Committee Roles

The Committee as a Whole

The Committee is responsible to manage the club on behalf of the members. These responsibilities include:

  • Planning future directions
  • Developing policies and procedures
  • Carrying out recommendations of members
  • Regularly communicating  with members and responding to feedback
  • Developing and managing external relationships
  • Obtaining resources and ensuring that all financial and legal matters are properly managed
  • Evaluating the performance of officials, employees, sub-Committees and importantly the Committee itself. The Governance Self Assessment supports Committees to evaluate performance
  • Planning succession and conducting induction to newly elected Committee members
  • Ensuring that all members of the Committee act as leadership role models
  • Making decisions that are in the best interest of the club and not for individual gain. 

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You as a Committee Member
A Committee should operate as a team, draw on the skills and talents of each member, and work toward common goals to ensure club success.  Effective Committee members should have:

  • a commitment to the club
  • sufficient time to devote to the Committee
  • an understanding of the role of the Committee and their role within it
  • leadership skills and willingness to accept responsibility
  • listening skills
  • the ability to use the technology the club uses to communicate to its members 

The specific tasks required of Committee members vary from club to club according to the club’s plan and the attributes of the volunteers. It is important that the Committee is made up of people with a range of skills and expertise to support the broad range of governance and development needs of the club.