DOUTS Committee


DOUTS Committee
President: Samantha Murphy Email:
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It is the duty of the President to:

  1. Submit a report, on behalf of the Committee, on the conduct of the affairs of the Association at the Annual General Meeting.
  2. Be the Chairperson and preside at all meetings at which he/she is present.
  3. Represent the Association in contact with other organizations.
  4. Be responsible for fostering the interest and direction of the Association.
  5. Oversee the activities of other Committee members.
Safety Officer & Vice President: Gerard Lang Email:

The duty of the Safety Officer is to:

  1. Assist the President.
  2. Assist and provide direction to events organisers and coordinator
  3. Act as Association Safety Officer.
  4. Report on matters of diving and club safety within the Association.
  5. Keep records of safety incidents.

It is the duty of the vice president to:

  1. Assist and support the President in all his/her roles and work concurrently to ensure the responsibilities of the roles are met.
  2. Have knowledge of how the club runs and what needs to be done.
  3. Be an enthusiastic member who is keen to get involved.

Good communications skills, the ability to delegate and enthusiasm for the running of the club are the essentials for this position.

Treasurer: Dean Thill Email:

It is the duty of the Treasurer of the Association to ensure that:

  1. All money due to the DOUTS is collected and received and that all payments authorized by the committee are made.
  2. Correct books and accounts are kept showing the financial affairs of the DOUTS including full details of all receipts and expenditure connected with the activities and statement of accounts to each regular meeting of the Committee.
  3. All monies of the Association are deposited in the Association's bank account;
  4. Pay accounts as directed by the Committee;
Secretary: Lachlan Wright Email:
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It is the duty of the Secretary to keep minutes of:

  1. All appointments of office-bearers and members of the Committee;
  2. Records the names of members of the Committee present at a Committee meeting or a General Meeting; and all proceedings at Committee meetings and General Meetings;
  3. Conduct all correspondence.
  4. Keep a register of all members.
Communications Officer: Kate Egan Email:
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Responsible for content that is published by DOUTS.

eg Facebook page, Club Website, UTS Sport website.

Also responsible for communicating club activities and events to UTS Sports Manager.
Equipment & Assets Officer: Rob Laird Email:
Responsible for the assets and equipment of DOUTS. Including matters pertaining to the use of the boat, skipper training, relationship with local dive centers, club ute, and hire gear.
Events Coordinator: Kat Puchert Email: