From the President – Announcing the Committee for Season 2021-22 and AGM summary

Wantirna LAC held its 202-21 season AGM on the 2 May 2021. Since Covid restrictions, this was the first time that the club was able to meet face to face and have an AGM and an awards presentation night.

I am pleased to announce the following members were elected onto the committee for the upcoming 2020-21 season.

President – David Kearsley (Returning)

Secretary – Leanne Hawke (Returning)

Treasurer – Danni Loh (New)

Team Manager – Janine Kearsley (Returning)

General Committee – Liam Mathews (Returning) and Sheran Hettiarachchi (New)

I thank those members for nominating for their roles.  A new member to the committee for this season is Danni Loh. Danni replaces John Park as Treasurer, and the committee thanks John for his service to the club. John spent many an hour digitising our financial records and this will help Danni in the role as treasurer. Most of our families will know Danni and how well she runs the duty roster so that club is good hands with Danni as Treasurer.

I would also like to welcome Sherrin onto the committee as a General Committee member. It is great to see families support the club and join the committee. The returning committee members look forward to working with Sherrin and Danni this upcoming season.

Congratulations to all our athletes for a wonderful season in 2020-21, albeit with a covid effected season it great to see all of Wantirna Athletes do well. We had many award recipients at the presentation, and a number of records presented to athletes as well. Well done to Alyssa and James as our best athletes.

Unfortunately with a number of families not attending on Sunday, it meant that we were not able to vote on some constitution changes that need to be made on our PB and awards system. These changes are important and will mean that we fall in line with other clubs at the centre and Knox LAC itself. It also means that the results system used at Knox will work out the PB’s and awards for us which will make the role of team manager easier to do. As such, we will likely need to have an online special general meeting closer to the start of the season to vote on these changes. I hope you all support the process as its an important change for us at the club and modernises the way we do things.

I would like to thank Cr Marcia Timmers-Leitch, Collier Ward Councillor for attending our AGM and staying with is for the presentations afterwards. It is encouraging to have her support of local sporting clubs such as ours.

Speaking of support, I would also like to thank Obrien Real Estate for their support during the past season and hopefully we can continue that support into season 2021-22.

I look forward to working with everyone over the next year as our club goes from strength to strength as we move towards Season 2021-22

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy – See you at the track.

David Kearsley | President

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