At the last competition meeting I raised the question of whether or not PVS needs to set requirements for new and existing clubs charters that were above and beyond what we currently have. Our current standards, to the best of my knowledge, are one registered coach member, one registered athlete, and a set of By Laws. This is what's required to become a member of PVS.
On many occasions we've had pressing issues to deal with at Competition meetings, but didn't have adequate club representation to fully address those issues. Following are some things that I feel we need to seriously consider as an LSC, and adopt, either wholly or some form of, for the 2006 / 2007 competition year.
The term."…in good standing." is used in many LSC's By Laws. However, other than paying member fees there appears to be no real definition of what is required to be a club in good standing.
Following are several ways I feel we can improve our LSC and define what a club in good standing is.
Splashes beyond the above numbers would follow the standard procedure.
Maybe the time has come to keep track of who times at meets and what clubs they represent. We already have pass down sheets for key officials. It shouldn't be too much harder to include the timer sign up sheet with other pass down sheets. Given that clubs are not always in compliance with the existing parameters, we've found ourselves short changed very often at meets.
Once the meet is complete it would merely be a matter of checking the meet pass down sheets against the number of splashes from each club to determine which clubs met their obligation to provide adequate officials for meets.
Clubs have unfortunately shown over the years that unless penalties are attached, no one seems willing to make changes to be in compliance with various rules and regulations that we claim to be governed by. Given this fact, the following is what I would propose.
For each meet where a club does not meet its obligation, a $ 100 fine would be due. Any club that has outstanding fines would be unable to renew their club membership the following season until all fines are paid.