Board Descriptions

The following is a “job description” of officers and Board positions for the Roycefield Swim Club Board of Trustees. The description is intended to be a guideline of duties and responsibilities to be followed by Board members. It will also act as a description for prospective Board members to better understand the duties.

These job descriptions are not hard and fast rules that must be maintained or used to judge performance; however, they should be used as reminders and aids in performing Board duties. The By-Laws is the governing document that the Board of Trustees must follow.
The following are additional duties of the Board that are not assigned to a specific position.


The major function of the President is to be the administrator of the Club and be responsible for its operation. The President shall also be a coordinator, delegator, and “watch dog” to assure that the business of the Club gets taken care of. The President Shall:

1. Preside at the meetings of the Club and of the Board of Trustees.
2. Schedule Board meetings for the months of March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November (if needed to prepare for the Annual Meeting), and January (if needed to prepare for the Annual Meeting), as well as the Annual Meeting in January.
3. Establish the agenda for meetings and give to Secretary for distribution.
4. Appoint, subject to the confirmation of the Board of Trustees, all standing and special committees except as otherwise specified in the By-Laws;
5. Act as ex-officio member of all committees; and,
6. Assist Board members and Club members in revolving issues and concerns.


The chief function of the Vice President of Administration is to establish and maintain the staff of Roycefield Swim Club. The Vice President of Administration shall:

1. Screen candidates for staff positions;
2. Establish a salary guide that provides for increments for returning personnel;
3. Evaluate the Pool Manager’s performance;
4. Meet with the Pool Manager to discuss problems concerning the staff and/or the membership;
5. Provide the Board of Trustees with a budget for the new season;
6. Report to the Board at monthly meetings items that relate to the staff;
7. Provide the staff with written salary quotes and job descriptions;
8. Contact the staff during pre-season to verify intent to return and/or change in position;
9. Communicate the wishes of the Board to the staff;
10. Arbitrate problems between staff and others;
11. Make certain that certifications are up-to-date and meet state and township guidelines;
12. Meet with swim team board and, If necessary, coaches and assess swim team related issues; and,
13. Assist the Board President with agenda formation, policy concerns, and goal setting.


The Treasurer shall attend to keeping the accounts of the Club, collecting its revenues, and paying its bills as approved by the Board of Trustees. The Treasurer shall:

1. Maintain the accounts of the Club, including general ledger, bank accounts, and membership bond records;
2. Collect mail, which may include membership applications, from post office;
3. Upon receipt of a membership application, review for completeness and give membership chair original copy to be placed on waiting list;
4. Collect all revenues and deposit funds in the name of the Club in such depository as may be authorized by the Board of Trustees including mailing or emailing of the bills for annual maintenance fees;
5. Disburse funds from a Board-approved depository as authorized by the Board and as needed to maintain the operation of the Club. At least two officers, Treasurer and President, shall be authorized to sign checks on behalf of the Club;
6. File income tax and payroll tax as required by the IRS;
7. Maintain records in accordance with IRS requirements;
8. Coordinate with Membership Chair to ensure that the correct members are billed properly for the maintenance fee and membership bond.;
9. Ensure that the membership bond is refunded properly to resigning members;
10. Keep on file all letters of resignation;
11. Monitor expenditures;
12. Bring to the President and Board of Trustees any abnormal expenses or excessive expenditures out of line with the budget;
13. Head the Finance Committee, which shall prepare the annual budget for submission to and approval by the Board of Trustees during the annual meeting.
14. Prepare budget summary sheet for presentation at the May, July, and September Board meetings and whenever it may be deemed necessary.
15. Maintain current insurance policies on file and see that the insurance premiums are promptly paid;

Club member(s) can be appointed to act as Assistant Treasurer to perform duties as directed by the Treasurer or Board of Trustees. Treasurer assistance from outside Club membership and/or for a fee must be approved by the Board of Trustees.

The major responsibilities of the Secretary include taking notes during Board meetings and preparing two newsletters (January and May) annually. The Secretary shall:
1. Prepare board meeting minutes in an understandable format and read at the next Board meeting for approval;
2. Send reminders one week prior to each Board meeting telling date, time, place, and agenda decided upon between President and Secretary;
3. Keep a running list of all motions approved by the Board so they can be put into action;
4. Arrange for a meeting place for the Annual Meeting;
5. Do the personal niceties concerning Board members such as thank you notes or cards for special events; and.
6. Put together two newsletters (January and May) made up of reports from Board Officers and Committees for the membership and email or mail the newsletter to current Club members.


