New club proposals are always welcome!
Are you passionate about a particular sport or recreational activity? Are you a University of Manitoba student with the enthusiasm and drive to be a leader?
A REC Club is group of individuals who are organized to share in a particular sport or recreational activity. A club is voluntarily organized and run by a student executive. Clubs are primarily open to students, but staff and alumni may participate.
All you need to start a REC Club is a group of people with a similar interest in a particular sport or activity. REC Clubs are student-led and will help the members of the club develop their skills in fundraising, public relations, organization, administration, budgeting, scheduling as well as the development of skills in a particular sport or recreational activity.
Recreation Services provides these voluntarily-run student organizations with facility space, administrative support and promotional opportunities in an effort to ensure that each REC Club is as successful as possible.
How to start a new REC Club
- Thoroughly review the REC Club Program Operation Manual.
- Minimum of 15 interested individuals with the required minimum student participation rate according to the classification of club. Ensure that all interested individuals are added to the Proposed Roster form (PDF).
- Create a proposal as to why the club should be started and an outline of the program it intends to offer, including a mutual benefit plan. New Club Proposal form (PDF)
- Submit the completed Proposed Roster form and New Club Proposal form to the coordinator of intramurals and clubs Matthew Gerardy at email@example.com for review. The coordinator of intramurals and clubs will decide if there is sufficient interest in the potential new club and if the program is well-suited to be offered through Recreation Services.
- If the new club plan is accepted, then the student organizers will need to create a constitution and complete the necessary forms (Emergency Action Plan, Risk Management Assessment Form, Proposed Activity Plan, and Proposed Budget). The Coordinator of Intramurals and Clubs will provide the forms and any assistance necessary to complete them.
- The director of active living and the director of programs for Recreation Services will approve or deny club status. They may also request further clarification or additional information.
- All REC Clubs registered with Recreation Services must follow the regulations and procedures set forth by the University of Manitoba and Recreation Services. This ensures that REC Clubs are operating within fair and safe parameters for all executives and members. Due to the moderate to extremely high risk nature of these organizations' activities, these regulations are extremely important in meeting safety standards to minimize risks.
As REC Clubs are self-funded some may charge additional dues to cover expenses related to specialty equipment, travel costs and more. Contact the representative club president for more information.
For more information on getting started, please contact the club coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org by e-mail or phone 204-474-6621.