Melbourne Gliding Club


Club Roles & Responsibilities

Below is a list of may of the roles that are required for the club to operate, along with a description of the role's responsibilities. Contact details for everyone listed can be found in the member directory.  If you can see a vacancy that you are interested in please contact the President for more details.  If there are any roles missing please let us know via

Role  Description Responsible  Contact
 Principal leader responsible for the club's  administration and service delivery. The  President oversees the implementation of  the  club's Strategic Plan
 Tighe Patching 
0401 123 456
 Vice President  Supports the President in their role  VACANT  
 Secretary  The Secretary is one of the first contact points  for outside parties wishing to communicate  with  the club. Maintaining the club's  credentials and accreditation requirements  under the  Associations Act is also an  important part of  this role  Michael Aldridge  
 Treasurer  Responsible for the management of the club's  financial resources, including the accurate  recording of all income and expenses and  development of budgets 
 Tony Carling   
 Committee member  Support the management of the club   Paul Spooner  
 Committee member  Support the management of the club   Steve Coulton  
 Committee member  Support the management of the club   Ian Northey  
 Committee member  Support the management of the club   VACANT  
 Committee member  Support the management of the club   VACANT  
 Chief Flying Instructor (CFI)  Fulfil the statutory responsibilities in line with  the GFA Manual of Standard  Procedures (MOSP) and lead all aspects of  instruction and  training for the Club    Paul Spooner   
 Deputy CFI #1  Support the CFI  Alan Payne  
 Deputy CFI #2  Support the CFI  Judy Laker  
 Safety Officer  Lead safety, the development and  implementation of the Club's Safety  Management System (SMS) and promote  safety   Mark White  
 Parachutes  Ensure all club parachutes are maintained  Greig Wanless  
 Airworthiness Officer  Leads the maintenance of the gliders and  coordinates the annual maintenance schedule  including Form 2 inspections  Richard Traill  
 Workshop Manager  Coordinates activities in the Club's workshop  Allan Petersen  
 Tug Master  Leads the maintenance of the tugs and  coordinates the tug pilots and roster  Steve Coulton  
 Contact Steve Coulton for more  information
 Insurance  Provide advice on insurance and ensure the  club's insurances are maintained  Iain Gilmore  
 Insurance fund trustee(s) x 3    Steve Trone (to 2019)
 Iain Gilmore (to 2018)
 Tony Carling (as Treasurer)
 Membership  First point of contact for new members,  providing  information and sending  membership pack  Tighe Patching
 Bacchus Marsh Gliding (BMG)  Represent MGC on the group that includes  Geelong GC and Beaufort GC managing the  clubhouse, shared facilities, and to promote  Bacchus Marsh Gliding  Ben Loxton (Primary)
 Tighe Patching (Secondary) 
 Bacchus Marsh Airfield  Management Inc (BMAM)  Represent the club on the organisation that  runs and operates the airfield  Ben Loxton (Primary) 
 Dermot Coleman (Alternate, also  Secretary of BMAM)
 Steve Trone (Third delegate, also  Chair of BMAM)
 Tighe Patching (Alternate)
 Glide Angle editor  Edit and publish the monthly club newsletter  Troy Evers   
 Batteries and Radios  Maintain the club radios and batteries  John Parncutt  
 Expeditions   Manage the club camps and expeditions  Mark Hunt  
 Flight sheet processing  Enters and processes the flight sheet  information  Tony Carling, Michael Aldridge, and  Ian Northey  
 Bacchus Marsh Hangar  Owners' Group (BHOG)  Group is in the process of forming to represent  all owners of hangars on aerodrome land  (MGC is a part-owner of the "North" Hangar -  Soaring Centre 1)  Steve Trone (Primary)
 Steve Coulton (Alternate)
 Grants   This role sources and manages grants on  behalf of the club  POSITION VACANT
Contact for  more information
 Website maintenance  Keeps our website/s up to date  Mark Hunt (
 Steve Trone, Michael Aldridge, Tighe  Patching (this site) 
 Social media  Maintains social media presence across  Facebook,  Twitter, Instagram etc.  Steve Trone, Tighe Patching, Steve  Coulton, John Parncutt, Ben Loxton   
 Member Engagement  Writes engaging content for clubs media channels

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