In this week’s Bleat;
- From the Desk of the President
- Notice of Annual General Meeting 2018
- From the Desk of the Handicapper
- Interstate Events
- Racing this Week
- Race Reports
Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc
From the Desk of the President
I apologise to those that were planning to ride out first two races in 2018. Last year we had a series of issues that we have now, for the most part, dealt with I hope. This year we had something new come up that we now have a plan for. In essence the issues revolve around preparing and planning a calendar for a full year’s racing (which we started in October 2017), checking latest road approval requirements in NSW and the ACT, then preparing 30-40 multipage documents and transmitting them. This takes quite a significant amount of time and effort from volunteers, generally at a time when many of us are on holidays! Whilst this does not excuse the cancellation for the events which we ourselves planned, I hope it gives those members that may be frustrated with the lack of racing early this year, a sense of the amount of effort that goes into planning and conducting an event. Given the amount of planning involved, no-one feels the cancellation of an event more keenly than those that planned it.
The good news is that the other events should be good to go. I also appreciate the efforts of members who organised spontaneous rides via the Vets Facebook page. Just goes to show that racing isn’t everything and that the Vets strength is in the connections Vets make.
Please also note that, at the upcoming the Annual General Meeting, positions on the Race Committee will be available for those that want to have an impact on racing in 2018 and developing the 2019 Calendar.
Ben Davis has been working hard to fill the gaps for the Race Director spots up until the end of June, however there are still a few outstanding races that have no Race Director assigned. Please help Ben and the Race Committee fill these spots. If you you’ve never been a Race Director before there are guidelines available and loads of old hands to assist.
Race Directors are required for the following races:
– 4th March– Uriarra
– 18th March– Old Federal Highway
– 25th March– Uriarra
– 7th April-Cooma
– 14th April– Uriarra
– 28th April– Orroral
– 12th May– Smiths Rd
– 19th May– Dog Trap Rd
– 16th June– Cotter
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