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CHAIR (One of the 4 Club Officers)

Responsibilities

  • Chair Committee and General Meetings so that everybody has a chance to present their views.
  • Represent the organization at local, regional and national levels

Qualities required

  • Well informed about the activities of the club and its current financial position
  • Able to chair committee meetings and manage the general meetings so that everybody has a chance to express their views.
  • Well prepared and well informed about the agenda of the meeting and the items to be covered able to keep a debate focused, avoiding any deviations
  • Able to ensure that planning and budgeting for the future are carried out in accordance with the wishes of the members
  • Unbiased, impartial and, if personally involved in a matter, prepared to give up the chair during that particular discussion
  • A good listener, who is able to summarise the main points of a discussion
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely to avoid confusion
  • Conversant with the constitution, policies and processes of the club, and with recommended procedure for the conduct of meetings
  • Diplomatic, helpful and able to get the best out of the other committee members
  • Able to maintain the harmony of the group, even when there is disagreement about the proposed course of action

Commitment

Between 5-7 hours per month, but this may vary, depending on specific events such as the AGM.