Club Corner Online Seminar - The importance of an effective club constitution

Club Corner Online Seminar - The importance of an effective club constitution

You are hopefully aware of the very successful online presentations that the Achievement Scheme Review Committee have been running on Tuesday evenings recently. (The next one being on Tuesday next week details of which are at https://achievements.bmfa.uk/online-roadshow-pt-7-examiner-instructor-workshops-the-benefits-what-to-expect-and-how-to-run-a-successful-workshop )

With the success of these presentations I thought it could be useful and of value to clubs to host an online seminar about the importance of an effective Club Constitution.

For a club to run smoothly and successfully it needs a few things.  A good club site, a hardworking committee, a good selection of supportive and responsive members, the support and assistance of a professional governing body and a few other important but sometimes overlooked elements.

One of these, often overlooked, elements is a comprehensive and fit for purpose club constitution.

In this presentation I will talk about why a comprehensive and fit for purpose club constitution is so important, I will cover the essential aspects of a constitution and the problems that can occur if your club constitution is not up to the job. There will also be the opportunity for a Q&A session afterwards.

This presentation will be taking place on Thursday 30th July from 7.30pm using Zoom. Joining instructions will be emailed to those registered on Wednesday 29th July.

To register for this seminar please complete the form at https://e-forms.bmfa.org/constitution

While this presentation is open to any BMFA member to join, places are limited, and priority will be given to those serving on a club committee. I will happily repeat the presentation at a later date if there is sufficient demand.

If you have any suggestions for further online seminars and workshops, I would be more than happy to hear them.

A couple of other things before I leave you.

  1. A reminder about Club Corner in the BMFA News, if you would like you club profile to be featured or have any worthy news items that could be of interest to the wider members please drop me an email to andy@clubcorner.bmfa.uk with details. Ideally a club  profile should be 500 – 100 words (preferable submitted as a word document) with up to 6 pictures with accompanying captions. Pictures should be sent as separate files, as high definition as possible.
  2. Are you able to offer trial flights and are you on the trial flight map at https://try-flying.bmfa.uk/ ? The trial flight map is proving an excellent resource for clubs to find new members so please ensure you are not missing out. Complete the form at https://try-flying.bmfa.uk/add-your-club if you wish to be added.
  3. Would you like your club to be featured on the BMFA Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BMFAOfficial ? Our Facebook page gets thousands of views every day and is an excellent way for your club to showcase your club and activities. Either send us a message on our page or drop me an email and we will be happy to feature your club and share your club website and Facebook page.
  4. Virtual club talks, while it is still not really possible to visit clubs for a traditional club talk until venues are opened up fully once more, I am always more than happy to host a virtual club talk using Zoom if you wish, please just ask if you would like to take advantage of this service

Kindest Regards and please stay safe and well

Andy Symons
Club Support Officer

andy@bmfa.org

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