Regional Council is formally composed of County representatives and Elected officers (including the Chairman). These are the voting Members of council. In addition, the region makes many Ex Officio appointments (sometimes called 'officials' as opposed to 'officers'), and Liaison appointments, who also attend council meetings, and Council also appoints a Vice-chair from the Members.
Each category is detailed below, with a note on who appoints them and what voting rights they have on council.
Individuals may hold more than one appointment; it is common to find that individuals on council wear more than one hat where roles overlap or a person is directly involved in a range of activities.
|Function||Appointment||Votes on Council|
County Representatives are there to bring County views and proposals to Council, to vote on council business, and to report back to their County association.
The County Representatives are representatives of their county's archers.
County reps. are appointed by their county committee or AGM, depending on the county constitution.
The number of representatives allowed depends on the size of the county. Counties with up to 750 members in the previous affiliation year can send two representatives; larger counties can send three.
|Each county is entitled to one vote per representative, providing one is present.|
Officers are appointed by the AGM.
|President*||Appointed at any General Meeting for a term of three years; remains a member of council for 1 year following term of office||1 Vote|
|Lady and Gentleman Vice-President||Appointed at any General Meeting for two years||1 Vote each|
|Chairman*||Appointed at the AGM for 1 year||1 Vote plus 1 casting vote|
|General Secretary*||Appointed at the AGM for 1 year||1 Vote|
|Treasurer*||Appointed at the AGM for 1 year||1 Vote|
|Secretary (SCAM)||Appointed at the AGM for 1 year||1 Vote|
|Tournament organiser (Field)||Appointed at the AGM for 1 year||1 Vote|
*Denotes members of the executive
Officials are appointed by Council, either directly or, where they represent a Regional Subcommittee, on the basis of a nomination from the subcommittee.
|Inter-counties tournament organiser (senior)*||Appointed by Regional Council||None|
|Inter-counties tournament organiser (junior)*||Appointed by Regional Council||None|
|Regional Indoor tournament organiser*||Appointed by Regional Council||None|
|Regional Junior Championship organiser*||Appointed by Regional Council||None|
|Clout tournament organiser*||Appointed by Regional Council||None|
|Coaching committee chairman*||Appointed by Regional Council, with nomination from Coaching cttee||None|
|Coaching Finance officer*||Appointed by Regional Council, with nomination from Coaching cttee||None|
|Chairman of the Regional Shooting Committee (Judges)*||Appointed by Regional Council with nomination from Regional Shooting committee||None|
|Public Relations Officer*||Appointed by Regional Council||None|
*The above Officials are as listed in the Constitution adopted 3rd April 2003.
The Region provides for liaison with GNAS and the EAF by appointing individuals to communicate with those bodies, either by attending meetings or by acting as contact points on behalf of the region.
|GNAS Field Liason Officer*||Appointed by Regional Council||None|
|GNAS Coaching Liaison*||Appointed by Regional Council||None|
|GNAS Judges' Liaison*||Appointed by Regional Council||None|
|GNAS Junior Liaison*||Appointed by Regional Council||None|
|GNAS Archery for the Disabled Liason*||Appointed by Regional Council||None|
|Representative to English Archery Federation||Appointed by Regional Council||None|
*GNAS Liason officers are appointed by Council for each regionally represented liason area. The list above is that in force at October 2011.
The Vice-chairman is appointed annually by Council from among the members of council to manage meetings in the chairman's absence.
|Vice-chairman||Appointed by Regional Council||None*|
*The Vice chair holds no additional vote, but since they must be a member of council to hold the post, they already have a vote in their own right.