President’s and Treasurer’s Report

Ahead of our AGM next Wednesday 23/3/16, find attached below President’s Report and Treasurer’s Report from 2015. These reports will are to be tabled at the meeting, however we hope to avoid covering them in detail, in the interest of time. Please take the time to read over and contact the club directly <mcat at pedalpower dot me> with any queries prior to the AGM so that we can update them if necessary.

Note that further questions and discussion is encouraged during the member forum immediately following the AGM formalities.

2015PresidentsReport

2015TreasurersReport

2016 MCAT AGM

Our 2016 AGM will take place at 6pm on Wednesday 23rd March in the Seminar Room (to the left of reception desk) at Monash Sport, 42 Scenic Boulevard, Clayton Campus.

For the continued success of the club it’s imperative that we elect a committee of passionate individuals who are willing to drive the club throughout this year and especially 2017 and beyond.

Do you love cycling, swimming, running or all of the above and want to give back to the community bringing enthusiasts together at Monash? By committing a little time each week you can help to run events which bring together like-minded people for socialising, skill development, training and some kind-hearted racing.

If you are interested in being a part of the committee for this year and would like to know more, please read the position descriptions below and most importantly let us know! You can email the club directly using <mcat at pedalpower dot me> or contact any of our current executive (Anthony Khoo, Jack Harley and Joel Docker) via facebook.

If you’re a passionate member of the club but not ready to join the committee, please come along to the AGM to help us elect our new committee. Immediately after the AGM we are running a member forum, where all members are invited to have their say and discuss events, procedures and the direction of the club!

Position Descriptions:

President

  •       Leading committee.
  •       Spokesperson for club. Communication and representation of the club to other organisations (e.g. Team monash, other clubs)
  •       Co-ordination of O week campaign
  •       Co-ordination of events (weekly, one-off)
  •       Planning and implementing succession
  •       Set AGM and quarterly committee meeting dates/agenda.

Secretary/(Vice President)

Assists president in his/her duties. Usually with an eye for succession as President in the following year. (learning)

  •       Assist President
  •       Scribing and publication of meeting minutes
  •       Communications within the club

Treasurer/AUG Manager

  •       Manage Uni games team
    • Book Accomodation
    • Attend Team Monash Monthly meetings in lead-up
    • Co-ordinate selection. Trials, publicity, selection.
    • Book flights.
    • Responsible for group financial transactions assoc. with AUG.
  •       Report Annually on incomes/expenditures.
  •       Construct annual budget.
  •       Custody of Bank account (shared with Pres); succession and transfer of ownership.
  •       Planning financial future (e.g. pursue and co-ordinate opportunities for fundraising).

Marketing/Media Officer

  •       Facebook group activity
  •       FB group moderation
  •       Promotional media (posters, events etc.)
  •       Other social media as club expands.

Thanks for taking the time to read through. Even if you’re just a little bit interested in helping out, please do contact us as we can talk you through the committee and responsibilities.

JD

Register your attendance on this Facebook Event.

MCAT kit order!

MCAT kit and uniforms purchasable from Sunday, April 19 until Monday, April 27. Includes: jerseys, knicks, tri-suits, arm/leg warmers, polo-shirts and women-specific.

To Order:

Login using:
Username: MCAT
Password: MCAT2015
  • Proceed to enter required details and create your own account.
  • Follow through to ordering for desired items.
  • Pay online before the shop closes Monday, 27th April.
  • Wait for your shiny new kit!

 

2015 AGM Minutes

MCAT 2015 AGM Meeting Minutes

Meeting: Monash Cycling and Triathlon (MCaT) – Annual General Meeting.

­Date: Monday 16 March 2015 6:00pm

Location: Seminar Room, Monash Sport

Attendees Present (23):

Joel Docker, Anthony Khoo, Matt de Vroet, Robert Jamieson, Paddy Burt, Matt Allcock, Maddison McFadden, Matt Gebert, Sam Tomkinson, Brenton White, Tristan Mioni, Jack Harley, Sidonie Lowe, Lachlan Cullum, Harry Osmond, Lilly Dipnall, Bahman, Farshid Zavareh, James Wang, Isabelle Claxton, Faiz Faridh, Tim Mistarz, Vincent Chu

Apologies via Facebook message (6):

Anna McGlade, Jackie Cooke, Megan Hawkins, Noah Deubel, Tom Boatman, Damien Laing

Outcome of Elections:

President: Anthony Khoo

Treasurer: Joel Docker (unofficial title: Captain)

Secretary: Jack Harley (unofficial title: Team Manager)

Business:

