Welcome to this weeks newsletter!
This week is the Annual General Meeting; please do coming along to have your say on how the club is run.
The Committee meet regularly to discuss ways in which we can provide an even better membership for club members; if you have any suggestions, comments, concerns or words of praise then please let us know at the email address below!
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The Club AGM
7pm Tuesday 3rd October - The Crown & Thistle, 18 Bridge St, Abingdon, OX14 3HS This Tuesday is our Annual General Meeting, giving you the chance to have your say on how the club is run; reviewing the last 12 months and allowing you the opportunity to shape how the next 12 months will look.
We change the Chair Person every year and will also be looking to see if anyone is keen on taking part on the Committee.
Committee Role Overview: Chair
The chair of the committee brings together the work of all the committee members and has oversight and leads on plans for the running of the club as a whole. The main tasks are to arrange the committee meetings and agendas, and chair the meetings. The chair is also second signatory on the club back account. A person in this role is flexible to assist other committee members with tasks, or to lead on projects outside the core activities
Committee Role Overview: Treasurer
The treasurer is the main signatory on the club bank account, ensuring that club bills are paid and cash funds paid into the account. The treasurer also draws up the profit and loss account at the end of the year and reports on club financial performance to the committee and club members. The treasurer needs to budget for the running costs of the club and other activities it may want to take part in, and monitor income to ensure that membership fees are meeting the costs incurred.
Bring a friend for free
Got a friend who just needs a little nudge to come along to training? Heard someone talking about entering a triathlon but you know they could do with some training buddies? Bring them along to any of our sessions to try. We're more than happy for people to come along and try a couple of sessions before they decide to join, so forward this email onto them and let's encourage more people into the world of triathlon :)
Did you know we had a club group on Strava? By joining the group, you enter the leaderboard as to who is completed what hours of training that week - don't worry, your privacy settings will determine what everyone can see, but the Strava group totals are uploaded to our website so people can see how much we are all training.
Don't be fooled though, the person with the most training hours doesn't necessarily equate to the person who wins everything! Join the Strava group today
19.00 - Run Social - Tilsley Park, meet at reception
*New shorter routes are available for those people who want to run for less than 5km, so if you're wanting to get back into running after a break, come along!*
Whilst this is not a coached session, it will help develop your running endurance - we take a 10km (ish) route around Abingdon (shorter routes are available, 5km and 7km) and run in ability groups. No-one will be left behind and there is ALWAYS someone to run with. A great way to keep your running up AND have a mini social at the same time. Win win
No training due to Club AGM - See above for details!
19:00-20:00 / 20:00-21:00hrs - Pool Swim - Abingdon White Horse Leisure Centre, OX14 3PJ
£3 payable to coaching staff on poolside (do not pay at reception). Please come along to your usual session for a structured swim session that will improve your fitness and technique. If you have them bring along your fins, hand paddles etc. and a drink.