This special AGM edition celebrates the achievements of the 2016-2017 season, reviews the year that was and looks forward to the events of 2018.
About the awards
It was my intent to document the various awards so that those like myself who are unaware of the requirements or history of the awards could have a better appreciation beyond just the raw distances in brevet kilometres traveled. It turns out this is a broad topic and so in order to do it justice, there will be an “award of the month” article in future newsletters covering the topic in an appropriate amount of detail.
For now though you will just have to be as awestruck as I am at the commitment and accomplishment of covering so many kilometres in a year.
Awards were presented by Sandy Vigar to recipients who attended the meeting. The list below acknowledges all achievements for the year.
|Audax Australia Annual 10000km Award||Brian Hornby|
|Audax Australia Annual 7500km Award||Peter Watson|
|Audax Australia Annual 5000km Award||Anthony Richardson, Peter Jenkins|
|Audax Australia Annual 2500km Award||Gayle Sticher, John McMullan, Justin Bennett, Pat Lehane, Raoul Dover, Tara Horner, Vaughan Kippers|
|Audax Australia Annual 1000km Award||Andrew Gills, Elizabeth Blooms, Hugh Fyson, Kim Christie, Mark Harris, Peter Butterss|
|Australian Super Randonneur||Anthony Richardson, Brian Hornby|
|Dirt Series||Peter Jenkins, Raoul Dover, Vaughan Kippers|
|Gale Schaub Award||Gayle Sticher|
|Gran Turismo Super Randonneur||Anthony Richardson, Brian Hornby|
|Nouveau Randonneur||Andrew Gills, Anthony Richardson, Brian Hornby, John McMullan, Justin Bennett, Kim Christie, Peter Watson, Simon Faber, Tara Horner, Tracey Howley|
|Petite Year Round Randonneur||Gayle Sticher, John McMullan, Justin Bennett, Kim Christie, Pat Lehane, Peter Jenkins|
|The Martin Pearson Memorial Trophy||Brian Hornby|
|Woodrup 5000||Anthony Richardson, Brian Hornby|
|Year Round Randonneur||Anthony Richardson, Brian Hornby, Peter Robertson, Peter Watson, Raoul Dover|
2016-2017 season review
Reports covering the 2016-2017 season were delivered to those assembled.
Brian presented the President’s report which covered a lot of ground.
Key points mentioned:
- The epermanent system has proved a great success on a number of fronts. Ease of use has contributed to increased rider participation and manual administration is greatly reduced. Funds are collected at the point of registration which has improved this aspect of ride management as well.
- GT Series and Great Northern Six pack organised by Gayle and Kim have been a great success and the Great Northern Six pack will run again in 2018.
- The Brevet secretary’s efforts were acknowledged by Brian who noted that he has a greater appreciation for the effort involved while covering for Nick.
- The Treasurer’s efforts were acknowledged by Brian who reports that changes by the national committee are likely to simplify financial processes at some point in future.
- The work of the Calendar coordinator was acknowledged with Brian noting both Peter and Rosie’s efforts.
- Membership is growing currently 172 from 140 previously with much of the growth in FNQ. Membership clusters around where rides are conducted leading to discussion on how to improve membership on the Gold and Sunshine Coast regions.
Kym presented the financial report showing the club currently has a strong financial position. Spending for the year was explained.
Key points mentioned:
- significant increase in rider participation, especially in FNQ
- permanent rides increased 600% and the epermanent system was attributed as a factor for this increase
- two rides made a loss during the season
Peter presented his report providing a detailed analysis, pointing out areas of growth. The epermanent system was acknowledged as contributing to the rise in permanents ridden. A significant increase in gravel kilometres was noted as well.
- Increased social traffic, in particular Facebook where the club has two presences, an external page open to all and a group open to members only.
- The efforts of Rod Staines in assisting ride promotion was acknowledged.
- The use of the automated email list for distribution of information and ride promotion was also noted.
- Website analysis shows visits in the order of 600 per month.
- The newsletter editor is now Keith Heinrich who is always open to new content, and especially ride reports.
Please welcome your committee for 2018.
President: Brian Hornby email@example.com
Vice-President: Jeff Franklin firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Kym Raffelt email@example.com
Brevet Secretary: Vaughan Kippers firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Mark Riley email@example.com
Newsletter Editor: Keith Heinrich firstname.lastname@example.org
Calendar Co-ordinator: Peter Jenkins email@example.com
General Committee members: Justin Bennett, David Booth, Raoul Dover, Simon Faber, Rosie Godwin, Lindsay Green, Tara Horner, Pat Lehane, John McMullen, Anthony Richardson, Rod Staines, Gayle Sticher, Peter Watson