Role Description of Club Positions

The main duties for each position are:

Management Committee

Club President

  • Chairs the monthly meetings of members and the management committee and oversees the agenda and minutes for each. Presents committee recommendations to the members’ meetings for their approval
  • Should be familiar with the Constitution, By-Laws/Standing Resolutions and Incorporation regulations and ensure the Club complies with them
  • Mixes with all members encouraging full participation in Club activities, outings and functions and as far as possible identifies any who may need the Club’s assistance because of bereavement, ill health or other difficulties
  • Ensures all official positions, including assistant roles are filled and being operated satisfactorily and that succession to the following year’s committee is planned well in advance
  • Monitors the website and weekly update to ensure all items of interest are covered and that members are encouraged to contribute to it
  • Deals with actual and potential differences of opinion and disputes between members and any critical negotiations the Club may have with outside parties

Senior Vice President

  • Deputises for the President in his/her absence, and where necessary, chairs the monthly meeting of members and the management committee or carries out other Presidential duties
  • As President-elect, understands the President’s role and works closely with the President taking every opportunity to prepare for it
  • Carries out any special projects or duties requested by the President
  • Assists any Committee member with a heavy work load or arranges for an absent committee member to be assisted

Junior Vice President

  • Carries out any special projects or duties requested by the President
  • Assists any Committee member with a heavy workload or arranges for an absent committee member to be assisted

 Secretary

  • Prepares agendas for each Management Committee Meeting, General Monthly Meeting and the Annual General Meeting
  • Records Minutes of Committee Meetings and Monthly General meetings
  • Circulates copies of the Minutes to the members prior to each Committee or General Meeting
  • Issues notice to all members for the election of committee members
  • Receives and records apologies for members non attendance at meetings
  • Receives and disseminates correspondence
  • Maintains archives

Treasurer

  • Controls the Clubs finances by promptly depositing all funds to the bank account and by paying all approved expenses using electronic banking, as appropriate
  • Submits a report to the monthly meeting
  • Prepares the annual budget in conjunction with the Committee and recommends the quantum of annual subscriptions and joining fees
  • Finalises the annual accounts and arranges for audit
  • Works in conjunction with the Membership Officer on membership applications and payment of fees
  • Monitors collection of fees for Club activities to ensure all are received and any valid overpayments returned

Outings Facilitator

  • Liaises with members regarding their suggestions for outings
  • Puts member’s suggestions for outings to the executive committee
  • Maintains an overview of the various outings

 Interest Groups Facilitator

  • Maintain overview of Interest Groups and their activities through engagement with the Interest Group conveners and assists as appropriate
  • Reports on updates about the Interest Groups at the monthly general Probus meeting
  • Encourages Interest Group conveners to present their activities to the general Probus meetings
  • Reports on Interest Group activities and issues at the management committee meetings
  • Forward information on Interest Group activities or photos to the Website Manager
  • Considers requests for new interest groups to be formed and gains approval from the management committee

Membership Officer 

  • In co-operation with the Secretary and Treasurer maintains a register of members’ names and addresses (and other details) and distributes them to those Committee members who maintain member distribution lists
  • Keeps an up to date register of club members
  • Sends a formal letter of acceptance to all new members
  • In co-operation with the Attendance Officer maintains a record of members and visitors at each meeting.  Ensures name badges are available to members and handed in when members leave
  • Purchases name badges for new members and orders outings badges for those members who wish to purchase

Guest Speaker Convener

  • Aims to arrange a varied program of speakers six months in advance
  • Liaises with speaker on arrangements including travel to venue, need for audio visual, length of talk and obtains biographical notes
  • Follows up about five days before meeting to confirm arrangements
  • Introduces the guest to the meeting and arranges a member to give the vote of thanks. Ensures that a small gift is available
  • Maintains a short list of emergency speakers who can fill in with an interesting talk at short notice

Member Support Officer

  • Identifies members who may need extra care or help because they are not well or have suffered bereavement
  • Keeps in touch with them through phone calls or cards
  • Advises Committee members, when appropriate, of help that may be required
  • Advises members of help that is available either from the Club or from outside sources such as Community transport or the home library system
  • Updates register of health aid available

Other Roles

Interest Group Convener

  • Organises venue and time for the group activities
  • Welcomes new members and ensures that they are included in the communication
  • Takes and maintains a list of all attendees at Interest group activities for Probus Insurance purposes
  • Communicates with members to ensure that members are aware of any changes of venue or time
  • Give updates about the Interest Group activities (or pass onto the Interest Group Facilitator) at the general Probus meeting

Travel Co-ordinator

The primary purpose of this role is to find places that members are interested in visiting. Specific tasks are to:

  • Liaise with tour operators to get good accommodation & meals at reasonable prices, & to include as many places & things of interest within that area.
  • Inform members of full details of tours, all deposits being sent directly to the Tour Operators.