Maryland Outdoor Club

About the MOC > How YOU Can Help!

Because the MOC is run for the members, by the members, we ask that our repeat attendees consider helping out. This will allow you to give back to the club that has helped improve your social life, given you something fun and new to do on a boring weekend, and has much more planned for you in the months ahead.

Remember, there are no annual dues collected from our members. The club is run for the members, by other members on a voluntary basis.

  • Trip Leader
    • Put on a MOC event by sharing with others the activities that you like the most or special skills you have. For many activities, you need not be an expert to organize something. (We think almost anyone could lead a hike, for instance.) For more information, please review and follow the Trip Leader checklist.

  • Executive, Director, Administrative, and Assistant Positions
    • The Maryland Outdoor Club exec and admin team consists of the following positions. Some of these positions are currently occupied, and others are open. If you are interested in an open position, please contact Deanna Shapiro at president@marylandoutdoorclub.org to apply.
    • All officer positions are for a term of 1 year starting July 15 and ending July 14th. Positions filled mid term still end on July 14th.
     
    • Executive Office Positions


      • President (Position currently filled by Deanna Shapiro)
        • The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Club and shall preside at all meetings of the members and of the Executive Board. The President shall have all the general powers and duties which are incident to the office of the president of a corporation organized under Maryland law and as outlined in these bylaws, including, but not limited to, the power to nominate committee chairpersons and receiving and adjudicating all formal complaints and requests for removal of Officers submitted to the Club.
        • Skills required: Excellent communication skills. Professional yet friendly and approachable manner.
        • Time commitment: About 20 hours/month, plus time required to perform duties of open positions.

      • Vice President and Secretary (Position currently filled by *Open Position*)
        • The Vice President shall act in the President's absence and shall have all powers, duties, and responsibilities provided for the President when so acting. The Vice President shall serve as the Executive Board’s secretary and coordinate the activities of any and all Election Committees. The Vice President shall also perform such other duties as the Executive Board or the President shall prescribe.
        • Skills required: Excellent communication skills. Professional yet friendly and approachable manner.
        • Time commitment: About 20 hours/month, plus time required to perform duties of open volunteer positions.

      • Note: The President & VP's are known collectively as the Executive Office or EO for short.


      • Director Positions


        • Event Director (Position currently filled by Dominic Frasca)
          • The Event Director shall be responsible for the creation and posting of all Club events on the Club website, as well as maintaining on the website all information and guidelines with regard to event creation and organizing. The Event Director shall also be responsible for conducting organizer clinics, managing archives of future event ideas or templates, and all other duties related to the creation of Club events.
          • Skills required: Excellent leadership, coordination and communication skills.
          • Professional yet friendly and approachable manner.
          • Time commitment: About 15 hours/month.

        • Volunteer Director (Position currently filled by *Open Position*)
          • The Volunteer Director shall be responsible for coordinating and advising all Club events related to volunteer work such as, but not limited to, preservation, trail maintenance, charitable fundraising, and trash/refuse clean up. The Volunteer Director shall be responsible for engaging with local community, nonprofit, and government organizations to foster Club volunteers opportunities and ensuring a greater number of volunteer events throughout the year.
          • Skills required: Excellent leadership, coordination and communication skills.
          • Professional yet friendly and approachable manner.
          • Time commitment: About 15 hours/month.

        • Member Director (Position currently filled by Deanna Shapiro)
          • The Membership Director shall be responsible for coordinating all social activities of the club, including, but not limited to, overseeing all social hours, encouraging more social events, increasing membership. The Membership Director also acts as the ombudsman for all issues regarding members.
          • Skills required: Excellent leadership, coordination and communication skills.
          • Professional yet friendly and approachable manner.
          • Time commitment: About 15 hours/month.

        • Communications Director (Position currently filled by Deanna Shapiro)
          • The Communications Coordinator is responsible for writing and editing any and all news content on the Club's website or in any other format. The Coordinator also shall maintain any Club listings of non-Club events, as well as coordinate any and all external media relations or advertising opportunities. The Communications Coordinator shall also be responsible for maintaining the Club's event archive on the website as well as the Club's message board area.
          • Skills required: Excellent communication skills.
          • Professional yet friendly and approachable manner.
          • Time commitment: About 15 hours/month.

        • Note: The EO and all Directors are known collectively as the Management Team or MT for short.


      • Administrative Positions


        • Treasurer (Position currently filled by Nils Olson)
          • The Treasurer shall have the responsibility for the Club's funds and securities and shall be responsible for keeping full and accurate financial records and books of account showing all receipts and disbursements, for preparing all required financial statements and tax returns, and for the deposit of all monies and other valuable effects in the name, and to the credit, of the Club in such depositories as may from time to time be designated by the Executive Board. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the preparation of the annual budget, if any. The Treasurer shall provide at each meeting of the Executive Board a report showing the status of each account in his or her custody, including any special accounts. The duties of the Treasurer may be delegated by the Executive Board, at its discretion, to assistants performing under the Treasurer's and President's supervision.
          • Skills required: Some bookkeeping experience. Must be bondable.
          • Time commitment: About 15 hours/month.

        • Social Networking (Position currently filled by Deanna Shapiro, Amy Pickwick)
          • Maintain social & business networking sites
          • Skills required: Good organizational skills and computer/internet skills.
          • Time commitment: About 5-10 hours/month.

        • Webmaster (Position currently filled by Amy Pickwick)
          • The Webmaster shall be responsible for maintaining all technical aspects of the Club website. All content changes to the website not otherwise made by the Communications Coordinator shall be submitted to the Webmaster before posting.
          • Skills required: HTML/CSS/ASP/Access/PHP/MySQL/Javascript & jQuery experience.
          • Time commitment: About 20 hours/month.


      • Various Assistant Positions


        • (Positions always open)
          • Assist in the other positions as requested.
          • Social Greeters (helping at the front table during our monthly socials),
          • or a booth during a recruitment drive,
          • or answering emails,
          • or helping to set up for a special event.
          • Exact duties and time commitment will be stated for each request

          Skills required: Varies.
          Time commitment: Varies.



    Any amount from $1 on up helps the club continue to serve the members with no annual fee. Donations cover office supplies, promotional material, web site domain names & hosting, outdoor equipment, first aid kits, accounting & legal fees, postage, and much more. Donate today - it's quick and easy!



Is your company or organization interested in being a sponsor of the Maryland Outdoor Club?

The MOC is actively seeking sponsors to donate on a yearly (or monthly) basis.

Sponsors get:
  • A banner ad at the top right of MOC web pages. There are a total of 24 banner spots in our banner rotation, which cost $100/year each. A sponsor may purchase one spot (for $100/year), or as many spots as they want (out of the remaining available spots). If you purchase one spot, your banner will appear on at least 1/24 MOC pages (until we have full sponsorship, your banner will appear more frequently). Purchasing more spots will increase your coverage appropriately (two spots will make your banner appear twice as often, and so on).
  • Your banner ad, link, and company description on our "Sponsors" page.
  • Mention in our e-mail newsletters which are sent out approximately once per month.

To become a sponsor of the MOC, or for more information about becoming a MOC sponsor, please contact our Partner Manager, Deanna Shapiro, at partners@marylandoutdoorclub.org. See our current Partners and Sponsors.


 
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