The National Committee is elected annually from club members and meets regularly to report on the current state of the club as well as track the progress of initiatives. The National Committee comprises:
The President is the leader of the Audax Australia Cycling Club, setting its overall direction, consistent with the views of Members, and having overall responsibility for the club’s administration.
The President is responsible for planning; consulting with key members of the National Committee in prioritising its goals within the framework of its responsibilities and reviewing for effective execution.
The President should:
In particular, the President should:
Ideally the President is someone who:
The role of the Vice President is to shadow the President in providing leadership and responsibility for the organisation and the Committee and to step into the President’s roles where needed. It is often considered that the Vice President will succeed the President and that this role is in preparation.
The Vice President should:
As a not-for-profit incorporated association, the financial assets of the Club belong to the Members. The National Treasurer’s role is to ensure the effective management of the Members’ funds.
The role of National Treasurer is to record all transactions in an efficient and effective manner, and to provide information to the National Committee on the transactions made and financial assets employed.
The National Committee will make decisions consistent with the purposes of the Association. The National Treasurer will ensure that such decisions do not expose the Association to undue financial risk.
The National Treasurer will prepare budgets to assist the National Committee in planning the activities of the Association, and will report progress against those budgets.
The National Treasurer will report annually to all members of the Club, demonstrating that the affairs of the Club have been managed for the benefit of all Members.
The National Treasurer is required to:
The Treasurer must be organised and financially responsible.
Professional skills in either Finance or Accounting are desirable.
The ability to communicate financial implications in clear language is important when dealing with a diverse National Committee, other Club position holders, and Members.
The records maintained and the procedures developed must be easily transferable.
The Secretary works closely with the President and is the main administration officer of Audax Australia Cycling Club. The Secretary provides the coordinating link between Club Members, the National Committee, National Position holders and outside agencies.
The Secretary’s responsibilities are defined by legislation including the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (Vic) and the Club’s Constitution.
The Secretary should:
Knowledge and Skills Required Ideally the Secretary is someone who:
Elected Members participate in the National Committee in their own rights, bringing their respective expertise and experience to the assistance of the Association.
Each Elected Member is expected to participate in discussion and decision-making by the National Committee.
As the success of the National Committee depends on the contributions made by each of its members, Elected Members are also expected to contribute to policy development, implementation and administration of the Club’s national affairs, through both active participation in meetings and progressing work priorities inter-sessionally.
Ideally Elected Members are people who:
The Regional Representative formally represents on the National Committee the members of the Regional Committees of their respective Regions.
Through their appointment by the Regional Committee, each Regional Representative represents the views and interests of Regional Committees in the relevant Region in discussion and decision-making by the National Committee.
The Regional Representatives should:
Ideally State Representatives are people who:
Additional roles are held at a national level to provide services to all regions. Holders of these roles are not necessarily on the National Committee.
The International Brevet Secretary works closely with the Regional Brevet Secretaries and the ACP (Audax Club Parisien) and LRM (Les Randonneurs Mondiax) correspondents to effectively homologate all BRM, LRM and Fleche rides.
The International Brevet Secretary is the ACP Representative and LRM Representative for France. All direct correspondence with ACP (Audax Club Parisien) from Australia is via the International Brevet Secretary as stated in Chapter IV Article 9 of the ACP Partnership Agreement.
Ideally the International Brevet Secretary is someone who is: