About The Terra Linda Orcas

The Orcas Swim Club is a nonprofit organization (Tax ID# 20-8172631) sponsored by the San Rafael Parks and Recreation Department. The team receives no financial support from the city of San Rafael. The parent volunteers accomplish all needed functions, including all fundraising, except for coaching and life guarding. The Terra Linda area was annexed to the City of San Rafael in 1972. Since then the Terra Linda Swim Team has been sponsored by the San Rafael Recreation Department.

The club operates under a set of written by-laws and is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Secretary, League Representative, Communications Director, Assistant Communications Director, Computer Desk Director, Membership Director, Registration Director, and Snack Bar Coordinator. The board usually meets monthly for the entire calendar year.

The team operates by Marin Swim League (MSL) rules along with other Marin County swim teams. The Orca League Rep attends MSL meetings and represents the team and its decisions in by-law changes, yearly schedules, etc.

There are at least two general meetings of the club each year. The first is before the start of the season and the second is the night of the awards banquet. Board members and officers for the following year are elected at this second meeting.

The Orcas are a volunteer-run organization and all parents are expected to participate in the team’s success by volunteering for committee positions, helping at the swim meets, social functions and contributing financially to the team during fundraisers. Volunteers can sign-up at the beginning of the season when registering swimmers.