Last night I talked on the phone to Bob "Tokyo Racer" about setting up a running club similar to "Namban Rengo" the International Running Club he helps with (is the President of) in Tokyo.
He gave me some good advice, thanks Bob, and I've put together an outline that I'd like you to look at and give some feedback on. If you have experience with clubs please let me know if I'm missing something. Or if you are a local here in Osaka, foreign or Japanese, and would be interested in joinining a club like this please get in touch with your views.
Samurai Striders (tentative)(Osaka International Running Club)
To start early September 2011
Foreign and local runners (How to do this)
ARRANGE FIRST MEETING
To talk about its set up (Where to do this)
DECIDE A NAME
Decide on name and logo (Initial members decide)
APPOINT/ELECT CLUB OFFICIALS
• Fundraiser Coordinator
• Social Coordinator
• Race Coordinator
• Club Coach
• Web Site Coordinator
DETERMINE THE CLUB MISSION
Who are we what are our objectives
WRITE THE CLUB HANDBOOK/BYLAWS
Do this as a group
PLAN A WEBSITE
Who will design and run it day to day (Me to start)
Time and duration (Week night 7:30 to 9:00)
FIND A LOCATION
Place with track and showers (Nagai Park)
SET ANNUAL FEES
To cover clubs running costs (annual 2000 yen)?
I’d appreciate any feedback and expressions of interest regarding the setting up of this running club.
Thanking you in anticipation
Scott Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
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