One of the items on the agenda for the upcoming AGM is the election of the Committee.
Details of current Committee Members, and the roles we have, can be found at www.henfieldjoggers.co.uk/committee-2014
Cathy Walker has decided to step down from the Committee, so there is a vacancy for which volunteers are encouraged.
Also, while the other Committee Members are more than happy to stay on and continue in their roles, if there are other Members who think that they would like to take on one of those roles then the Committee Members would be prepared to step aside to allow that to happen.
While we do all have individual roles within the Committee and across the Club, we’re not precious about that and we work very much as a collective. The main criterion for being a Committee member is that you want to contribute to getting things done for the Club and our members and are prepared to roll your sleeves up and get things done. To do this, we meet about once every six weeks and communicate a lot via email.
We’d also like to remind everyone (as if you need telling, but just in case…) that it’s not a closed shop either. Individuals can and do make suggestions outside of the Committee on how to take the Club forward, and take on roles such as leading runs or arranging events. The Club is an open forum and it’s the role of the Committee to provide guidance and a supportive environment to enable this to flourish.
So, if you are interested in taking over Cathy’s old role, or in any of the other roles on the Committee, or want to know more about how it works then let one of us know before the AGM.
I suggest we do something slightly different on Saturday, which is this route, a favourite of some, and, having run it once, I can understand why. It starts from the A283 layby and the full distance is about 14 miles, although there is a shortcut that can reduce it to 9.
I suggest we do the Tottington run tomorrow morning. It’s flat and only about 10 miles, but that’s probably enough – at least for those involved in last weekend’s exertions!