Notes from Eureka Meeting held at ELC July 15, 2013

Present : Mark Valentine, Blake Gordon, Ian Chennell, Ken Dowling(in the ether)

Apologies : BJ Johnson, Roch Prendergast

Details :

  1. Blake reported re healthy state of finances and mentioned the following – Need for a quote from Ian Lawford) on Grammar map for use at Vic Sprint Champs; Proposed that first donation from new Junior Development Fund go to Declan Dickson for entry fees into Australian and ACT MTBO Champs – $120; Donations almost sorted from Cyclic Navigator; Mt Clear end of Canadian to be priority for Roch as soon as he can with events in September and probably January.
  2. Mark indicated that General Property Insurance is available on items which are either housed at member’s homes or moved between shed/homes and events. It would cover theft from locked premises/vehicles and accidental damage. Cost for a $10,000 cover would likely be in order of $500-600pa. Mark to get formal quotes and submit to next meeting.
  3. Next local series event is Sunday July 21, thanks to Warwick. Start/Finish is rotunda in Chisholm St Reserve from 10am.
  4. Testimonial Dinner for Tom Norwood is at Crown Hotel in Buninyong on Sat August 10, 5.30pm for 6pm. Please send RSVP to Mark. Mark to organize booking.
  5. Noted that Ken will be doing upgrade on MTBO track network in Canadian Forest on a free trial basis, much appreciated.
  6. Ballarat Health Services have asked for a special aMAZEing Ballarat as part of their Global Challenge Walking program. Mark to action for them on Sunday August 18. Insurance questions have been sorted with OV.
  7. Discussion on webpage layout, design and content yielded a number of suggestions which will be organized by Ian in coming weeks – please log in to assess improvements and alterations and offer your comments. One such item to be placed on front page will be a weekly update on what’s on for Eureka.
  8. Next Meeting August 19 – Topic : Facebook and Social Media – looking for input from the young’uns !!