Possible changes to the planning of the Duty Roster

To all members:

At the last committee meeting there was a discussion around the race duty roster and particularly, whether or not members could pay a set fee ie $50.00 to opt out of doing duty for a year. This is apparently used by some cycling clubs on the mainland and is worthy of consideration. There would need to be rules around it should it be implemented as it could cause unnecessary problems. Some of the things that would need to be considered are:

  1. Should we cap the number of people who could opt out?
  2. How do we decide who opts out should we receive a high number of people wanting to ?

I would recommend, if we go down this path, that we cap it at around 20 as this would raise $1000 for the club and still leave sufficient numbers to perform duty. I also believe that approval should be at the committee’s discretion and preference will be given to encouraging people to join the club, those that are unable to race often throughout the year due to work or family commitments and other hardship reasons.

We are also considering trying to be more inclusive with the duty roster by getting more feedback from members about when they can or cannot do duty and trying, as much as possible, to accommodate these requests.

Please do not respond on the Facebook site but please leave your thoughts on the relevant post on the website. Please keep your comments polite and constructive.

Luke Moore

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Welcome to the “new” NVCC Website

Welcome to the new NVCC Website that we are trialing.

While Facebook will still be the spot for quick updates and online social interaction, this site will be for longer term  information for members and articles. It is hoped that with this new format that we will have more people being able to keep the website up-to-date  and that there will be more opportunity for members to interact through comments on articles.

No doubt it will also have some limitations compared to the traditional structure but we are hoping that the ease to update and the ability to interact may outweigh those limitations.

Scroll down to see other posts and have a look around.

We will see how we go.

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The Fingal Valley Festival “Hard Rock Coal” Fingal 50

a Special thanks to our photographer for today Wesley Sulzberger.

The Fingal Valley Festival provided another great race to Mathina and back. Heading out into a solid headwind, the back groups picked up considerable time, with the leaders, being driven by Suze Dowling, Scott Pratt, Linda Sulzberger and Michael Dalton only 4 and a half minutes up at the turn. Not long after a large composite group comprising Simon Ward, Dale Ridgers, Tony Roughan along with the 3 placegetters joined the leaders and set about to head for the finish. The second scratch group only just getting on the tail of the leading bunch, prior to the finishing sprint. In the sprint to the line Phil Stevenson, jumped away with around 500metres to go, only to be overtaken by Terry Clark and Don Lehner. 20 seconds further back, fastest time was taken out by Scott Smith from Matt Sydes.

1st Terry Clark
2nd Don Lehner
3rd Phil Stevenson
4th Suze Dowling
5th Doug Watts
6th Phil Dunn
7th Mark Tate
8th John Frankling
9th Gary Baker
10th Dale Ridgers
Fastest Time: Scott Smith
1st unplaced Lady: Bernadette Matthews

Very Special Thanks to James Proverbs, and his very young workmate,Brad Clifford, Amy Moore, Deanne Hylton, Michael Sulzberger, Michael Bailey, Jenny Bailey, Gavin Moore and any I may have forgotten for their volunteering at the race, we can’t thank you enough for helping us to run this race.

To view the photos please check our facebook page while they remain in the newsfeed

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