Get Involved

Get Involved

The Club is very keen to get more members involved in the running of activities. There are two ways to get involved:

  1. 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
  2. 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 sundayswellcaptain@gmail.com


FAQ

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?
The Tennis, Junior and Social Committee tend to meet as necessary on an ad hoc basis, perhaps about 4/5 times a year in the run-up to an event. Meeting duration will vary depending on what needs to be done but on average meetings last approximately an hour.
I only joined the club a week ago, am I still eligible to join a committee?

Absolutely, we would be delighted to see new members get involved. One of the biggest advantages of joining any committee is that it is a way to get to know other members. Just to be clear, members of all ages and involved with any activity (Squash, Snooker, Tennis etc) are all very welcome, in fact, the more diversity on the committee the better.

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?

How to join a committee will depend on which committee it is. The tennis, junior and social committees are regularly looking for new members. In most cases, the best thing to do is to contact the chair of the committee in question. You can check with the club office or the tennis captain and they will be able to advise.

The Committees

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.

Tennis
The role of the tennis committee is to organise the tennis events that happen throughout the year, for example, our flagship events, the Munster Senior Open, Senior Close and our Vets Tournaments. There are many other smaller internal events such as the Internal Winter League, charity days and friendly matches, which are all run by the tennis committee. The tennis committee is not an elected body; it is put together by the tennis captain to run all tennis events in the club. The tennis captain chairs the tennis committee and reports back to the general committee once a month.
Social
The social committee has the task of deciding on, and organising club social events. Events such as the Munster Senior Open Barbeque or new members night are the responsibility of the Social Committee. In addition to this, they often organise a number of ad hoc smaller social events throughout the year. The Social Committee is not an elected committee and it is possible for members to get involved at any time of the year or for a particular event. If you would like to get involved with this committee please contact the office at 021 4272733.
Junior
The Junior Committee helps manage and organise tennis for our junior members. They are a very important part of the club and events such as Family Fun Days, the Santa Party and the Junior Open and Close events simply could not happen without them. The Committee meets 4 or 5 times a year in advance of these events. The Junior Committee is not an elected committee and is always pleased for members / parents to get involved at any time of the year. If you would like to come on board please email sundayswellcaptain@gmail.com
Coaching Review
The Coaching Review Committee is a group of volunteers who help specifically with the organisation and management of Coaches and Coaching activities. The Committee meets once a month and the chair of the Coaching Review Committee sits on and reports to the Club’s General Committee every month.
General
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 can be obtained from the downloads page of this website.
Management
The Club Management Committee is made up of three people; the Club Manager, the Chairman and the Treasurer. The Committee meets approximately once a month and is responsible for the day to day management of the club; all three members also sit on the General Committee.