There are many attorneys that can assist you in formally organizing your club as a 501(c)(3) non-profit org.
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You may also want to consider 501(c)(4) status as a not for profit with lesser restrictions than those required for (c)(3). Easier to file tax return etc.Ask a similar question
So you should rent the property. It is not clear to me what the question is? Is the owner requiring you set up a corporation? Do you need to get an exemption? If you need to set up an entity you can incorporate and then seek an exemption under 501(c)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code - this is for social clubs and it sounds like you would easily qualify.Ask a similar question