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Club Structure

The club is formally registered with the authorities as a private, non-profit sporting association and is therefore governed by a formally notarised Constitution and set of Club Rules. The Constitution is necessarily written in Portuguese, and may be inspected, on request, by any member. An approximate English translation of the Club Constitution & Rules may be viewed here.

Along with the revised Club Constitution & Rules, the club has introduced a formal Code of Conduct to which all members are required to adhere. This may be viewed at Code of Conduct. Members should also familiarise themselves with the Rules of the Game, and  with the club's dress code.

The club is run by three levels of committee, the members of which are elected by and from the club membership at Annual General Meetings (AGM's), each election being for a 2-year term. (The date for the next election for each position is indicated in brackets):

  • The Management Committee, consisting of four voting members:

Club President -  Melvyn Knickle (AGM 2025)

Club Secretary -  Margaret Wilson (AGM 2025)

Club Treasurer -  Maria Romano (AGM 2025)

Club Captain -  Paul Frampton (AGM 2025)

Additional (non-voting) members co-opted by the committee:

Fiscal Committee President -  Derek Attridge (AGM 2025)

Club Vice Captain - Alan Hyatt (AGM 2025)

Green Supervisor - Paul Rawlings

            Social Secretary - vacant (appointed by Management Committee)

The Management Committee meets monthly, and the minutes of each meeting are sent by email to  members who have requested them. Other members can receive these by submitting a request to the club secretary.

  • The Fiscal Committee (3 people), which oversees the work of the Treasurer and monitors the club administration. This comprises:

Fiscal Committee President -  Derek Attridge (AGM 2025)

Fiscal Committee Secretary - Jen Preece (AGM 2025)

Deputy Treasurer -  Pat Smith (AGM 2025)

  • A committee whose primary function is to oversee the AGM and any other General Meetings of the membership:

AGM President -  Helen Scott (AGM 2025)

AGM Vice-President - Jen Preece (AGM 2025)

AGM Secretary -  Margaret Wilson (AGM 2025)

Other specific responsibilities include:

  • Team selection - Club Captain plus Vice-captains  (AGM 2025)

  • Green Supervisor - Paul Rawlings

  • Allocation of rinks - Club Captain

  • Press relations & advertising - vacant

  • Membership Records - Treasurer

  • Social Events sub-committee - to be appointed

  • BA Representatives - Margaret Wilson, Paul Frampton

  • Liaison with Tour Groups - Jen Preece

  • Liaison with Club Charity - Maria Romano

  • Website Maintenance - Sue Knickle

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