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Volunteers' Week 2023 💛💚

Sean Furlong - The Organisational Backbone of Portico Vine ARLFC as Secretary

Every successful sports club requires a skilled and dedicated team behind the scenes, managing the administrative and operational aspects. At Portico Vine ARLFC, one key individual who ensures the smooth functioning of the club is Sean Furlong, our diligent and meticulous Secretary. With his exceptional organisational skills and unwavering commitment, Sean plays a pivotal role in maintaining the club's operations, coordinating activities, and supporting the club's vision.

Let's delve into the remarkable journey of Sean and his invaluable contributions to Portico Vine ARLFC.

💚Efficient Administration and Record-Keeping:

As Secretary of Portico Vine, Sean serves as the organisational backbone of the club. His primary responsibility is to manage and maintain essential administrative tasks, including record-keeping, scheduling, correspondence, and documentation. Through his meticulous approach, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple responsibilities, Sean ensures that the club's operations run smoothly and efficiently.

💛Effective coordination and communication are vital for any sports club's success, and Sean excels in these areas. He serves as a central point of contact between the club's members, board, coaching staff, and external stakeholders. Whether it's scheduling team meetings, disseminating important information, or coordinating events, Sean's clear and prompt communication ensures that everyone is well-informed and on the same page.

💚As the Secretary, Sean is responsible for ensuring the club's compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. He maintains accurate and up-to-date records of the club's activities, financial transactions, and policies. Sean works closely with the Senior Committee to ensure adherence to governance standards, transparency, and accountability. His attention to detail helps the club navigate administrative challenges and ensures compliance with relevant rules and regulations.

💛Sean's role extends beyond administrative tasks; he also plays a crucial role in supporting the Senior Commitee. He assists in the preparation of board meetings, compiling reports, and ensuring that decisions are accurately recorded and implemented. Sean's contributions help facilitate effective decision-making processes, allowing the club to progress strategically and make informed choices that align with its long-term objectives.

💚Preserving the history and heritage of a sports club is vital for its identity and culture. Sean takes pride in maintaining and documenting the rich legacy of Portico Vine ARLFC. He ensures that historical records, achievements, and milestones are properly recorded, enabling the club to celebrate its heritage and inspire future generations.

Sean is an invaluable asset to Portico Vine ARLFC as Secretary. He is a true gentleman, and always brings a sense of calm to any situation, as well as being our tech guru! His support with the Open Age team hasn't gone unnoticed and was fully deserving of his Lifetime Achievement award this year.

Thank you Sean for all that you do 💛💚


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