WHO WE ARE
The KU HardWood Club is an organized booster club for the Kansas Women’s Basketball Program. The activities, funds and various efforts of the members will help provide support and enhancements for the basketball program. This is a great opportunity to designate your contributions and get involved with team activities. We encourage you to join the HardWood Club and help make a difference in the lives of these young women. As always, support during the season is just as important as any financial donation.
Get up close and personal with a group of special student-athletes. You will have the opportunity to attend practices, postgame socials, Williams Education Fund receptions and receive priority seating for special events. HardWood Club members will receive notes, cards and exclusive correspondence from Brandon, his staff and team. When the game is on the line…the team can depend on the HardWood Club!
Contributions will be placed in the Margin of Excellence Fund, allocated to women’s basketball. All contributions are tax deductible and will be credited to the Williams Education Fund (WEF). If you choose to receive benefits according to your donation, you will receive a tax credit equivalent to 80 percent of your total donation after other benefits are subtracted. For more information on the Williams Education Fund, please visit www.williamsfund.com.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS & BY-LAWS
As adopted May 1, 2008, the current leadership shall change from the Executive Committee to General Committee Board to enhance the overall operations of the membership. The existing cabinet of president, vice president, secretary and treasurer will become automatic members of the General Committee Board, along with Chairpersons of delegated standing committees.
Section 1. The General Committee Board should exist of seven members, not including the Executive Director or members -at -large.
Section 2. The committee liaison shall report to the Executive Director and Williams Fund Director on matters concerning the club.
Section 3. Any General Committee Board member shall remain in office for a two-year term upon which the remaining members will vote upon for reappointment for second term of two years.
Section 4. Appointment will consist of seven positions:
A. Advisor / Liaison
– Member of current women’s basketball staff
B. Public Relations / Business Meeting
– Facilitates annual meetings; social events
– Focus on professionalism; image; exposure and mirror the Executive Director’s initiatives.
C. Social Event / Special Events – Coordinates Socials ; Bus trips; Special Events
D. Golf Tournament / Fundraising
– Coordinates annual tournament
E. Merchandise and Special Gifts
– Coordinates sale of merchandise and gifts to club members
– Handles all money and records deposits
G. Membership and Correspondence
– Coordinates “game day” volunteers and assists with monthly membership correspondence
2021-22 General Board Members
Doug Schmitt – President
Cathy Thrasher – Secretary