Good afternoon members,
Further to our membership meeting last Tuesday evening the executive are pleased to advise that today Walter Lettink started working for Cycling Southland as Acting General Manager, 24 hours a week Monday to Thursday. Walter is on a six-month, fixed contract and will be focusing on various areas in the club, mainly sponsorship.
I will continue to be in the office on a regular basis.
Then on 28 April Nick Longford will commence as Cycling Development Officer, subject to obtaining a visa by then.
Nick will be responsible for facilitating and development of the entire membership which includes coach development, volunteer and official development as well as developing programmes that enhance rider participation.
I would like to thank Melissa and Bruce for their hard work while the club has been short staffed.
At the membership meeting it was re-iterated that the main focus of the club is on membership, supported by events.
This is highlighted in our current six year strategic plan - To view this click here
Cycling Southland has always been based on a high level of volunteer input, with an estimated 45,000 volunteer hours a year. This was summarised at our presentation at the recent TrustPower National Community Awards.
There are several areas that members can become involved in activities of the club
(1) Crowe Horwath Corporate Pursuit - coaches and volunteers
And organising groups for
(2) Track nationals and carnivals
(3) SBS Bank Tour of Southland
If you are interested please contact the office or me.
Please contact me if you wish to discuss any of the above.