Gay Outdoor Club
The activity club for gay men and women and their friends

How GOC is run

Constitution

The club is legally a Company Limited by Guarantee and a Registered Charity, it is governed by two documents:

We also provide guidelines for members who are organising anything for GOC in our Information page.

Groups

The groups which make up GOC organise all of the events, each one has a person who co-ordinates their events and acts as a contact for the group. To find out more about any group and how to contact them, look under our Groups page.

Committee

The club has up to 12 Trustees, who are referred to as the committee. They are assisted by a number of other members who together manage the club nationally.

Trustees

Chairman: Richard Dorling View the person's profile Send a message

Represents the club and deals with all aspects of club policy, publicity, insurance and safety.

Events: Chris Loy View the person's profile

Advice and assistance to any member organising a GOC event.

Group Liaison: Douglas Bodie View the person's profile Send a message

Group Liaison: Jon Stockton View the person's profile Send a message

Contact for GOC group co-ordinators and associated clubs.

Marketing and Advertising: Clive Culley View the person's profile Send a message

Promoting and publicising GOC.

Secretary: Peter Blackburn View the person's profile Send a message

Deals with all general correspondence.

Treasurer: Nick Thompson View the person's profile Send a message

Manages the club's finances including membership payments and expense claims.

Web Manager: Owen Morris View the person's profile Send a message

Manages the website and IT resources of the club.

Women's Representative: Al Evans View the person's profile Send a message

Promotes the participation of women in the activities of the club.

Assistants to the Committee

Archivist: Simon Ball  View the person's profile Send a message

Maintains the club's archive of newsletters, articles and photos.

Design and Advertising: Colin Barker View the person's profile Send a message

Graphic design for ‘Outdoors’ covers and other GOC publications and deals with advertising sales.

Membership Secretary: Nigel Still View the person's profile Send a message

Manages membership subscriptions, renewals, change of address and newsletter delivery problems.

Minutes Secretary: Roger Orpin View the person's profile

Takes the minutes of committee and general meetings.

Newsletter Editor: Tim Haigh View the person's profile Send a message

Edits GOC's newsletter, Outdoors, dealing with all articles and event reports.

Returning Officer

Graeme Brown View the person's profile Send a message

Organises the ballot at a general meeting.

 
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