The choice here is yours. Depending on how many trips you want to plan and how much money it costs you to run your club or society should reflect whether you need to charge for membership. For example, if you are paying for space, or rentals of pools etc, a small membership fee may help sustain the group. It can also keep costs down for trips.
Your amazing local officer will be the first point of call for you for advice and HISA have a dedicated activities administrator, and an activities manager for any expertise you may require- you're not alone!
Constitutions are used quite a lot in sporting clubs. They are basically a set of aims and rules for your group to adhere to - it’s a statement of what your group is going to do and how it is going to do it. It is important because:
Please contact your local officer for this and try to do this as advanced as you can. It’s usually possible to find you space and it’s a fantastic opportunity to gain some more members! That said, it may be something your committee think about to have a few promotion events through the year to promote membership. In the current climate we will accomodate as best as we can and involve you in any online activities we put on, but we are always open to new ideas!
Of course you can - just make sure you just let HISA know the name of your accounts so we can promote any events you have - and don’t forget to tag us!