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)

Updated: May 16, 2017 — 3:26 pm
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