The Club is very keen to get more members involved in the running of activities. There are two ways to get involved:
- Sign up to the Volunteer list: a list of people who are willing to help from time to time. It is ideal for members wishing to get involved without the full commitment of being on a committee. The idea is simple, event organisers will get in touch with those on the list if extra hands are needed
- Join a committee: The club is governed by a number of committees and subcommittees, the principle ones are explained briefly below.
The FAQ below tries to answer some basic questions about what it is like to volunteer for the club, alternatively, if you have a specific question about helping out with club events, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Why should I join a committee?
In Sunday’s Well, just as with most sports clubs all events (sporting or social) are run and organised by volunteers. Without the support of members, the events simply cannot happen. Being on a committee also brings with it many advantages, it is a way to
- get to know other members
- to develop skills such as project management, organisational or leadership skills
- to learn about the governance structures of the sports. For example, a junior committee member might learn how to schedule or referee a tournament
- to have a say in what events take place and how they are run
How often do the committees meet?
I only joined the club a week ago, am I still eligible to join a committee?
What kind of tasks might I end up doing if I join a committee?
The tasks can vary hugely but where possible the committee chair will try to play to people’s strengths and preferences. Some examples might be that:
- as a social committee member, you might be asked to book a DJ for an event or to sell event tickets to other members
- a junior committee member might be asked to help supervise a family/junior event. They could be asked to do the registration at a junior tournament, help supervise a ROGY activity or help with food at larger events
Can I help without the full commitment of being on a committee?
Yes, of course. You don’t have to be on a committee, you can just give us your name by signing up to the volunteer register above. Feel free to tell us the type of work you think you could help with but don’t worry if you are unsure as we can suggest activities for you. For example:
- If you like gardening you could help with the flowers in the club
- If you like photography, we would love people to help us take photos at various events
- If you are a fan of social media, you could help with our facebook page.
- If you are artistic, you could help create event posters
All skill sets are welcome!
I want to join a committee, how do I go about it?
The club is run by a number of committees and subcommittees; the main ones are explained briefly below. We are always looking for new people to join the committees; although committee work is a slightly bigger commitment than being on the volunteer list, it is fun to be involved and is a great way of meeting people.
The general committee meets monthly and oversees the general running of the club. It is an elected committee; members are elected to the committee at the AGM in February. Once elected, the general committee selects the Club Chairman and the Club Treasurer. The tennis, squash and snooker captains, along with chairs from some of the other committees all sit and report to the general committee. A list of current committee members is available here.