28 Aug 2020 11:25 AM | Mills Jones (Administrator)

2021 GRSA Board Nominations

GRSA is seeking persons interested in serving on the Board of Directors for 2021.   Those that serve on the board must be a Stockholding member in good standing. The Board consists of the following positions:

Commodore: shall be synonymous and interchangeable with President, and the Vice Commodore shall be synonymous and interchangeable with Vice President.

It shall be the duty of the Commodore to preside at all meetings of the stockholders and the Board of Directors and to see to the enforcement of all rules and regulations of the Association.  The Commodore or Vice Commodore shall sign all stock certificates of the Association and shall sign on its behalf all its contracts and other written obligations.  The Commodore shall report on the condition of the Association at each annual meeting and shall also perform other duties as may be required by these By-Laws or the Board.

Vice Commodore:  In the absence or disability of the Commodore, the Vice Commodore shall perform his duties and exercise his powers. 

Rear Commodore:  In the absence or disability of both the Commodore and the Vice Commodore, the Rear Commodore shall perform their duties and exercise their powers.  Thereafter, the Board of Directors may designate one of its members to perform the duties and exercise the powers of the Commodore.

The Secretary:  It shall be the duty of the Secretary to sign all stock certificates of the Association, to maintain the stock transfer ledger and to perform or supervise (a) the keeping of the minutes of all meetings of the Association and of the Board of Directors in a book provided for the purpose, (b) a giving of notice of all such meetings, (c) the publication and filing of all notices, statements or reports as may be required by law, (d) the general correspondence of the Association, (e) the keeping of the burgee and seal of the Association, (f) the notification of members of their election, transfer, suspension or expulsion, (g) such other duties as may be required by these By-Laws or the Board.

The Treasurer (As revised January 2013)

The Treasurer shall have charge and custody of the funds of the Association subject to the general supervision and control of the Board of Directors.  He shall perform or supervise (a) the giving, negotiation and endorsement of such notes, checks and bills of exchange as may be required in the conduct of the Association, (b) the collection of accounts of the Association and their deposit in such bank or banks as the Board of Directors may from time to time designate, (c) the keeping of proper books of accounts which shall at all times be subject to examination by the Commodore and members of the Board of Directors or any agent designated by them, (d) the preparation of a written statement and its submission to each meeting of the Board of Directors, which statement shall show the financial condition and operating results of the Association, (e) the preparation and submission to the annual meeting of the Association of a balance sheet showing the financial condition of the Association together with a detailed report on its income and expenses for the year last ended, (f) such other duties as may be required by the By-Laws or the Board.

Members at Large: Four members at large are elected to the board to represent the views of the membership and are voting members of the Board. Recently, members at Large have served on special committees as appointed by the Commodore to address special projects and issues which come before the Board and communicate directly with members who may have specific concerns about the club.

Who gets nominated?

Traditionally, the board seeks nominations of members who have volunteered in different areas of club life and wish to become more involved in the leadership of the club.  Becoming a Member at Large or a Committee Chair is great way to become oriented in the business of running the club.  However, any stockholding member can be considered for board positions.  The list of Committee Chairs can be found on the website.

What is the Nomination Process?

A Nominating Committee is being appointed by the Commodore to assemble a nomination slate for 2021.  Those interested in being nominated can contact the commodore at  The Nominating Committee will develop a slate and present to the Board by the October 12th Board Meeting.  The slate of officers (along with any additional nominations) will be voted on at the Annual meeting in December by the stockholding members present at the meeting.

If you have questions about particular board positions, you can contact me at or the corresponding board member.  I encourage you to review the GRSA by-laws on the website for further information.

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