people – simon monk

name Simon Monk
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How long have you been a member of SBS? 11 years
What roles do you currently play within the society? Commander in Chief
What does this role/roles involve? I’m the Society’s Commander in Chief and my role is to make sure we have fun on the big night but stay safe. There’s a lot of planning and discussions with various bodies such as the police, ambulance, fire brigade etc; safety meetings; making sure we get a great route mapped out with procession timings and torches in all the right places; communicating with our brilliant captains and leads and all the folk who make bonfire spirit come to life. I love it when a plan comes together! FIRESITE TEAM Helping safely assemble and disassemble the firesite.
How long have you held this position/positions? 4
What other roles have you played? Representing SBS on BONCO; Firesite Captain; Marshal; I’m a great torch notcher; May fayre volunteer and swede roller; being the husband of Mrs Chief, Sarah Monk
What do you most love about your role/s? The camerarderie is fantastic – not just in our Society but in the wider Bonfire family.