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Last night your committee decided that the wisest course to undertake at the present time is to postpone the start to our season.
This morning parkrun has advised that all parkruns in Australia and New Zealand are suspended, at least until the end of March. At the last committee meeting we agreed that this would be a trigger for us to postpone.
In addition, everyone would be aware of the current regulations regarding social distancing. When we all gather at our events this is problematic.
Finally, with all the other cancellations, especially of sporting events, we could be viewed as irresponsible if we pressed on. This could lead to reputational damage to your Club.
We ask that everyone accepts this difficult decision.
If you have already registered, that still stands and you will be set to go when we are up and running. Similarly, those people who have paid the entry to race 1, that will be held in credit for your first run.
Your committee will be keeping in regular touch and will advise when we can get underway and the shape of the season. Clearly some races will be lost for this year.
Please keep checking here and Facebook for further announcements.
Keep safe and keep running (just not in big groups).
Rod (on behalf of President Barry and your committee).
Sunday March 15, 2020
The PCCCT committee is monitoring the current COVID-19 situation. As the club races attract less than 500 people we do not feel the need to cancel races at this stage. This decision is based on current Department of Health recommendations. We will continue to monitor the situation for any changes. We will act on advice from the local Department of Health to ensure that our response to this ongoing and developing pandemic is appropriate and in line with the most up-to-date advice and guidelines.
The health and safety of our members is our number one priority and we will act on advice and directions from the Health Department if and when they change.
The PCCCT is taking measures to ensure we have a safe environment for our members. Consequently, the morning tea normally held after race 1 is cancelled.
We will have hand sanitiser available for use at races
We urge our members and supporters to adopt the following recommendations from the Department of Health:
- Do not shake hands or otherwise contact one another.
- Try to keep a distance of 1.5m from other people.
- Cover nose and mouth with tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing.
- Wash your hands with soap and water and dry with paper towel.
If you are displaying symptoms that are associated with COVID-19 you should seek medical advice. For the health and safety of other members we encourage you to refrain from attending any races when unwell.
The committee will keep you updated both on Facebook and our website if any new information comes to hand.
As you know, you will be able to enter on-line this year for all races. On-line entries will open for regular races the Sunday evening a week prior and close at 6:00pm Saturday evening. Payment will be by bank transfer only.
Another change is that regular Sunday races will start at 9:30am. Day entries will close at 9:00 with the nominated time events also at that time.
Registrations are now open for Season 2020!
As the Launceston Running Carnival has been reinstated, and is on Sunday June 7th, our 5km Cooee race will now be on Monday June 8th.
2020 Programme. This is the basic version.
Full details of the programme will be available on the website soon
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Orders from our first batch of tops have arrived! Please check your emails for more information on collection, or you can collect at Race 1 (Wivenhoe).
Orders from the second batch have been received and are processing.
We are currently not taking any orders. We anticipate to reopen after the season starts.
You will be able to get your name on the back, and your race number on the front. This number will be able to be used for races, so you won’t have to pin a bib onto these tops for PCCCT races.
Singlet – $33
Shirt – $38
Fill out this form to place an order
This form only submits an order for one person. If ordering for multiple people, please fill this form out for each person. This ensures we are getting the right details on the right tops.
Orders for the this batch will close on the Wednesday 12/3/20 at 8pm. More orders will be made throughout the year depending on demand.
We will notify you by email, and post on our Facebook page and website once the orders are ready for collection.
President’s Report and minutes
Pres report 2019
The AGM of the PCCCT will be held at the Ulverstone SLSC on December 3rd starting at 7:00pm.
Below are the documents you will need.
As for all general meetings, current 2019 members and life members are welcome. We would like to see good numbers so please attend if you can.
2019 AGM Agenda
Results of meeting
At the Special General Meeting of the Club tonight, members voted as follows:
A majority of members present voted in favour of lifting the penalty (suspension) of the member who had been suspended. That member may now continue as a member of the PCCCT.
