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Albany Rowing Center was incorporated as the Organization of Adirondack Rowers and Scullers, Inc. in 1984 under section 402 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation law of New York State. In the year 2000, the Organization filed with the Department of State to use Albany Rowing Center as its official business name.
The bylaws of the organization are kept by the Secretary and updated as needed through votes cast by the members. The last update was November 2010.
Board of Directors
The day to day business of the organization is guided by an all volunteer Board of Directors consisting of nine members. Board elections are held each November at the annual meeting when 4 new members are elected. The Board itself elects the officers of the club [President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer]. Each Director serves for either a 2 or 3 year term. Terms expire on December 31st, the end of the fiscal year.
2017 Board of Directors(Term expirations will be updated shortly.)
- Elizabeth Nystrom - President
- Colleen Smith - Vice President
- Patrick Thompson - Treasurer
- Lisa Stanziano - Secretary
- Robert Crowder - Director
- Scott Sauer - Director
- Sarah Crowell - Director
- Michael Conners - Director
- Karen Rosenberg - Director
2016 Board of Directors
(Term expires in December of the year indicated.)
- Tom Despart - President; 2016
- Vacant - Vice President; 2017
- Patrick Thompson - Treasurer; 2017
- Joseph LeMay - Secretary; 2016
- Vacant Director; 2017
- Robert Crowder - Director; 2016
- Elizabeth Nigro Despart - Director; 2016
- Scott Sauer - Director; 2018
- Colleen Smith - Director; 2017
Tax Exempt Status
Albany Rowing Center is a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue Code and holds a determination letter issued in April 1991. ARC annually files an income report to the IRS, as required. ARC is not required to pay tax on income as long as the club continues to operate under the terms of its determination letter. For more information about tax exempt organizations, see the IRS website.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission develops and enforces laws to prevent discrimination in hiring. ARC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring practices.