Notes from Eureka Club Meeting held at ELC on December 11, 2017

Present – Roch Prendergast, James Gray, Blake Gordon, Monica Dickson, Mark Valentine

1. Equipment Purchases

  1. Approved purchase of a suitable Club GPS for use by existing and potential mappers. Ken Dowling and Tony Keeble are currently in discussion on what to buy – other members are welcome to offer suggestions.

  2. Tear Drop Banners – 2 Finish and 1 Start to be purchased

  3. Agreed that it is likely we will need some additional SI Units and stands – Ian Chennell to be asked for opinion.

  4. Air+ Sticks was discussed but no real direction for the Club

2. Events 2018

  1. Sprint Weekend at Keilor March 12 – Geoff and Jenny are Course setters, some additional assistance from Club may be needed.

  2. MTBO at Creswick March 17/18 – 3 events, only one being organised by Eureka, Mark, Blake and Tony all involved, some additional assistance from Club may be needed.

  3. Mt Beckworth – March 18 – Warwick and John organising and setting – full Club support will be necessary

  4. MTBO at Linton – October 21 – Toby Cooper to be asked to Course Setter

  5. Sprint Weekend in Ballarat November 24/25 – 3 events listed, Eureka likely to run one event based around SMB and offer other events to either or both, MFR and DROC with suggestion that Prince of Wales precinct be used. Some need to clarify who is doing what and to gain required permissions

  6. aMAZEing Buninyong December 1, event will largely use postponed event from 2017

  7. Boutique Events (Roch, Chris, Rod). Dates and maps to be listed with Laurie Niven to get placed on calendar. Some discussion about further mapping options at Creswick west of Midland Hwy and near Park Lake – Roch to provide further report.


Suggested that first group of events be listed for February and April/May given heavy commitments in March. Thursdays for Feb, Saturdays for April. Proposed dates could be Feb 8, 22 and April 21, May 5, 19. Course Setters to volunteer using existing maps or propose a new area soon.

4. AGM

Set for Sun Feb 4 at 12 noon at ELC for chicken lunch, followed by AGM at 1pm. Notice given that President position will become vacant as Mark will need to find increasing amounts of time to manage new stadium build in 2018/19