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TRRA Board of Directors Role & Expectations

The Board of Directors is the governing body of Three Rivers Rowing Association. Individuals who serve on The Board are responsible for providing organizational leadership to the TRRA community.

TRRA’s Directors serve 3-year terms and are eligible for reappointment for 1 additional 3-year term for a total of 6 years. Board meetings are held monthly on the third Thursday of each month. Directors are required to attend — either in-person or virtually — 10 of the 12 Board meetings and the Annual Meeting which is held in the first quarter of each year. Each Board member is expected to serve on at least one committee, volunteer at Head of the Ohio and the Pittsburgh Indoor Rowing Championships, and serve as an ambassador of TRRA in the greater Western PA community. Directors are expected to consider TRRA to be a philanthropic priority, to make and solicit annual gifts that reflect that priority, and to attend all fundraising events. Each Board member is responsible for securing a minimum Give/Get* of $2,000 in unrestricted funds for TRRA each year.

The goal of the Board of Directors is to work with TRRA staff and community leaders to advance TRRA’s mission of developing and delivering safe, sustainable, and inclusive programs and events that teach and promote the benefits of rowing and paddling to our diverse community.

Special consideration will be given to candidates who possess any of the following qualifications:

  • Dedication towards Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion practices

  • Experience or skills in one or more of the following:

    • Legal expertise for nonprofit organizations

    • Human resources management and procedures

    • Non-profit accounting, finance, and experience setting up an endowment fund

    • Leadership for strategic planning for growth and succession experience

    • Coaching and professional development experience in rowing and/or paddling.

  • Interest in leading fundraising and friend-raising events to build TRRA’s donor base

  • Interest and ability to build TRRA’s family of supporters, fans, and participants

  • Connections to city, county, state and/or federal governments

  • Knowledge of the local 4th through 12th-grade education landscape and the needs of underserved students

*Give/Get: This is a process by which an individual contributes a set amount of money to TRRA. They can “give” or “get” or any combination of the two so long as it equals the minimum amount set by the organization. Examples of a “give” are if the person writes 1-check an amount greater than or equal to the minimum amount. Examples of a “get” are if a person recruits a brand new summer rowing league team or solicits donations from new sources for TRRA.

Use the link below to nominate yourself or someone else. All are welcome to apply and/or be nominated to the TRRA Board of Directors. Membership and/or previous rowing or paddling experience are not prerequisites for participation. As TRRA continues to grow, we encourage non-rowing/paddling candidates interested in advancing the TRRA mission, to apply

Interviews for candidates will be conducted by the TRRA Governance Committee and begin in late October.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, contact Kari Carbone (

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