Presidents Message – December 2019
There has been a lot happening at the Club since my last message back in August.
The Corporate Lunch was held in August and guests were entertained by Phil Kinglsey-Jones. Following on, the Club paraded flags from all the countries playing in the Rugby World Cup. Members and guests were able to view these live throughout the series and the games were very well attended. There was a great atmosphere about, especially in those “close” All Black games. Pity about the result! We had a Fine Dining night in October resulting in another great night for our members, with Trevor our Chef and his team in the restaurant producing
delicious meals. In November we hosted the popular Melbourne Cup day, a great day for the punters and a chance for everyone to get dressed up for Fashions in the Field. On Monday night we celebrated our Volunteers at the Volunteers Awards, where community volunteers were also recognised. The winner of the Volunteer Award for the Pauanui Sports and Recreation Club was Ken Philp from the Golf Club who was selected from a group of excellent nominees from various clubs. Ken’s contribution to the Golf Club has been immense and he was an extremely deserved winner for this award. Trevor French won the Community Award for his continual work with the Dotterell preservation in Pauanui, he was also selected from many nominees from different groups in the community. The volunteers for this Club give so much of their time, we would never achieve as much if it wasn’t for them! The Club was also delighted to present to the Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Trust a cheque for $8000 from the proceeds of the Corporate Lunch and the Melbourne Cup. This emergency service is vital to this community and we were proud to be able to contribute to this cause.
Ken Philp – Award Presentation from Scott Simpson
Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Trust – donation presented by Bev Douglas
When Labour Weekend ends, we know that summer is just around the corner and with it brings our Summer Series and the influx of visitors to Pauanui. The booklets are out and on sale, and as usual we have loads of activities for the families to enjoy. I am looking for Summer Series Volunteers for the major events: Kids Duathlon, Waterways Swim, Triathlon/Duathlon, and King of the Mountain.
If you can spare an hour or two for any or all of these events, please let me know. My email address is below.
The new equipment – greens mower for Bowls and fairway mower for Golf were purchased and have been welcomed by both the Clubs. Our two sub clubs are performing well with good numbers to all events. The Bowling Club on their Opening Day proudly opened the new green this year and there has been nothing but favourable comments. This has been due to a tremendous team of dedicated people who have made this happen.
The Club AGM will be held on Sunday 26 January 2020 at 10 am. Nominations for President and Directors close at 4 pm on 3 January 2020.
Nomination forms for Directors (2) are available at the office.
John Courtney resigned in 2019.
Richard Maher was co-opted in 2019 to fill a vacant position. He will be available for re-election.
Nomination form for President is available at the office.
I will be available for re-election for a further term.
The Board has been looking at strategic directions over the past few months and identifying projects that require attention in the future. We are mindful of the survey results which were an indication of the memberships thoughts on enhancement and improvement of the club facilities. There will be a presentation at the AGM of various options and ideas for your consideration. The full year end financial report will also be available for the AGM.
I would like to wish you all a very Happy Xmas and hope you have a great holiday time in Pauanui. A huge thank you to the management and staff for their continued support and enthusiasm for all the events that have been scheduled throughout the year and the upcoming summer.
President – PSRC
The full survey results are available here: Survey Results