2015-03-22 Catholic Society Elections – Positions to go for

PRESIDENT:

Shall have overall responsibility for the society; shall be responsible for liaising with the Chaplain and any Lay Chaplain; shall be responsible for chairing meetings of the committee; shall be present at all meetings of the Societies Council or send a representative from the society’s committee or an apology to the Societies Officer; shall be responsible for ensuring all committee members are functioning properly in their roles; shall be responsible for keeping the society financially viable; shall prepare a written handover for their successor.

 

Rosanna says:

“Despite being nervous about taking on all the responsibility of being President, being part of a great team doing something you care about is far more rewarding than it is scary. The responsibility makes it even more satisfying when we have pulled together and carried something off successfully. Being on committee has developed my confidence with people and helped develop skills of time management and organisation. Plus I’ve made a lot of new friends!”

 

 

SECRETARY:

Shall be responsible for the general administration of the society, calling meetings, preparing the agenda for meetings, taking minutes of meetings, maintain membership records; shall bring a copy of the constitution to all general meetings and committee meetings; shall be the Returning Officer for the Society’s elections; shall prepare a written handover for their successor.

 

Catherine Horsnall says:

“Being on committee has meant so many new challenges and experiences that I would just never have had otherwise. I have definitely developed new skills and learned more about myself as a result. It has also meant being able to engage in dialogue with other faith societies and community organisations. There is a lot more to being on committee than just arranging events for the Catholic society and one of the best things for me has been feeling like I am contributing to wider issues as well. Also, seeing such a fantastic Catholic community come together has been a real joy so knowing that it’s partly due to our efforts is an absolute privilege.”

 

 

TREASURER:

Shall not be in the final year of their course; shall keep records of all transactions; shall be responsible for keeping the accounts of the society; shall be responsible for the observance of finance provisions; shall attend the Treasurer training course; shall be responsible for keeping the society financially viable; and shall prepare a written handover for their successor.

 

Catherine O’ Leary says:

Being on committee has been an amazing opportunity to grow closer to members of the community, understand what goes into running a society and make fantastic friendships

 

 

COMMITTEE OFFICER (x4):

Assist with events; contribute ideas to projects; assist with publicity; assist with anything else needed to help run the society.

 

Who to ask: Stephanie / Tiago/ Andrea/ Dan/ Maha

What they say:

“Having the opportunity to interact with people of all ages, nationalities and cultures was certainly the highlight of my stint as committee member. The Catholic Society is a melting pot of many different cultures which is what makes it so great.”

 

“It has enabled me to live a very balanced life at University. It has relived me of plenty of stress at times and has given me a place to be free in expressing and experiencing the faith in which I believe.”

 

“Organizing the The Catholic Society pub quiz was a privilege and it has inspired me to want to organize and lead more events in the future.”

 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR A POSITION ON COMMITTEE, E-MAIL 100-200 WORDS OUTLINING WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ON COMMITTEE AND WHAT YOU THINK YOU COULD BRING to llych4@nottingham.ac.uk.

Candidates will then be asked to give a brief presentation (no more than a couple of minutes) on 22nd March and take any questions from voters. Results of the election shall be given on the day.

We look forward to reading some fantastic applications!

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