Membership Volunteering and Fundraising Requirements
Our club depends on parent volunteers. For each season, Fall and Spring, each family is obligated to contribute 10 hours of their time (20 hours annually).
Buy-Out Fee: The club member's family may elect to "buy" out their obligation at a cost of $20 per hour.
Deficit Fee: Families not meeting the volunteer hourly commitment by the posted deadline (usually 2 weeks before the end of each season) will be assessed the prorated fee of $20 per hour for any deficit.
It will be up to you to get in touch and step forward with your commitment to helping. Look for e-mails announcing volunteer opportunities and requests for help and let us know what other talents your family can bring to the Club.
Self Reporting of Volunteer Hours Form
Please use this form to log any volunteer hours to help us keep an accurate log.
Member families, including those that receive scholarships, are expected to support fundraising events by participating, planning, and leading these efforts. Member families understand the club dues only cover a portion of the operating expenses, and the club depends on fundraising throughout the year to cover regattas and operating expenses. Therefore, monies raised by fundraisers and corporate sponsorships/donations supplement operating funds. Each member family is responsible for raising at least $400 per year for the club. There will be numerous opportunities each season to achieve this goal, planned by our fundraising team, such as, our annual Erg-A-Thon, bingo night(s), wine tasting social, among other exciting events. Stay tuned for emails and opportunities to step forward with your commitment when events are announced. We are also always interested in what amazing talents your family can bring to the HHSRC. Any donations above the required minimum do not grant any additional or special status, privileges, or benefits to any member families or rower.
Corporate sponsorships and corporate donations secured for HHSRC do not preclude the family's annual fundraising goal of $400 per year. Likewise, these corporate sponsorships and corporate donations, which are vital to our organization’s budget and are appreciated, are not linked to any one rower on HHSRC or member family and do not give special status, privileges, or benefits to any general member or rower.
We plan to hold monthly spirit nights on our calendar so that families have an opportunity to socialize and get to know one another, with a small portion coming back to HHSRC. The club considers these spirit nights essential for team cohesiveness. However, as the fundraising portion of this activity is hard to track by family, spirit nights do not count towards the fundraising annual goal of $400 per family per year.
The HHS Rowing Club is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all contributions are tax-deductible.
Board of Directors (BOD)
Want to serve in a more formal position? Become an HHS Rowing Club Board Member. We need parents to step up and help run this club every year. There are no paid professionals, other than our Coaches. All parents are welcome to attend our normal board meetings. There will be specific times allotted for public comments at the beginning of each meeting. The remainder of the time will be BOD discussion only and may be closed from public attendances. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Please email the club for more information. Or ask any board member at the next regatta!
GO BIG RED!
If you have any questions, please contact any board member by email at email@example.com. We welcome your input!
HHSRC is a non-profit 501(C)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Donations to the Club are tax-deductible under the IRS Code.