Clubs & Associations: Departmental Updates

CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS DEPARTMENT UPDATES

 

COMMUNICATIONS TO CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS DEPARTMENT

When contacting our department directly with your questions or concerns, we are asking that you please submit ALL inquiries to Graham Falconer, Vice President: Clubs & Associations, at suvpca@wlu.ca and he will do his best to prioritize and filter the communication accordingly. Please ensure that you are submitting inquiries to only Graham Falconer, Vice President: Clubs & Associations directly, at suvpca@wlu.ca, by starting a brand new email using one of the following subject lines. Inquiries sent not using one of these subject lines may not be answered.

 

For General Inquiries —> “[Club Account Number] – General Inquiry”

For Club Reimbursements —> “[Club Account Number] Expenses”

For Club Renewals –> “[Club Account Number] – Renewal Inquiry”

For Hiring Inquiries —> “[Club Account Number] Hiring”

For Contract Inquiries —> “[Club Account Number] Contract – [Company Name]”

For Sponsorship Inquiries —> “[Club Account Number] Sponsorship – [Sponsor Name]”

For Ticket Inquiries —> “[Club Account Number] Ticket Sales – [Event Name]”

For faculty associations who have questions about how to handle their own processes with their faculty-based clubs —> “[Faculty Association Name] – Processes”

 

CLUB RENEWALS 2020-2021

Club & Association Renewals for the 2020-2021 fiscal year are CLOSED as of May 1st, 2020 @ 12:00am!

Any SU-based club, faculty-based clubs and faculty associations that did NOT complete their club renewal by the deadline of April 30th, 2020 by 11:59pm will be deemed inactive.

 

Please note: Inactive clubs have the opportunity to regain their active status by applying during the New Club Registration period and any clubs inactive for more than two years will be dissolved. If you happened to miss the deadline, but are wanting to remain active for 2020-2021, you will be waiting to apply through a completely different process that is at a later date and more in depth.

To get started on New Club Registration, please visit our Clubs & Association New Clubs Registration Webpage

EXPENSE AND VISA AUTHORIZATION FORMS

All 2019-2020 expense forms and visa authorization forms must be submitted by Tuesday May 12th by 12:00pm.

 

May 2020 – August 2020 primary contact via email. See below for a directory:

For Waterloo SU-based clubs & Brantford SU-based clubs, please email your form(s) and proof of payment(s) to suvpca@wlu.ca by Fridays @ noon.

For faculty-based clubs, please email your form(s) and proof of payment(s) to your respective faculty association. They will set out their own procedures for you to follow.

For faculty associations, you will be responsible for submitting all form(s) and proof of payment(s) for your association and respective faculty-based to suvpca@wlu.ca by Mondays @ noon.

 

Please note: All forms that we received in office up until 03/16/2020 at noon will be processed normally. However, if you chose to have a cheque pick-up/mail out and included your mylaurier.ca email, we will be changing the reimbursement to an e-transfer to get your money to you ASAP. If you chose a cheque without including an email, we will contact you directly to get this information.

 

We recommend that Finance positions on clubs and associations continue their work as normal to create and compile forms, forward to their respective president for approval, have the president insert their electronic signature on each form, then the president will be responsible for forwarding all form(s) and proof of payment(s) to the primary contact outlined above. In the event that it is the president who did incur the expense, our department will require a separate email from the VP: Finance, with the appropriate attached documentation, outlining their approval for the president’s expense(s).

 

When submitting form(s) and proof of payment(s), please ensure that they are all in PDF format and that you are using the following formatting (documents presented to either myself or my AVP’s not following this format will not be accepted):x

 

FORMS

“[4-digit Club Account Number] – Form 1”

“[4-digit Club Account Number] – Form 2”

“[4-digit Club Account Number] – Form 3”

 

RECEIPT(s)/INVOICE(s)

“[4-digit Club Account Number] – Proof 1 – 1”

“[4-digit Club Account Number] – Proof 2 – 1”

“[4-digit Club Account Number] – Proof 2 – 2”

“[4-digit Club Account Number] – Proof 3 – 1”

“[4-digit Club Account Number] – Proof 3 – 2”

“[4-digit Club Account Number] – Proof 3 – 3”

 

As outlined, each form must be clearly labelled using the [Club Account Number] – Form #. The corresponding receipt(s)/invoice(s) must follow the same format to include [Club Account Number] – Proof # – ##, where # matches its corresponding form number and ##​ represents the line in which the receipt/invoice appears on the expense/Visa form. Please also note that, where possible, we strongly encourage that you choose the method of e-transfer for reimbursements or the clubs & association Visa to pay large invoices, as we do not have access to cheques at this time.

 

HIRING FOR NEW PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE TEAM

At this time, we are highly recommending that all outgoing teams continue with their hiring process for the incoming president and executive team via online platforms. We encourage our clubs to use online resources like Google Form for accepting applications and Google Meet to conduct interviews. If you require any assistance with respect to getting a new team prepped for next year, please contact the Clubs & Associations department using the information found in the COMMUNICATIONS TO CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS DEPARTMENT section at the top of this page.

 

REFUNDS

We would like to assure you that students will be receiving a full refund for tickets that they may have purchased for your event(s). If your event required participants to purchase a ticket through the U-Desk, the Clubs & Associations department has been working with the U-Desk to reimburse accordingly for those events. If purchased online, students should receive a refund within 3-5 business days to the same credit card that they used to place the order. If purchased at the U-Desk, students will receive an e-transfer to their mylaurier.ca account. If your club/association sold tickets through a different platform or process, please contact the Clubs & Associations department using the information found in the COMMUNICATIONS TO CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS DEPARTMENT section at the top of this page for next steps on how to have your participants refunded.

 

RESOURCE BOOKINGS

At this time, we will be assisting you with any services booked or contracted for your upcoming events. The Clubs & Associations Department will communicate with Food Services, Turret/Hawk’s Nest/Wilf’s, Physical Resources, Room Bookings, and ICT on behalf on your club to cancel all requests.

 

CONTRACTS

If any of you are locked into contracts for any on- and/or off-campus events, that are not mentioned in the RESOURCE BOOKINGS section of this email, we ask that you please reach out to these vendors and request to void the contract. If this is opposed by the other parties of the contract, please contact the Clubs & Associations department using the contact information found at the top of this page.

 

SPONSORSHIPS

If any of you have sponsorships that have been secured for upcoming events and your sponsors are requesting a refund, please submit a fully completed and accurate Clubs & Associations Expense Form with the signed sponsorship agreement attached and we will reimburse as required. If you require extra assistance, please contact the Clubs & Associations department using the information found in the COMMUNICATIONS TO CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS DEPARTMENT section at the top of this page.

 

COMMUNICATION TO EVENT PARTICIPANTS

As an event organizer, it is your responsibility to notify all event participants regarding the cancelation of your event(s).

 

LAURIER EXPERIENCE RECORD (LER)

LER recognition has CLOSED as of Monday, April 6th, 2020 at 12:00am. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Clubs & Associations department using the information found in the COMMUNICATIONS TO CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS DEPARTMENT section at the top of this page.

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