WELCOME TO THE NEW YEAR
This is a
formal welcome to the New Year to all members as well as an introduction to the
current executive. I am taking over from Anne Sauve
and hope I can do as good a job as she did. The other members of the
executive now include Bill Sloan as Treasurer, Tim Klassen
in charge of membership, Adrienne Lewis and Jane Franklin as social directors,
with Michael Brennan, Rae Simpson and Ursula Haas putting together the
newsletter. Except for Michael, who selflessly continues to dedicate his
valuable time to the club, all of the rest of us are first-timers at running
the club’s affairs. We intend to keep up the tradition of fine leadership.
for the coming year are now being considered by the executive. Social nights
will continue in the tradition that now seems to be well-entrenched. The Saint & Sinner Pub on
While the new
executive is a keen bunch, we do need your input and support. Remember, a club
such as ours that is run by volunteers relies on more than just a handful of
people. You get out of it what you put in. Do not assume that things will
simply get done. We need your comments, feedback and assistance to keep XSNRG
the dynamic organization that it has developed into. Speak to me or any of the
other executive on any topic or if you would like to help.
Before I sign
off, one serious issue has come to my attention recently. That issue is: What
use should we allow the phone list to be used for? As you know, members’ phone
numbers are printed in the newsletter from time to time. Recently, some members
have complained about receiving unsolicited phone calls which are sales
related. The executive has discussed this issue and unanimously decided that it
is inappropriate to use the phone list to make unsolicited cold calls looking
for business. Members have the opportunity to make announcements after each
run, to write articles in the newsletter or to place ads in the newsletter. The
phone numbers are there as a convenience for members to contact each other if
interested in going for a run, making arrangements to get to a race or for some
social reason. At this time, that is what the phone list is to be used for.
However, if you have any comments about this issue, please speak to me after a
run or write a note. We need your input so that we have the kind of club that
you, as members, want.
forward to meeting and running with all of you.