Club By-Laws

By-Laws of

The Squannacook River Runners Club

Of Groton, MA.

Revised 24-Sep-2021

Article 1            Name

            The name of this organization shall be the “Squannacook River Runners Club of Groton Ma.”, hereafter referred to as “the Club”, “Squannies”, or SQRR

Article 2            Objectives

            The Squannacook River Runners Club shall be organized as a non-profit corporation in MA with the following objectives:

  1. To promote cross country, road and track running for all ages in Groton and surrounding area.
  2. To provide activities which further the running ability of the members of the Club.
  3. To organize the annual Groton Road Race and, as a result, provide financial assistance to support running in the area.  
  4. To encourage youth running in Groton and surrounding areas.

Article 3            Membership

            Anyone with ties to the Groton area having paid their annual dues is eligible for membership in the club.

Article 4            Dues

            Annual membership dues are required for individual or family membership.  Family membership includes 2 adults and all children in a household under age 21.  Dues are payable by the 31st of January of each year.

Article 5            Officers and description of duties

                        Elections are to be held every 2 Years or as voted by the Board of Directors.

  1. President 
    1. Shall preside over all Board Meetings
    1. Sets and approves agenda for all Board meetings
    1. Assumes duties as deemed appropriate by the office
  2. Vice President
    1. Presides over all meetings in the President’s absence
    1. Special projects as requested by the Board
  3. Secretary
    1. Records the minutes of Board meetings
    1. Maintains a file of all Board meeting minutes
    1. Special Projects as requested by the Board
  4. Treasurer
    1. Administers all financial matters of the Club
    1. Receives and disburses funds as directed by the Board
  5. At-Large Board Members
    1. Participate and vote at Board meetings
    1. Serve on committees to achieve the Club’s goals.
    1. Other responsibilities as deemed appropriate by the Board.
  6. Other Board members as required

Article 6 Affiliation

            The Club shall maintain a membership in Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) as well as other affiliations as approved by the Board.

Article 7            Activities

  1. Organize road and trail races for local community
  2. Organize weekly training runs for members

Article 8            Amendments

            The By-Laws may be amended by a majority vote of the members at a special meeting called by the elected officials. 

Article 9            Rules of Order

            Roberts Rules of order shall be the parliamentary authority for the matters of procedure not specifically covered by the by-laws.