Annual end of year Christmas Dinner for Cycling Geelong was held tonight (Dec 16, 2015). After dinner David and Nancy Jones was awarded Life Membership for their outstanding contribution to the club over the last 11 years. Written Testimonials were provided by Rod Charles, Helen Lyth, Peter Smith, Stella Groves, Rosemary Nugent. They were read by Tina Gordon (Membership Secretary), Sandra McCran (Assistant Secretary) and Maree Burn (Vice President). Robert Turnour then spoke about club fund raising effort that David and Nancy has been leading each year. Life Membership Certificates for Nancy and David were presented by exisiting Life Members Heather Howard and Allan Marshall.
After induction, Santa Claus (aka Doug Merritt) arrived on his red Santa bike and led the group on an impromptu Carole singing before giving out presents for everyone.
The evening was enriched by attendance of new members Dianne and Paul Tobias, Charlotte and Dennis Jones, Dave Simpson. Many member partners were also there including Joan Marshall, Nick Anderson and Kirsty Warfe.
Cycling Geelong is a better club because of outstanding members like Nancy and David Jones and we’re greatful. Thanks to Tina, Sandra, Maree, Allan and Heather for helping me with the induction tonight. Well done to Stephanie Andrews for organising the evening as well as social dinners throughout the year.
Merry Christmas and Safe Riding.
John Miro – President