A majority of members present voted in favour of confirmation of the penalty of the member who had been expelled and appealed. That member now ceases to be a member of of the PCCCT.
Rod Viney (Secretary)
Your Committee would like all 2019 members and Life Members who can possibly attend to do so.
Some unfortunate incidents occurred after race 25 on September 15 at Burnie Netball Centre (the Big Six), involving three Club members.
As per the Club Constitution Section 31 (link below), your Committee investigated and found all three had breached the Club Code of Conduct (link below).
Consequently, two members were expelled from the Club and the third suspended.
The Constitution allows suspended and expelled members to appeal their sanctions to a special general meeting and two of the three have appealed.
- Welcome and brief explanation of proceedings
- Details of the penalties imposed by the committee and the reason for the penalties
- Up to five minute break for the appellants to prepare to be heard by the meeting
- The member suspended may speak to the meeting, should he wish
- The member expelled may speak to the meeting, should he wish
- Vote scrutineers appointed
- Voting slips distributed and members vote to endorse each penalty or lift each penalty
- Votes counted by scrutineers
- Count result announced
- Meeting closes
NB As per the Constitution:
(8) If at the Special General Meeting a majority of the members present vote in favour of the lifting of the penalty, the penalty shall be deemed to have been lifted and the member is entitled to continue their membership of the Association.
(9) If at the Special General Meeting a majority of the members present vote in favour of the confirmation of the penalty, the penalty takes effect, and the member ceases to be a member of the Association without entitlement to refund to registration monies paid.
(10) Persons expelled from the Association will not be eligible to reapply for membership at any time, except with the consent of the Committee.
Following the incidents which occurred at the Club race on 15 September, your committee acted according to the Club constitution, Section 31.
The matter was investigated by your committee and found that three members had breached the club Code of Conduct.
As a result, one member had his Club membership suspended for six months and the other two were expelled from the Club.
The member suspended and one of the two expelled have, according to the constitution, asked the Committee to call a Special General Meeting to which they wish to appeal their sanctions.
Please note that the third member has until October 17 to lodge a requisition to appeal, also.
Consequently, you are advised:
Notice of Special General Meeting
Professional Cross Country Club Inc. has called a Special General Meeting at 7.00 pm, Wednesday, 23 October, 2019 at the Ulverstone Surf Lifesaving Club. Agenda: Suspension and/or Expulsion of Members as outlined in the PCCCT Inc. Constitution. Attendance at the Special General Meeting is open to life members and all current members of the PCCCT Inc.
Rod Viney Secretary
Please see Section 31, paragraph 7 of the Club constitution for information on how the meeting will be conducted.
Your committee would like all current members and life members who are able to attend, to do so.
Please note: you can also donate by direct deposit to:
Please put “Troughton Appeal” as the reference.
For those who may not be aware: Isaac Troughton and his fiancée, Maddi, had a baby boy 4 weeks ago who was born at 24 weeks gestation – so very premature.
While he is making progress, Maddi and Isaac are facing big hurdles in the near term as mum and bub need to remain in Hobart with Isaac travelling.
Your committee has decided to organise a cash collection for the young family. So if you would like to contribute, please bring some money in an envelope to the run at Molly Malone’s this week or to Gunns Plains next week. It can be handed to me or Barry.
If you would like to include a note or card feel free. The donations will be pooled and forwarded to Isaac and Maddi in a couple of weeks.
Many thanks, Rod.
The Burnie Trophy Centre/Troy Atkins Accounting “Ironman Classic” 25km at Forth will be run on July 7th. Entries are now being taken for this event and must be in before Monday July 1.
You can enter on Sunday June 30 at the Club race at Burnie or on-line by using the form below. If you have any issues, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
General race queries can be directed to me, Rod, at Rod63@bigpond.com.
The Club would like to thank Hayden Bishop for his work to enable on-line entries.
Ironman entry: http://bit.ly/pccctim19
Season Registration: http://bit.ly/pccctrego19