CUCBC Committee Positions 2012-13

With the May Bumps fast approaching and the academic year almost over, we are starting to think about appointing next year's CUCBC Executive Committee. There are four open positions, all of which are open to any member of the College boat clubs. Involvement with the CUCBC committee is fun and rewarding and a good way of giving something back to College rowing in Cambridge, so if you are enthusiastic about college rowing and would like to get involved on the organisational side, please do consider applying for a position.

While there are a number of defined jobs, responsibilities (particularly organising and umpiring the major races) tend to be shared between committee members who will work together throughout the year.

If you wish to run for any of these positions, please send a brief manifesto outlining your experience and what you will bring to the position to Dan Wilkins, CUCBC Honorary Secretary (dan at, by Sunday 3rd June. I also strongly recommend getting involved in umpiring this year’s May Bumps (details of which to follow shortly).

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to know more.

CUCBC Honorary Secretary

This position will be elected at the pre-May Bumps Captains' Meeting (Sunday 10 June) by the College Captains. Candidates will give a brief speech to the Captains before they vote.

Current: Dan Wilkins (dan at

The Honorary Secretary is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of the CUCBC committee; organisation of CUCBC events (Uni IVs, Lents, SBR, Mays) and day-to-day administration of College rowing. This includes issuing fines and dealing with straight forward appeals, compiling agendas and minutes for the Captains' meetings, arranging marshalling rotas and organising the start of year LBCs' course. You will also be the Captains' main representative on the Executive Committee. The Honorary Secretary will generally take responsibility for organising one of the CUCBC events, while the others will be distributed between committee members. While there are a number of responsibilities, they are spread out over the year and completed with the help of the other committee members. This is a rewarding job for an energetic and enthusiastic person!

Junior Treasurer

This position will be co-opted by the current Executive Committee.

Current: Tom Grimble (juniortreasurer at

 The junior treasurer takes responsibility for the day-to-day running of CUCBC's finances, including drawing up and distributing bills to the College Boat Clubs and preparing the budget with the Senior Treasurer.

Events Secretary

This position (1 or 2 persons, as deemed appropriate) will be co-opted by the current Executive Committee.

Current: Dave Lambert (events at

The events secretary helps with the organisation and running of CUCBC races. While overall responsibility for the CUCBC events will be divided between committee members (so you will not have to do everything!), the events secretary helps out with arranging umpires and organising and distributing umpiring kit. You will also liase with the producers of the Bumps programmes and arrange the presentations and upkeep of the University medals and trophies. A fun job if you want to get involved with running races on the Cam!

Coxes' Representative

This position will be elected at the May Bumps Coxes' Meetings (Sunday 10 June)  by the coxes.

Current: Mat Bryan (coxing at

The coxes' rep aids the development of coxes within the College boat clubs, including arranging the novice coxes' meeting in Michaelmas term as well as giving the pre-Bumps coxes' briefings and any other ideas you may have!


In addition to these positions, the CUCBC Committee also comprises the Honorary Secretaries of the three University clubs (CUBC, CUWBC, CULRC). Each of these clubs have their own election procedures which will be or have already been circulated by the current Honorary Secretaries.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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