Background

Victoria and Tasmania have operated a program to thank ride organisers and volunteers by providing vouchers which can be used to discount ride entry. To ensure our ride organisers and volunteers across the whole club receive the same benefits a proposal was accepted to create a single national voucher system. The national system will be consistent across the regions and not create a financial burden on the smaller regions as it will be funded by the club as a national initiative. This program is consistent with our non-for-profit status and returns a benefit to members who actively contribute to the club.

How the system will work

  • Vouchers will be awarded to ride organisers of calendared rides, where riders other than the ride organiser participate. They are not awarded for permanent ride organisers.
  • Voucher may be awarded to volunteers on supported rides who, in the opinion of the ride organiser, have made a significant contribution.
  • The vouchers will be funded by the National account.
  • Ride vouchers will have a nominal value of up to $25 on a single use basis for ride entry fees only. Should a voucher be used on a ride entry of less than $25 then the balance is forfeited. The vouchers cannot be used for purchasing badges, patches, accommodation or any other product from the club. (Vouchers may be applied to ride entry, temporary membership if required, and support).
  • Most vouchers are single use, however where a ride organiser runs a series of rides over multiple days a multi-use voucher may be issued, with one use issued per day of riding.
  • Ride vouchers will need to be used within three years of issue upon which time they expire.
  • Vouchers may also be unavailable for entry to some signature rides.
  • Ride vouchers are transferable. eg. A non riding spouse could transfer vouchers to a partner or friend. This will also be a great way to introduce friends to the Audax club.
  • Vouchers are created when the brevet secretary processes a RORT submitted by the ride organiser. Once the voucher is created then an email is generated to the ride organiser giving him or her the voucher code.
  • The voucher code can be used when registering for a ride through the Audax portal.
  • Audax members can check their available vouchers by logging into the portal, selecting Rides menu then My Vouchers.

 

The system will be backdated to the 1st of November 2017 and state Brevet Secretaries will create vouchers for those rides which have already occurred.

I would like to thank George Judkins and Peter Donnan without whose help this system could not have been implemented.

Garry Wall

President

Audax Australia

 

On the 26th of January the Annual General Meeting was held in Bright. Peter Mathews as Vice-President chaired the meeting as Brian Beardon was unable to attend, and Russell Noble as incoming Secretary took minutes as Maria Beardon was unable to attend.

Awards

The real reason many attend the AGM is the awards, and this year Peter Mathews had the honour of presenting two Lifetime Memberships. Lifetime Membership is the highest honour the club can award, and reflects a committment to all aspects of the club: riding, ride organising, volunteering, and holding positions at regional and national levels. The club is proud and honoured to present Lifetime Membership to Howard Dove and Rebecca Morton. The nomination detailing their achievements and contribution to the club can be read: https://www.audax.org.au/public/images/stories/Documents/LifeAwardNominationHowardBec.pdf The full list of awards will be made available, but include:

Ultra Randonneurs 

Katherine Bryant, Peter Carr, Peter Donnan, Peter Heal & Leigh Paterson

Australian Randonneur (lifetime total distance)

  • Rebecca Morton 100,000km - first female recipient,
  • Ian Garrity 50,000km 
  • Peter Carr 25,000km
  • David Hart 25,000km
  • Bhanu Lokubalasuriya 25,000km

Woodrup 5000

  • Peter Makin
  • Spencer Klaassen
  • Anthony J. Richardson
  • Brian Hornby
  • George Judkins
  • Claire Noonan
  • Ian Garrity
  • Katherine Bryant
  • Peter Donnan
  • Bhanu Lokubalasuriya
  • Tim Laugher
  • David Kerr
  • Perry Raison

 

Election 

The final ballots were cast for the election of General Members positions on the National Committee. Thanks to Leigh Paterson, Matthew Rawnsley (Life Member) and Rodney Kruz (Membership Secretary) who counted the voting. The newly elected National Committee is:

    • President: Garry Wall
    • Vice-President: Kerri-Ann Smith
    • Treasurer: Richard Scheer
    • Secretary: Russell Noble

General Member positions are held by:

    • Michael Bentley
    • Peter Donnan (also has role of International Brevet Secretary)
    • Bec Morton
    • Thomas Price

The remaining 7 members of the National Committee are the State Representatives (not necessarily Regional Presidents). These may change with region elections, and are currently:

  • Sarah Chaplin (VIC)
  • Howard Dove (NSW)
  • Chris Edie (TAS)
  • David Fairweather (SA)
  • Peter Heal (ACT)
  • Wayne Hickman (WA)
  • Brian Hornby (Qld)

I'd like to pass on my thanks to the outgoing National Committee for their work through the year. They completed a number of items that had been outstanding, worked on some back office issues that would be largely unnoticed by members (such as the relationship with Cycling Australia) and initiated work around the updating our constitution which will be continued by the new committee. Thanks to Brian and Maria Beardon for stepping into the breach when no President or Secretary nominated last year. Peter Mathews fulfilling the role of Vice-President and bringing his long experience when needed and Richard Scheer for continuing to be the rock in managing our financials. General Members Robert Hoehne who has worked on social media marketing through the year, and Mark Riley for cleaning up issues in the website content. Bec Morton and myself (Garry Wall) are part of the new committee.

Finally, thanks to the State Representatives on the National Committee for contributing across a range of activities, for communicating to the Regional Committees ensuring they understand the actions and interests of the National Committee and for representing the views of members and Regional Committees into the National Committee to shape decisions.

Garry Wall

President, Audax Australia Cycling Club Inc.  

Bec Howard LifeMembership

Bec and Howard received their Lifetime Membership at the AGM held in Bright on 26th of January, 2018. The nomination for their award can be read in full. Lifetime Membership is the highest honour Audax can award, and recognises contribution to the club across ride organising, volunteering, service at regional level and service at the national level, along with actual achievements in long distance cycling.

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

 

Documents presented at the AGM held in Bright, Victoria on Saturday 23rd of January 2016.

2015 Financial Statement and Audit Report (Uploaded 17/1)

Treasurer's Report (Uploaded 19/1)

President's Report (coming)

Riding Awards

Outstanding Member Awards:

  • Roy Jenkins
  • Anthony Nocka
  • Richard Scheer
  • Dan Shannon

 

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