Our purpose is to represent and serve the members of the different sections of our club, both tennis, senior and junior, and fitness, and to ensure that we provide the best possible experience for everyone. We are always looking for like-minded individuals who share this drive to keep standards high and support the running of the club in the most efficient and effective manner.
Enthusiasm and energy are two key characteristics we are looking for in new committee members, but, importantly, our club is best supported when we have a range of skills contributing healthily to its progress.
If you feel you would like to discuss joining the committee here at Thongsbridge there will be an opportunity to meet with keen tennis and fitness member Sue Linford, currently a director but long-standing committee secretary. Sue will be in the club if you would like to have a chat or have any questions answered on Mondays at 11.30, Tuesdays at 11, Thursdays at 3p.m. and Fridays at 10.30 or you can email Sue – Sue.Linford@thongsbridge.org
The Committee and its responsibilities
There is a duty of care around much of what the committee will be involved in; a duty of care towards members, the coaching team, the fitness team, the support teams and the management team. This is a joint responsibility with the Board of Directors in the governance of the club to allow a unified approach to serving all parties within our club, ensure the smooth running of the club and detect where further support may be needed.
Governance of the club involves due care and diligence in scrutinising all aspects of the club, protecting the club’s values and reputation, planning for the future and being accountable for the club’s decisions and actions. It means ensuring that the correct policies and procedures are in place to effect best practices. In short, good governance helps to focus on what is important to the club, helps to manage risk and ultimately protects us as members, volunteers and employees. The members ’committee plays a vital role in governance by participating in monthly discussions with the Board of Directors, acting as a two-way line of communication between the membership and the Board
We would like to shape the committee with agreed roles that can work together alongside directors in order to achieve the goals and objectives in our strategic plans. It’s not all about being The Chair or The Secretary, we need great minds that can contribute to fund-raising, arranging and/or supporting club member activities and events, marketing, welfare and so on. We are a members’ club and the club cannot function effectively with only the staff and the directors. You don’t have to be a member of staff or a director to help the club!
If you feel you would like to help, contribute to the governance of our club and play a part in achieving its future goals, then consider joining the team. We welcome fresh input and new faces! Your club needs you!
Contact Sue Linford – Sue.Linford@thongsbridge.org
Helping Our Club – Volunteers Needed
Our club has many volunteers supporting the teams to keep its smooth running and development on track. However, we are in danger of exhausting those resources and would like to appeal to anyone who feels they have the time and skills to help us in our next chapter of Thongsbridge Tennis & Fitness Club.
Some of the projects we have coming up involve a wide variety of skills, and experience in any of these areas would be hugely appreciated and extremely beneficial to the future of TTFC. If you feel you can lend any expertise or manpower in any of the following project areas, please contact Angela who will be able to put you in touch with the most appropriate person responsible for each project.
This is a key element in providing additional funds for the club and we are aware of numerous opportunities via grants and funding but appreciate this requires time and know-how. Do you have any experience in fundraising? Have you got any experience in applying for funding? If you have, we would like to hear from you.
Again, even if you have no experience, we would be grateful for any input with discussions on how best the club could benefit with the securement of grants to assist with future development.
Work Party – Old Pavilion
Our beloved friend the “Old Pavilion” recently used for Strength and Conditioning has reached its sell by date and has been condemned for further use.
Initially, we plan to dismantle the Pavilion to allow us to re-site the S&C Marquee in that same location at a future point. We propose to have a work party of volunteers who would like to assist in the dismantling process. At this stage we are suggesting we commence this work towards the end of January (weather permitting) and would therefore like to hear from anyone who has time and physical capacity to help with this manual project.
Can you spare a couple of hours? If you feel you have time and input that can help us to achieve any aspect of our developments, please email email@example.com.
Our Committee plays a great role in various areas of club life and we have space to expand this small team of volunteers too. Please let Nick know of your interest in joining the committee or any of the other above-mentioned projects and then you will be contacted by one of the Directors.
Let’s keep the momentum going and keep our planned developments on track. Thanks to all who currently support voluntary tasks and to any of you considering joining this aspect of club life.