FORMING A CLUB WITH WSWSASK
CURRENT CLUBS ARE IN EXISTENCE FOR MANY REASONS. POSSIBLE REASONS FOR FORMING A CLUB INCLUDE:
- Bringing Watersport Enthusiasts together at your lake
- Hosting training and bring coaches to your location.
- Building courses for training, enjoyment, or exhibition
- Obtaining low cost insurance liability coverage during training and club activities
- Receiving funding from WSWS to subsidize training and assist with participation in Provincial Competitions (NOTE: clubs must meet requirements to receive funding).
- Purchasing equipment for all members to use on the water, thereby keeping waterspouts accessible and affordable
REQUIREMENTS OF CLUB MEMBERSHIP:
- Any group of 4 or more people wishing to be known as a club may do so by applying yearly using the WSWS Membership Form. The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of 4 elected officials of that club are accompanied by a fee of $100, using the WSWS Membership Form. Families are considered one membership for this purpose.
- Annually the club must provide a short post-season report outlining club activities for the past season. This report forms part of the package available at the WSWSask Annual General Meeting, typically held in late September or early October each year.
- Annually the club must provide a pre-season report outlining activities for the upcoming year.
- Clubs must collect registration forms and fees from prospective club members and remit to the provincial office.
- Clubs cam obtain liability insurance from WSWC or another insurance provider to cover club activities.
*WSWSask Clubs may be subject to other requirements not listed on this page.
IDEAS FROM EXISTING CLUBS:
- Club Membership Structure: At the minimum, your club members must hold a WSWSask membership. Some clubs have no other member fees and just charge the basic WSWSask fee (which is remitted to the provincial office). Other clubs charge an additional club fee that allows them to operate and run activities.
- Clubs near a campground facility have invited campers to their days of traveling clinics. This increases a club’s profile on the lake and boosts participants attending clinics.
- Some clubs use annual funding from WSWSask to build courses at their lake for recreational or training purposes.
- Early season mail outs can be done to previous members to remind them of upcoming yearly activities. Websites can also prove effective for communication with members.
- Some clubs allow members to use club equipment to provide basic “first timers’ training opportunities.
For questions or to receive more information about forming a club, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org