Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Welcome back to Term 2 everyone and it’s great to have so much going on at the track again with NCEA and schools coming indoors to keep active in the cooler months ahead.

And wow the track is looking minter to greet them after a willing group of troopers, rustled up by Dave Beadle and Sid Cumming rallied last Friday and Saturday to whip the blue into shape with a clean and paint job. Nice work juniors (and several seniors!) on the handy work – very much appreciated.

CLUB MEETING- Wednesday 22 April 2015 - 7pm
It is important to attend to be involved in what is happening in your club.

Updates will include:
·         Constitution changes – View details here  and View the existing constitution here
·         Track events and Level 1 Coaching Course
·         Financial result year ending 31 March 2015 and business plan/ budget process
·         Coach Development role and GM role that are yet to be determined
·         New model to engage members
·         Forum for members to discuss road and track, in two groups if adequate numbers. Happy to take feedback and want them to be accompanied with solutions. 

Notice of a Special General Meeting
At the Executive Meeting Monday 21 April 2015, it was formally moved to adopt the constitutional changes proposed by the sub-committee working on the Constitutional review. The main change is to have two year terms for executive members rather than the current one year terms to give greater continuity of the executive.

The proposed Constitutional changes are as presented in the attachment above and relate to the number of members on the Executive and the election cycle for individual roles; tenure of appointment of President and Vice President, the process of appointment re the Vice President.

A Special General Meeting will be held on the Tuesday 26 May at 7.30pm to discuss the proposed changes to the Executive and the Constitution. Further detail will be issued in due course, including detailed proposed wording changes in the Constitution. 

10th Anniversary Corporate Pursuit
Entries are still coming in nicely for our celebratory event this year, so if you’re planning to enter, get organised now. Enter by the 30th of the month and go in the draw to win half you entry fee back!

All those able to help at the events on Friday 19 June (evening) and Sunday 28 June (during the day) let me know – come and join the hype and the fun of this great event.

This Thursday 7-9pm there will be an open, fully coached track session for all novice riders entering Corporate Pursuit this year – those after some refresher tips etc can also head along. $10 per rider. 

Road Racing
Due to road works on the planned circuit we are now holding this Saturday’s race on the Rimu Wednesday Worlds circuit 1.30pm start – please support your last couple of races before the winter break.

Register here now

Thanks to Geoff and the loyal faithfuls for running last week’s race 

Thursdays U19 and U17 Training
From this Thursday, training will recommence from 4-6pm for U19s attending the ITS in Adelaide at the end of May and 2nd year U17 riders intending riding he Oceania Champs based here in October. 

Club Road Nationals
Well done to our small crew racing at the Club Road Nationals in Hawke’s Bay over Friday, Saturday and Sunday – between Southland and Central Otago-Wakatipu there was certainly some very strong southern representation across the age groups and several podium finishes among them.

Big congrats to Sam Miller (gold U17 road race), Nicole Shields (gold U17 road race & TT), John Alabaster (gold MM6 road & TT), Steve Brough (silver MM6 road), Georgia Vessey (U23 silver road), Mikayla Harvey (U19 gold road) – along with all those other mighty fine personal rides and close podium calls. Check out Alan’s full Southland club report 

Track Timing Systems
If there is anyone interested in shadowing Danielle (Rabbit) Ralph on the track timing system and learning how to use it during our track events, we would certainly love to hear from you!! Please holler Rabbit on and stick your hand up. We will be ever-grateful.

So that’s it from me this week – so have a good one out there and remember to get along to our evening track sessions and Lunch Rolls during the cooler months. View the track schedule here



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