The WRRR Board of Directors is responsible for putting on club events and administering the club. The duties are somewhat flexible, based on the skills and interests of the board members. Here are some basic descriptions of the duties for the officers:
President – Makes sure everything gets done. Speaks at events. Drives the effort to get new board members.
VP Business – Takes meeting minutes and gets them published.
VP Finance – Handles the club accounts and handles the membership database.
VP River Ops – Organizes and puts on all of the club events. Writes and edits the articles about upcoming events. Oversees the Safety and Education committee. This is a hard job, and this VP should solicit help from other board members and club members.
Director-At-Large – Helps out wherever needed. Learns how the club works in hopes of taking over an officer position in the future.
Chairperson – Runs the board meetings. Traditionally, this has been done by the President, but this is not required.
Officers should try to attend all club events. In particular, the President, VP Finance, and VP River Ops should be present at every club event if possible. All board members are expected to attend board meetings. There are 11 board meetings per year, but only 4 (January, April, July, and October) are in person. All others are phone conferences.
The committee chairs run various special committees. Chairs do not have to be board members, but they are expected to attend board meetings. Here are basic descriptions for the committees:
Membership – Firstly, the Membership committee does not handle the membership database. The main responsibility of Membership is to get new members and get past members to renew.
Programs – Handles non-river events, including making reservations for in-person board meetings.
T-Shirts – In charge of the WRRR merchandise. This includes maintaining the inventory, buying new items, and selling items. Should plan on attending all club events where there is camping.
River Watch – Monitors river access issues. WRRR is not a political organization, so this is not an “activist” position.
Safety and Education – Puts on safety events. Should expect to organize at least one safety class per year. Also handles the safety scholarship program.
Communications -Helps communicate events and issues to the club. Should have reasonably good computer skills.