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2020 Mandurah Masters AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Mandurah Masters Swimming Inc. was held at 7:00pm on 19 February 2020 at MARC Club Rooms. It was a very productive and successful evening with a healthy turn out members, including Club Life Members: Gerry Green, Graeme McAusland, Wayne Cable, and Pauline & Ivan Wingate. Ivan is also a Masters Swimming Australia Life Member.

Reports were presented by the President, Treasurer, Coaching Director, and Recorder. Next the Club Committee for 2020 was elected as follows:

President Deb Bloor 0437 167 823 Vice President Joel Lewis 0419 913 475 Secretary Ann Ferguson 0400 224 680 Treasurer Steve Ferguson 0414 359 402 Coaching Director Des Seery 0417 954 173 Club Captain John Cahill 0466 439 008

Recorder Helen Cahill 0466 623 281 Registrar Hazel Cockram 0438 880 243

Public Relations Steve Ferguson 0414 359 402 Social Officer Glenda Hurtado 0413 124 568 Safety Officer Tracey Haverhoek 0427 964 652

Property Officer Des Seery 0417 954 173

Club Photographer Ivan Wingate 9586 1485

A warm welcome to new Club Captain John, who has hit the ground running. A very big thank you to the outgoing committee members Jen and Deb for all their hard work. Well done for signing on for another year to: Deborah, Joel, Ann, Steve, Des, Helen, Hazel, Glenda, Tracey and Ivan.

Then it was time to present the 2019 Club Awards. The awards and the winners were:

Kathy McLeod Best Club Person: Helen Cahill (citation)

Presented to the Club member who has shown the most commitment to their swimming and is a dedicated role model for our Club. The trophy was donated by and named after Kathy McLeod who was one of the founding members in 1993.

Club Challenge Swim Award: Gerda Williams & Mike Bennett

The award is made to the two swimmers with the highest aggregate of swim points attained at Club Challenge swim events.

Coaching Director's Award: Deborah Bloor (citation)

This award is made at the sole discretion of the current Coaching Director and not without some fierce competition.

FINA Swim Excellence Award: Gerda Williams

The award was made to the member with the highest FINA point score for an individual swim, as per the MSA Result Portal score. This award is intended to recognise the best individual swim of the year across all age groups. For 2019, on May 26 at the State Champs, Gerda swam the 75 to 79 Age group 200m Backstroke in a time of 3:49.68, which scored an amazing 698 points.

Open Water Swim Award: Jenny and Steve Crake

The award is made to the two swimmers with the highest aggregate of swim points attained in MSWA accredited open water swim events. In the 2018/2019 Wow Swim Series, Jen won her Age Group with score of 60 points.

Fitness, Friendship & Fun Award: Jan Boddy (citation)

The award is made to the member who most embodies the values of Masters Swimming Australia of Fitness, Friendship and Fun. As determined by a sub-committee of the President and two co-opted members.

Congratulations to all the winners. The night concluded with convivial discussion while enjoying pizza and a glass of wine.

Let's all look forward to another great year in 2020!


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