After a long discussion, the Club decided against the traditional dues arrangement for membership.
Instead, we decided that active membership required only a willingness to volunteer to assist at fund-raising events, or to help out at home meets, either at the middle school or the high school level.
With the current budget crisis, our cross country coaches are already being asked to do more with less time and much less money. Realizing the benefits of our sport for our kids (and all of the participants), we want the coaches to focus on what they love to do, and help out in any way we can with the other stuff.
Booster clubs are only as effective as the volunteer spirit of their membership. Having the same core group of people do all the work leads to burnout and a smaller and smaller pool of volunteers. We plan to distribute the workload so that no one experiences this all too familiar situation.
Adding your name to our membership list indicates that you are likely to reply positively to a request for your time, realizing that we all are BUSY and schedule conflicts may make that impossible at any time.
You can become a member by contacting the club secretary.
We'd like to have:
1) your name,
2) your child's (or grandchild's) name and grade---if a CC runner or planning to run next season,
3) email address (if available),
4) home phone, and
5) best time and method to contact you.
We certainly welcome interested community members without children running. Or the "recovering" CC parents whose kids have graduated...
Donations to the CC team can be made through the Athletic Foundation; they will be tax-deductible and can be directed entirely to Cross Country. Contact Gretchen Waschbusch (Booster Club President) for more details.