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

 

At the Annual General Meeting in January, 2016, some ride analysis from the 2014-15 season was presented. Analysis was performed by Garry Armsworth and Russell Noble - big thanks to Garry who's annual analysis of the data is very useful and provides a good insight into who's riding, where and when. 

You can download Garry's 2014-15 Ride Analsysis as a PDF.

President's Report Data

From the President's Report here is a subset of data. Note this data varies a little from Garry's but is close. The major point was looking at the Top 10 Rides by Number of Homologations, and the number of our Top 10 rides that are predominantly non-members. 

Brevets by Member Region

 

Member Region

 

Brevet Type

ACT

NSW

Other

QLD

SA

TAS

VIC

WA

N/A1

Total

BA

11

130

 

89

12

26

443

47

954

1712

BD

9

3

     

5

12

10

17

56

BP

6

109

 

15

7

4

366

23

 

530

BRM

84

464

4

131

109

35

701

118

1151

2797

Brevet UAF

     

6

       

2

8

Fleche

3

31

1

10

4

2

39

7

32

129

Super Randonnee

1

         

3

   

4

Total

114

737

5

251

132

72

1564

205

2156

5236

Brevets by Distance

 

Distances

 

Row Labels

35

50

70

100

150

200

300

360

400

600

1000

Total

BA

 

123

94

1051

379

65

         

1712

BD

11

 

14

31

             

56

BP

1

8

 

190

31

247

24

 

13

10

6

530

BRM

         

2059

375

 

174

142

47

2797

BUAF

         

8

         

8

Fleche

             

129

     

129

SR

                 

4

 

4

Total

12

131

108

1272

410

2379

399

129

187

156

53

5236

Top 10 Rides by Number of Homologations

 

Rider Region

   

Ride

ACT

NSW

Other

QLD

SA

TAS

VIC

WA

N/A1

Total

%2

Audax Alpine Classic

5

25

 

2

3

 

79

 

938

1052

20.1%

ACE 250

1

18

 

2

   

17

 

128

166

3.2%

Fitz's Epic

5

10

       

1

 

147

163

3.1%

Newcastle Overnight

 

8

           

129

137

2.6%

Fleche Opperman

3

31

1

10

4

2

39

7

32

129

2.5%

Ultimate 320

2

5

   

3

 

22

 

66

98

1.9%

Fitz's Extreme 250

 

6

       

3

 

47

56

1.1%

Wandong Winter Wander

           

46

 

4

50

1.0%

Gippsland Gold - Mixed Terrain Randonnee

           

13

 

36

49

0.9%

Jump the Gun

 

1

       

33

 

10

44

0.8%

1 N/A indicates rider is not an Audax Australia member. 2 % Represents the percentage of the total number of homologations this ride represents.  

 

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