I Was Just Elected Booster Club President. What Do I Do First?

There is no secret formula that guarantees success when forming booster clubs and electing officers. However, strong leadership and administration have a significant impact on whether your booster club achieves its goals and objectives. Your degree of dedication and care as president directly influences the community and growth of your booster club. Following are a few booster club guidelines to follow to ensure you’re doing the best job possible.

Stay Informed

One of your main booster club president duties is to read your district booster club guidelines. Make sure you’re up-to-date on all of the by-laws because you’ll be the one in charge of enforcing and following them. It’s part of your job to ensure your club is following best practices, as it's the board’s fiscal responsibility to make sure things are being done the right way.

Have the Availability

As the president of your booster club, you’ll need to be able to attend just about everything that gets put on the schedule. You will want to make sure you have the time necessary to dedicate to the role. Monthly meetings on a fixed schedule tend to increase attendance and engagement. With that being said, the best way to encourage participation is to make scheduled meetings something members look forward to attending and that new people want to join.

Open Communication

The more streamlined communication is, the better! Communicating with everyone involved in your club is essential. Don’t worry about over-communicating. A caring and approachable president makes the club's culture much more inviting. Remember it takes seeing something seven times before the average person absorbs the message, so communicate often!

Get People Involved

Encourage volunteers to get involved by forming committees and delegating work. Members feel needed and appreciated when they can do productive work. Plus, it can take a lot of work off your hands and allow you to use your time more wisely.