What does the committee do?

Interested in knowing what the members of the committee actually do?  then read on…


The Captain shall preside at all General Meetings of the Club and at all the meetings of the General Committee. He/she shall be responsible for guiding the activities of the Club in accordance with its rules and general policy as expressed by the majority of its members. He/she shall represent the Club at meetings ofother organisations.

In simple term it involves trying to keep the majority of members happy and paddling whilst thinking about what’s best for the long term future of the club


The Honourable Secretary is responsible for the organisation of meetings of the General Committee and of the Club. For each meeting this requires: an Agenda to be produced with cross-references to out-standing actions from previous meetings; minutes including new actions recorded at the meeting and; finalised minutes following review to be published after the meeting. The Hon. Secretary is responsible for maintaining a set of records for all meetings that have taken place; this includes minutes from all sub-committee meetings. The Hon. Secretary is responsible for all external Club communication – covering issues like access agreements; BCU membership and so on.


The Treasurer is responsible for handing and banking all money paid to the Club. They keep up to date financial records, and provide an interim financial report at each committee meeting. Final accounts, including profit and loss statement and balance sheet, are presented for audit at the end of the financial year.
Final accounts for the immediately preceding year, and a financial plan for the coming year, are presented at the AGM. The financial plan is produced with the help and approval of the whole committee.

The treasurer should also monitor club spending, to ensure it is in line with the financial plan, and bring any issues or anomalies to the attention of the committee on a timely basis.

The Treasurer should also ensure that there is a person available to collect monies on the door at indoor and summer pool events, or take on this role themselves if no other volunteer is available.
They should also ensure that signatories to any bank and savings accounts are up to date and appropriate.


The Quartermaster looks after all Club equipment, ensuring that it is all fit for purpose. They are responsible for maintenance and repair of kit, ensuring that all equipment is clearly marked with the Club’s name and a serial number.

A kit inventory and audit is carried out each year with the help of other members. A further check is normally carried out following the lido season. If needed, equipment is replaced if anything is damaged or lost.  Containers and grounds are also maintained and kept secure.

The Quartermaster maintains a full inventory list which is part of the clubs document set and manages the kit booking out system, which shows where the kit is, and how long it has been booked out for.

The Quartermaster also organises the logistics of moving Club kit to and from summer pool sessions.