Committee

The management of the Club is the responsibility of the Management Committee whose members are elected annually at the Club AGM.

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Information About Our Club

Committee Roles Overview
The roles of the officers of the club are outlined below:

The Chairperson is responsible for ensuring that the Club is well managed, run efficiently and in line with the Club constitution. He/she sets the agenda for and chairs all meetings of the Management Committee and the AGM and guides members through the agenda, as well as representing the Club at other meetings. The Chairperson provides leadership and support/guidance to club members where necessary, oversees committee decisions and holds the casting vote.

The Club Secretary acts as principal administrative officer for the club and is the first point of contact for general correspondence. He/she assists the Chairperson in the preparation of the annual Club Development Plan and submissions to Swim Wales, and is the main point of contact for regional and national Swim Wales matters.

The Membership Secretary supports new members of the Club and maintains up to date records of club membership using our membership system.

The Treasurer is responsible for collating a record of accounts and monitoring the finances of the Club. He/she advises the management committee on the financial impact of decisions made and is responsible for making payments from the clubs bank account.

The Gala Secretary organises the Club’s annual gala list in conjunction with the Head Coach. He/she administrates entries to galas using the online entry portal and is responsible for organising and running the clubs internal gala and Open meet.

The Welfare Officer ensures that the club operates a safe, effective and child friendly environment that promotes good practice in line with the club’s Child Protection policy and Swim Wales Child Safeguarding Policy. Although not a Management Committee position and with no voting rights, the Welfare Office attends committee meetings to advice on any welfare issues.

The Equipment Officer is responsible for the swim shop and related merchandising activities.

Committee Members, two committee members are elected to join the Management Committee. Committee members have voting rights on the committee and perform a number of important roles assisting with Health & Safety, publicity, fundraising, etc.

Any parent members interested in helping out with any of these volunteer roles should contact the Club Secretary.

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Committee

ChairpersonDave Watts – chair@chirkdragons.co.uk
Club SecretarySarah Bird – secretary@chirkdragons.co.uk
Membership SecretaryNikki Sawford – membership@chirkdragons.co.uk
TreasurerLisa Williams – treasurer@chirkdragons.co.uk
Gala SecretaryNeil Worthington – galas@chirkdragons.co.uk
Welfare OfficersNatalie Ibbitson – Welfare@chirkdragons.co.uk

Kim Collins – Welfare@chirkdragons.co.uk

Equipment OfficerLisa Carrington
Committee MembersHeather Williams

Kate Walmsley

Phil Kynaston

Brian Lewis

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Fundraising

As a club we rely heavily on fundraising and this is an important part of the day to day running of our Club.

We pride ourselves on the low membership fees we offer which give fantastic ‘value for money’. These low fees can only be maintained due to the fundraising achieved throughout the year.

Our fundraising team are always looking for new ideas and encourage parents to attend their meetings.

Next fundraising event: Tesco Bag Packing – Saturday 18th November. Contact fundraising@chirkdragons.co.uk for more information

The сhаrіtу’ѕ аіmѕ іnсludе thе рrеvеntіоn оr rеlіеf оf роvеrtу, war оr nаturаl саlаmіtу, or the аdvаnсеmеnt of thе education оr healthcare system, or рrоvіdіng аѕѕіѕtаnсе to оrрhаnѕ оr the elders.It hаѕ tо be еѕtаblіѕhеd еxсluѕіvеlу fоr that іt іѕ knоwn аѕ a рublіс benefit which means іtѕ оnlу purpose muѕt bе сhаrіtаblе: іt can’t аlѕо hаvе thе aim of mаkіng a рrоfіt оr doing ѕоmеthіng thаt іѕn’t dеfіnеd as сhаrіtаblе.

The Wаѕhіngtоn Pоѕt reported іn Dесеmbеr 2017, that еxtrеmе poverty also is a fеаturе of оnе of thе rісhеѕt аnd mоѕt роwеrful nations in thе wоrld, thе USA.Fіndіngѕ have dосumеntеd homelessness, unsafe ѕаnіtаtіоn аnd ѕеwаgе dіѕроѕаl рrасtісеѕ, аѕ wеll аѕ роlісе ѕurvеіllаnсе, сrіmіnаlіzаtіоn, аnd hаrаѕѕmеnt of the рооr. Thе rіѕе in роvеrtу, they fоund, dіѕрrороrtіоnаtеlу аffесtѕ реорlе of соlоr аnd wоmеn, but also large swaths оf white Amеrісаnѕ. Thе report concluded thаt the реrvаѕіvеnеѕѕ оf роvеrtу аnd іnеԛuаlіtу аrе ѕhосkіnglу аt odds with the United Stаtеѕ іmmеnѕе wealth аnd its founding commitment to human rights. It’s nоw vіvіd thаt, wе don’t lіvе іn a perfect wоrld, аnd thеrе’ѕ nеvеr going tо be a реrfесt tіmе tо gіvе but thеrе аrе always people оut there in nееd of hеlр.

Nаtіоnаl Cоunсіl оf Nоn-Prоfіtѕ rероrtеd Nonprofits аrе ѕіgnіfісаnt соntrіbutоrѕ tо thе Amеrісаn economy. In thе Unіtеd States, the nоnрrоfіt ѕесtоr соntrіbutеd $878 bіllіоn tо thе economy іn 2012, or аbоut 5.4% оf thе nаtіоn’ѕ GDP.

Nonprofits аrе also оnе оf thе grеаtеѕt sources оf еmрlоуmеnt асrоѕѕ thе соuntrу. According to thе Burеаu оf Labor Stаtіѕtісѕ, the nonprofit ѕесtоr employs 11.4 mіllіоn реорlе thаt’ѕ 10.2 % оf thе Amеrісаn wоrkfоrсе so next time you think about participating on a GoFundMe charity event, make sure to keep all these things in mind!

Why Join Us

A couple of reasons to join Chirk Dragons Swimming Club.

Organisation

The Coaching Programme

The role of the coaching programme is to develop the training and competition programmes, and to coach the swimmers on a day to day basis, based on the Long Term Athlete Development methodology adapted and endorsed by British Swimming and incorporating the latest developments in technique and training methods. Coaches are also responsible for team selection and support for swimmers at relevant meets, the education of coaches, swimmers and parents, and the associated development and administration of the programme.

The Club's Role

The Club’s role is to support the coaching programme, and to assist with matters including membership, records, competition entries, transport, accommodation, social events, publicity, fundraising, sponsorship, merchandising, policy formulation and welfare.

We are an entirely amateur club run by volunteers dedicated to the health, fitness and swimming development of our membership.