Jonas Lea Award, Leader awards, AGM
Jonas Lea Memorial Award 2019
Congratulations to David Sale, the very deserving winner of our 2019 Jonas Lea memorial award. Jonas Lea’s mother, Judy Koch, was present to make the presentation and to meet our inaugural winner, Andrew Francis, ensuring it was a special night for all. Read the full citations for David and Andrew.
Congratulations to our 2019 leaders who led the most walks:
Sonya R – Sunday walks
Craig B – Saturday walks
Ken S – weekend and extended walks
Annual General Meeting update
We had a very successful AGM and clubnight, with more than 30 members attending a great slide show from Bruce M reminiscing about walking in the 60s to celebrate our first 80 years of walking and checking out the latest in gear and food with Andrew S and Bruce M. Highlights included new stoves, portable lights, water filters and coffee machines.
Many thanks to our outgoing treasurer, Jon, for four years of dedicated service. Our financial position is very sound as set out in the Treasurer’s report. The committee has agreed we should donate $5,000 to bushfire relief and the AGM members indicated we should split this between track maintenance and wildlife recovery.
The 2020 committee consists of our new Treasurer Joanne, new committee member representing walkers Jan, and continuing President Kris, walk secretary Doug, secretary Tanveer, Communications manager Sonya, and committee members Ken and Jen.
2019 was a very successful year for the Club, as set out in the President’s report. We’ve seen tremendous growth in our membership, from 70 trip card holders to 200 members, which is particularly pleasing. Many thanks to all our committee members, leaders, members and walkers who have made this possible.
Happy and safe walking!