As outlined in the current issue of Inside Track
, the Nominating Committee of the RRCA is advising membership that the following director positions are up for election in 2015:
Details about officer and director nominations are covered in the RRCA Bylaws and the 2015 Nomination Procedures document on our website at www.rrca.org/about/governance/
. The deadline for submitting nominations is 5:00 PM Eastern on February 9, 2015
The Nominating Committee, appointed by President Cotter, will review all nominations and may review other candidates as allowed in the Bylaws. A report from the nominating committee with a recommended slate of board member nominees will be shared with the members and posted with the notice of the annual business meeting in accordance with the Bylaws. After that time, additional candidates my express interest in running for the RRCA Board of Directors.
Time & Other Commitments:
The RRCA Board of Directors is a governing board, not a managing board. This means the Board spends its time providing oversight and strategic director for the organization. The employees in the national office under the direction of the Executive Director are responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization and annual planning efforts. While the time commitment is not as demanding as serving on a local running club or event board, RRCA Board members must be able and willing to participate in three in-person board meetings per year held at locations allowing for visibility within the running industry. RRCA covers travel expenses for travel to board meetings. One of the in-person board meetings is held at the RRCA Convention, the other two meetings are held late summer and late fall. If a board member cannot attend a meeting in-person, calling into meetings can be arranged. Board members are expected to review periodic emails from the Executive Director, including quarterly progress reports for objectives and financial statements issued by the finance committee. Board members are expected to review materials in advance of meetings to be prepared to engage in discussion. Board members may be called upon to serve on committees or task forces as needed. Board members must be willing to make a financial contribution of no less than $25, but ideally more as personal budgets allow.