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If you’re new to canoeing or if you're looking to get back into a boat, our Come & Try It Starter Sessions are a brilliant way to get out on the water and have a go. You don’t need any specialist kit or skills.

Click here to find out when our Go Canoeing sessions will run!

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CVCC BCU Affiliation No. 677

Volunteers

The Cuckmere Valley Canoe Club is run by volunteers donating their time to help others and provide enjoyment for all members. Without such volunteers to club wouldn't exist.

The club welcomes any new volunteers or help. Whether it be coaching, organising events or just parents helping to pack away at the end of a session. If you are interested in becoming a coach? Then contact us now via the Contact Us page and book onto the next coaching course. The committee consists of 10 club members who are elected by the membership at the club AGM. Any club member can stand for the committee positions shown below. If you are interested in joining the club committee then step forward and stand for election at the next AGM.

A big thanks goes out to all those who already help and make the club as great as it is!

Club Committee
Chair
Stephen W
  • Chair all meetings of Committee & Membership
  • Attend Exeat Meanders Business Owners Group
  • Write introduction to club newsletter
  • Answer all club written & website enquiries
  • Hold casting vote in the event of a hung vote
  • Act as focal point for all CVCC activities
  • Represent club locally, regionally and nationally when required
  • Act to resolve any conflict or breach of club policies & rules
  • Provide yearly report at the AGM
  • Organise for committee meetings and write agendas.
 
Safety Officer
Nick BC
  • Act as the first point of contact for club staff, volunteers, young people and parents, for any issue concerning health and safety
  • Ensure all accidents are correctly reported in accordance with the BC guidelines
  • Ensure that safe systems of work are employed by maintaining up-to-date risk assessments
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained and information is only shared on a ‘need to know’ basis
  • Keep up to date with the latest training requirements form British canoeing
 
Treasurer
Steve D
  • Review bank account signatories and send in new mandate forms if required due to change of committee members
  • Receive all incoming funds from club staff & members in relation to membership fees, courses, come & try it, pool sessions, donations and any other income sources
  • Make regular deposits of club income (cash & cheques) into the club bank account (held with RBS)
  • Maintain accurate electronic (spreadsheet) record of club accounts showing all income & expenditure
  • Settle all club bills & invoices (generally via post/cheque with covering letter) - Barn Rent, BCU Affiliation
  • File copies of all receipts for expenditure. All receipts should be cross referenced against the electronic (spreadsheet) record of club accounts
  • Check bank statement against electronic (spreadsheet) record of club accounts and closing off the month figures
  • Produce regular summary of accounts to present to committee at each committee meeting
  • Process all expense reimbursement requests from club staff who have made expenditure on behalf of the club
  • Make coach reimbursement payments - (names and amount to be provided by coaching officer)
  • Get accounts independently audited at the end of financial year
  • Close of end of year accounts and create accounts report for AGM
 
Secretary
Clive C
  • Maintain the CVCC website and online membership facility
  • Maintain club online document store & minutes download section of website.
  • Accept manual membership application forms & fees from those not joining via website.
  • Pass manual membership fee payments to club treasurer
  • Complete BCU affiliation form to then be passed to club treasurer for payment
  • Act as central hub for all club information & member detail storage and provide required information to other club staff in connection with club business upon request
  • Record accurate minutes of all club meetings and committee meetings
 
Welfare Officer
Helen Frost
  • Liaise with BCU to carry out DBS checks on new club coaches.
  • Maintain record of a club coaches BCU membership, DBS checks & first aid course attendance.
  • Liaise with coaching officer to ensure only approved coaches operate
  • Act as high visible focal point for all club harassment and protection issues, overseeing and managing all complaints
  • Ensure compliance of all BCU & CVCC Welfare Policies, Guidelines & Rules
  • Organise First Aid and Safeguarding courses for new & existing coaches
 
Equipment Officer
Luke T
  • Organise a stock take and general clean up of the barn.
  • Responsible for maintenance of club boats and equipment.
  • Present the club member equipment related requests to the committee
  • To work with the committee to improve the club's equipment and discuss the purchase of new equipment and the sale of any surplus.
  • To have a good knowledge of equipment and to show a presence at the club and be able to service the equipment.
  • Maintain a register of club boats and tag new ones.
  • Liaise with the Vice Chairperson in arranging the clubs boat & equipment insurance
 
Events Co-Ordinator
Paula L
  • Originate and organise six social events per year; these to include an annual AGM dinner, the Big Splash summer water-based day, Women's Development Day and other non water-based occasions - such as Bike rides, walks, slide/film evenings, pub quizzes, paint-balling etc.
  • Liaise with club coaches & committee to formulate annual club programme prior to start of season
  • Maintain online and notice board programme to reflect additions/changes/cancellation to proposed events
  • Liaise with Club Editor & Vice Chair to ensure good promotion of forth coming events in newsletters, website, etc
 
Coach Co-Ordinator
 
Alan F
  • Maintains coaching rota through online rota, email and notice board system
  • Monitors coaching cover and arrange for cover where necessary - This may involve emailing, calling & writing to club coaches to encourage support and volunteers
  • Ensure ready supply of coaching sheets are available in club office
  • Regularly collect coaching sheets from club office
  • Calculate re-imbursement payments per coach and inform treasurer of what payment need to be made to each coach
  • Co-ordinate the development of aspiring, new & existing coaches
 
Communications Officer
Nicola H
  • Be responsible for email newsletters to provide information on upcoming events and when ‘Throwline’ magazine is uploaded on the CVCC website.
  • Design and edit 'Throwline' magazine
  • Promote the use of the CVCC Facebook page for sharing approved comments, photos and videos of club activities
 
Youth Officer
Thomas J
  • A specific remit to represent junior section of club (under 18 years) and put forward request on behalf of juniors at Committee meetings
  • Support and organise events and trips suitable for juniors
  • Monitor provision of junior equipment & kayaks and put forward any request to the Committee.
 
Club Coaches
Alan F
Andy N
Carol L
Chris B
Colin B
Clive C
Ian P
Justin E
Justin L
Liz B
Pat O
Paul V
Stephen W
Rosemary H
Steve B
Steve D
Tony L