CMA e-News 2012 - 2013 Season
|Friday 18th August 2013|
It is hard to believe it is August & where has the year gone?
Just a reminder to let you know that the AGM is coming up. In the April issue of Cant-A-long you will find a list of elected positions that will be decided on the night, plus an agenda. Ifthere are any remits or notices of motion, these need to be in the hands of the Secretary by Monday 12th August (I bit late I know).
With the sad loss of Andrew Reese, there is room on the committee for a fresh face. So to ensure your committee does not get 'stuck in their ways', if you are interested in standing for thecommittee please make it known by contacting myself on 338 0516 or Tony on 332 3921.
One of the issues we will be discussing is the future and format of our CMA organised track & field meetings. Athletics Canterbury has agreed to let CMA members compete in the SaturdayInter-club competition without being a registered club athlete. Exactly how this will happen will be discussed at the AGM.
My Presidents report for the 2012-2013 season is also in Cant-A-long, so please bring that along to the AGM. I do not intend to read it out, therefore I will speak briefly to my report.
CMA AGM Agenda:
Committee (not to exceed six)
Following the AGM, there will be a shared supper put on by your current committee.
To see a draft copy of the 2013 - 2014 Track & Field season CLICK HERE. This will be discussed at the AGM. I look forward to see many of you at the AGM.
(CMA President / NZMA Vice-President)
|Monday 22nd July 2013|
CMA AGM CHANGE of DATE: Now Monday 19th August 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.
There has been a clash of dates for the use of the Port Hills Clubrooms, so we have had to change the date. Our AGM will now be held on Monday 19th August @ 7:30 p.m.
To help share the workload and give something back to our, think about becoming involved and join the committee. New ideas and help is always needed. If you have any remit or points you would like discussed, please let meknow.
|Tuesday 9th July 2013|
Today, a large group gathered to celebrate the life of Andrew Reese. His contribution to our sport will not be forgotten. RIP.
|Friday 28th June 2013|
It's been a while since my last report. From where I live, I look down on paddocks that have turned into lakes. I'm not a great fan of wet / cold weather as it does get in the way of training ... well, it would if was able to trainwithout injuries. Hopefully you have been able to keep warm and dry. Within the CMA ranks, there are many who are heavily involved in the Athletics Canterbury committees and the organising the events. There are two important Athletics Canterbury AGM'scoming up in July, which you welcome to attend.
Athletics Canterbury AGM:
This is occuring on Wednesday 3rd July at 7:30 p.m. @ the Cashmere Club. Kevin Jago is the President of Athletics Canterbury.
Athletics Canterbury Track & Field Committee AGM:
This is occuring on Wednesday 10th July at 7:30 p.m. @ the Cashmere Club.
Winter Throws Pentathlon:
A monthly Throws Pentathlon has been introduced this winter, organised by Bev Church. It is scheduled to occur on the first Sunday on each month (weather permitting), held at Rawhiti Domain starting at 10:00 a.m. For more information, pleasecontact Bev on 388 5736. I look forward to hearing about these events.
If you have an event you would like to share with your CMA members, please let me know. The most recent one I know about was Bryan and Patricia Kerr's 60th wedding anniversary this week. Well done to you both.
This photo was sent to me by Lois Anderson, which I hope Lois, Bryan and Pat don't mind me showing here.
CMA AGM: Advance notice about our AGM, to be held in the Port Hills Clubrooms on Wednesday 21st August @ 7:30 p.m. South Island Track & Field Championships - November 29th - December 1st 2013: We are organising this event and your help will be needed. Click here is see the draftprogramme. Oceania Masters Track & Field Championships - Bendigo 2014: If you want to know more about this event, click on the link below. You can register your interest now and receive information e-mails. Registrations close on 24th November 2013. Finally, for those competing in the up-coming cross country races, good luck. Kind regards, Andrew Stark
Advance notice about our AGM, to be held in the Port Hills Clubrooms on Wednesday 21st August @ 7:30 p.m.
South Island Track & Field Championships - November 29th - December 1st 2013:
We are organising this event and your help will be needed. Click here is see the draftprogramme.
Oceania Masters Track & Field Championships - Bendigo 2014:
If you want to know more about this event, click on the link below. You can register your interest now and receive information e-mails. Registrations close on 24th November 2013.
Finally, for those competing in the up-coming cross country races, good luck.
|Thursday 4th April 2013|
The final gatherings for the summer have been and gone. The Link Relay was held in great weather, but overall team numbers were down, as were the number of children competing.
The Throws Pentathlon held at Rawhiti Domain, attracted the usual competitors, with two special races put on for Max Wood. Well done Max on beating two more CMA M80 records, this time the 100m and 400m.
CLICK HERE is see results for both events.
