There are some drivers in our area of Georgia but no clubs. My husband and I are starting up the Middle GA Cart, Carriage and Wagon Club. We made a facebook group and already have 25 people on the group. We have 4 people who want to be "active" members. We just started gathering interested people a couple of days ago so nothing other than the "headquarters" has been confirmed. We will use our boarding stable/ranch as our starting point.
So, do any of you belong to a club? Can you give us some advice on making a successful effort? We want to start slowly with a casual atmosphere while looking to get into sponsoring cart competitions and wagon train type events in the future. Do we need by-laws right away or can we wing it for a year? I guess that really depends on the membership.
Hubby and I have some experience starting organizations as we were part of the founding group for a bagpipe band we participated in. It took fuve years of working with everyone but we got by-laws in place and we incorporated as a 501c non-profit.
Any advice from y'all would be greatly appreciated.