Date: Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Greetings one and all as another week gains momentum,

This weekend we are hosting kids from Dunedin and Wanaka south for the South Island Secondary Schools Track Champs, and it’s a pretty good field of entries across the board, so head on down for some free entertainment between about 10am and 2pm this Saturday and cheer them all on! View the entries and draft programme here

Next major port of call is the 2015 Southland Track Champs from 5-7 December. Ensure you enter here by this Friday 21 November

Anyone who is able to lend a hand during these sessions please let me know when you are available please office@cyclingsouth.org.nz Your assistance is very much appreciated

If anyone is able to assist with loaning the NZ Para team a couple of sets of rollers during the event – please let me know too. Thank you!

Executive Update
Nick Longworth , development officer, finished work for Cycling Southland on 7 November 2014. He is returning back to the UK.

Walter Lettink, Acting General Manager, completed his fixed term contract on 13 November 2014. He is returning back to Christchurch with his family. 

We thank them for their contribution to Cycling Southland.
We have advertised for a General Manager and are currently working through potential candidates as well as evaluating options in the development role. 

In the meantime we want to provide support in the office and below set out detail of this with an internal vacancy. We appreciate the ongoing support of members , volunteers, supporters, sponsors and funders.

INTERNAL VACANCY
Following recent staff departures, we are looking to employ part-time resource for three months to assist in the club function. 

Duties to include -
- manage public enquiry , phone and email contact.
- assist with club road and track organisation and management
- support Melissa and Bruce as required 

Hours negotiable around 9.30am to 3pm each day.

Knowledge of our sport is preferable. The ability to work unsupervised, show initiative, be accurate in performing tasks and courtesy are essential.
For further information contact Tony Hammington-  tony.hammington@rabobank.com , 027 249 6366 

CLUB MEETING
You are encouraged  to attend  a club meeting next Wednesday 26 November, at 7.30pm in spectator stands outside our office to get an update and to give your input.

Agenda includes:
·         Update from the executive
·         Track Nationals 2015
·         Discussion on timing of Southland Track Championships next year
·         Junior division update
·         Fundraising
·         Other business 

Please contact me if required.
Thank you
Lindsay Jordan, President 

Renew your BikeNZ licence and Cycling Southland membership           
The window to renew your annual BikeNZ membership, or to become a new 2015 BikeNZ member, is now open.  Logging into your current membership via the BikeNZ website will guide you through the renewal process.  Please complete your renewal by 31 December 2014.A reminder that if you are riding the 2015 Southland Track Champs you will need a 2015 licence.

While things seem to be running smoothly now, some technical issues were experienced when the renewal period opened on 1 November.  BikeNZ apologise if you were inconvenienced, and if your profile wasn’t updated, it will be shortly.  They also appreciate the feedback you’re providing and will use this in a process review to ensure they can improve and streamline your user experience in 2015.
Click here to download hard copy documents from our website 

New Year Events – Note them now!
A reminder to diary Fri 16 and Sat 17 January for the ILT New Year Track Carnival, Sun 18 for the Ascot Park Hotel Crit and details to be finalised for the Gore to Invercargill Classic during that weekend as well. Entries online will be available as soon as five minutes permits! Great prize money up for grabs during these events, so spread the word now! 

U19 Endurance Squad
Training will commence at 6:00pm this Thursday.  Please ensure you have a 91inch gearing on and bring aero bars with you.   

High Performance Squad
This squad restarts this Thursday night from 8-10pm. 

Baxter & Neilson
The final round of Baxter & Neilson is on this Friday. Two categories are still to be decided so some very exciting racing can be expected. Prize giving will follow with  our sponsors Ray and Trish Galt from Baxter & Neilson along with Tom Scully. Catering is bring a plate, U17s and U13 Girls are to bring a savoury plate and U15s + U13 Boys are to bring a sweet plate. If you have a child in each you just bring one plate please. But wait there’s more – a major spot prize draw for top of the line Skull candy headphones. See you all there for racing to start at 6pm. 

There is no junior Saturday road racing scheduled for the rest of the year. Juniors are however race able to race in the senior race, please refer to the road race criteria click here

Saturday Road Race
This Saturday’s race is the graded Wednesday Worlds Circuit to Bluff Hill. Enter online by midday Friday Registration 1pm at McQuarrie Street for 1.30pm race start.

Manager is A Lienert, Marshalls are N & W Sutherland and M Smith please. Remember you need to sort your own replacement or fill-in if needed thank you.

New Year Closures
The office and Velodrome will be closed for Christmas-New Year break from Monday 22 December to Monday 5 January. We will investigate opening for some set sessions again during this time, so please advise if anyone is able to assist with supervising opening during this time – preferably someone experienced from past years please. 

Club Car Wash Fundraiser
The club fundraising committee has travel fund initiatives planned to help assist riders to Cambridge next February and March for the Elite and Age Group Track Championships.

The rules are simple, turn up and help and receive your share towards your travel, if you can’t make the fundraising event you can elect a person to come in your place.
"If you don't help you don't receive."
Get your friends and family along to have cars washed and buy a sausage off the BBQ while they wait.

Please support the people who are supporting you. To notify the committee of your attendance txt or phone Andrea Hope 027 345 9381 ASAP.
Download the fundraising poster and put it up where and when you can! 

Junior Division
View the minutes from last week’s monthly meeting here 

2015 Tour de Vineyards
View the Director’s Communique here

Okey dokey rokey – just enough going on for Brucie and I in  the office so I will fly to the next duty.
Keep cool and calm out there and have a great week!

 

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