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Function: Director | Administration

Name: Len Barnett

Contact: director@freechapterdurban.co.za

Len is responsible for upholding the Chapter Constitution and Charter of Free Chapters, member conduct, and preside at meetings, coordinate all officer responsibilities and delegate functions at his discretion. The Director chairs all Founding Member meetings and monthly meetings and shall have the final say over all Chapter matters. The Director and his wife, Elaine Barnett, are expected to attend all Free Chapter events in South Africa.

Function: Deputy Director | Administration

Name: Johan Erasmus

Contact: info@freechapterdurban.co.za

The Deputy Director, on request of the Director, takes over the role and function of the Director in his absence and shall assist the Director in carrying out the Director’s duties. Johan is also responsible for keeping the members informed of Chapter programs. The Deputy Director and his partner, Ruth Dwyer, are also expected to attend all Free Chapter events in South Africa.

Function: Treasurer 

Name: Gordon Collins

Contact: info@freechapterdurban.co.za

Gordon is responsible for all financial matters regarding membership lists and payments, appearance fees, the collection and disbursement of funds, acquiring and distribution of Chapter colours, submitting the Free Chapter annual affiliation fees, along with the required documentation, reporting all financial transactions to the Chapter.

 

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Function:  Secretary | Administration

Name: Veronica Dyson

Contact: info@freechapterdurban.co.za

Veronica is the executive administrative officer and shall be responsible for all the administrative functions of the Chapter by administering and keeping the minutes of all Annual General Meetings, Special General Meetings as well as all Chapter Founding Member meetings and monthly meetings.

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Function: Membership Officer 

Name: Gordon Collins

Contact:  membership@freechapterdurban.co.za

Reports to the Treasurer. Responsible for maintaining an up-to-date member database which should include members full names, nicknames, contact details, pillion details, next-of-kin name and contact details,  HOG number, date of membership. Must also ensure membership renewal communication takes place and an annual membership list is prepared for determination of Free Chapter fees payable to France.

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Function: Webmaster | Administration

Name: Len Barnett

Contact: director@freechapterdurban.co.za

Responsible for publishing of newsletters and for all other written, oral (broadcast) and electronic material for publications e.g. press releases etc.  Oversee and develop marketing initiatives for the Chapter. Responsible for all official Chapter broadcasts to members and for social media structures, updates and postings (Facebook/Web Pages/etc). Responsible too for the admin and control of Whatsapp groups etc.

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Function: Head Road Captain | Rides

Name: Kevin Atkinson

Contact: roadcaptain@freechapterdurban.co.za

Be knowledgeable and apply the ride rules and guidelines of HOG and is in charge and act as chairman of any marshal corps meetings. The road captain coordinator shall be responsible for the Chapter rides and will assist in the planning of routes for rides and keeping the members informed of all Chapter programs. 

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Function: Training Officer

Name: Portfolio 

Contact: info@freechapterdurban.co.za

This role, falls under the Head Road Captain. Kevin is responsible for all safety and training matters of the Chapter.. His role is to identify training needs, advise members, and arrange for such to take place. Neil is also responsible to brief members regularly on safe riding practices and to conduct pack rider training sessions.

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Function: Ladies Officer | Rides and Events

Name: Portfolio Open

Contact: ladies@freechapterdurban.co.za

Falls under the Head Road Captain. Responsible for all DFC Lady member matters of the Chapter. Moira identifies needs of the ladies in the group, advises members, and arranges for Lady-centric events and rides.

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Function: Events Officer 

Name: Portfolio Open

Contact: membership@freechapterdurban.co.za

Primarily responsible for the organization and administration of all events and rallies – inclusion on the ride calendar, bookings, promotion, etc.  Also responsible to constitute and  chair a charity and fund raising group to plan events  and make presentations to the Chapter Committee on all matters relating to fund raising.  Venishree also seeks out sponsorships for events and adopted charities.

Elaine Barnett

Wife of Director Len Barnett

 Honourary Member 

Ruth Dwyer

Partner of Deputy Director Johan Erasmus

 Honourary Member 

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