› Have fun. “But if someone really needs that advice, they probably have no business starting any kind of club,” says First Lady Hallie Sheck.
› Plan activities. “We normally have about 30 to 40 Ladies sitting in section 185 behind Grady the day of a game — there’s never a dull moment when all the Ladies get together!” says Bonnell.
› And the No. 1 criterion: “Enthusiasm. Loyalty. Good-naturedness,” says Sheck. “And a credit card to start a Web site.”