The Club’s AGM held on Monday 30th November revealed a number of highlights including a new life member, a pleasing financial result and two new committee members.
The highlight of the evening was the unanimous election of Dave Horton as a Life Member of the Club. Dave has stepped down from his role as Vice President of the Club to focus on family and business ventures. Since joining the Club in 2003 Dave has coached and managed Division winning sides Leaders and the Jets over the past 17 seasons. In recent years as a committee member and Vice President he has devoted many hours to securing sponsorship and organising the Erin Walter Memorial tournament and summer soccer competition as well as countless other contributions to club activities that have ensured we are in the great shape we are today. We also thank Tracey Horton who has supported Dave over the years and herself donated much of her time and effort into activities that support the Club.
Treasurer Tom Engelen, who also announced he was stepping down from the Committee, announced a modest profit for the Club which he described as very pleasing given the uncertainty around the impact Covid had during the year. The profit was largely due to a Covid related grant from the Community Resilience Fund which had offset reduced sponsorship and subscriptions that had resulted due to the impact of Covid-19.
The election of officers saw committee member Dave Hardy elected as Vice President and two members join the committee. Rachel Southin was elected Junior Convenor and will bring previous experience in the role to the Club. Chris Story will also join the Waikanae Football committee. Incumbents on the Executive, Charlie Sturman (President), Manson Jenkins (Secretary), Graeme Goulden (Senior Convenor) were re-elected unopposed and Dawn Sturman and Adam Price were re-elected to the Committee. The Treasurer position remains vacant.
A number of people and organisations were thanked for their part in a successful 2020 season for the Club despite the challenges of Covid-19. Capital Football, the Kapiti Coast District Council, the referees and Bowling Club had all communicated and responded well to the evolving Covid challenges and worked toward having a season that was as close to normal as conditions allowed.
The Minutes from the meeting can be found on the documents page or Click here.