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:
- Should we cap the number of people who could opt out?
- 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.
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