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The Annual General Meeting of the Audax Australia Cycling Club Inc will be held at
4pm on Friday 26th of January 2018 at:
Bright Senior Citizens Centre

cnr Cobden and Ireland Streets,
Bright, Victoria

 

AGM Documentation

There will only be limited copies of the reports printed for the meeting. Attendees are encouraged to download and read without printing.

Election 

At the close of nominations for the Audax Australia National Committee we have received seven nominations for the four general member positions. As outlined in the constitution this requires an election to be concluded at the Annual General Meeting to be held in Bright on 26 January 2018. Recognising that a significant number of members may not be able to attend the meeting email votes on the attached for can be forwarded to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until January 25. Please note that you must be a current financial member of Audax Australia and that you may only vote once.  Ballot Paper in Word Document Form

 

 

Michael Bentley

Over the years, this Club has grown enormously. The behind-the-scenes work to respond to and manage new initiatives has taken a toll on the club’s administrative volunteers.  We now struggle to attract them. Systems and processes haven’t kept up. There is duplication of effort and inconsistency in how the club is run across the Regions.

We need to modernise labour intensive systems of ride management and financial control to streamline and reduce volunteer effort across the club. We need to clearly define the roles of each part of the Club to remove duplication.

A group of us are nominating for National Committee, proposing to modernise systems and to standardise all possible processes and automate the associated finances and brevet handling. We support engaging some part-time staff where relevant to reduce the volunteer burden in a way which is financially sensible.

As a club member and rider for more than ten years I have learned a lot about what the club does well and where it can be developed further for the benefit of all members. I have supported the club as a ride organizer and on regional and national committees. I hope to be able to contribute to the club as an elected member on the national committee.

Peter Donnan

I am standing for the position of Elected Member of the Audax Australia Cycling Club National Committee.

Over the years, this Club has grown enormously.  The behind-the-scenes work to respond to and manage new initiatives has taken a toll on the club’s administrative volunteers.  We now struggle to attract them.  Systems and processes haven’t kept up.  There is duplication of effort and inconsistency in how the club is run across the Regions.

We need to modernise labour intensive systems of ride management and financial control to streamline and reduce volunteer effort across the Club.  We need to clearly define the roles of each part of the Club to remove duplication.

A group of us are nominating for National Committee, proposing to modernise systems and to standardise all possible processes and automate the associated finances and brevet handling.  We support engaging some part-time staff where relevant to reduce the volunteer burden in a way which is financially sensible.

I have been an Audax member for 30 years, held various Victoria Region positions, ridden and organised lots of rides and am currently the Audax Australia International Brevet Secretary.  But every year I get frustrated at the lack of interest in calls for nominations for National Committee positions, so I thought I should finally ‘put your money where your mouth is’.  I would aim to help build on recent initiatives such as the excellent ePermanents and online awards systems with like minded committee members to streamline our administration into a stronger national club.

Robert Hoehne

I've been a member Audax Australia since 2012, a committee member for 2016 and 2017. Those two years saw a difficult time getting members to put their hand up and help with administration at a national level while regional participation was more easily achieved.

While automation is part of the answer to reduce administrative tasks at a national level, I also believe we need to consolidate our efforts across the regions and reduce multiplication of tasks.

As an elected committee member I will work to help Audax Australia stay a strong national club of long distance cyclists.

Rebecca Morton

I am standing for the position of Elected Member of the Audax Australia Cycling Club National Committee. 

Over the years, this Club has grown enormously. The behind-the-scenes work to respond to and manage new initiatives has taken a toll on the club’s administrative volunteers. We now struggle to attract them. Systems and processes haven’t kept up. There is duplication of effort and inconsistency in how the club is run across the Regions. 

We need to modernise labour intensive systems of ride management and financial control to streamline and reduce volunteer effort across the Club. We need to clearly define the roles of each part of the Club to remove duplication. 

A group of us are nominating for National Committee, proposing to modernise systems and to standardise all possible processes and automate the associated finances and brevet handling. We support engaging some part-time staff where relevant to reduce the volunteer burden in a way which is financially sensible. 

I have been an Audax member for 17 years, and been heavily involved in one way or another for the past 10. If elected, I would use my experience as a ride organiser, brevet secretary, national secretary and regional calendar co-ordinator to work with like-minded committee members on the streamlining of our administrative processes with the aim of building a stronger, more sustainable club

Thomas Price

I am an active member of the Victorian Regional Committee and have contributed to its development in a number of areas, particularly the automation of all Victorian permanents and uptake Ride With GPS as the mapping tool for Victorian rides.

Two areas that I believe I can assist are:

With over 30 years experience in IT and in conjunction with Russell can improve the clubs IT support and capacity.

Continue to simplify processes thus allow more time for riding and reduce the paperwork. The goal would be to achieve this without losing the character of each region.

Mark Riley

I have been the secretary of the Queensland Regional Committee and have run the regional Newsletter for the past 24 months. 

I am RO for 5 Queensland rides including the Oppy. 

I have served as a general member on the National Committee in 2017. During that time I have help write the new Terms & Conditions document and conducted a Content Audit of the existing Audax website. Since being given Joomla access I have been debugging the website, removing dead links etc. I see migration to a new website consolidating the good work that has been done by Russell Noble and others as one of the main tasks for the NC this year. As well as establishing a replacement structure for Checkpoint.

My “philosophy” is to try and simplify things. I have never been interested in awards as I don’t find them particularly motivating; but I appreciate others do and I support this.

However to me Audax is more about enabling great rides rather than providing an ever-increasingly complicated member benefits.

Rod Staines

A supporting statement has not been received from Rod. Rod was nominated to the National Committee during 2017 by the Queensland Regional Committee with a particular interest in developing the club's marketing effort, an area where he has significant professional experience.


 

Ballot Paper in Word Document Form

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Audax Australia
National Committee Elections
January 2018

BALLOT PAPER FOR ELECTION FOUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Vote for up to four (4) candidates by marking the appropriate boxes

Michael Bentley             

Peter Donnan                

Robert Hoehne              

Rebecca Morton            

Thomas Price                

Mark Riley                    

Rod Staines                  

For validation purposes please provide the following information. This section will be removed before the votes are counted to ensure secrecy.

Name:

Membership Number

Email Address

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