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The NYSRPS Board Documents and Minutes

Founded in 1940 and incorporated in 1960, The New York State Recreation and Park Society has a rich history serving professionals in the leisure services field.

Thoughtful planning and careful consideration have gone into the development of our founding documents, creating the platform upon which NYSRPS operates today. By staying true to our principals and intent, as presented in our constitution, NYSRPS has operated as the best professional support organization for park, recreation and therapeutic recreation professionals for over seventy-eight years.

 

OPERATIONS MANUAL: IMPORTANT CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS CHANGES

Upon the completion of the NYSRPS Strategic Plan, the 2015-16 Executive Board convened and charged the Constitution & Bylaws Committee with a review and update of the NYSRPS Constitution, Bylaws and Manual of Procedures. The committee determined a major overhaul of all three documents was necessary, based on the Strategic Plan and the New York State Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013.

The committee met via conference call on numerous occasions throughout 2016, 2017 and 2018 reviewing and updating all three documents. Our discussions led to the development of an Operations Manual, which consists of an Executive Board Manual and a State Office Operations Manual. The Executive Board Manual houses the Constitution, Bylaws, and Manual of Procedures. The State Office Operations Manual section of the Operations Manual is currently under development.

NYSRPS membership now has the opportunity to access the Operations Manual to review updated documents and may contact the Bylaws Committee for all questions and comments relative to the changes. These guiding documents direct the course of our Society and as a membership-driven organization, your input is critical. The following timetable will be followed for approving the NYSRPS Constitution and Bylaws sections of the Operations Manual:

  • Share Operations Manual with General Membership, early April 2018.
  • Provide Opportunity for any Questions and Comments from the General Membership at the 2018 Annual Conference and Expo, April 15-17th, 2018 in Syracuse, NY.
  • Final Update of Document and Executive Board Approval to Set Up Constitutional Vote, May 17, 2018 Executive Board Meeting.
  • Hold Constitutional Vote, May – July 2018
  • Approval of Bylaws and Policy & Procedures at 2018 August Executive Board Meeting.

Please see the OPERATIONS MANUAL. Your time and opinions are valuable and we appreciate your feedback. Contact the Bylaws and Constitution Committee for all comments and questions. For supporting documents, see the Operations Manual APPENDIX

Thank you, NYSRPS

 

THE CONSTITUTION (Original)

BYLAWS (Original)

2018 STRATEGIC PLAN

CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

990 - 2016

990 - 2015

2015 Financial Statements

2017 Financial Statements

 

APRIL 2018 ANNUAL MEETING APPROVED BOARD MINUTES

FEBRUARY 2018 APPROVED BOARD MINUTES

DECEMBER 2017 APPROVED BOARD MINUTES

OCTOBER 2017 APPROVED BOARD MINUTES

AUGUST 2017 APPROVED BOARD MINUTES

MAY 2017 APPROVED BOARD MINUTES

APRIL 2017 APPROVED BOARD MINUTES

FEBRUARY 2017 APPROVED BOARD MINUTES

DECEMBER 2016 APPROVED BOARD MINUTES

OCTOBER 2016 APPROVED BOARD MINUTES

AUGUST 2016 APPROVED BOARD MINUTES

MAY 2016 APPROVED BOARD MINUTES

APRIL 2016 APPROVED BOARD MINUTES

FEBRUARY 2016 APPROVED BOARD MINUTES

OCTOBER 2015 APPROVED BOARD MINUTES

AUGUST 2015 APPROVED BOARD MINUTES

JUNE 2015 APPROVED BOARD MINUTES

 
The NYSRPS board meets six times per year.
Minutes for each meeting are not approved until the following meeting.
There are no meetings held in June and July.