  • Joel’s Uni Games briefing: looking to send a full team (6 men, 6 women) to the Gold Coast to compete, beginning 28 September
  • Request for last year’s AUC Yarra Tri results
  • Proposal for triathlon team support for new racers (to provide advice etc.). Tristan proposed Tri Aus membership and HTC Try a Tri
  • Proposal for individual athletes (competing in triathlons or cycling events) to race for MCaT by putting down “Monash Cycling and Triathlon” under the “club” section upon registration.
  • Sponsorship discussion: We would inform sponsors that we could assist in exposure through Unigames, training rides, Around the Bay. Brenton suggested gyms/personal training studios are often keen to advertise their brand through sponsorship.
  • Uniform discussion: 14 in favour of keeping/minor adjustments, 3 in favour of changing immediately (low visibility issue raised, however there are options on the supplier website for high-vis strips to be added). 11 interested in purchasing now. Lachie proposed a hoodie. Formed a volunteer Uniform sub-committee for developing new kit design for next year: Jack (chair), Vincent, Harry, Isabelle. It was reminded that athletes can individually select which style of jersey to purchase, based on budget and intended use.
  • Best way to communicate? Facebook (22 members), Calendar feed (1 member). Rob suggested TeamApp.
  • It was brought up that a weekly routine should be established to maintain attendance.
  • Suggestion to car pool to reach different training locations.
  • Swimming discussion: Brenton keen to help with swim coaching. Proposed an online interest form. Proposal for 24hr megaswim team event for exposure. Tristan suggested promoting our attendance at summer swimming events (eg Pier to Pub)
  • Best time to train? Vote was taken and table of availability was created.
  • Lily brought up several good points: as a beginner triathlete (and new cyclist) she felt uncomfortable riding on the road, specifically during the Meet & Greet ride, and wants help/mentoring for both this and triathlon. We proposed a monthly social safety ride, available to new riders who are yet to develop confidence on the road. Advertising: “beginners targeted”, “controlled/safe environment”, “skill building” etc.
  • Anthony suggested that current FB posts should make it clearer that both experienced and beginner cyclists will be catered for. Proposal: Mondays (@Packer Park velodrome/Glenvale) to cater for beginner riders more, whereas Friday ride (@Beach Rd) to target the faster riders. However, all riders will be catered for all rides nonetheless.
  • Interest in pursuing a mentoring scheme – interested newbies get allocated a mentor whom they can ask questions
  • Discussion on attracting more members: O-week stall, social media and seeing the MCaT team jersey were the most successful methods. Therefore we hope to open up the jersey store in the near future, after minor adjustments have been made (Vincent agreed to assist in the design modification process).
  • Fundraising opportunity: charging an entry fee ($5/10) at O-week next year for club membership.
  • Facebook page events discussion: Jack suggested weekly poster detailing rides, which could also be printed and physically put up in the Bike Arrival Station. Rob added that posters could be posted as the Facebook page banner for maximum exposure.

Meeting adjourned at 7:25 pm

Meet & Greet Social Ride

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We cordially invite you to the inaugural Monash Cycling and Triathlon (MCaT) “Meet & Greet” Ride this Thursday 16th March.

The Plan …

We will assemble near the Bus Loop (somewhere visible) and be leaving @ 7:30 am SHARP. Then we will cruise down as a bunch a couple of k’s up the road to Glenvale Crescent, a closed off industrial road (1km loop). Here we will provide information about the club and upcoming events, then spend 40 mins or so having a bit of a ride and making new friends! + Some harder efforts for those who are keen, and returning back at campus at 8:30. For those interested, the Bike Arrival Station will have some free goodies to celebrate “ride to uni” day!

Frequently Asked Questions?

  • Can I come?
    YES – all riders welcome. Hybrid/Road/mountain bike, all are acceptable!
  • How much does it cost?
    FREE
  • I’m nervous….
    Don’t be! We’re happy to take anyone and everyone on board.
  • I’m fast, will this be boring for me?
    Nope, once at Glenvale you’ll have a chance to smash out some hard efforts with the faster lads!

More Questions?

Contact Jack via text (preferred) on 0439 359 344

See you Thursday!

2015

Hi Monash students and interested community members! Semester one for 2015 is almost upon us and with it a whole new year of opportunities. Coming up this year:

  • Monthly Around the Bay training rides; one short distance at a pleasurable pace, one progressing from 40km to over 100km.
  • Our first AGM! we’re getting serious about being here for you. Please attend our first AGM, monday evening of week 3 (16th March). Officiating will allow us to do things with money. Win!
  • Student athlete micro-sponsorship (details TBA).
  • Tour de Monash; now in it’s second year, we ride between every Monash campus. Approximately 160km. Chalk that off your bucket list.

See the calendar for:

  • Weekly bunch ride.
  • Weekly velodrome bike or brick (glue a run on the end for triathletes).
  • Monthly hill trip in the Dandenongs.
  • We run with RunMonash; because Trevor is a legend.

Monash Cycling and Triathlon Uniforms

Uniforms for cycling, specific to women and men, are now available from a temporary store through Champion Systems.

Simply sign up using the CS DIRECT MEMBER LOGIN form on the right of the linked page. To access the unique MCAT temporary online store use the following details before creating your own personal account.

Username: MCAT
Password: mcat2014aug

Store closes next Friday 15th August, there will be an extension or second order period to include triathlon suits and other non-AUG Cycling specific kit.

Free skin-fold and somatotyping walk-in sessions

Free skin-fold and somatotyping walk-in sessions at the BASE for Wednesday 6th August 11:00am-1:00pm.

This will provide athletes with valuable information on their current body composition and body type information relative to their sport.
Simply turn-up to the exercise lab at the BASE Facility at the designated dates/times for an assessment.
-Care of Dr Ricardo Da Costa from the Monash Nutrition and Dietetics Department

Your body is perhaps your most important piece of equipment in sport. Know it and take care of it, and it will work for you.
-MCAT

Where?
BASE Facility

http://www.med.monash.edu.au/base/

Ground and Level 1, 264 Ferntree Gully Road
Notting Hill Victoria 3168
Australia
Nextdoor to ‘the Nott': Uni pub of ill-repute.