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Our Committee

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!

Chairman

Neil Moroney

Oversees the general operation of the club and keeps us all in order at club and committee meetings.

Diving Officer

Brian Gilding

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

Les Warren

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.

Treasurer

John Sharp

Charged with oversight of our finances, the treasurer is a key committee member.

John took over this job in June 2016.

Boat Officer

Sean Leach

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.

In 2016 Sean was welcomed onto the committee for the knowledge and experience he brings, and we are extremely happy that he agreed to take on the job of Boat Officer.

Currently Sean is devoting unstinting time and energy into the process of the acquisition of a brand new boat.

Equipment Officer

Neil Moroney

Keeping our kit serviced is crucial.

Training Officer

Brian Gilding

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.

Our Diving Officer is fulfilling this role at present.

Co-ordinating Events and Fund-Raising

Looking for our new party planner

for somebody who loves to organise a good get-together

Website Content Editor

Neil Moroney

Send photographs or text to Neil who will gratefully upload them as part of dive reports, news items, and the like.

Welfare Officer

John Sharp

Acting on behalf of the vulnerable adults and children who wish to spend the day diving with the club.