Conservative Club Scratch Card Draw
Be the First to join our new Scratch Card Game
The Conservative Club Draw is a new Scratch Card game that is proposed to be made available to all ACC affiliated Clubs.
The Scratch Card game will be launched for a trial period on 1st October 2011 to the first 50 Clubs that contact us either via the Conservative Draw helpline number (tel: 0870 850 9479), or via the Conservative Draw email address (conservativedraw@ btconnect.com). If your Club is interested in becoming one of the first to join this new Scratch Card game, then please use the details above to provide your Club’s name and contact details, including the Secretary’s name, Club address, telephone number and email address, on or before Friday 29th July 2011. The “First Fifty” Clubs will then be sent a Welcome Pack including all the information needed to get started.
- Each participating Club will receive 20% commisson on all tickets sold, with zero risk attached. Ther are no upfront costs and returned unsold tickets will be refunded in full. All the club has to do is sell the tickets!
- ACC Club Development Fund will also benefit by receiving 20% of all ticket sales.
- One of our lucky winners will win £5,000 in our Grand Prize Draw.
- Thousands of other instant win Prizes can be won, inclusive of our £500 Instant Win Jackpot
- 1 in every 3 tickets is a winner!
That’s thousands of winners . . . 50 Conservative Club winners . . . and of course the ACC Club Development Fund benefits as well!
The Scratch Card game will be registered with the Gambling Commission under the Gambling Act 2005 and will be promoted by the National Conservative Draws Society. Tickets will cost just £1 each.
Be the first to register your interest in the Conservative Club Scratch Card Draw – so that your Club, your Members and the ACC Club Development Fund benefit!
The ACC Club Management Certificate
New ACC Foundation Course Aims to Boost Club Growth
Key issues, and challenges, for every Club in today’s extraordinarily difficult economic climate are managing growth and stability, maintaining margins and managing costs.
Hardly a Club Officer will disagree with that and there are few officials who do not, from time to time, wish for a deeper understanding of the way to keep their Club going to make it prosper and to be there for future generations.
The ACC believes that it can now offer one more helping hand in an effort to achieve the aims set out above with the launch of its ‘Club Management Certificate’.
The topics studied for the certificate have not just been dreamed up in an office but have been put to a rigorous test in a ‘hands on’ trial at the Girlington Conservative Club, in Yorkshire.
The feeling generated at that trial was that the course offered definite benefits for those attending - people who are actually running Clubs
The Association of Conservative Clubs is pleased to announce the appointment of Inn-Dispensable to deliver the new Club Management Certificate.
The organisation is a leading training provider in the licensed and hospitality field.
A special introductory offer is being made by the ACC for those wishing to gain this particularly worthwhile qualification.
The ACC is convinced that this course, and the Certificate, offer a real opportunity for Club Officers to enhance their skills as it aims to provide a deeper understanding of the numerous rules, regulations and requirements that have been imposed on our section of the community in recent years.
In addition it offers the chance to explore new avenues on recruitment, service and profitability.
To book your place on the next course please contact either the ACC (Tel: 0207 222 0868) or Inn-Dispensable (Tel: 0239 234 5679).
If your Club is interested in hosting one of our one-day courses please contact the ACC, as below.
Below’s a summary of feedback from the recent successful pilot day course in Yorkshire attended by many Club Officers from the region:
“Successful; well worth attending”
“I have found the day very interesting, picked up a few tips which I hope to try out to improve our club” “Did not know what to expect but found the day very enjoyable and interesting. There was lots of useful information.”
“The seminar was very worthwhile and instructive. The information provided and the format were both very good. I would certainly be interested in attending further seminars in the future tailored as indicated to the specific needs of Conservative Clubs.”
“I found the information very informative and as a new member of our committee there is a lot to learn about the running of a club. Thank you for a very good presentation.”
“I enjoyed the day, well run, well organised and very informative.”
Club Law and Management
by Philip Smith, Secretary of the A.C.C.
Club Liability & Insurance Compliance
It is important for Clubs to make sure that their insurance policies are up to date and that the terms of the policy are being complied with. Insurance policies cannot only provide building and contents protection but also provide protection for Club’s from personal injury and employment disputes.
It is very important to make sure that Clubs comply, down to the letter, with the provisions of their insurance policy. Loss Adjusters, in many cases, will seek to minimise the amount that an insurance company is due to pay out and will seize upon any failing in the Club’s operating procedures as reasons to reduce or eliminate a payout. It can be particularly galling for a Club to have consistently paid their premiums over many years only to find out that in an emergency they are not covered by their insurance policy as they have not adequately complied with the terms and conditions of the policy.
We had the situation recently where a Conservative Club was denied a payout for a large theft from the premises because, at the time, they were not fully compliant with the terms of their Insurance Policy. Despite the ACC writing to the Insurance underwriters on the Club’s behalf they were unwilling to reverse their original verdict. They stated that as at the time of the theft the Club was, albeit inadvertently, not compliant with the terms and conditions of its insurance policy that they were therefore not covered for the resulting theft. The message is clear, make sure the Club complies with its insurance policy or you will not be protected by it. A Club’s Committee should also be responsible for minimising any risks to users of the Club to prevent accidents and injuries from occurring. Injuries sustained to users of the Club can result in liability for the Club, irrespective if signs up are saying that the Club does not accept liability for accidents on its premises. A Club cannot escape from a common law duty of care to customers who use the premises.
The Committee should carry out frequent risk assessments with Club employees to identify any hazards that exist. A good risk assessment should clearly identify foreseeable risks and either take steps to mitigate those risks or place hazard signs up to warn customers of the specific risk. Employees should be encouraged to report any potential hazards as soon as possible so that the necessary steps can be taken to remove the risk. Employees should be given training in what to do in the event of an accident, how to record accidents and whose responsibility it is to call for assistance if a customer is taken unwell or has an injury.
The ACC can provide assistance with conducting a risk assessment, please contact us if you would like further information.