Form A Kite Club
Why not form a club? Something shared brings greater pleasure to all concerned. It is hoped that this section may serve to show the way in which to start a club, and also indicate its aims and activities. First and obviously, a club must have members. This means talking the matter over with others who may be interested in the project. In some places, a suggestion to form a kite club would come as a new idea, and this could be an advantage. When two or three have been found who are willing to make a start, then a meeting could be arranged. The one who called the meeting (the convener) would act temporarily as the chairman. He should prepare beforehand an agenda, along the lines suggested.
- 1.Put forward a resolution that a club be formed. If this were agreed, then appointments could be made.
- 2.Appointment of Officers.
- (a) Club Leader. As well as conducting meetings, the leader would be in charge of the running of the club.
- (b) Secretary. On appointment, the secretary would proceed to take notes of the meeting taking place. As well as recording and reading the minutes of meetings, he would attend to correspondence and the like.
- (c) Treasurer. He would be responsible for club funds. (Additional Note. In time, if a club grew in numbers, then a small representative committee could be elected, when convenient.)
- 3.Club Room. The choice of somewhere to meet would obviously depend upon what places were available. It would be an advantage if a room or a hut could be found where a work bench, materials, and tools could be kept; and where business and other meetings could be held.
- 4.Rules. These should be written in the minute book. The following are examples.
- (a) That membership subscriptions be paid, weekly or as the club decides.
- (b) That every member is expected to attend a meeting, when it is called.
- (c) That resolutions be passed by a majority vote; and that in a case where there is an equal number of members voting for and against a resolution, then the chairman gives the casting vote, to decide whether the resolution be accepted or rejected.
- (d) That all matters which concern the club be brought to a meeting for action to be taken.
- (e) That such rules agreed upon may be added to when necessary; that a rule may be revised if the club think fit.
- (f) That an annual general meeting be held. An outline of such a meeting is given below.
- (g) That appointments be made and held on a yearly basis.
- 5. Club Activities. Suggestions for these are given in section 4 of this chapter.
- 6. Any Other Business (A.O.B. for short). Matters not previously dealt with would come under this heading.
- 7. Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting. The following items are offered for guidance at a further meeting: declare meeting open; read minutes of previous meeting, and sign them as a correct record; deal with any matters arising out of the minutes; deal with any further matters on the agenda, including a review of progress made, and any difficulties encountered; collect subscriptions; any other business; date and place of next meeting; declare the meeting closed.