe Arrazola
Secretary – Bill Marot
Treasurer – Terry Turner

1963-64

President – Hugh Jascourt
Vice President – Joe Kleinerman
Secretary – Bill Marot
Treasurer – Dick Clapp

1962-63

President – Hugh Jascourt
Vice President – Larry Grace
Secretary/Treasurer – Bill Marot

1961-62

President – John Sterner
Vice President – Hal Higdon
Secretary/Treasurer – Bill Marot

1960-61

President – Ted Corbitt
Vice President – Joe Kleinerman
Secretary/Treasurer – John Sterner

1959-60

President – Dick Donohue
Treasurer – Steve Thomas
Co-Secretaries – Tom Osler & Browning Ross

1958-59

President- Browning Ross

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