There is a wide range of responsibilities required to manage, maintain and develop the Gaelic Games in Europe. As such the roles involved are both varied and diverse in required skills but all require dedication and commitment.
All Officer are expended/entitled to;
- Attend and contribute to scheduled committee meetings. As covered by regulation 3.18 (d) any officer, without just cause, shall be dismissed from the management committee and any subcommittees should they fail to attend for three consecutive meetings. There is some discretion here but the main thing is to keep in touch with the Chairperson or Secretary and make them aware of any mitigating circumstances though nobody expects an officer to divulge any personal issues.
- Respond to meeting invitations as soon as possible and notify the Chairperson or other person if you have to cancel at short notice.
- Within reason, be available to respond to electronic conversations.
- Also within reason, volunteer for their fair share of tasks that may arise that do not fall within any other officer’s responsibilities.
- Vote on any issue that needs to be decided by the MC or subcommittee in which they are a member even if this issues does not fall under their area of responsibility.
- Always keep the interests of Gaelic Games Europe foremost. We are not on committees to represent our clubs or regions or any other personal interests. Of course an officer may raise an issue if they feel it is unfair to a region or club that they happen to be a member of.
- Not divulge any sensitive information that may be discussed among that MC. This includes sharing WhatsApp messages, emails or any files that are clearly sensitive and still under discussion. It also includes not divulging other officer’s opinions as expressed in the MC. At times, it may be okay to do so but if there is any doubt, advice should be sought from the Chairperson or Secretary.