Para Rowing Committee

1.  Composition

The Para Rowing Committee consists of a Chair and a minimum of two other members. In addition members representing specialist expertise may be appointed.

2.  Appointment

The Chair is appointed annually by the Board of Rowing Ireland following the AGM. The members of the committee are appointed by the Chair.

3.  Purpose

To develop, organise and provide oversight control on all matters relating to Domestic Para Rowing.

(Note that the High Performance Director has responsibility for HP Para Rowing activities).

4.  Functions

4.1 To draft and secure Board approval for a plan for the development of Para rowing in Ireland.

4.2 To oversee the implementation of the development plan and to report to the Board on same.

4.3 To arrange an annual programme of domestic Para rowing events in Ireland and to oversee the running of this programme.

4.4 To support rowing clubs, through general advice and coach development, in developing Para rowing at a local level.

4.5 To identify and pursue opportunities for raising finance at national and/or local level for Para rowing.

4.6 To respond to any formal complaints in relation to Para rowing.

4.7 To ensure a proper focus on the safety and welfare of individuals participating in Para rowing.

4.8 To ensure that all domestic Para rowers are properly classified according to Rowing Ireland Rules.

4.9 To organise and work with any required support teams (eg medical, legal, etc.)

4.10 To interact, on behalf of the Board with relevant disability organisations.

4.11 To liaise with other relevant Committee Chairs – particularly those of the Domestic events Committee and Safety Committee – and, through the Chair, with the CEO of Rowing Ireland as necessary.

4.12 To ensure good relationships and effective interaction with HP is maintained.

4.13 Perform any other tasks allocated by the Board of the Rowing Ireland

5.  Meeting Frequency

Minimum four times per year

6.  Board Reporting

The Committee will report twice per annum and their report should contain the following:

• Dates of what meetings have been held and attendance
• Plan of activities and objectives for the year
• Summary of activities since the last report
• Any actions requiring Board attention

7.  Membership 2013/2014

Chair: Joe Cunningham

Members: Peter Heaney, John Armstrong, Shane Ryan, Hamish Adams

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