Originally Posted by gmanuelp
Get it started! It shouldn't be that hard, and it'll probably be the best choice of your college life (assuming you are in college).
Sorry, this made me laugh. I am a co-founder of BSU's paintball club and any club start-up is hard. I'm definitely glad I did helped found the club, but don't take it too lightly.
Things we had to deal with:
1) Write a constitution for the club
2) Deal with college Bureaucracy on a weekly basis
3) Recruit new members (not nearly as easy as it sounds)
4) Club meetings
5) Community Service
6) Getting your money out of the club account is 10000 times harder to pay for something than getting it in (surprise)
7) Write and defend your budget for the next year
The list goes on...
I definitely learned a lot of valuable lessons through the experience, but something you should ask yourself first is "Do I care about sharing my passion for longboarding with others enough to deal with the time commitment"? If the answer is yes, then get a few friends together who feel the same way and go for it.
However, you could always start an unofficial club that just meets up every once and while to skate. After all, that's really all your normal group of friends you skate with is anyways in a sense. You don't need a club to find more people interested in longboarding.
Also, there are benefits of being recognized by your university. For the paintball club, it was some funding (not full funding by a long shot). I probably would not have competed in any NPPL events ever had the club fund not covered entry fees. Just remember you get out what you put in. Less actually.