PRESIDENT’S REPORT AGM 2021
It has been a little over nine months since our last AGM which was held on 1.09.2020. A “Claytons AGM” was held in June 2020 to enable our club to continue with a caretaker committee and office bearers. Even though we encountered many restrictions such as our clubroom being locked down when we did re-open there were a new set of rules regarding numbers attending meetings, signing in and distancing. Whilst these restrictions are still with us they have been eased; although there remains the possibility of future lockdowns, wearing of masks etc if and when someone is detected with the virus.
Yes life is different. We have all adapted to the “new normal”. A new normal that will be subject to changes dependent upon factors such as vaccination levels and new strains of the virus, as is evident with the Delta strain. We are gradually returning to some of our normal activities with club runs and social gatherings but we are mindful of the fact that these could be cancelled or postponed very promptly by a directive issued by SA health or the SA Government.
But rather than paint a picture of “doom and gloom” let us be positive knowing that we are far better off in country SA than our eastern states cities. In fact Australia is by far the best place to be living during this world wide pandemic.
Looking back over the year we have had many successful club outings and events. Perhaps down in number from previous years, but hopefully we can improve on that in the coming year. I encourage you as members to throw around some ideas amongst each other regarding possible club runs and activities.
Thank you to those members who have suggested and organised club runs or outings during this past year. Thank you to all who participated and we look forward to your continued involvement over the next twelve months. Thank you to all of the Club members for making this year the success it has been by adapting to the COVID -19 regulations that we encountered. To the committee and office bearers I thank you both personally and on behalf of the club for your time and efforts volunteered throughout the year. I look forward to working and volunteering with you once again in the ensuing twelve months. Let us also remember that 2022 will be the 50th anniversary of the formation of the ACCMB so please give support to our 50th anniversary committee members who are planning the celebration of our golden year in March 2022.
PS 24/7/21 I trust you are all coping with the current lockdown . Our Alawoona run on 25.7.21 has been postponed until October. Let us hope that life will be back to normal sooner rather than later.