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In what types of activity will this club engage? What is the purpose of the club? Will it charge membership fees, running events, raising money or just be for gathering people with common interests to socialize?
In light of what you want to do you should consider filing for non profit status. Here is a link that gives good pointers on organizing your club.
To obtain non profit status in the U.S. you have to file with the IRS. In order to obtain tax exempt status for a social club you must meet standards established by the IRS. Here is a link discussing requirements for social clubs under 501(c)(7).
Given what you want to achieve in terms of raising funds for charities you might also consider trying to qualify under 501(c)(3). These include educational and charitable organizations. To qualify you must be organized as a corporation, trust or association. Here is a link that explains this type of organization and the process for qualifying.
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