There was a good turnout at the CMA Presentation Night, held in early April and based on the noise within the room everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Well done to all those who received a trophy.
The latast Cant-A-Long has been produced and has been distributed. In this version you can see the 'winners' and record breakers for the 2012-2013 season, plus my President's report. There is also advance notification of the CMA AGM, which is to be held inAugust. A PDF version of Cant-A-Long, with coloured photos can be seen on-line by CLICKING HERE.
Winter Throws Pentathlon:
For many of the 'track' athletes, the winter season is a time to rest and recover before building up for next season. However, for the throwers a monthly Throws Pentathlon is being introduce this winter, organised by Bev Church. For more information, pleasecontact Bev on 388 5736. It is scheduled to occur on the first Sunday on each month, held at Rawhiti Domain starting at 10:00 a.m. The first such event is to occur this Sunday, 7th April.
As mentioned last time, the South Island Track & Field Championships are being organised by Canterbury, but held in Timaru. Closer to the time, I will be asking for helpers so we can run a successful meeting, up to our usual standards.
Recently Max Wood and Dave Leech took part in a braodcasting student documentry that scened on Metro News. This can be viewed by CLICKINGHERE. Their interview occurs at about the 16th minutes of the news broadcast.
If you are planning to race over the winter, good luck and I might just see you around. If not, I hope to see many of you again at the CMA AGM.
|Tuesday 19th March 2013|
The season is rapidly coming to a close. Just a friendly reminder to check out what's on, as listed below ....
Link Relay - Saturday 23rd March @ Halswell Quarry starting at1:30p.m.:
If you are able to help out with marking out the Link Relay course, meet at the Halswell Quarry by 12:30 on Saturday (Kevin Jago and Peter Watts to co-ordinate). There will also be some result recording jobs, so come and see me once the course is markedout. The relay involves teams of 4 (cost $20.00), which can be made up on the day, so you can run as well. I hope see many of you there.
CMA Throws Pentathlon Championship, plus select track events - Sunday 24th March @ Rawhiti Domain starting at 10.00a.m.:
This is the final CMAmeeting for this season. While the throws pentathlon is taking place, there will be selected track events starting with 100m (10:30 a.m.), 1500m (10:45 a.m) and 200m or 400m at 11:00 a.m. Other track events will be available onrequest.know.
CMA Presentation Dinner - Sunday 7th April @ The CashmereClub:
The final gathering for this season is our presentation night. Once again it isto be held at the Cashmere Club and we will be having a buffet style meal. The meal is timed to start at 6:45 p.m., but you are more than welcome to gather earlier for drinks. In past years this has been an enjoyable evening, so pleasecome.
The costs will be $10.00 for CMA members and $20.00 fornon-members. This is a subsidized cost, so it's good value for your money. We need a minimum of 45 people, so bring a friend. If you have not already put your name down on the list at Max's night, please ring Carol Thompson to advise you are coming (3844700).
South Island Track & Field Championships 29 November, 1 December 2013 - VENUE CHANGE - NOWTIMARU
CMA is organising this event and it will be now held in Timaru. While Rawhiti Domain is suitable for throwers, it was decided that the track athletes would stay away. We will be combing our eventwith the local South Canterbury Club (Saturday afternoon) and opening it up to secondary school students as well. This should make for a more interesting meeting foreveryone.
|Wednesday 6th March 2013|
Our CMA and NZMA Championship meetings have been and gone. The results for our CMA Championship meeting are on the RESULTS page of this website. As yet, I have not seen the results fromlast weekends NZMA Championships. I look forward to seeing them, so I can see how our members performed. However, photos from the weekend can be seen on Nesport.co.nz.
At the NZMA AGM held on Friday 1st March, I was re-elected as vice-president, plus I also attended a 4th World Veteran Games Trust Meeting.
Now that it is March you might think the season is over, but we still have some important events coming up and your help is needed to make some of them happen successfully.
Events coming up ...
Max's Night CMA Meeting - Wednesday 13th March @ Rawhiti Domainstarting at 6:15 p.m.:
Max started this eventwhen he turned 75. It is hard to believe that he is now turning 80!!! He would like to celebrate the ocassion with some fun events including some relays, so please come along and join in. Max will also be trying to break some of the M80 records and needs yoursupport. We are planning to have a BBQ following the events, so I ask you to bring food suitable toshare.
West Coast Open Championships - Saturday 16th March @ Anzac Park, Greymouth starting at 9:30a.m.:
In the past, several of our members have made the trip west and had a great time .... so why not jointhem this year. CLICK HERE to see the programme. There is no entry fee, just turn up and competeevents.
Link Relay - Saturday 23rd March @ Halswell Quarry starting at 1:30p.m.: