Each club has Spring and Fall auctions which are open to the public to both buy and register to sell in.well...i dunno! im new! LoL if youve done it before, im sure you could do it again! i was hoping to do get into stuff like what kwas does. they do fish trades, buys, plant trades and buys. im not sure how exactly, but id love to go to something and bring a couple of fish for sale, and see what everyone else brings! could go bust, but I think it would be awesome to show off what we have! (in person) not only that, but socializing is good for everyone. especially for stay-at-home moms and dads. (me...um...being the mom one) seminars would be great too. maybe you could post a thread and see what ppl are doing...for example, i want to start really getting into planted tanks. but theres SO much id need to know b4 i did it! maybe someone who knows about keeping planted tanks would like to do a little meeting with ppl like me. (so we dont blow all our money on great plants then have them die.)
i dunno, just some thoughts. i didnt know about the links h_s found. ill definately check those out too!
I'd want to add to this that if you collect membership fees, some of these things become legally required such as the financial statements and elected executive. You also need insurance, which I doubt many groups have. You would have to establish the group as a community organization (non-political) with the province.It's not exactly that easy, yes maybe to get going but what keeps people coming back....
Topics of Discussion
Establish a Constitution
Elect the Executives
These are just a few things that come to mind.