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Letter to Members

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Letter to Members

Dear Member,

The Club is gearing up for the fast-approaching 2012 season.  While many of you are still in summer mode, there’s been a lot of activity over the summer to prepare for the season.

Importantly, the Club’s trying to get as many of the positions filled that are required to run the Club during the season.

Volunteers required

As with any sporting club, the Seacliff Hockey Club relies on its members to volunteer some time and effort to make sure it operates the best it can.    Over the last few years there has been fewer and fewer Members prepared to put their hand up to help out, which of course means the work load for the dedicated few increases.  This is not sustainable as these members eventually burn out and the Club is left in the situation with not having enough volunteers to run it.

There are numerous roles that make a Club work, and the more Members that contribute, the better things work.

In 2010, the Club adopted a new Constitution that provides for a structure that promotes the use of Committees to undertake the day to day work of the Club, rather than it all being done at the Board level. The reason for this approach was to spread the work load and better focus the efforts to run the Club.  As part of this, the Boardhas established a number of Committees and defined theirscope of operations.  Additionally, the Board has defined a number of Roles that sit under those Committees.

summary of these Committees and Roles are as follows:

Function Description Roles
Governance Appropriate processes and systems developed and implemented to ensure the effective operations of the Club
  • Club Governance
  • Club Planner
  • Star Club Co-ordinator
Membership Develop and implement strategies  for the attraction,  retention and development of Members
  • Membership Secretary
  • Recruitment Co-ordinator
  • Volunteer Succession
  • Child Protection Officer
Competition Conduct competitions as required by Hockey SA
  • Senior Competition Co-ordinator
  • Junior Competition Co-ordinator
  • Fixtures Co-ordinator
  • Zone Representative
  • Tournament Manager
  • Team Coach
  • Team Capitan
  • Team Manager
Development Develop and implementprogrammes for the development of Members and improvement in performance
  • Player Development Co-ordinator
  • Coaching Development Co-ordinator
  • Umpiring Development co-ordinator
  • Junior DevelopmentCo-ordinator
Social Fundraising & Sponsorship Organise social events for the Members  and pursue alternative funding  opportunities
  • Social Co-ordinator
  • Fundraising Co-ordinator
  • Sponsorship Co-ordinator
  • CanteenCo-ordinator
  • Club Dinner Co-ordinator
  • PresentationDinner Co-ordinator
Communications Ensure effective communications with Members and promote the Club to external parties
  • Member Promotion Co-ordinator
  • Public Relations Co-ordinator
  • Newsletter Editor
  • Website Administrator
Equipment & Apparel Ensure the players and Members have access to the  appropriate resources
  • Equipment Co-ordinator
  • Uniform and Apparel Co-ordinator
Junior Committee Ensure the junior members are properly represented within the committee structure
  • Junior Co-ordinator
  • Designated positions on other Committees
  • Work with other Club Committees through representation by Junior Committee delegates

The attached document sets out the functions of the Committees and the Roles in more detail.

A number of these Roles have been filled, and a great thanks goes out to those who have volunteered to date.

What you are being asked to do is toconsider if there are any Roles that you could take on or whether there are any Committees you could be part of.   Remember, this is your Club, so any contribution would begreatly appreciated, no matter how small.

Should you be interested in becoming involved by coming onto a Committee or taking on a Role, or just want some more information, please contact:

Sheryn Foord
Email secretary@shc.org.au
Mobile 0419 032 217


Andrew Oliver
Email treasurer@shc.org.au
Mobile 0418 800 105


At the AGM held last November not all positions on the Board were filled and there is currently a vacancy.  To date key portfolios have been allocated, but there is still one very important role that remains unfilled, that being of the President.  If any Member has an interest in taking on this role or knows someone who may be interested, can you please contact:

Sheryn Foord
Email secretary@shc.org.au
Mobile 0419 032 217


Andrew Oliver
Email treasurer@shc.org.au
Mobile 0418 800 105

Remember, the club needs YOU!!!

We look forward to an exciting and successful 2012 season!

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