What it takes to be an effective PRESIDENT...

“Our vision is to enable Community Clubs across Australia to grow their presence and engagement and run professional, well-organised clubs that deliver a high-quality product. Through the implementation of the Club Factory program, Clubs will see growth in participation, experience greater community impact, attract broader sponsorship opportunities and generate more funds which ultimately enables the Clubs to grow.”

Luke Holmes, Cool Hand Factory Co-Founder


To be an effective President, you'll need to:

Be well informed on all club activities: for example, know about the club's current financial position, each of the programs run by the club, who is in charge of them and the number of teams within the club.

Be aware of the future directions and plans of the club: for example, to build new amenities.

Have a good working knowledge: familiarity with the constitution, club rules and duties of office bearers and committees.

Manage committees and/or executive meetings: ensure that all matters are discussed and the best decisions made, without lengthy meetings.

Chair the club's annual general meeting: see that the agenda is followed, all business is completed, awards or presentations made and speakers welcomed.

Represent the club at local and regional levels: for example, a meeting called by your league or council.

Be a supportive leader for all club members: listen to other people's suggestions (not just the committee members) and act on them.

Be a  facilitator for club activities: encourages and motivates members to ensure that planned activities go ahead.

Be prepared to ensure planning and budgeting occurs: planning and budgeting for the future should be carried out in accordance with the wishes of the club members. 

To do that well, as President you will need to be able to:

Lead without controlling

Involve club members in decisions that affect them

Stimulate balanced discussion

Time meetings to finish on time

Encourage focused discussion while keeping meetings on track

Negotiate successfully between members and LISTEN

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