For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Ben. You may know me from SUGS as the mascot stealing ninja, the orange Among Us player, or the chair of Rali Cymru (I’m aware of this conflict of interest, see below for more). I’m currently doing my masters year at Swansea and was the treasurer in SUGS for 2 years before spending another 2 as the chair of Rali and so I am well versed in knowing the ins and outs of SSAGO.
What this role means to me:
Fun, Future Proofing, Financing
What can I bring to the role?
Not only am I very self-disciplined with my time, I am also capable of helping organise others when assistance is needed. This is very useful within the role of the exec as I am adaptable for any situation within a team.
Having experience with the societies funds and budgeting for other camps has also been useful to further understand the sense of budgeting. I am also strict but fair with handling money. I would like to review the SSAGO budget to ensure any spendings are in the interest of SSAGO members and access to funds easier.
Over the pandemic, it has come to mind that parts of SSAGO are at risk of forgetting past hints and tricks for running events and the rest of the organisation. As the exec treasurer, I want to make sure that the documentation for the treasurer role is properly up to date, making the role easier for those coming into the new exec.
A major thing that’s been happening over the past couple of years is the transfer to become a charity. My determination wants to see this finally complete after it being so long since it began.
What about Rali Cymru?
I see this as a great opportunity for the rest of SSAGO. I would obviously have to step down as the Rali Cymru chair, and in doing so would allow someone newer to SSAGO to run our beloved event. As there haven’t been many in person rallies for the past couple of years, it’s essential that the new exec can help guide and assist in running these events to the level they used to be. By allowing a new member in gives those from the younger SSAGO an opportunity to experience running these events whilst having the help from ourselves.
Being close to Rali Cymru will in no way effect the running of other events either. My interests lie in making SSAGO fun, as I have helped do with SUGS, and therefore I want the whole of SSAGO to be run the best it can and make it enjoyable for all!