Chairman ~ John Breen
The position of chairman is purely ornamental – no real power at all but requires subtlety to keep the meandering flock in line. John is certainly adept at subtlety and he calmly keeps the committee meetings in line. He has a vast amount of experience both as a diver and as a committee member and we are certainly lucky to have him on our side. His charm and wit shall make for an excellent compliment to the committee generally.
Secretary ~ Ciaran
The club secretary keeps the rest of the club members in line during meetings and keeps us on the Agenda. Ciaran has a passion for technology, growing vegetables, cooking (suspicious looking green stringy leeks and chicken) and baking tasty treats. If you need some information, an email sent, a text message sent, something organised, or the website edited ask Ciaran.
Treasurer ~ Frank
Being a “real” accountant you would be forgiven for thinking that Frank is as exciting as a glass of water but NO our Frank is like 007, Rumour has it he built a plane from an old lawnmower, a tumble dryer and a cloths line.
However like Mike Kerrison she’s always up in the clouds. Theresa was promoted from the Eddie Hobbs school of economics to the McWilliams Academy of “I told you so” and has warned about tougher dive taxes to come.
One measure he is exploring is the tax on air consumption with a 5c per litre tax on cylinders with less than 100bar. She is also rumoured to have invented a similar board to Monopoly called €os an Leithreas” but unlike buying property you have to offload it without losing your home and the shirt on your back, the game is very popular with Bankers and Builders.
Diving Officer ~ Mike
The diving officer looks after the planning of the season’s Dive Plan, keeps a close eye on the weather and is ready to send out a text at a moment’s notice to organize a dive. All club members should contact the DO if they plan to dive – whether it is with the club or not.
Our DO is new to the role. He is starting to find his sea legs within the position and, if all goes to plan, we are sure for an excellent and varied diving season this year.
He is a cheerful calming influence on the otherwise rowdy bunch of committee members.
Equipment Officer ~ Noel
Noel is our assistant equipment officer. He is always quick with a laugh or a comforting word. He aims to assist the equipment officer in whatever means necessary, sourcing parts, looking for alternatives, finding out where to get things at less expense to keep the treasurer happy.
Training Officer ~ Frank
Training officers’ iron out all the bad habits you were taught in previous years and prepare you for the worst as typically this will happen sooner rather than later. TO’s work on the principle of Murphy’s law and are often seen praying to St. Jude. A highly experienced diver and he is always available to assist any trainee diver.
Assistant Training Officer ~ Dr Tom
Not just your average assistant or average snorkeler for that matter. After an accident at the local chemical factory Dr Tom began to grow gills and webbed feet at the age of 7 and now looks more like a cross between a ninja and the man in the Cadbury milk tray ad. He runs an impressive training regime in the pool at UL during the winter months. He’s passionate about snorkelling and is highly respected and a fantastic asset to have in any club. Everyone is encouraged to join in UL and hopefully improve your breathing.
Public Relations ~ Theresa
Dealing with the public is one of Theresa’s virtues, working in transportation has a role in upholding the fabric of societies little up and downs, people flock from far and wide to have a chat and cup of brew, like a cross between Dr Phil, Judge Judy and Mother Theresa he is well able to quell the bitching, quarrels and one-upmanship within the Club and Community alike. For the ageing diving community, every Thursday between 11am and 3pm there’s a specials on the BBQ sausages and cups of tea. Kit kit time extensions are very welcome.