Central Maine Striders officers Patrick Guerette, president, Tracey Cote, vice president, and Kate Cooley, secretary, are all stepping down at the end of 2015. We're thankful for all of their work over the past three years supporting the club and its members, and we look forward to seeing each of them at club races and events in the future (stay tuned for more thanks to them).
Their departures mean the club has three club officer positions to fill for 2016—an opportunity for other members to step up and help support our Central Maine running community.
2016 Strider Officer Positions
The President works with club officers, club members, and the local community to further the club's mission. The President is expected to understand the club's constitution, policies and procedures, and financial and legal situation. Specific duties include representing the club, presiding over monthly meetings and setting agendas, renewing the club's status with the Road Runners Club of America and communicating with the RRCA (for example: submitting club races to the RRCA calendar, clarifying relevant questions, etc.). When appropriate, the President works with businesses to secure club sponsorships. As with all board members, the President serves as a liaison to local runners, races, and the local running community.
The Vice President assists the President on the above and other duties and acts as the President in his or her absence. The Vice President also helps coordinate the club's annual meeting and other social events.
The Secretary is responsible for recording the minutes of all board meetings, ensuring their accuracy and availability, and keeping membership records updated.
Each club officer position is for a two-year term, with the option of one renewal.
If you're interested in any of these club positions or would like more information on getting involved, please email email@example.com.
Nominations for the ballot can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. All nominations should be in by or at the next board meeting on Tuesday, December 8, at 6 p.m. at the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville (boardroom, second floor).
Once the 2016 ballot has been set, voting will take place at the club's Tuesday, January 12, Annual Meeting at Maine-ly Brews in Waterville. Members also will be able to mail in or email their votes beforehand.
As mentioned above, each club officer position is a two-year term. At the November 3rd club meeting, attendees voted on the following updated term limits:.
Term Limits: All club officers have term limits of two (2) years with an option to run for an additional two (2) years in the same role. After four (4) consecutive years, club officers must vacate their current office. This officer may hold another position within the club following his or her four-year term. Officers may run for a previous position in which they had reached term limits so long as a minimum of one (1) term (2 years) has passed, or they are appointed due to an unexpected vacancy.
Established in 1975, our Central Maine Striders running club is the oldest, active running club in Maine. Please consider supporting the club—and runners of all ages, abilities, and interest levels in the Central Maine area—in a volunteer role.