Having managed to establish a bowling club, you will need to elect officials who would then run the club’s affairs. So the first step is to set up the club. Then you recruit members to join the club. And then you get the members to elect the officials who would thereafter manage the club’s affairs. The actual process of electing bowling club officials typically entails:
- Announcing the election: the goal here is to get the members to be ready for the election. Another goal is to get people who are interested in being elected to announce their candidature and campaign/lobby adequately. So the election needs to be announced well in advance.
- Making a decision on the mode of election: is it, for instance, to be carried out through the secret ballot? Or is to be an election through consensus? You have to make a decision on the mode of election. This shouldn’t be a random choice. On the contrary, you should look at the club’s circumstances, in order to make a decision as to what the best way to elect officials would be.
- Carrying out the actual election: having made a decision on the mode of election, you proceed to implement it at this stage. Ideally, the election should be on a date when most of the members are likely to be free to attend. Like if, for instance, most of the members work at Walmart, you can request each one of them to visit the Walmartone login page and sign in, in order to check their work schedules. After checking their work schedules in that way (at Walmartone.com), they can report back to you, with information on their work schedules and when they are likely to be off-duty. You can then go through the work schedules, to find out when most of the members are likely to be free – which would be the best time to hold the election.
- Announcing the election results: the names of the elected officials need to be publicly announced. That way, the bowling club members will get to know whom the new officials of their club are.
- Inducting the elected officials into office: once the new officials have been elected, it is good idea to take them through an induction course. That way, they would get to know what is expected of them, as bowling club officials.