2022/23 CENTER MANAGERS REPORT
Let me start by thanking all of the hard-working committee because the club doesn’t exist without your help and contribution.
To all of the other volunteers that randomly help with setting up, packing down, at carnivals and all age mangers, thank you so much. You all make this club the successful club that it is and we can’t run without this help week in and week out.
I would also like to thank all of our sponsors for the support they show our club throughout the year.
Coastal Plastic Surgery, Stockdale & Leggo, Beefy's Pies, Woodys Bakery, Zarraffa's, Pizza Guardians, Boost Juice, Seasons IGA, Coles, WCP & Alpha Designer Homes.
It was a toughest and busiest start to a season that the club has ever had; with our clubhouse not completed; having to work out of sea-tainers and no canteen up and running. And in addition, getting ready for Regional Relays and within 2 weeks of relays running our Open Day Carnival.
All this and with a new club membership record of 360 registered athletes, WOW.
In true CLAC spirit, that didn’t stop us and Regional Relays was a great hit with all the Regional Committee coming up to us and complimenting us on the presentation of the field and how accommodating the club was and just how well it all went. This was great to hear, as it will be the last time we see the relays raced on a grass track.
A special thank you to all the grounds staff that put in many late nights prepping the field ready to go.
Now to the work that goes on behind the scenes. Kathy and I were working tirelessly with the State Government and Sunshine Coast Council to get our new club house up and going; the canteen built; and also new lights installed etc.
Some of our grant money that we managed to secure and spend on the club are;
$250,000.00 Election pledge for new lights to the field. These should be going up in our xmas break.
$50,000.00 Election pledge for new canteen area
$25,000.00 Gambling Fund for the new mower
$10,000.00 From SCRC for new roller doors
$5000.00 Caloundra RSL for purchase of new equipment
$2,500.00 for purchase of new canteen computer equipment
Total = $342,500.00
Plus our flash new toilet block and storage.
Trust me when I tell you that for Kathy and I it has been a lot of very hard work but we have enjoyed doing it, knowing that it will boost the club into the future and for all the future kids that come to the club.
Great big thank you to all involved for such a wonderful season.
From the Canteen to the Field, to the Uniforms, Team Managers, Tiny Tots Age Managers and everyone involved in the club.
A special thank you to Kathy Stroud & Leigh White for all the many hours they put in for CLAC at pony club ….
Also a special thank you to David Rankin for assisting me as well.
We look forward to the 2022/2023 season.
22/23 Centre Manager - Marc Niehus