AGM and New Volunteers
Our AGM is on Wednesday 28th November at 7.30 p.m. in the Pavilion. Please make sure the date is in your diary and do your best to attend as decisions made at he AGM affect all of you.
Most of the club officers have indicated they are willing to stand for re-election although George is stepping down as Coaching Coordinator (but he is continuing as Ladies Coach), James Robb as Sunday Captain and Chris Elliott as Midweek A Team Captain so we do have some posts to fill. Ideally we would like to appoint someone to assist Ryan with the Coaching Coordination and, with some of our ‘older’ coaches having been heavily involved for many years, we desperately need some new qualified coaches coming through if we are to maintain our current programme and accommodate the same number of youngsters. The NCB are running coaching courses starting in January (see this link: http://www.norfolkcricket.co.uk/article.asp?id=1393) so, if you are interested, please get in touch. Bursaries are available and the club is also prepared to assist towards the cost.
Volunteers are our most valuable asset and, getting more involved with the Club, brings its own rewards. We are always on the look-out for people to help out, not only with coaching, but in other areas of the club, particularly with jobs on the ground, helping with the pavilion maintenance or behind the bar, assisting with fundraising etc. Maybe some of you might like to try your hand at captaincy, perhaps serving as a Vice-Captain behind one of our more experienced skippers, for a time. We are also looking for someone with building connections or project management skills to advise us on the most cost-effective way to improve the ‘ladies toilet’ situation at the club. Sometimes people are just waiting to be asked but we don’t always know quite who to ask so, if you would like to get more involved in any area of the club, please let me know.
New Club Kit
As you may have seen on the website or through our Facebook/Twitter pages our new club kit is available for purchase and, with Christmas coming, the opening of the Kukri Club Shop comes at a good time. The link is: https://www.kukrisports.co.uk/teamshop/greatmeltoncricketclubteamshop/productNavListNg.action Another link that will enable the bespoke club shirts (containing sponsors logo etc) to be ordered will be available soon.
Aviva Community Fund
Don’t forget to register your 10 votes to enable us to obtain a grant from the Aviva Community Fund towards the cost of coaching equipment and courses. To date we have 514 votes. That means about 50 people have voted and, considering we have nearly 300 members (including seniors, juniors, parents, vice presidents) that’s not really many! If you haven’t registered and voted yet, please do so. Anyone (including juniors) with a valid email address can vote so you can also ask friends and family. The more votes we get, the better chance we have of obtaining £1000. The link is: https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/4-2780