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Sunday, 1 August 2021
2021-2022 Season Update

Update 30 August 2021

Due to the NSW Government’s extension of the stay at home orders across the state, LANSW have made the decision to again postpone the opening of registrations for Greater Sydney, Central Coast and Shellharbour scheduled for 30 August 2021.

They are currently undertaking scenario planning based on the information available and we will communicate further details as soon as soon as we have news.

Meanwhile, if you were inspired by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the current Paralympic Games and wish to learn the “FUN”damental skills of athletics, you may wish to click on Little Athletics@Home Videos . These are LANSW activity sessions for kids which can be performed in the backyard, front yard and even inside using modified equipment, plus in some cases bring additional fun from making your own equipment.

Update 1 August 2021

Registration for the 2021/2022 season, expected to open on 1 August 2021, will now open Monday 30 August 2021, for Centres located in Greater Sydney via the LANSW Website.

With the announcement of the extension of the stay at home orders for Greater Sydney (which includes Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour LGA’s) the Little Athletics NSW Board made the difficult decision to defer the opening of the registration platform for up to four weeks, being Monday 30 August, for Centres located in Greater Sydney.

It’s the intention of LANSW to return to the traditional competition structure of Zone Championships and Regional Championships to progress to the LANSW State Track and Field Championships, and therefore no decision will be made regarding these events at this time. The Board of Little Athletics NSW will keep a flexible approach in making any decisions regarding these events to allow the best possibility for these important championships to proceed.

As registrations this year have been delayed it is likely our commencement and completion dates for Saturday competitions at Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen will be delayed. Please visit our Registration page for your most frequently asked questions

Thursday, 8 July 2021
Notice of Special General Meeting 6.00pm Sat 31 July 2021

Dear Member

Please refer to the Notice of Special General Meeting to be held at 6.00pm 31 July 2021, via Web Conference.

We hoped to have hosted this meeting in person, however, the ongoing uncertainty with Covid-19 lockdowns makes planning a venue far too difficult.

You may recall from an earlier News item that we deferred the four special resolutions proposed for the AGM on 31 May 2021 until such time as we had provided more explanation and could host some member forums. More information on these forums will be supplied shortly, meanwhile please click on the links below for updates on the resolutions.

Notice of Special General Meeting

Explanatory Paper to support the resolutions

As we receive more feedback from the forums we will add to the FAQ’s in the above Explanatory Paper.

Please find below the proposed updated Centre Constitution, in ‘mark up’ mode to more easily see the proposed amendments:

Proposed MWAC Constitution_July 2021

In the event you are unable to attend, attached is the Appointment of Proxy form to assist you with voting.

Regards

Jeffrey Wrightson

on behalf of MWAC Committee

 

Friday, 21 May 2021
Correction to AGM Proxy form and Deferral of Special Resolution

Dear Member

We confirm our AGM is being held on 30 May 2021 at Forestville RSL at 3pm and look forward to seeing as many of you there as can attend.

With regard to the Form of Proxy previously sent to members with the Notice of AGM, we have been alerted to an error concerning when the form needs to be returned to the Secretary. The last date for its return should have read 3pm Saturday, 29 May 2021, being 24 hours prior to the meeting. Please find link to amended Form of Proxy for your use, if required.

We have also been approached by a number of our members seeking more information about the proposed changes to our Centre Constitution, the Australian Athletics “OneSport” Strategic Plan and the proposed merger with Sydney Pacific. While many of the questions raised have been answered, those approaches have highlighted that there is a need to provide our members with more information concerning each of those proposed resolutions as well as providing the opportunity for members to attend a forum to raise specific questions not otherwise answered by the information distributed. In keeping with an open and transparent process, the Committee has decided to defer any vote on the 4 special resolutions being proposed for the AGM until a future date to allow that member consultation to occur. We would propose to re-present these 4 special resolutions to the members for a vote at an Extraordinary General Meeting to be held in late July 2021, more details of which will be sent to you in due course.   

Please keep an eye out for more information which we will send you over the coming weeks via email and social media. We would appreciate you spending what little free time you have available in making yourself aware of the future changes contemplated for our sport and how we as a Centre are planning for those changes. We thank you again for your support.

Regards,

Nik Ehnbom
on behalf of the MWAC Committee

Saturday, 8 May 2021
Annual General Meeting – May 30

Dear Member,

 Please see Notice of Annual General meeting to be held on 30 May 2021, from 3pm at Forestville RSL, 20 Melwood Ave, Forestville NSW 2087: 

Notice of Meeting_AGM inc Special Resolutions_MWAC_8 May 2021 v3

 Also please find a proposal for amendments to the Centre’s constitution, to be considered at that meeting:

Proposed MWAC Constitution_May 2021 v3 Mark up

Also please find an explanation of the reasoning behind the proposed amendments:

Explanatory Paper_Proposed Constitution_ Merger of MWLA_SYP_May 2021 v4

 

We invite any parent who has an interest in joining the committee or being a friend of the committee for the upcoming season to contact the secretary –  secretary@manlywarringahlittleathletics.org.au

In particular the important roles of Coaching and IT managers require filling before the start of the season. If you wish more information or can help in sharing the role with others, please contact us.

 We also wish to apologise if you have not yet received your parent duty refund. There has been a prolonged delay in getting cheque books from our bank in these strange times and with some 400 cheques to be completed, recent reintroduction of social distancing is also proving a challenge for us. Please be assured that we are doing as much as we possible can to get this money returned to those entitled to a refund of their deposit from last season.

 

Regards

Your Committee

 

Friday, 16 April 2021
Committee positions open

Dear Parents,

In preparation for the Manly Warringah Little Athletics Annual General Meeting which will be held on 30 May 2021, please find Nomination form – pdf calling for committee position nominations and any Notices of Motion.

 We welcome all parents willing to assist with our committee in the upcoming season, whether it is in a formal committee role or as a “friend of the committee” in a support role. If you wish to discuss any aspect of a committee role, please contact the secretary, Michael Treeby. Also our Constitution & Regulations set out a general summary of each committee role. These can be viewed via our website.

 The key role that remains unfilled for the last few seasons is that of IT Manager.  If you are able to assist we are happy to talk you through what this involves and perhaps sharing the role with others.

 Stay Safe. 

Kind Regards

President