The committee is the operational arm of the club and oversees the club correspondence and finances. They are also responsible for overseeing the strategic planning for the clubs future.
There is no set structure that will work for a club as it depends on a number of variables within the club. However, a committee normally comprises of a President/Chairman (or both), Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Club Captain, RSO Delegates and Committee Members.
It is important that new or prospective office bearers are fully aware of their roles so every club should have job descriptions that are used when recruiting volunteers. Below are some templates that your club can download to get you started...
It is important that meetings are well run and have structure as a volunteer's time is valuable. An agenda should be sent out prior to the meeting and adhered to during it. Members attending the meeting should ensure they have read and have with them all relevant material. Below are some one-page information sheets that can help...
Squash clubs should register as an Incorporated Society for a number of reason as it makes the club a separate legal entity from its members, therefore members have no personal liability for the debts, contracts and other obligations of the Society.
Clubs can become charites although some clubs may not meet the criteria. Becoming a charity offers some benefits including tax-free donations but there has been debate nationally about whether sports clubs qualify as charities.
These two information sheets provide more information on both Incorporated Socities and Charities.