CLUB NEWS: Hawks bring in re-structured committee

HETHERSETT HAWKS / YELLOW BRICK MORTGAGES brought in a re-structured committee at its Annual General Meeting held by Zoom on Sunday February 28th. This will see a slim line committee with new posts that will in turn create sub-committees to handle day-to-day activities. This is intended to help gear the Club up for the challenges ahead that centre on continued increased membership on the back of successful training sessions.

Plans are already with the District Council for two new track side containers, part of which will house the new Wonky Wheels Community Bicycle Workshop that already has a successful fund-raising crowd-funding activity through the Aviva Community Fund underway. More desalts can be seen here or on the Club website / Facebook page. The containers plus major track and surround upgrades are part of a £50,000 project. Other fund raising activities to support grant applications are being planned, especially a 24-hour sponsored marathon sometime in May.

The new Officers and Committee are as follows –
Chair / Treasurer – Mel Perkins MBE; Secretary – Jenny Melvin; Minutes Secretary – Janet Perkins; Membership Secretary – Jo Silver; Welfare Development Officer – Katie Adams: Fund-Raising Officer – Russ Marling; Facilities Development Officer – Sacha El Labany; Senior Racing & Development Officer – Leigh Cossey; Junior Racing & Development Officer – Nigel Longlands.

One name missing from that list is John Nelson who has stood down after 36 years on the Committee, most of which he served as Chairman. In recognition of his devoted service the Club is pleased to announce that John has been elected, and has accepted, the honorary position of Life President.

Final track preparations are under way so that the track can be open for members to practice individually before formal training sessions, which hope to commence on Tuesday March 30th subject to the “roadmap” criteria being announced for grass -roots sport.