Club Member Obligations
Each family is required to meet the volunteer and fundraising requirements for the skating season starting June 1 to May 31. This includes Spring School, Summer School and Fall and Winter sessions.
Volunteers are essential to the operation of LBFSC. The combined efforts of our members ensure not only that administrative responsibilities are carried out, but also facilitate our events and activities. Hundreds of hours go into running the club so each family is expected to volunteer their time. A minimum of 10 volunteer hours is required and to ensure that this requirement is met, each family is required to provide a $150.00 volunteer deposit cheque (posted dated to April 1, 2018). An invoice will be added to each member’s account and will be due within 30 days of receipt. If the cheque has not been received the account will go into arrears and the member will not be able to register for any future programs, test days or events. Throughout the year it will be each family’s responsibility to keep track of their volunteer hours and record them online through the LBFSC website on the “Volunteer Credits” form. Note that rink chair duties are not considered as volunteer hours.
Fundraising is important to all members of our club as it defers many of the costs skating families would have to incur otherwise. The funds raised go towards subsidizing costs of ice sessions, off-ice sessions, awards, and the year-end banquet. One of our major fundraising opportunities is the Casino which is allotted every 18 months. This event provides LBFSC with a good base of funds but such funds must be designated and spent on Alberta Gaming Commission sanctioned expenditures and therefore additional fundraising is required. Information regarding the fundraiser(s) chosen for the upcoming season will be provided in the fall of 2017. To ensure that this requirement is met, each family is required to provide a $150.00 fundraising deposit cheque (posted dated to April 1, 2018). An invoice will be added to each member’s account and will be due within 30 days of receipt. If the cheque has not been received the account will go into arrears and the member will not be able to register for any future programs, test days or events. Families who do not participate in the fundraising activities will have their cheque cashed at the end of the 2017-2018 skating season.
We have the good fortune to continue to be an approved casino volunteer group. This is our biggest fund raising event and is an essential activity for our club’s operation.
Lake Bonavista Community Association Casino counts towards volunteer credits.
Lake Bonavista Figure Skating Club Casino counts towards both fundraising and volunteer credits.