Supporting Local Clubs
One of HASSRA’s great strengths is our Local Club Network. Clubs may be based at a single site, or cover a number of locations. No matter what their size or set-up, the main objective is to organise, promote and encourage social interaction by means of a variety of activities, including fundraising, amongst members.
Single Activity Clubs cater for members with a specific interest e.g. Angling, Chess, Golf or Rambling. These clubs are normally open to all members in a region/locality who have an interest that activity.
Whilst local clubs are responsible for managing themselves in line with the local club constitution and staff clubs guidance https://intranet.dwp.gov.uk/page/staff-clubs-guide-hassra-and-affiliated-clubs , regional committees have a duty to ensure they provide support and guidance when required. Such as:
- identify offices that aren’t linked to a local cub and try to assign them if possible
- ensure each local club is aware of the local club constitution and the relevant officers are in place
- give three months written notice for end of year accounts to be provided
- have a system in place for dealing with clubs who do not provide club accounts by the deadline – this may involve closing a club which does not comply
- ensure clubs complete chairs certificates after each AGM to update details of the club officials
- provide support by identifying and helping to address any local club issues
- identify gaps in communications and feedback between local clubs and the region
- share new ideas and a fresh approach to the HASSRA programme at local and regional level.
The national HASSRA team will support clubs by answering questions. This support will include providing membership lists.
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