The Chairman is responsible for the overall management of the Society, maintaining good relationships between the Committee, the members and the Area and National teams.
What does the chairman do?
- Introduce lecturers at every meeting and give a vote of thanks at the end.
- Organise and chair the Annual General Meeting
- Represent the society at Area and National events
- Organise committee meeting usually every 2 months for about 2 hours
What does this involve?
- Working with committee members to ensure the delivery of a suitable programme of lectures, Study Days, Visits, Tours and other events
- Preparing a report for the AGM and working with other committee members to ensure papers are sent out in good time
- Ensuring compliance with relevant legal requirements
- If necessary, updating the Constitution and basic risk assessment documents
- Regularly peruse the Newsletters section of the NADFAS website to keep up to date with any changes within NADFAS, with procedure etc.
- Ensuring that relevant Committee Members receive information relating to their areas of responsibility
- Encouraging Committee members to attend Area Training
- Representing the Society (or arrange a delegate) at the National AGM
- Representing the Society (or arrange a delegate) at the Spring and Autumn Area Meetings
- Attending informal Area Chairman’s meeting(s) where held
- Communicating Members’ and Committee’s views to the Area team
- Attending New Chairman’s Information Day in NADFAS House
- Promoting the Society whenever possible
- Building good relationships with other DFASs