As a C&S club, MURP is run by a committee of elected students. These
elections are usually held within the first two weeks of semester, at
the club Annual General Meeting (AGM). The positions are awarded on
a simple majority. In the case of a tie votes are cast again or the
position is given dual delegates.
There are three major positions, as defined by C&S and our constitution.
Every club which is an affiliate of the Clubs and Societies organisation
has these three positions as part of their committee, as they are held
to be the responsible parties for a club.
These three positions are:
- The club president is responsible for the whole club. It is up to
the president to make sure that the other committee members are doing
their jobs, and to keep the club surfing along on a tide of their
own enthusiasm. The president's job is all encompassing, and is best
summed up as "makes sure things are ok".
- Current incumbent: Sarah Johnson
- Money! The treasurer is responsible for all the club finances.
Not only does this mean they pay for club activities, but they must
also chase down grants that the club may receive from C&S and ensure
that event reports are delivered to the C&S office on time so that
the club receives those grants. The position of treasurer does not
require much math ability beyond addition and subtraction, but does
require a lot of organisational ability. The treasurer must
keep track of all incoming and outgoing money meticulously, else
when time comes for the club to submit an audit, they find themselves
in a state of hysteria. This is not a job for the uncommitted.
- Current incumbent: Kate Brown
- The secretary of a club is not a minor position. The secretary is
responsible for all correspondance, for room bookings and for general
organisation. The secretary takes minutes of each meeting (necessary
for the audit - see 'treasurer' and 'hysteria' if this is not
done). The secretary is in many ways the official spokesperson
for the club, and the official ears. Part of the secretary's duties
include bullying and assisting the treasurer and the president.
- Current incumbent: Phil Keast
The club has several other committee positions, some of which
are peculiar to the club because of its nature. These positions are
differentiated from the president, secretary and treasurer only
because of the difference with which C&S regard them.
- Vice President (Con Org)
- Although in earlier times the VP was indeed in charge of vice,
in these enlightened times, the VP is mostly responsible for
the organisation of games on Thursday, MURP attendance at Cons,
and lifts from Thursdays, Cons and Camps.
- Current incumbent: Ken Blakey
- Assistant Treasurer
- The assistant treasurer is sort of a safety net for the current
Treasurer. Basically they are there to help out with any money-related
things that come up, and also to learn the ropes with an eye to being
treasurer next year.
- Current incumbent: Tim Betz
- The MURP publicist is responsible for making sure that members
know what is going on in the club, for the publication of the
Prestidigitator, the club magazine and for the Son of MURP,
the club newsletter.
- Current incumbent: Ian Thomas/Damien Moore
- The librarian is responsible for lending out and making sure
of the return of, the MURP library. This library now fills two
good size lockers, so this is no small job. The librarian is
also responsible to the committee for making recommendations as
to what additional roleplaying resources the club should buy.
- Current incumbent: Josh Button
- First Year Reps
- The position of First Year Rep fulfills many functions. At the
core, it is hoped that other first years, who may be a bit intimidated
by the older club members (it happens) will still be happy to talk
to the fyr. Also, by having a first year student on the committee it
is hoped that they will pick up some of the skills needed to take a
more senior position later in their Uni career. It is a MURP tradition
that we have two fyrs - one male, one female - and, despite rumours
to the contrary, this is not to maintain a breeding pair in case
the rest are wiped out.
- Current incumbents: Glen Myers and Max Brodrib
Contact the committee: email@example.com