Linking of Local Office Clubs and Committee Members

The aim of this initiative is to:

  • Provide support by identifying and helping to address local club issues.
  • Identify gaps in commu­nica­tions and feedback between local clubs and the region.
  • Promote the sharing of new ideas and a fresh approach to the HASSRA programme at local and regional level.
  • Provide a framework for the completion of club support updates.
  • Assess and discuss the advantages/­disad­van­tages of formally linking smaller clubs with larger clubs for some (or all) local club activities.

Suggested process for taking forward:

  • Having regard to location, cost and shared interest, establish simple criteria to enable recom­men­dations to be made about which local clubs(s) each committee member could be linked with. Full committee to endorse proposed list of linked committee members with clubs and agree sub-committee responsible for taking forward.
  • Regional Chair to write to local Chairs outlining proposal.
  • Individual committee members to write to linked local club office bearer(s) to agree frequency/­method of contact and complete club support update.
  • Linked committee member to feedback to appropriate sub-committee following first meeting/­discussion with local club.
  • Sub-committee to report back to full committee on local club reaction to support given and make recom­men­dations on how and when to proceed on he linking of large/small clubs.
  • Linked committee members to maintain contact with their club(s) at least quarterly i.e. at minimum a telephone conversation with official(s).
  • Feedback from linked committee members included as a standing item on the agenda at regional meetings.
  • Review and evaluate after 12 months

Appendix 13 Local Club Support Update Letter       

Appendix 14 Local Club Support Update Proforma & Guidance 

Appendix 15 Local Club Support Update Follow-Up Action