The club is legally a Company Limited by Guarantee and a Registered Charity, it is governed by two documents:
- The Articles of Association which define how the club is run.
- A Code of Conduct which all members or guests participating in any activity within GOC are required to abide by
We also provide guidelines for members who are organising anything for GOC in our Information page.
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.
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. To contact any of the Trustees use the Contacts Page of the website.
Chairman: Peter Blackburn – Represents the club and deals with all aspects of club policy, publicity, insurance and safety.
Group Liaison: Julian Donald – Contact for GOC Group Coordinators and associated clubs.
Secretary: Chris Metz – Deals with all general correspondence.
Treasurer: Edward Voelcker – Manages the club’s finances including membership payments and expense claims.
Web Manager: Owen Morris – Manages the website and IT resources of the club.
Women’s Representative: Al Evans – Promotes the participation of women in the activities of the club.
Without Portfolio: Jim Armitage – Attends meetings
Assistants to the Committee
Archivist: Simon Ball – Maintains the club’s archive of magazines, articles and photos.
Membership Secretary: David Heard – Manages membership subscriptions and magazine delivery problems.
Magazine Editor: Peter Blackburn – Edits GOC’s magazine, Outdoors, dealing with all articles and event reports.
Returning Officer: Graeme Brown – Organises the ballot at a general meeting.