Club President

Role: The President is elected by the members and responsible for representing the views of the members.

Responsible to: Committee

Responsibilities and Duties

  • As per any express provisions made by the Club’s Constitution
  • Principal leader with overall responsibility for the club’s administration.
  • Set the overall annual committee agenda, help the committee priorities its goals and work within a framework.
  • Facilitate committee, executive and annual general meetings
  • Sets the overall annual committee agenda (consistent with the views of members).
  • Helps the committee prioritise its goals and then keeps the committee on track by working within that overall framework
  • Represent the surf club at local, state and national levels.
  • Act as a facilitator for surf club activities and represent member’s views.
  • Ensure planning and budgeting is in accordance with the wishes of the members.
  • Ensure all rules and regulations of the club are upheld.
  • Encourage sponsors and supporters providing them with value for their investment financial, social and structural viability of the club.
  • Identify and communicate to members the threats, challenges and opportunities available to the club.
  • Be responsible for planning, including succession.
  • At the operational level, the major function of the President is to facilitate effective committee meetings.


Knowledge and Skills required:

  • Good communication skills
  • Well informed of the organisation’s activities
  • Aware of future directions and plans of members
  • Demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm when representing the club to members, other organisations and the general public.
  • Maintain a policy of loyalty to the surf club and its activities whilst maintaining confidentiality and respect towards members.
  • Maintain effective and efficient administration.
  • Have a good working knowledge of the constitution, rules and the duties of all office holders and subcommittees.
  • National Police Clearance