The club is a branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC), and governed according to a constitution. It is run by a committee that is elected by the membership each year at an Annual General Meeting in October.
Any paid-up member can stand for election to the committee but, as a branch of the BSAC, the positions of Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and Diving Officer are only open to diving members. Training, Boat, and Equipment Officers are also elected members of the committee, and are responsible to the Diving Officer.
Each committee member has a particular area of responsibility within the club. The committee meets roughly once a month, at a committee member's house. If you would like to help out or get more involved, come and talk to a committee member and find out what it's all about - we can always do with more hands to help run things!
Attempts to oversees the general operation of the club and keeps us all in order at club and committee meetings. However a strong and capable committee, makes this an easy job.
The Diving Officer (DO) is responsible for all diving-related activity, overseeing safety and training, and for supporting business such as equipment and the boat.
The DO is the person who sanctions diving, and is obliged to check all diving qualifications (including those of guests) as well as the annual medical self-declarations.
Secretary & Membership Secretary
Took over from Mike Dalton at the Annual General Meeting in October 2007.
Teaches English at the New English School.
Responsible for all membership related issues. Also organises the Tuesday socials.
Responsible for managing the flow of money into the club and for
allocating and recording how that money are spend to run the club.
This task is of the Boat Officer is to look after the club's most valuable asset, and it's most complex in needs - the club's boat and trailer.
2020 season starting with the new Mantas 4 Boat, the duties of the Boat Officer are made easier, however the extremely big investment that the Club has made in to the custom built 500HP dive vessel, means that great care and attention is required by all to ensure safe and enjoyable use.
Keeping our kit serviced is crucial.
Responsible for organizing courses and their instructors, the Training Officer is the first point of contact for upgrading qualifications and skill-development.
Although there are no hard and fast rules about the requirements to be a British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) branch training officer, ideally this post is filled by a Nationally Qualified Instructor (NQI), i.e. a member with has a BSAC qualification to conduct training.
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