Join the RTS Majors' Club
The Recreation and Tourism Studies (RTS) Club was started to give students majoring in Recreation and Tourism Studies an opportunity to benefit from interaction with peers in a relaxed setting outside the classroom. Many opportunities are available to members which will enhance both interpersonal and professional skills.
The following outlines how to become a member of the RTS club and the resources available to club members.
Membership dues are $10.00 per semester. For those who paid for the full year in the Fall semester of 2002 you are not required to make any additional payments for this semester. Other than the membership fee we need your name, address, phone number and email address. This information is necessary for us to inform you about upcoming events and other pertinent news regarding RTS.
Benefits of Membership
The RTS club will give you the opportunity to socialize with peers who have similar interests and career goals to yours. You can learn a lot from people in your program related to volunteering, conferences and job opportunities.
Excellent resume builder
Being a part of a "club" may sound strange to you, but to a future employer this would indicate that you are willing and eager to learn from others and excited about trying new things. It would also show that you are willing to go beyond what is required and better yourself through involvement in outside educational opportunities.
Access to funds available for RTS learning opportunities
There are conferences and training workshops all across the United States related to your emphasis area. The RTS club does fund raising throughout the year and also has some designated funds through the Student Organization Center (SOC). By becoming a member and actively participating in the RLS club both individuals and groups can apply for funding to help to cover the costs of attending a conference or training session.
The RTS club officers are currently in the process of forming a committee made up of both officer(s) and non-officers to designate funds to students who apply.
Opportunity to "let your voice be heard"
The RTS club is run by a group of four officers and an advisor. These people are in place to help to organize and implement activities and ideas related to the RTS club but as a member each RTS major as an equal voice. Regular attendance at meetings and open communication with club officers and each other will ensure that new ideas are heard and that students work together to achieve the maximum benefit from the RTS club. It is completely understandable that students have class schedules, jobs and a personal life outside of the RTS club. If you are unable to attend a meeting the minutes will be emailed out to every member. If you have an item you wish to be on the agenda or a response to an email you receive please email our club secretary and it will be addressed promptly.
We welcome your ideas and look forward to hearing your thought on how the RTS club can serve you, our school and our community.