I HOPE THIS FINDS YOU ALL WELL AND YOU ARE ENJOYING FREEDOMS THAT WE HAVEN’T HAD FOR THE BETTER PART OF THE LAST 2 YEARS WE WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BE HOLDING OUR AGM ON TUESDAY 7 DECEMBER 2021 IN THE MARCELLIN OLD BOYS ROOM.
A formal announcement will be made shortly, however I thought it may be useful to put out a correspondence so that everyone in the Marcellin community is fully aware that the meeting is coming up. If you are a member (Life Member, Golden Eagles member, General Club Membership or Registered Player) and if you have any interest in the direction of the club going, your attendance at this AGM is a must.
Last year’s AGM concluded with the club in a very precarious position whereby the positions of President and Treasurer were left unappointed. This left Secretary Matthew Frost or Vice President Chiara Morretta to manage the club alone and navigate many issues, including the debt position of the club as well as developing and implementing COVID-19 protocols.
Further to this, we also did not have any general committee members to help share the load with the duties necessary to make the club viable.
Thankfully due to our hard work we were able to fill key positions.. We were able to appoint Joel Cunningham (Treasurer), Bernie Crimmins (Golden Eagles Representative) and Matt Getson (Golden Eagles Representative) onto the Executive Committee, as well as have Sue Robertson (Womens Football Operations Manager) and Paul Bonato (Mens Football Operations Manager) back on the General Committee.
As with any club we identified the need to have additional general committee members to cover off the necessary tasks required with running the club. This includes social events, social media, sponsorships, football ops and finance. However, due to the late establishment of the 2021 committee, we were not in a position to co-opt additional members to cover the areas of need to successfully run the club.
This resulted in the work falling mostly on the office bearers, and we managed to get through the year only just. We scraped through 2021 only barely on an operational level, but this is not sustainable.
So in order to prepare for the 2022 season, we are requesting greater support from the parents, partners, friends, siblings of the players as well as players themselves who are keen to make a difference to get along to the AGM and support the club by nominating for a 2022 committee position.
The areas of need specifically are:
These roles are not a huge impost on your time. As the saying goes ‘many hands make light work’. This applies to running a football club and to do this we need the help of people within the community.
This is no longer something that the club wants, going forward we need this. Our great servants in Paul Bonato, Matthew Frost and Joel Cunningham do so much for this great club, and we need you to come on board and contribute to making this place even better.
If you have any interest at all please contact us on email@example.com. If there’s any area you are particularly keen in, or if you have any suggestions, we would love to hear from you.
I’m certainly hoping that Matthew and Joel stay on in their current roles, however Chiara Moretta has advised she will not nominate for her position in 2022. Chiara has been a terrific servant of this club, serving on the Committee since 2017. We would like to thank Chiara for her efforts and her time towards making the club, and we will be accepting nominations to fill her office position.
Whilst it still may be a while off, I am really looking forward to seeing you at the footy in season 2022
President of the Marcellin Old Collegians Football Club