Greetings from the sunny side of Lockdownistan!
OK, like everybody wants to know that. But back to NRG, we're still running and keeping active in other stuff, amidst all the Olympic bronze, silver and gold. A good turnout for the second online Pub Trivia event of the year featured an hour of Q&A plus bonus dad jokes (no dads were harmed) with first prize to Andrew Ward & family, and runner up to Kathryn Blyth. Woolies eGift vouchers to both. Congratulations to them, and all the others who participated. High scorers, low scorers, and those who showed up 45 minutes late. Giving it a go is what life's all about, right? Next, we were trying to organise a hide-and-seek competition, but good players are too hard to find.
That was the past... Here's some future for you:
If you saw our home page lately and mistook it for a western NSW seniors' gardening club in the 1990s, you weren't alone. Fact is, the package we use is quite powerful and flexible, but esoteric, abstruse, surreptitious, and other big words that (like our running club's website), made you want to run away. That is no more. If you have a look right now
you'll see it's changed. A big shout out to club prez Kim Ryan for tireless hours over the past couple months to learn how to make the enhancements. There will be further enhancements coming.
It's been five years since the last design change, which you may remember was fully radical. This time the changes are more subtle, and we are bringing all our members into the loop with a poll. The new fabric will be more comfortable, and supplier easier to do business with. Cheers to Jane for her diligence on sorting this out, and Petra for the design work. Click here
to vote on the shirt design, and provide other feedback.
Is there a lawyer in the house?
Our club Constitution & Bylaws wording has changed very little since 2002. New rules in the NSW Associations Act require us to specify whether or not we have term limits for committee members, and how they would be applied. Committee recommends that term limit be three years for one role, but not grandfathered (not retrospective). Currently there is no mention of it yay or nay. We need somebody with a legal background to go over this change, as well as the wording of the document to ensure we're in compliance. Please email Kim Ryan
or respond to this email if you're willing to help us pro bono.
Where shall I run this weekend?
Most of our membership lives with a 10km radius encompassing this Saturday's original route of Greenwich-Longueville. With the "S"-word firmly in this weekend's forecast (SUNNY!), that route would be a nice one to do at your leisure alone or with a partner sometime over the weekend. Going off-trail a bit, I ventured down to the beautiful shoreline between the Northwood and Longueville peninsulas, with its scenic trail, and if I closed my eyes, I would've run into a tree...but in all seriousness, I thought it was Norfolk Island.
Keep running, stay safe, and keep up the good work locally in raising the numbers for covid vaccinations.