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NEWS RELEASE: 23 September 2016 AGENDA FOR MEETING
To all triathletes, clubs, school principals, teachers, coaches and triathlon interested parties
Re: Information session and Founding Meeting of Eden Triathlon (ET)
It is with great excitement that we relay the following information. It is common knowledge that Triathlon South Africa (TSA) will no longer be divided into provinces, but into regions. This will also cater for our own Eden region, as a member at TSA. This means that we for the first time are in a position to shape our own region, to facilitate triathlon in the Eden District and to assist with the development and expanding of the sport.
We have been busy for some time with the administrative procedure to affiliate Eden Triathlon (ET) with Triathlon South Africa (TSA). The process is finally completed and we would like to give everyone a Briefing session at 17h00 and then the Founding Meeting of Eden Triathlon (ET) on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 at Blanco Primary School Hall at the Blanco Dutch Reformed Church.
We would like to invite you all to attend this information session and meeting, as it is really important to have as many people present. The briefing and meeting will be led by Gerry van Heerden, the secretary of TSA. Gerrie will brief us about triathlon as a sport in the region. Vital will be to have as many as possible children present, as Triathlon is really becoming one of the fastest growing sports in South Africa and to sustain the growth we need to ensure that development takes place among our children.
After the briefing the Founding Meeting of ET will take place. During the meeting we will vote to accept the constitution of ET and the Management Committee will also be elected. It is therefore very important to have as many as possible athletes, clubs, teachers and interested parties (specifically parents) present at the meeting.
ET will then affiliate with the Eden Sports Council (ESC) and will serve as an official sport of the ESC that will then allow athletes to participate as an official team of Eden and the Western Cape and to present us at South African Championships.
We therefore ask for each and every one of you for your support and attendance at the Founding Meeting to ensure that ET can function properly as a member of TSA. We are aware that many athletes train in the afternoons, but please plan your exercise so that you can join us at 17h00 to make triathlon a success in Eden.
A copy of the draft constitution of ET is available and you can request a copy from Gerhard Liebenberg at email@example.com
If you have members to nominate for the Executive Committee, please submit these nominations to Gerhard Liebenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, September 26, 2016.
We look forward to seeing you at the briefing and Founding Meeting of Eden Triathlon.
For any queries, please contact:
Franna Vorster 082 799 3377
Hanno Maritz 076 730 3225