As we approach the half-way point of the year, we so often ask: “Where is the year going?” This one is no exception, thanks in part to the busy schedule of events at your Club and I am pleased to be able to mention a few of them.
Firstly, I would like to extend my gratitude to those Members who generously took time out of their schedules to attend our 64th Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 30th March. At the AGM, confirmation was given for further terms of service as a Director on the Board of Wests Ashfield Leagues Club for Dennis Burgess and myself; we appreciate your support.
Our annual gala event, the Magpie Sports Awards, celebrates its 57th year on Friday 31st May. It provides an opportunity to recognise, celebrate and reward sporting champions, their organisers and the volunteers who do so much for our community. This year’s awards acknowledged 15 finalists from an impressive cross section of organisations represented in the categories of the Magpie Award; the Junior Magpie; the Team Award for both senior and junior; the Volunteer Award and finally the Directors’ Encouragement Award. Congratulations to this year’s finalists who are listed on page 18.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I extend our appreciation to you, our Members, for your ongoing loyalty and support of the Club.