The Vice President of Pool and Grounds shall:
1. Attend to the operation and maintenance of the pool hardware, bathhouse, and properties of the Club.
2. Be Chair of the Pool and Grounds Committee, and schedule, supervise, or appoint responsible person to the duties of the Pool and Grounds Committee;
3. Committee duties include:
A. Pre-season lawn and grounds preparation.
B. Pre-cleanup day work.
C. Cleanup day to prepare pool and grounds for summer season.
D. Closing day duties.
E. Start and stop garbage collection, phone service, electric service, soda and candy     machines.
F. Schedule propane tank filling.
G. Complete improvement projects as directed by the Board of Trustees.

4.Schedule and coordinate work days, and keep record of members who work off work bond and submit to Treasurer;
5. Meet with Pool and Grounds Committee as required.
6. Respond to emergency repairs in a timely manner; and,
7. Prepare annual budget in December.


The Swim Team Liaison shall:
1. Attends all Roycefield Board meetings, votes and tells Board about Booster Club and swim team, also tells about Board meetings to Booster Club members.
2. Coordinates any newsletter information from the Booster Club Chair and swim team coaches.
3. Attends all league meetings, keeping addresses, phone numbers, and names of the other teams’ representatives, makes self known to these representatives at meets.
4. Post season’s schedule, championship and conference dates. Also posts dates and locations of all official training classes, encourages membership to attend sessions. Provides these schedules and dates to the Booster Club Chair as soon as possible.
5. Submit all schedules and dates for new parents’ brochure.
6. Post all directions to away meets at least two days in advance and makes copies available to team parents. Whenever possible, includes these directions in the parents’ brochure.
7. Makes certain that the roster of team names and ages are sent to the League Secretary, and check also to make sure that a copy of our insurance is sent in.
8. Keep a record on file of all correspondence, schedules, names, phone numbers, and information relating to the swim team operation.
9. Make sure that all special meets are posted and helps coordinate them with the Booster Club Chair and the coaches.
10. Act as the liaison between swim team and the coaches, dealing with complaints, suggestions, and practices.
11. Attend Booster Club meetings and is an active member of the Booster Club, selecting a job from the job list like other Booster Club members.
12. Make up and distributes a job list for meets, in coordination with the Booster Club Chair and swim team application form information.
13. Greet people at meets and checks to see that workers are present, placing trainees in jobs that need back-up, and filling in if there is no one else available.
14. Become certified as an official as a final back-up.
15. Assist coaches in having all equipment in order, set up, and ready to use (remind coaches to bring stopwatches to away meets).
16. Make sure that coaches send official meet sheet after each meet.
17. Function as one of the Meet Directors for the Invitational Meet.
18. Assist at the swim team party and helps in the presentations.

The Membership Chair, shall be in charge of applications, waiting list, new members, and the membership list. In this role, the Membership Chair shall:
1. Update the membership application each year as needed;
2. Distribute the application upon request;
3. Refer prospective members to website;
4. Upon receipt of an application from treasurer, review for completeness;
5. With regard to the waiting list, the Chair shall:
A. Accept and process member resignations;
B. Offer and process new memberships;
C. Work together with Treasurer to collect fees and bond monies; and,
D. Maintain accurate records of people on the waiting list;

6. See that an accurate “List of Membership” is maintained.
7. Prepare mailing labels for all members for the newsletter and other mailings;
8. Appoint, if appropriate, up to three, Club members, outside of the Board of Trustees, to constitute the Membership Committee; and,
9. Maintain accurate files, including current applications and records of declined applications.


The major job of the Social Program Chair is to organize or get a volunteer to organize social activities, which traditionally includes hot dog nights and ice cream socials,as well as, teen nights, family nights, and adult socials. The Social Program Chair should also attend regular Board meetings. The Social Committee Chair is responsible for the hiring of Junior Activities Coordinators and manages their work on game and craft days, including planning and purchasing of materials.

1. Mail pickup — Regular mail pickup at the post office must be assigned to one person. That person is responsible for picking up the mail at least once a week and promptly distributing it to the proper Board member. A second post office box key must be assigned to a second person to act as a back-up when the regular person is not available.
2. Nominating Committee — In order to obtain candidates for available positions on the Board, a nominating committee may be required. This committee should follow the guidelines established in Article IX of the By-Laws.

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