About the Recreation Department
The East Kingston Recreation Department members are volunteers. Click here for current members information.
The East Kingston Recreation Department oversight is by the recreation committee. This committee reports to the East Kingston Board of Selectmen.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the managing body of the recreation committee. The recreation committee’s board of directors is comprised of the positions below. This board can vote on issues and take action on them. The suggested term limit for all the positions below is 2 years. If commissioners want to continue after 2 years they can or a new person will be nominated.
**There can be Assistant Commissioners and/or coordinators for each program who help the commissioner. This person cannot vote, but can fill in for the Commissioner if that person cannot make a Recreation Committee meeting that requires a vote. The following positions are non-voting:
Sub committees could be formed by any of the commissioners. This would allow the commissioners to receive feedback and help to run their programs. Coaches and any other volunteers can be part of the sub committees.
Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Volunteers
Anyone interested in coaching or volunteering must be nominated by the chairperson, approved by the East Kingston Board of Selectmen and then must sign an oath to serve on the recreation committee. The oath covers a calendar year.
Recreation Committee meetings are open to the public and anyone can attend and give input. However, the only body that can vote or take action on issues is the Recreation Committee. Meetings are usually scheduled every second Monday of each month (unless otherwise noted).
Roles & Responsibilities
Each recreation committee member has a specific role and responsibility related to their program, to the recreation committee, and to the community as a whole.
Recreation Committee Chairman reporting to the East Kingston Board of Selectmen leads the recreation committee by organizing monthly meetings, liaisons with other East Kingston departments, boards or committees and directs the recreation committee programs in a fiscally responsible way.
Soccer Commissioner - leads all soccer related programs including instructional play and organized team play with surrounding communities adhering to NHSYSL policies and guidelines. The soccer program should strive to advance soccer play starting with the Camp David soccer program to the formation of 5/6, U8, U10, U12 teams that compete either recreationally or competitively both indoor and/or outdoor.
Basketball Commissioner - leads all basketball related programs including instructional play and organized team play with surrounding communities.
Softball Commissioner - leads all softball related programs including instructional play and organized team play with surrounding communities.
Baseball Commissioner - leads all softball related programs including instructional play and organized team play with surrounding communities. Acts as liaison between East Kingston and representatives from the Exeter Cal Ripken League. The East Kingston baseball program should strive to advance baseball play starting with the t-ball program to the formation of minor league team(s) that play in the Diamond League.
Secretary - takes minutes at meetings and publishes those minutes to the recreation committee chairman and board of selectmen.
Treasurer - is responsible for managing the recreation committee cash accounts. Two accounts; one funded by the town and one funded by registration fees and fund raising efforts, exist and need to be maintained in close cooperation with town officials. The Treasurer is authorized to approve purchases up to $500.00. Any purchase over $500.00 must also be approved by the recreation committee chairman.
Web Master - maintains the recreation committee web site.
The Recreation Committee will continue to strive to fulfill our mission of enriching the lives of East Kingston elementary school age kids by providing informal and organized sports programs and special activities that encourage health, fitness, enjoyment and learning.
The recreation committee and the programs offered also present opportunities for community involvement. Parents are encouraged to get involved.