Minutes of Eureka Club Meeting Mon 15th April 2013

Present:  Blake Gordon, Mark Valentine, B Johnson, Monica Dixon, Ernie Christopher, Ian Chennell, Jenny Bourne, Geoff Lawford, Roch Prendergast, Ken Dowling(Skype)

Treasures Report: See Blakes Attachment

Club voted to have a working Fund of $2000 to support Juniors. To help with Travel, entry fees and gear.

Club Endorsed a new member: M16 Dale Marsh

Club thanked the M and W 55 group for all the great work and events run since the beginning of the 2013 year.

Ken raised the point that MTBO event are possibly overpriced as the numbers are low. More may be encouraged to take part if the fee was less. Blake to raise the issue at a MTBO meeting at State Champs

Upcoming events: Cyclic Navigator on Mon of the Queens Birth. Wknd; MTBO Champs Early June; Urban Sprint event in Nov. Includes Vic Sprint Champs; Amazing Ballarat Dec. 2013

The big heavy results boards have been donated to Bayside.

Storage of TV’s was discussed. At this stage Ian is looking after them. If anyone would like to house one but ensure that it is available when required by the club, then contact Blake.

Club voted to approach Jan Irwin to help BJ with first aide at events.

Jenny raise the issue of running local events. This raised the point of club numbers and lack of growth of both senior and junior members in the club.

All club members are invited to submit their thoughts and ideas for our next meeting in regard to promotion and development of programs to develop the club.

What events should we run locally? If so how, who and when? What should we do to promote and encourage more people to participate in club events? How could a junior development program be implemented in the club.(should we do it)? Please submit your ideas by posting them on the all members email account (allmembers@eurekaorienteers.asn.au )so that those who attend the next meeting can discuss the issue and the ideas. The main topic of discussion will revolve around this issue. Discussion will begin at 7:30 pm

Last order of business was a presentation run by Ian Chennell on running and trouble shooting problems associated with SI in the finish tent at an event.

Meeting Closed 9:00PM