11 May '15: ATC News

 AGM ’15 Feedback – Next Social on Saturday


Thank you very much to everyone who attended our Annual General Meeting last week.  Chairman STeve Attwell opened the evening with highlights of ATC’s achievements since the last AGM.  In Summary, ATC:
·         Had twenty ATC Development runners on the ITU blue carpet, twice!  At the 2014 and 2015 Discovery World Triathlon events ATC joined forces with YEP CLAN and Songo to have development teams and individuals take part in this flagship event.
·         Sponsored our development team through the Athletics, Cross Country and Trail seasons.
·         Was the only club with development teams at 11 Cape Town and our teams ruled!
·         Launched our new domain, website and on-line shop at: www.atcmultisport.club
·         Hosted Two Sunset Team Time Trial Running events.
·         Exceeded the 800 member mark.
·         Managed over 500 affiliations (TSA, ASA and SSA).
·         Implemented a bar-code sign-in system for the Canal Swim.
·         Managed about 40 canal swims, which amounts to over 5000 safe and happy swims.
·         Timed 10 Club Time Trials with a Mayonnaise box.
·         Published 10 Facebook Photo Albums.
·         Hosted the best year-end function to date (at Col’cachio in Camps Bay).
·         Secured a sponsorship for our caps and visors from Swish Properties.
·         Lost and re-gained our New Balance sponsorship.
·         Found and lost the greatest swimming coach who helped us establish a very successful swim squad.
·         Sent about 50 newsletters.
·         Secured a new Club House and training facility, which was duly launched after the AGM!
Committee Members
We would like to thank the following exiting committee members for their service over the past years:  Inge Hansen (2013 to present), James Bayhack (2014) and Marion Kritzinger (2012 to present).  Inge has been an integral in the planning of the Sunset Team Time Trial over the past couple of events and we will hopefully welcome her back onto the SSTTT Sub-Committee when we establish that later this year.
We welcome the following new members onto the committee for 2015:  Garth Dorman, Jacqueline Vockins, Japie Bingle, Kevin Anderson and Travys Wilkins
The new ATC Committee has had its first meeting and it was decided that the whole committee would focus on improving the structure of the management and administration systems.  The following roles have been assigned, but not cast in stone, as it is envisaged that committee members will share certain roles that require a lot of attention.
STeve Attwell – Chairman
Gert Wilkins – Vice-Chairman
Anthony Dean – Canal Swim and General
Barry Goliath - ATC Development
Garth Dorman – Track Coach and General
Hilda Visagie – ATC Gear Development & Social Media
Ilze Els – Finance & Affiliation Administration
Jacqueline Vockins – Web Site & Affiliation Administration
Japie Bingle – Secretary & Shop Administration
Jay Richards – ATC Swimming
Kevin Anderson– Sponsorships
Paul Gordon-Brown - Treasurer
Travys Wilkins – Track and General
All committee members will be actively assisting at the ATC Canal Swim to ensure that our flagship training session continues to run smoothly.  We will also look at introducing an additional club run to compliment the highly successful track runs.
Membership Fees
Membership Fees of the previous and current seasons were compared with proposed fees for the 2015-2016 season, which will come into effect on 1 January 2016.
Members present felt that our membership fees are very reasonable, if not low.   So an increase of approximately 10% was accepted.  Junior and Student memberships will not increase so as to encourage younger members into the club.   

Social Evening:

On Saturday 16 May, after the Canal Swim, we will have a club social at the Green Point Cricket Club.  There are shower facilities at the club so we will head there straight after the canal swim, watch the rugby and socialise.  There will be food and drinks for sale.

Member News:

Congratulations to the following members for recent personal events:
Matt Knight and Jade Kannemeyer got engaged.
Juan Bester and Mia Berry got married.
Rowan Carver and Nicola Van Zyl got engaged.
Jody Baumgarten and Chanel Lewis got married.


At the Durbanville Triathlon, Robyn Williams won the ladies race and Wane Rossouw was the second veteran.  Ilana Steenkamp was the 3rd lady home.
In the 38 Km Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge, Caitlin Van Den Berg was the first veteran lady.
Jo-Marie Wolfaardt was the 1st Lady in the Walkerbay Extreme 12.5 Km Run.


SWIM:  The Canal Swim will be on Saturday afternoon at 16:00. 
BIKE:  On Tuesday morning we will do a road bike ride from the Point Virgin Active at 06:00.  On Thursday mornings we will do a Mountain Bike ride from the Point Virgin Active at 06:00.  We started the Mountain Bike ride last week and it is awesome!
On Saturday morning we will do a 3 to 4 hour ride, starting from the Point Virgin Active at 07:00.

RUN:  Track will be at the Green Point Cricket Club on Tuesday morning at 06:00 and again at  18:00.  Tomorrow's session will be our monthly 5 Km Time Trial.

The third event in the Cross Country League takes place on Saturday at the Vantage Sports Complex.  Also on Saturday, the PPA Tread Lightly Woman's Mountain Bike Ride takes place on the Backsberg Estate and the APL Cartons Half in De Doorns, Hex Valley.
The Cape Town 12 ONERUN takes place this Sunday from Milnerton to the City Centre.  Late Entries will be taken at Registration, which will take place in the Green Point Athletics Stadium on Friday and Saturday from 09:00 till 20:00.  There is no registration or entry on race day.   Look out for the ATC Club Gazebo, which will be set up in Bree Street and come have a chat there after your run.
Also on Sunday there is the Dirtopia All Mountain Enduro on the Delvera Farm.  This is a one day Stage race where some of the sections are raced and then all riders re-group to meander along to the next sprint section.
The Helderberg Mountain Challenge (HMC) is taking place this Sunday, 17 May, at the Helderberg Nature Reserve in Somerset West.  Entries close Wednesday, 13 May and there is still space in all three distances (HMC 24 Km, HMC Lite 15 Km and 10km Run).
The second event in the Clean C Night Beach Run Series takes place NEXT Wednesday, 20 May, from the Milnerton Lighthouse.
New Balance Comrades Competition
Nutreats is running a competition through which you can win one of two pairs of the New Balance limited edition 890V5 Comrades running shoes.  The competition is in aid of The Unogwaja Light Fund.  To purchase entries: Click Here
Knysna Marathon & Half
Entries for the Knynsa Half Marathon are full and only 350 are left for the Marathon.  Substitutions are now open.  Let us know if you would like to substitute, or need an entry.  Substitutions close this Thursday, 14 May, and no substitutions will be allowed after this date.  For details visit:  http://knysnamarathonclub.com/forest-marathon/
Cape Town Marathon & Peace Runs
If you enter the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, 10 Km Peace Run or any of the Peace Trail Runs by the 30th of June 2015, your name will go into a lucky draw for a chance to win an all expenses paid trip to the Gold Label status Paris Marathon in 2016.  For details and to enter, please visit:  www.sanlamcapetownmarathon.com
Enjoy the Week!