The Triathlon NSW Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 24th November 2021 via technology. Our huge thanks go out to the clubs who dialed in, asked questions and contributed to this important process.
Running as per the agenda circulated, the President’s Report, Chief Executive Officers report and Financial Report were all delivered and accepted. The Triathlon NSW Board reported a net surplus for the year ended 30 June 2021 of $152,029.
This leaves the organisation in a strong position and well placed to face future challenges as they arise.
The 2020 / 2021 Annual Report is available to everyone online. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the Triathlon NSW Board, staff and the incredible volunteers who are so important to the delivery of our club network.
Glenn Schwarzel (Triathlon NSW President) thanked the board for their ongoing commitment and effort.
A warm thanks was extended to Michael Gleeson (Balmoral Triathlon Club) who departs after a superb four terms (8 years) of dedication and commitment. His legal expertise and insights have been called upon often during his tenure and happily provided. We also extend a heartfelt farewell to Steven Newman (Illawarra Triathlon Club) who departs after two terms (4 years). Steven has been a strong contributor and was the chair of the Finance and Audit Sub Committee. During this time, he has overseen four years of surplus, most impressively over the last two years, noting the challenges and issues faced with COVID-19.
Specific thanks went to Jo Banning (Independent Director) for her work on the Triathlon NSW Board over the past three years. With her term expiring at the 2021 AGM, her experience in Marketing and communications has been greatly appreciated and extremely useful. Lastly, we farewelled Carolyn Egan (Orange Triathlon Club) after having served a term on the Triathlon NSW board and having brought her energy, knowledge, and expertise.
Prior to the meeting, two (2) changes to the constitution were recommended. All constitutional changes were unanimously endorsed, and an updated constitution will be added to the Triathlon NSW website soon.
We also welcome three new board members who were successfully elected - Nicky Western (Scone Triathlon Club), Deanna Waters (Warringah Triathlon Club) and Megan Goodwin (Orange Triathlon club). The results were confirmed by our independent scrutineer – Graham Seers (AusCycling General Manager) and we thank him for the role he played during the TNSW AGM.
These three ladies join the board at a crucial and critical point of time for the sport as we recover and respond to the ongoing threat of COVID, navigate pivotal discussions around governance reform and work on strategies to continue supporting clubs and start the long road to rebuilding our membership, which has seen significant decline over the last two seasons due to COVID-19.
Last but not least, thank you each and every one of members for your ongoing efforts, passion and professionalism in joining our association.
The future looks strong for the sport of Triathlon in NSW!
Adam Wicks (Triathlon NSW CEO) and Glenn Schwarzel (Triathlon NSW President on behalf of the TNSW Board)