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