28 August 2017

Introduction

In June 2016, the Club underwent major Constitutional and Organisational changes.

All members are encouraged to consider how they can assist in taking on a Club role.  We are looking for people with drive, who are community-minded, and have a passion for our Club.  New members and those of you who have been members for many years are equally welcome to come forward and get involved.  Your support is what will ensure the ongoing success and sustainability of our Club.

The Board

The Board of Directors has ultimate responsibility for the operation of the Club and is accountable to all the members.

We now have a Board of Directors, whose major tasks are:

  • to develop and set strategic goals and directions for the club
  • to ensure a structure is in process to deliver these goals; and
  • to establish an Operations Group, who have responsibility for the day to day operations of the Club, with a defined reporting structure back to the Board of Directors.

The following members are elected as Directors:

  • President:              Mike McDonald
  • Deputy President: Jim Chisholm
  • Treasurer:              Simon Richards
  • Secretary              Stephen Maitland OAM, RFD
  • Director:                Brett Magnussen
  • Director                 Paula Ryan; and
  • Director:                Brendan Sheppard.

The Treasurer also has executive responsibility for finance and accounting, and funding within the Club.

The Secretary also has executive responsibility for governance, member registry, and communications within the Club

The Club employs a part-time Administration Officer.

Operating Structure

We have created an operating structure, which we call the Operations Group, consisting of five major pillars. These are:

  • Life Saving
  • Surf Sports
  • Junior Activities
  • Membership Development; and
  • Facilities and Equipment

Each Pillar is led by an officer of the Club, who may engage assistants to the roles.

Each “Pillar” is further defined below.

Pillar 1:  Life Saving:  

This Pillar is led by the Club Captain - Shane Punter

Life Saving includes the following functions:

  • Patrols;
  • Assessment
  • 24 Hour Emergency Response; and
  • First Aid.

The key roles include:

  • Club Captain
  • Club Vice-Captain
  • Chief Training Officer
  • Patrol Captains and Patrol Vice-Captains;
  • Power Craft Officer; and
  • First Aid Officer.

Pillar 2:  Surf Sports

This Pillar is led by the Surf Sports Officer - Matt Richards

Surf Sports includes the following functions:

  • Training; and
  • Competition.

The key roles include:

  • Surf Sports Officer;
  • Coaches (Surf, Craft, Beach); and
  • Team Managers (U17’s, Open, IRB, Masters, Surf Boats).

We are currently searching for people to fill the following roles:

  • Team Managers

 

Pillar 3:  Junior Activities (or ‘Nippers’ - for age groups from Under 6 to Under 15): 

Junior Activities are conducted through a separate Committee, chaired by Brett Magnussen

Junior Activities (JA) includes the following functions:

  • Education and Awards;
  • Member Development; and
  • Surf Sports.

The key roles include:

  • JA Chairman and Deputy Chairman;
  • JA Secretary, Treasurer, and Registrar;
  • JA Education Officer;
  • Team and Age Managers;
  • Chief Water Safety Officer;
  • Canteen Co-ordinator;
  • Gear Steward; and
  • Clothing Officer.

 

Pillar 5:  Facilities and Equipment 

This Pillar is led by the Facilities and Equipment Officer - Nathan Steer

Facilities and Equipment includes the following functions:

  • buildings
  • vehicles
  • lifesaving equipment
  • surf sports equipment

The key roles include:

  • Club House Officer
  • Vehicle Officer;
  •  

We are currently searching for people to fill the following roles:

  • We are also looking for volunteers for the roles of Club House Officer, Vehicle Officer, and the Fund Raising, Marketing & Sponsorship Officer.

Pillar 4:  Membership Development: 

This Pillar is led by the Membership Development Officer - Kirsten Phillips

Membership Development includes the following functions:

  • Education;
  • Youth Development:
  • 15 – 17 Years; and
  • 17 – 21 years.

The key roles include:

  • Member Development Officer; and
  • Youth Development Officer.

 

Pillar 5:  Facilities and Equipment 

This Pillar is led by the Facilities and Equipment Officer - Nathan Steer

Facilities and Equipment includes the following functions:

  • buildings
  • vehicles
  • lifesaving equipment
  • surf sports equipment

The key roles include:

  • Club House Officer
  • Vehicle Officer;
  •  

We are currently searching for people to fill the following roles:

  • We are also looking for volunteers for the roles of Club House Officer, Vehicle Officer, and the Fund Raising, Marketing & Sponsorship Officer

 

Further Information:  

The following information has been developed in support of our operational framework:

  • Organisational structure;
  • Terms of Reference for each Pillar and Position Descriptions for key roles may be found in the Club By-laws. 

This information is now available on our web site by way of the link: CLICK HERE

Mike McDonald
President