MAGNUS JONES for SECRETARY
Being secretary of the boat club has been a long-term dream of mine. I have a good grasp of the position and its responsibilities, as I've talked to several past officeholders (Phil, Dan and Mark), as well as reading the secretaries' guide. I'm confident that I'm the right person for the job, and that I can keep the off-water side of the club running smoothly next year.
As secretary, I intend to keep all the fiddly details of running the Boat Club firmly under control, so that the captains and officers will be able to focus on their core tasks. I will do my best to keep the committee happy and supportive. By promptly typing up and distributing minutes, advising and assisting the other committee members, and ensuring a fair spread of essential tasks across the committee, I will make sure that running the club is hassle-free. Organising affordable, quality dinners is also high on my list of priorities, as is making sure that they don't get out of hand.
I think you should vote for me for the following reasons:
I am good with money
- I've done vac work as an auditor, which means I am familiar with double-entry book-keeping. Working for an auditing firm has taught me both how to keep an iron grip on an organisation's accounts, and why doing just that is so important.
- I've also done vac work as a money transporter, which means that if I was the kind of guy who'd take the money and run, I would have done that a long time ago.
I have experience
- I was coxing captain in 2005-2006, which means I'm one of the few people running this year who have served on the committee before. In my experience, it's really important to have several people on the committee who know the ropes, and I think this makes me an ideal choice for next year.
- I also have three years of boat club experience. I've done everything from Bumps to Head of the River to summer regattas. I've noviced twice. I've won a spoon and a headship. Most importantly, I've been involved in both men's and women's rowing, and I think that my ability to approach issues from the perspective of the club as a whole will be very useful on next year's committee.
I am very keen
- For me, the Boat Club really is first priority. I have no other societies or clubs to distract my attention. People who know me will tell you that I am a conscientious and well-organised worker, and that tasks entrusted to me will be carried out promptly and effectively. I'm really proud of everything we've achieved this year and will work hard to make sure next year turns out just as well.
Proposed by Erica Thompson (Women's and Overall Captain)
Seconded by Harriet Booker (Women's Captaincy candidate)