The organising committee
The CDC is a large club, but it's still run by members for members. The club's activities are organised by an unpaid, volunteer committee of around 20-30 people, who help with things like:
- classes (taking money on the door, liaising with teachers, answering questions about the club from interested people)
- publicity (distributing flyers at colleges, manning the stall at the Societies Fair)
- events (particularly all the little things that need doing on the day)
- and of course making decisions about the club's plans and what we want to do in future.
Being a university-based club, unfortunately we lose a few people from committee each year, so we're always on the look out for more people keen to help running things. It doesn't matter whether you're a beginner this term or you've been around for years, if you're interested in sharing your ideas and helping to make things happen, we'd love to hear from you. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh, and by the way, it's not all work and no play. Committee members get various perks. Most significantly that's class discounts for those working the doors. But previously it has included advance booking of club activities and exclusive social events.
For those who want to get more involved, the committee is led by a team of executive officers, each with responsibility for a particular area of the club's activities. These people are elected annually by the membership at our AGM, and the best way to find out more is to join the committee and see for yourself what everyone does!
At present, the executive officers are:
|President||Laura Boscott||chairs meetings, reports to university, might or might not have a grand plan|
|Secretary||Agnieszka Pitula||main assistant to or substitute for president|
|Treasurer||Anthony Drew||monitors finances, pays invoices, prepares accounts|
|Vice President Classes||Susan Foord||hires teachers & venues, arranges timetable, co-ordinates volunteers|
|Vice President Events||position vacant||organises larger one-off events, eg balls & tea dances|
|Publicity Officer||Fiammetta Doria||leaflet printing & distribution, ? newspaper adverts, ? posters, ? social media|
|DanceSport Team Captain||Tom Hinton +
|runs CUDT (competitive ballroom & latin team), appoints any necessary assistants|
|Rock 'n' Roll Team Captain||Sylvie Majorova
+ Rosie Lester (both leaving)
|runs CURnR (competitive rock & roll team), appoints any necessary assistants|
The non-exec, appointed roles are:
|Webmaster / IT Officer||Susan Foord|
|Equipment Officer||position vacant|
|Safety Officer||position vacant (defaults to president)|
|Senior Treasurer||Robert Hunt|
If you would like to stand for election to an executive post at an AGM or EGM, please check the constitution for details of the notice you need to give.