YOUR PRESIDENT’S NEWSLETTER – Feb, 2018

Dear QVC Colleagues,
I would like to thank all those members who attended the AGM/GM last Sun (04 Feb) despite the cricket matches on the same day being cancelled. We had a great turnout to support these important meetings. The following QVC Management Committee positions were confirmed on the day:
Patron: Lew Cooper
President: Keith Christiansen
Vice-President: Rod Rice
Secretary: Ross Chapman
Treasurer: John Stackpoole
Registrar: Ross Madsen
O50s Age Delegate: Andrew Knight
O60s Age Delegate: Ross Adams
O70s Age Delegate: Ian Petherick
Operations Manager: vacant – contact me if you are interested in role.
Selectors for each age group: To be confirmed at next Management Committee Meeting on 23 Feb. Congratulations to all those new members of the Management Committee!

A special thanks was made at the meetings to recognise the major contributions made by both Kerry Emery as President and Gill Chapman as Operations Manager who have now stepped aside from those positions.

Unfortunately, our Pink Stumps Day was also effected by the match cancellation so we have decided to transfer the day to our next games scheduled for Sun 25 Feb at Ipswich. You can still make separate donations through our online link as follows:https://pinkstumpsday2018.gofundraise.com.au/page/RossChapman

I would also like to take this opportunity to advise you of players selected in the QLD O70s Team to play the touring UK Team on Mon 12 Mar at Caloundra in a day/night format. Congratulations to all those selected:
Gary Madsen Captain
Nev Kratzmann V-C
Kerry Allen
George Blazak
John Deighton
Lex Farquharson
Jim Griffin
Brian Kratzmann
Des McKeever
Les Price
Ross Towner
John Williams

Reserves
Col Hawken
Darryl Stewart
Dave Walton

Available if required
Tim Bevan
Ray Tiley

If you have some spare time on the day/evening please support our team at Caloundra!

Don’t forget there has been a change to our QVC website address, now: qvcricket.com. Thanks to John Norden and Greg Searle there is uptodate information on many of our major upcoming events so please keep checking this site. Of note, we have the ‘Winter’ Carnival being held at Mackay in Aug18 so you need to think about your availability for that event. Teams are being organised now so Regional Coordinators will be calling for nominations shortly if not already. Sunshine Coast have already nominated one team.

On a personal note, I am looking forward to my time as QVC President. It will be a ‘hard act to follow’ after Kerry! Notwithstanding, Kerry and Gill and others have established strong foundations for us to go forward. I am very confident that I will be well supported in the role by a strong management committee and the broader membership. Please feel free to contact me or a committee member with your ideas or concerns.

Best regards
Keith Christiansen
President
QLD Veterans Cricket