With our club AGM happening this Friday at 8 in the Cycling Centre this email is highlighting the need for members to attend. Nearly all our committee have been on board for over 2 years, some have over 20 years of service done, and in that time have put in savage amount of effort in helping to improve the club. To give some example of what the club is now doing:
· 3 Sportifs have been ran by Western Lakes this year
· 1 Sportif was set up with Westport Covie Wheelers and should be a major earner for the club in years to come.
· 4 open Races
· 2 two day race meetings
· 1 Critireum
· 5 Western lakes/Covey race meetings
· 5 Club league races
· 5 Club TT races
· 1 Connaught League meetings
· 3 Mayo League Meetings
· 1 Stall at the Connaught Spring show in the racecourse
· 1 Race Car purchased
· 1 Club Bus purchased
· Constant up keep of Cycling Centre
· All committee members helping out with BMX rota
As you can see the committee put in some year and have earned themselves a break from running the club. So, for the upcoming season they will be a big change in the committee. The following positions have become available:
· Membership Officer
· Committee members
· Race Committee
If people want the club to continue members must be willing to volunteer their time, we cannot expect the same people to carry out all the jobs. It’s as simple as that.
While looking at the list of events above the work load seems huge but these events have been run for years so there is no major surprizes and once a few people are willing to chip in the event/race runs itself
So at the AGM next Friday seriously consider volunteering for a role, using the excuse “I don’t have the time” would have worked for all the current committee but thankfully for the sake of the club, they didn’t. Everyone has other commitments but if you want the club to be in existence next year people are going to have to find the time. Western Lakes Cycling club is a great club and offers so much to its members so please don’t let all that hard work go to waste.
I would like to take this chance to thank all the current committee for all their work over the years and to anyone who helped out on events.