Committee

Meet The Team

Here are the DSC Committee, their contact details, and some of their responsibilities

Denis Walker – Chairman


chairman@derbyshiresoaringclub.org.uk

07789266447

  • To oversee the clubs activities, coordinating and supporting the activities of the officers of committee
  • Chair committee meetings making sure that each meeting is planned and conducted according to the constitution and that matters are dealt with in an orderly, efficient manner.
  • Ensure that committee decisions are implemented
  • Represent the club at meetings with individuals and other bodies.
Chris Dervin  – New Members Officer


newmembers@derbyshiresoaringclub.org.uk

07921236682

  • To look after the interests of pilots new to the club
  • Talk to any new face on the hill and introduce them to the club.
  • Think of ways the club can be more welcoming and less cliquey.
  • Represent the needs of new members in committee discussions and decisions.
  • Respond to emails on subjects like site/weather tips and membership queries.
Ash Ghinn  – Chief Coach


chiefcoach@derbyshiresoaringclub.org.uk

07859912922

  • To maintain and promote a high standard of Coaching within the Club
  • Have overall responsibility for club coaches
  • Organise training and awareness events for club coaches and members
  • Provide support for coaches and members in following the BHPA coaching scheme
Peter Happe  – Treasurer

peter

treasurer@derbyshiresoaringclub.org.uk

  • To look after the finances of the club by
  • Maintaining records of income and expenditure
  • Preparing quarterly reports to the committee and annual reports to the membership at the AGM
  • Running the clubs bank accounts and receiving and paying out all monies approved by committee
Drew McLaughlin  – Web Master

Drew

webmaster@derbyshiresoaringclub.org.uk

  • To maintain and develop the clubs website.
  • To provide support to club members and members of the public who experience difficulties that arise in relation to the club website.
  • To maintain and provide support for the committee email accounts.
John Warden –  Secretary

secretary@derbyshiresoaringclub.org.uk

  • Organise committee meetings and the AGM
  • Record and distribute minutes
  • Act as the club contact
  • Deal with club correspondence
Phil Steele  – Paragliding Safety Officer

Phil Steele

pgsafety@derbyshiresoaringclub.org.uk

  • Responsible for paragliding safety within the club.
Mick Bostock  – Membership Secretary

Mick Bostock

membership@derbyshiresoaringclub.org.uk

  • To maintain and update club membership records.
  • Process membership applications
  • Grant access to club forum
  • Collect temporary membership details
  • Maintain the membership club database
  • Update committee current membership numbers
  • Liaise with Treasurer on annual membership payments
  • Follow up any payment irregularities
  • Issue annual membership cards and helmet stickers
  • Cross reference BHPA membership with club database
Clive Jones  – Hang Gliding Safety Officer


hgsafety@derbyshiresoaringclub.org.uk

  • Responsible for hang gliding safety within the club.

Site Officers

Denis Walker – Stanage Sites Officer


chairman@derbyshiresoaringclub.org.uk

  • Liaising with landowners
  • Making members aware of site rules
  • Dealing with rule infringements and disputes
Steve Spingys  – Mam Tor Sites Officer

mamtorsites@derbyshiresoaringclub.org.uk

  • Liaising with landowners
  • Making members aware of site rules
  • Dealing with rule infringements and disputes
Pete Denver  – Curbar Sites Officer

Pete Denver

curbarsites@derbyshiresoaringclub.org.uk

  • Liaising with landowners
  • Making members aware of site rules
  • Dealing with rule infringements and disputes
Steve Hudson  – Eyam Sites Officer

Steve Hudson

eyamsites@derbyshiresoaringclub.org.uk

07762729663

  • Liaising with landowners
  • Making members aware of site rules
  • Dealing with rule infringements and disputes

Social / Competition Organizers

Scot Thornhill  – Paragliding Comp. Officer

pgcomps@derbyshiresoaringclub.org.uk

  • Encourage members to join local and national competitions.
  • Liaise with competition organizers wanting to run competitions on DSC sites
Wayne Thompson  – Hang Gliding Comp. Officer

hgcomps@derbyshiresoaringclub.org.uk

  • Encourage members to join local and national competitions.
  • Liaise with competition organizers wanting to run competitions on DSC sites
Lee Cooper  – Social Secretary

Lee Cooper

social@derbyshiresoaringclub.org.uk

  • To organise social events, including
  • Annual dinner and presentation
  • Educational talks (e.g. coaching).
  • Pub meets, curry nights and parties.