Date: Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Welcome to another week team – albeit a very wintery one.

It’s great to see the track sessions getting busier as Corporate Pursuiters bolster the numbers in preparation for their challenge at the end of June.

A huge good luck to our Cycling NZ team at the ITS UCI Category 1 event in Adelaide, along with the inaugural Anzac Cup thrown in between on Friday. We have Pieter Bulling and Cameron Karwowski in the elite omnium Emma Cumming, Brad Knipe and Hamish Beadle in the U19 sprint events and Tom Sexton in the U19 endurance events. Go fast everyone and have a great hit out against the 10 countries competing, there will certainly be some strong racing and stiff competition. Read more here

Special General Meeting
A reminder that we will be holding a SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING – tonight Tuesday 26 May 2015 at 7.30pm, in the Sarah Ulmer Lounge at the Velodrome – all welcome to attend

This meeting is to vote on constitution amendments as attached and will be followed by a club meeting.

View the constitution amendments here

View the current constitution here

Proxies can be accepted up until the start of the meeting.
Download proxy form here 

This will be followed by a Club Meeting
·         AGENDA:
·         Update from last meeting
·         Level 1 coaching course
·         New model to engage members – presented by executive member Trevor Johnston
·         Update on Road and Track discussion from last meeting.
Read minutes from the last meeting here

Please note the Cycling Southland AGM will be held on Tuesday  21 July, at 7.30pm

Junior Division AGM
The Junior Division AGM will be held this Thursday 28 May, also at 7.30pm in the Sarah Ulmer Lounge. All welcome. 

10th Anniversary Corporate Pursuit
Are there any female riders who were keen to do the Corporate Pursuit this year as one of our regular and enthusiastic teams has now lost a rider at the last hour?

If you are interested in getting involved please let me know as we would all love to see a solution for the problem.

Any volunteers to help at the events on 19 and 28 June also give me a yodel – thank you! 

A reminder that all teams must have a business name, team name and all team members individual names updated no later than this Thursday 28 May on the online entry form. If you have any issues signing back into the registration site contact me at the office

Thank you to all this year’s business teams that have come on board – Urology Now, Crowe Horwath, Opus, South Port, Environment Southland, Ricoh Southland, HW Richardson, AWS Legal, Southern DHB, Waihopai Health Services, New Zealand Fire Service x2, EIS Group, Mico, Finance Now, Industrial Maintenance Support, South Roads, Frewza Boats-Southland Car and Commercial Painters, Mitre 10 Mega. Whyte’s Gravel Supplies, Tokanui Rugby Club, BNZ, ILT and SBS Bank – good luck with you training over the coming weeks!

Again a huge congrats to Allan Dunn who was in Christchurch during the weekend at the Cycling NZ AGM to collect his lifetime service award. Great job and great back page pin up again today mate Read more here Also congrats to Eddie Dawkins (Track Cyclist of the Year with sprint team of Ethan Mitchell and Sam Webster and Emma Foy and Laura Thompson who were named Para-cyclist of the Year. Also great work and congrats to Steve Canny who was named Cycling NZ president and Erin Criglington who was named the South Island representative. Hoorah to you all!

Also huge congrats to Hamish Beadle, Brad Knipe and Tom Sexton who have been accepted in the Pathway to Podium programme, joining our para-cyclist Vic Baldwin, who has been a part of the programme since last year. Read all about it here 

ILT Sports Awards
Good luck to all our Sports Awards nominees – finalists are being announced at a special evening on Thursday night. Good luck to Erin Criglington (sorry about missing you last week!), Allan Dunn, Eddie Dawkins, Emma Cumming, Laura Thompson (and partner Emma Foy), Matt Archibald, Pieter Bulling, Sid Cumming, Dave Beadle, Tom Scully and Waine Harding all in the running. Good luck team you are all very worthy nominees indeed for all your dedication to help make our sport a success. 

A handled allen key (size 5) brand SuperB was left on the table at track entrance last Tuesday night. If seen or in your possession please return to the office thank you. 

Oceas Assistance Required
Clayton Worthington head coach of the Western Australian Institute of Sport is seeking assistance during the Oceas in October. Their crew are after a local coach or mechanic who would like to be involved with their team for a fee during the event?  Clayton is planning to travel by himself with a team of between 7 and 9 riders. The role involvement with their team would be assisting during warm up and competition.  Male or female.  Any level of experience is fine as Clayton will direct you. Let me know at the office if anyone is keen. 

Finally we couldn’t do what we do without the support of our wonderful community funders and sponsors – you are superstars to non-profit sporting organisations like ourselves. This week we would like to especially thank the ILT Foundation who have kindly just given us $70,000 in operational funding to help keep our organisation and events running. Thanks team – hugely valued as always!

That’s it from me for the last week of May – sigh we’ve hit halfway through the year already!
Keep warm and dry


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