Information for Members


Membership is open to all. All members are required to register and pay an annual membership fee. The membership fee offsets some of ARC's administrative and operational costs. Members who register to row in one of ARC's programs, pay additional program dues. Persons who register as members but do not register to row are considered "at large" members.

Non-discrimination Policy: ARC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, age or sexual orientation.

Volunteer Policy: Albany Rowing Center is an all volunteer organization, with the exception of the coaching staff. All members are required to participate as volunteers for the benefit of the club. Without the participation of the members, the essential work of the organization would be impossible to accomplish. Essential work includes fundraising, facility/equipment maintenance, Junior regatta support, special event support, and marketing/recruiting.

US Rowing Association (USRA) Membership: ARC is an organizational member of the US Rowing Association, the governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. All who register to row with ARC or wish to participate in regattas as an ARC member, must join USRA as an individual member under the auspices of ARC - aka the Organization of Adirondack Rowers and Scullers, Inc.. See below for information on joining USRowing.

Club-wide Policies

For information related to Safe Sport policy, incentives, dues payment and refunds, and equipment use policy.

Information for Regatta Participants


Much of the essential work of the club is performed by volunteers acting as part of a committee. For this year, the Board of Directors has announced the following standing committees and chairpersons.

To volunteer for a committee or ask any question regarding these committees, please contact the Board of Directors at

Annual Members Meeting

As required by the Bylaws of the Organization, the club holds an Annual Meeting of the members during the first week of November. This is a business meeting to update the members on financial status and program accomplishments of the club and to elect new members to the Board of Directors. All dues paying members and parents of Junior members have the privilege of attending the meeting and voting in Board elections. The Annual Meeting for 2020 will be held on Wednesday November 4th. Details to be announced.


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