This Week’s Race

27 July 0900, McLaren Flat.  SDVLCC Ron Williams King of the Mountain Rd 3  Graded Scratch Races Course 35 finish top of Moritz

startlist (G grade note that you are handicapped with some start times prior to 0900)

Race Coordinator and Referee: Jeff Geisler; First Aider: Ilona Solinska

Southern Vets remembers Ron Williams who loved the hilly races.

Nutrition Science Presentation

By arrangement with member David Cox, Final Year Dietetics students Bridget and Claire will provide an audio-visual presentation about nutrition to Club members after the race and before results.  David advises that it will be an interesting and informative event appropriate to our membership.  Read an Outline.

Next Week’s Race

3 August 0900, McLaren Flat.  Physio Alive McLaren Vale Club Handicap Combine Course 1

Race Coordinator and Referee: Geoff Hillman; First Aider: David Chaplin

Southern Vets is delighted to welcome Physio Alive McLaren Vale as the sponsor for this first of two Club Handicap races. The second date will be 7 December.  Flyer  Thanks to our member Jamie Cranage and his wife Brea who is one of the principals of Physio Alive.  Welcome!

Physio Alive      2 Field St McLaren Vale        Phone 8323 8058

SDVLCC receives grant from City of Onkaparinga

The Committee is pleased to announce that the Club has received a substantial grant towards the cost of an Automatic External Defibrillator from the City of Onkaparinga.  After the efforts of Treasurer Jeff Geisler with the application, President Bob Seymour and Secretary David Milne attended a Presentation Ceremony on 24 July when the cheque was presented by Mayor Lorraine Rosenberg.

The defibrillator has been ordered and will be a regular part of our First Aid Kit.  While we have certificated First Aiders rostered every week, the apparatus is essentially self-explaining once turned on and will be operable by anyone with minimal instruction.  We have been fortunate not to need a defibrillator prior to this and hope that we will never need to use it now!

Thanks Onkaparinga Council for your support.

Potential name change for AVCC

Please consider the following information from AVCC then contact David Milne or on Sundays in the next few weeks if you have strong opinions on the issue.

It has been proposed that the name of the Australian Veteran Cycling Association should be changed to either Australian Masters Cycling, or Masters Cycling Australia. Points for and against:

The name tends to put potential members off joining the body; Sponsorship opportunities would increase if we changed the name; People tend to confuse the word veterans with returned soldiers.

We have lived with the name for over 20 year, so why change now when we are recognised as the AVCC? Today we have close to 3,000 so that the argument that the name ‘Veterans’ puts potential members off appears to be an exaggeration. There are other cycling organisations that are called Masters or title their events as catering for Masters. For example, CA calls its national championships the Australian Masters Championships. If we adopt the name it will inevitably cause confusion. People at the moment don’t have any trouble differentiating between the two. There will be administrative costs involved in changing the constitution, bank statements, etc., which are time consuming and also expensive. But this would also apply to all clubs as well as the State Bodies, as the change of name will have to be applied in the constitutions of all AVCC affiliates. The argument that the name ‘veteran’ was preventing sponsors from supporting our body would appear to be a specious argument, as witnessed in some states.

The recent AVCC AGM agreed: ‘that clubs be asked (a) whether they wished to see the name Australian Veteran Cycling Council changed to either Australian Masters Cycling, or Masters Cycling Australia, or whether they wished to adopt an alternative title (b) If agreed there should be a name change, whether all clubs should abandon their current names so as to encompass the new name of the parent body.

New and Renewal Membership 2014

 ALL new and renewing memberships must now be completed online.  Click HERE to open the page then click on ‘New Registration’ to begin; you must complete the whole application. Payment is by credit card only and race licences are printed at the bottom of your e-Receipt. Cut off the print-out of your licence and bring it to the Clubrooms where it can be laminated for you. The hardcopy SDVLCC membership application forms should only be used by people with no internet access, those requiring dual Membership or Come N Try riders. Total membership fee is currently $110 or $105 for pensioners (the club membership component is $15/10). The option to pay an extra $50 to opt out of marshalling is still offered by the club and is available via the online form. If you experience any problems please contact the treasurer/registrar Jeff Geisler.