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Clubs Matter: May 2018 Newsletter​
As we approach the end of the 2017-18 season, gear up for next season with a checklist, updates on the Excel program, membership categories, and SafeSport parent resources.
Getting Your Board on Board - 2018-2019 Season
It’s almost time to update your club’s profile for next season! Below is a checklist with all of the information you will need to review for the 2018-19 season, which runs from July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019.
  • Board Members: Report the results of any election of officers and/or directors online through the Club Management tab in Members Only within 10 days of such election. All club officers must be registered home club members of said club.
  • Club SafeSport Compliance Chair: Designate a member of your club as the SafeSport Compliance Chair.
  • Bylaws: Upload your most up-to-date set of bylaws via Members Only under the Club Profile section. If a grievance is filed, the bylaws uploaded are those that will be used. In addition, we ask that you add information about your tax status as well as your D&O coverage, if applicable.
  • Principal Skating Headquarters: Update your club’s Principal Skating Headquarters by July 7. To do so, the club president must log in to Members Only and verify the address under the Addresses/Rinks tab of the Club Profile. This will ensure an insurance certificate is generated for the club. Don’t complete this step until after June 1 for next season.
  • Club Dues: The annual dues of full member clubs, both active and inactive, will be for the current fiscal year of July 1 through June 30, and based on the total number of persons registered by such clubs during the preceding fiscal year. Member Club dues are due and payable by August 31 and we will send an email in mid-July with instructions on how to pay through Members Only.
  • Coaches and Instructors: Coaches must complete the coach requirements by July 1 to be compliant for the 2018-19 season.
  • Members Not in Good Standing: As we head into the renewal season, be sure to let us know of any members who need to be flagged as “not in good standing.” This can be done at any time during the year by emailing us this this form.
  • Membership Statement/Agreement: Make sure you add language in your membership renewals so your members not only understand the SafeSport Program and its policies, but agree to abide by all codes of conduct. Resources and training sign up are available here.
  • Archived Members: Beginning June 1, all members shown on the current roster will be moved into the Renew Members area, and ALL registrations processed from June 1 going forward will be for the 2018-19 membership year. Any registrations that require processing for the balance of the 2017-18 season must be handled through headquarters with a credit card or e-check via phone (719) 635-5200 or by emailing memberservices@usfigureskating.org.
Helpful Resources - Excel Program
Join us Thursday, June 14, at 8 p.m. EST for a club webinar on the new Excel Program, replacing Test Track.

U.S. Figure Skating’s Program Development Committee will discuss the September 1 launch of the Excel Program – an exciting new competitive opportunity for your members. Committee Chair Elise Preston will explain the rationale behind the program, its goals and objectives, and opportunities for your club to get involved.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Register now! 
Engagement - Membership Categories
2018-19 membership fees will remain the same as the 2017-18 season. Don’t forget to utilize all categories! Reminder that the introductory membership is a cost-effective opportunity for Learn to Skate USA members to try out the full club membership at a discounted rate.

Note that early registration for the 2018-19 season begins on June 1 with memberships beginning on July 1. Email memberservices@usfigureskating.org if you have any problems or questions renewing members.
SafeSport Program - Parent Resources
Parent resources are here! Below, please find the links to access the free online parent training and the parent toolkit. All resources are available on the SafeSport website. Please share this information with your members.

Resources for Parents
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