Positions & Role Overview

The structure of Committees and roles within committees varies according to their purpose. This committee follows the traditional structure with minor variations. In addition to the stated roles, there are two additional "general member" roles.

In addition to the role-specific activities, committee members attend:
  • 1 committee meeting per month
  • 1 event per month.


The President of an SBWN has three main elements to her remit as follows:

  • Assisting with the managerial direction of the organisation 
  • Planning and running events and meetings
  • Acting as spokesperson/figurehead
Vice President

The Vice President has these main responsibilities:

  • Support the President and backup the President in her absence
  • Consider running for President next year (although not compulsory or expected)
  • Share the running of events and meetings
Events Co-Ordinator

The Events Co-ordinator has these main responsibilities:

  • Work with the committee to secure acceptable dinner venues;
  • Ensure that the committee's minimum standards are able to be met by the venues
  • Liaise with the venues to ensure the dinner menus meet expected standards and costs
  • Liaise with the Speaker to ensure that the venue meets the requirements of speakers/member speakers
  • Work with and guide Dinner Event helpers

The Treasurer has three main areas of responsibility:

  • Keeping an overview of the finances of the organisation
  • Reporting at committee meetings
  • Making sure the organisation has the right financial policies and procedures in place

The Secretary's main responsibilities are:

  • Supporting the administration of the organisation
  • Facilitating and supporting committee meetings

The Membership officer's main responsibilities are:

  • Monitoring membership applications
  • Provision of Membership badges
  • Monitoring Membership renewals
  • Reporting to the committee meetings
  • Managing incoming Membership enquiries

The Publicity officer's main responsibilities are:

  • Ensure a person is appointed to take the photos of each event
  • Submit articles to the newspapers' info or community announcement sections for future events
  • Submit articles and pictures to the newspapers and to the Facebook and Website members for inclusion in those media
Digital Media Officer

The DMO's main responsibilities are:

  • Update website CMS as requested by Committee
  • Compile and distribute the event email bulletins (monthly)
  • Assist when members experience problems using the website

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