Thank you to the more that 50 people who attended the Special Meeting and AGM last week and sorry I could not be there as I had a family funeral in Mackay the next day. The minutes will be completed soon and they will go on the website.
Firstly the Special Meeting was held to conduct a vote on the adoption of an updated set of rules for the club and nearly everyone voted in favor of that motion. When we receive the rules back from the Office of Fair Trading, they will also go onto the website.
Next Kenny Adriaansen put forward that Phil Hungerford become the next Life Member of RTC and this was passed unanimously. Most of you will know Phil as the owner of the Run Inn and Race Director of many events including the Bribie Tri Series, Rainbow Beach Tri, Hervey Bay 100, Mt Mee Marathon and Qld Half Marathlon. Phil has also been our club’s longest supporter and without Phil’s early support, our club would not be the club it is today. Phil continues to help our club with the opportunity to assist with the Bribie transition pack up which he gives us cash to put towards our presentation night, plus Phil sponsors the Moreton Bay Grand Prix with prizes and the use of his bike racks. Phil also donates prizes for presentation night and other awards we give out during the year and provides us all with a discount when shopping at the Run Inn. From the entire club I would like to congratulate Phil on his life membership and thank him for all the support he has given the club and continues to give.
And finally the election of the club committee was conducted. There was a couple of exciting changes to the committee this year which I’m sure will have a positive impact on the club. Danny Hooley, one of the club’s founding members is the new vice president. Peter Little, another long time member and committee member has returned as the new secretary. Gai Grieve continues as treasurer and I’m sure we are all very happy with that, I know I could not do my job as president without all the things Gai does for the club. We have a new committee member Karen Readon, and Dan Hutchinson, Mark Knight and Anthony Radford are continuing as committee members. And I would like to thank everyone for your ongoing faith in me as the president of this wonderful club.
I would like to thank the people who served on the club committee during the last year; you have all done a great job supporting the club, members and coaches. Thank you Simon, Gai, Louisa, Danny, Kenny, Beth, Radish, Cheyne, Dan, Mark, Paul, Kirstin and Pix.
Next for the club is the appointment of the Director of Coaching. For anyone who is not familiar with how we have done this for the last 24 years, after the AGM we call for nominations for Director of Coaching and then this position is appointed by the new committee at the first committee meeting after the AGM. And with the updated club rules, the new Director of Coaching will become the ninth committee member. The next committee meeting is Wednesday Oct 8th. The RTC Director of Coaching is responsible for the clubs entire coaching program and coordinates all the other coaches we have in the club in delivering the coaching program. If you are a coach and would like to nominate for the Director of Coaching position, please email me before the next committee meeting with your qualifications, coaching experience and what you would like to offer the club and be available to attend that meeting, thank you.
And just finally, Mary will do a weekend wrap-up in her weekly update, but I would just like to express my and the club’s condolences to the family and friends of the guy who passed away during the Sunshine Coast 70.3 and to offer my support to anyone who witnessed his rescue from the water and attempted resuscitation on the beach. I would also like to wish a speedy recovery to Mark Betts who had a crash during the race. And to finish on a positive note, while writing this email I received this FB message:
Hi mate, just dropping you a MSG to pass on a great gesture from one of the RTC members @ Sundays Sunshine Coast 70.3.
I had just crossed the finished line & was in a little bit of discomfort as the last 5k had busted me and on crossing the line I wasn’t real interested in the medal or towel, all I wanted was water! I asked officials were the water was & they reply down there! Pointed another 50mt but looked like 5k, on hearing a few of my profanities a member of the RTC who by this stage had water turned to me & said ” here mate you need this more than me ” I accepted, & gave a quick thanks, I didn’t get his name so if you please pass on this little note in your presidents report it would be greatly appreciated. Great spirit by a great club man, many thanks Jimmy, Rick
Stay safe everyone,