Randwick Botany Cycling Club

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Re: Resignation of Club President, John Buckton

Dear Members,

As you may be aware, after over 18 years as President of the Randwick Botany Cycling Club, John Buckton resigned from his role on the RBCC Committee yesterday.

John, along with his wife Joanne, have worked tirelessly and made a tremendous personal contribution to the Club as a whole, and to its members.

Without their positive influence, passion and diligence the Club would not be where it is today. John has led the development of the Club and has played a big part in ensuring that RBCC now has a recognised history of hosting competitive racing at Heffron Park for, what is now, 40 consecutive years.

John and Joanne’s legacy will live on in the future of the Club and we are proud that they are both life members of our Club.

On behalf of all members, we wish to thank John for his immense contribution as President and we all look forward to seeing him out on the road as an important member of the Club moving forward.

As a result of John’s resignation, the Committee had to meet today to discuss how this change is adjusted for. At this meeting it was unanimously agreed that in order to acknowledge the significance of John’s contribution to the Club, and out of respect for John’s achievements as President, the position of RBCC President should remain unfilled until the date of the next RBCC AGM.

In addition to John’s resignation the Committee has also received resignations from Anna Fortuna (Treasurer) and Richard Jenkins (General Committee Member). Anna and Richard have both also made a huge contribution to the Club over many years and have made positive contributions to the new Committee. On behalf of all the members we thank them for their strong and enduring contributions to the development of the Club, and we look forward to seeing them remain involved with the Club. We are also proud that Anna and Richard are life members of our Club.

Given these additional changes to the Committee, consideration also had to be given to how these roles are to be replaced. We are now seeking expressions of interest from the broader member base for people that may be interested in playing a more active role in the club (in relation to the role of Treasurer and General Committee Member). We would love to hear from people with an interest in accounting, a passion for sporting clubs and/or someone who is interested in supporting weekly racing and who might like to add value to the Committee. Please provide your expression of interest with the Secretary at secretary@randwickbotanycc.com by Friday 17 February 2017.

We are very much looking forward to continuing the success of the Randwick Botany Cycling Club and will be working hard to ensure that the legacy that John has created will live on.


David Jackson (Vice President), Sue Henry (Club Secretary), Shane Mattiske & Alex Rosenwax (General Committee Members)

Resignation of Club President, John Buckton.

Yesterday, 6 February 2017, I tendered my resignation as President of the Randwick Botany Cycling Club.

I have been a member of the Randwick Botany committee for one third of my life Indeed, I have been the club President for the past18 years.

Unfortunately, recent events which I would rather keep private, together with some personal and family health issues have forced me to reach the inevitable conclusion that I must resign as President, and from the committee of the Randwick Botany Cycling Club. I want to take this opportunity to thank all those who attended the last Annual General Meeting in December and who supported my nomination as President and voted for my team of long serving committee members and loyal supporters of the club. My only regret is that I cannot honour the fantastic support given to me by those faithful members by continuing in the role and for that, and to those loyal members I do humbly apologise. I would rather have served out my current term as President and simply not stood for election at the next AGM, but factors as stated previously have prevented this. (more…)

RBCC Training Ride Diversions

Please note that RBCC training rides proceeding to La Perouse (other than Wednesday Reverse Snake pit ride which travels via Randwick Shopping Centre) will now do so via Doncaster Avenue.  Because of the Light Rail works in Anzac Parade, the club rides will no longer proceed south via Anzac Parade but rather will proceed south in Doncaster Avenue all the way to Gardeners Road, at which point we will turn left, enter the Kingsford roundabout and then exit to Anzac Parade and continue south past Souths Juniors to La Perouse. 

A similar diversion will occur on the reverse trip.

2017 Membership due now.

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and here’s hoping that everyone will have an even greater, safe and happy New Year.  A last minute reminder before you get too caught up in festivities.

Your 2017 Membership Renewal with the Randwick Botany Cycling Club is due NOW.
If you are already a member you can renew now as your membership will expire on 31 December 2016.  
It is a single process.  When you affiliate with Cycling Australia, you also join Randwick Botany Cycling Club at the same time.  You can select to be either a Racing or non racing member. Please  Renew here!
John Buckton 
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