Congratulations to the new committee members elected at our AGM on December 10, at the Ulverstone Surf Clubrooms.
John McGuire was retained as Club Patron, and starting his 29th year in the position, Barry Ling was again elected unopposed as President. John Lucas welcomes Neville Sweetman as our two vice-presidents and Gerard Leary continues as Treasurer. Rick Ferguson took on the roles of Secretary and Public Officer as well as retaining his Publicity Officer duties while Keith Lancaster was elected Handicapper. Dale Blyth, Dane Febey and a returning Douglas Hamerlok will join Steve Powell, Malcolm Nutting and Shane Hanson as ordinary committee members. While Dane is no stranger to the committee, serving as vice-president in 2010, it is Dale Blyth’s first term. Managing the Wynyard Woolworths store, Dale has been running with the club for six years.
An amendment to our Constitution was passed allowing our committee to serve notice to suspend or expel any member for breaching our code of conduct. It was also decided that our handicapping system would be published online and in our handbook programme to dispel some of the myths regarding race marks.
Our club registrations will remain the same as 2013 but the Fairford Feature Race and the Woodhouse Marathon will increase to $20 race fee. Race fees for families will be capped at $40 maximum.