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F R I E N D S   o f   S R O S R C


The Friends of Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission is a nonprofit
501(c)(3) organization working to support recreational, educational, environmental, and cultural opportunities for all who live and work in the Stroud Region.

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Places for Everyone to Play!

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Friends of SROSRC funded the installation of accessible swingsets at Dansbury Park (above) and Albertson Park (below.) We are thrilled to offer an improved and more inclusive experience for the community!

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Join a Committee

Lend your perspective: SROSRC is recruiting enthusiastic committee members to provide input on the needs of our community and the future planning of our recreation services.


If you are interested in joining a committee, please email with the committee name in the subject line of your message. Committee meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month, immediately following SROSRC board meetings (board meetings at 5:30pm, committee meetings at 6:30pm).


Volunteer Committee (Friends of SROSRC)

(meetings will be blended in-person and virtual, as needed)

As a member of the volunteer committee, you work with SROSRC members and staff to ensure we have a robust and energized community of volunteers. From organizing appreciation events, assisting with recruiting volunteers, and organizing volunteers for events, the volunteer committee plays a vital role in the success of SROSRC events. The Volunteer Committee is a subcommittee of the Friends of SROSRC.

  • Recruits volunteers;

  • Works with other committees to identify when/where volunteers are needed;

  • Organizes volunteers for events, including number of volunteers needed, when volunteers are needed, and volunteer tasks;

  • Identifies volunteer concerns and determines how to address those concerns;

  • Communicates with volunteers; and

  • Provides recognition/celebration of volunteer efforts.


Special Events & Fundraising (Friends of SROSRC)

Introductory meeting: September 22, 2020 at 6:30pm (meetings will be blended in-person and virtual, as needed)

Fundraising and special events are critical to maintaining our community services. This committee is responsible for overseeing the organization's overall fundraising plan. The Special Events & Fundraising Committee is a subcommittee of the Friends of SROSRC.

  • Includes subcommittees for: Levee Loop Run, Daddy-Daughter Dance, other special events as developed

  • Works with staff to establish a fundraising plan that incorporates a series of approaches, such as special events, direct mail, product sales, etc.

  • Leads in certain types of outreach efforts, such as chairing a dinner/dance committee or hosting fundraising parties, etc.

  • Responsible for involvement of all board members in fundraising, such as having board members make telephone calls to ask for support

  • Monitors fundraising efforts to be sure that ethical practices are in place, that donors are acknowledged appropriately, and that fundraising efforts are cost-effective.

  • Assists staff in organizing fundraising events including budget development, managing vendors, identifying potential sponsors, coordinating volunteers, promoting events, acquiring and managing silent auction items, managing guest experiences, collaborating with our graphic designer to design invitations and promotional materials and any other related tasks.

For SROSRC's Greenway and Recreation Committees,

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