The Bike Manawatu AGM was held last Wednesday Night at the Marist Club rooms in conjunction with the Track and TT prize giving. A total of 79 people attended to make the evening a success. Congratulations to all those who received prizes, and much thanks to Ian Gray and Kate Stewart for organising the prizes.
Three new Board members were elected: Michael Groube, Austin Smith, and Chris Sanson. They join Steve Stannard, Kelly Johnson, Brendan Hapeta, and John van Lienen on the Board. Much thanks to retiring Board members Iona McCarthy, Marcel Hollenstein, and Mike Christie for the tireless work they put into the club.
We have also appointed a new Bike Manawatu Administrator through an advertised and contestable recruitment process. We are pleased to be able to welcome Christine Christie to this position. She will be working in the role on a part time basis.
For Steve Stannard’s Chairperson’s report which was presented at the AGM, please click here
According to the constitution the AGM needs to be advertised 7 days before hand but more importantly is the clause about remits and changes to constitution.
5.1. Notice of motion containing changes to this Constitution and all other remits must be received by the Board at least 35 days prior to the meeting.
We are pleased to announce that the ‘Churchyard Physiotherapy La Femme fun ride’ will take place on Sunday March 1st, this year joining together with the community to raise money for the Palmerston North Cancer Society.
The Routes have been altered to meet everyone's needs, including ‘The Cancer Society 20k family fun ride’, taking in the beautiful scenic riverbank track, 44 and 60 km routes out in the gorgeous Manawatu countryside and we have included a three person accumulator this year to make the experience a lot more enjoyable and very achievable for anyone!
This year we are beginning in the Centennial Lagoon area, and returning there for a light brunch and entertainment after the event.
Registrations will be available early next week at the BikeManawatu website.
Leading up top the La Femme fun ride, “Sport Manawatu have a women’s only workshop to help you to the finish line for your first cycle event.
The workshop will be run over two consecutive Wednesday evenings.
We will cover bike and helmet safety, bike setup and maintenance, bike handling skills, using your gears, and bike etiquette.
Weekly sessions start Wednesday 11 February 2015 from 6pm to 8pm .
This is a free workshop for those who have pre registered for the La Femme event.
A new date will be announced soon.