The committee is a small group of club members who are elected at the annual general meeting to oversee the general day-to-day running of the club.

Why do we have a committee?

There are a number of reasons why we have a committee.

  • To help the Chair make decisions based on the clubs constitution and administer other aspects of what makes Bolton Canoe Club unique from other Canoe Clubs in the region.
  • To ensure the events run by the club’s members are facilitated well and are in line with the club’s governing documents.
  • To review and revise the clubs governing documents so that they best reflect the current needs of the club without losing the identity of the Club.

The committee is not, however; charged with organising club events – the committee is in place to help facilitate club events. It may happen that a number of committee do organise events on the clubs behalf.

If you would like to organise an event on behalf of your fellow club members please contact the club’s email account using the form at the bottom of the page. You will then be helped out to organise the event you want to run.

The committee are also not charged with exicuting all tasks themselfs, they are in a position of deligation and desision making.

Committee Positions

Various positions are outlined by the club’s constitution, please refer to the Documentation page, they are also noted below.

There are six mandated committee positions. They are: Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Club Welfare Officer (CWO), Club Safety Officer (CSO), and Youth Officer. There are also four other positions that can also be filled and they are: Coaching & Volunteer Coordinator, Equipment Officer, Events Coordinator and Website Editor & IT Coordinator. There are 11 positions available in the Committee.

We also elect a Junior Representative, a junior member, who is another point of contact for the junior members. Any views and concerns of the juniors can be taken to committee through the Junior Representative via the Youth Officer.

Follow the link for the committee roles and responsibilities. It is the duty of the committee member to manage and over oversee their role and responsibilities not necessarily to execute their responsibilities themselves, potentially delegating to other members.

Minutes of Meetings

The committee meeting minutes and general meeting minutes are presented for the membership to view within the Members’ Area of the website. The password is on the back of your membership card.

Current Committee

The current committee are pictured below along with their position. If you want to get in touch with one of them please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page. This year there are 7 voting members of the committee.

Chair – Steve Tinsley

Secretary and Club Safety Officer (CSO) – Steve Thomas

Treasurer – Vacant

Club Welfare Officer (CWO) – Emily Bigio

Youth Officer – Bridget Thomas

Equipment Officer – Martin Ford

Website Editor & IT Coordinator – Brett Price

Coaching & Volunteer Coordinator – Tim Spence

Events Coordinator – Vacant

Junior Representative – Joe Crowder