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  1. Mgjf22

    For Parents Dissolving a Booster

    Our gym owners have decided to disband our booster. The entire booster board is in agreement even though we were technically never asked we were told that is what was going to happen. The question is what should happen to the money in the general booster account (Not a 501c3)? The gym accountant...
  2. H

    For Parents Booster Club Advice

    #1: Does anyone have experience having a competitive athlete on your gymnastics team that is also a paid employee of the gym? Is a 501c3, non-profit booster club still allowed to give them the financial benefits of the booster club (meet fees, travel expenses, etc) and remain IRS compliant...
  3. N

    For Parents Question about booster clubs

    Hey there! I am European and recently found out about booster clubs on here. And have some questions, about these clubs: Are they organized by the school or the partents? If parents, is it like a PTA organization? How are these clubs funded? By the school, government or fundraisers Is there a...
  4. twinmomma

    For Parents Booster Representatives

    Do we have a lot of booster club representatives/board members represented here? I'd like to start some "best practices" discussions and share ideas but not necessarily to the main board.
  5. P

    For Parents Booster Funds Distribution

    Our Booster Club board only has parents whose kiddos are at the highest levels. The vast majority of funds are distributed in ways that benefit these families only. (ex - checks for travel expenses for far away competitions that most don't go to) Every family is required to pay an annual...
  6. G

    For Parents Booster club question

    Please move if this is in the wrong forum . . . Let me start by saying that our gym and booster club are new, and we obviously don't have all the kinks works out. But it was set up with the help of a lawyer so we are good there. Last year, our booster club raised money to offset the cost of...
  7. J

    For Parents Sorry if it's been asked before... Annual cost of coach's fees? (booster and non)

    I searched the archives and couldn't find an answer to this specific question, so hoping you can help: I am wondering what people pay at various gyms specifically for coaches' fees for meets. So if you think of tuition, meet registration fees, your own travel, uniforms, etc. separate, how much...
  8. N

    For Parents Booster Club and who it "covers"

    My gym has USAG and IGC. those with booster clubs, does yours cover both circuits?
  9. B

    For Parents Booster 501c3 Question

    Hi I am new here and have a question about booster clubs, 501c3. Our booster club has recently made some changes and is now requiring parents who wish to be members to volunteer 25 hours and participate in 50% of fundraisers, or be non members and pay $700. If we don't do all the volunteer hours...
  10. C

    WAG Non-profit booster club concerns

    My partner feels that my daughter's booster club is not operating in compliance with 501c3 guidelines/rules. Some areas of concern that my partner mentioned to me include: -Parents are required to join the club or their children are not allowed to practice with the team. -Parents are required...
  11. S

    For Parents Booster Club Question

    Hello, I just became the president of our Gymnatics booster club. Through this forum a member and I have concerns on how our fundraising procedures run. 1. I am wondering how people make it work to benefit all gymnasts. Our gym has competitive optionals, compulsory and excel. The meet, coaches...
  12. JoyAvenueMom

    For Parents Pros and Cons of a Booster Club

    Some parents at our gym are interested in starting a booster club. I will be attending an initial meeting to explore our options sometime next week. The biggest purpose for the club is to set up a more effective fundraising vehicle to offset costs for travel and coaches fees. (especially fees...
  13. R

    For Parents Booster Club Question - scholarships or grants

    Hi all. Just getting my feet wet with serving as Treasurer for our booster club which is a 501c3. As part of the club with collect the meet fees for the year as well as do several fundraising events per year. For those out there with experience in these, do your booster clubs provide...
  14. B

    WAG Booster Club

    Does your booster club get compensated in some way for all the tome they spend volunteering?
  15. TagMomof3

    For Parents Booster Club Issues

    We have just began our second year as a booster club and it has been nothing but a headache. I have never been part of an organization that has parents who go so far out of their way to make other parents miserable. Our president has worked really hard and we have had very little help or support...
  16. B

    For Parents Booster Club questions

    Hi, I've read through some of the past threads and I know it's a touchy subject but I have some questions about DD's booster club which is a 501c3, hoping someone can shed some light for me ... 1. Can the gym require all team parents to join the booster club? 2. Can the booster club require...
  17. G

    For Parents Booster club/gym drama advice needed

    Hey all! It's been a long time since I've been on here! So the gym my DD attends was a start up gym about 4 years ago in our little town. We have been with it since the day it opened. It's the only gym in town and we were very excited when the owner opened it up. My DD was among the original...
  18. F

    WAG Limits to Booster Contribution?

    Hello! I've been stalking for a while, but this is my first post. DD's gym is fairly new and the booster's group is really just getting off the ground. I've recently been told that there is a limit to what percentage of our funds raised can go toward meet fees. For instance, if we have...
  19. B

    For Parents Booster Club

    Does anyone have information about 501 C (3). Is the application the same as the one used to get the tax exempt. Filing fee, How does it work in conjunction with raising money for the team activities (Xmas party, banquet etc.)
  20. M

    WAG USA Gymnastics Webinar (12/3/14)- Operating an IRS-Compliant Gymnastics Booster Club

    I know there has been a lot of talk about Booster Clubs lately so I thought I would pass this information along from the USA Gymnastics website. The Webinar is 1 hour long and below is the description along with the link to register if you are interested. ATTENTION MEMBER CLUBS! Booster...