November Newsletter '13
The new season has already seen major advances in membership and classes. The transfer to electronic registers has made it possible for us to keep records more efﬁciently and coordinate payments with attendances more quickly. It is in your interests and the interests of your children that the membership/personal accident insurance from British Gymnastics is up to date. This is an absolute requirement in any of our classes, General, Recreational, Freestyle, Adult or Competitive.
REMINDER - TRANSFER OF CLASSES On Saturdays 16th and 23rd November all New College Classes will transfer to our Clarendon Park venue. This will give our Leicester members an opportunity to work in the safety foam pits and trampoline in this specialist centre. Class times for General/Recreational remain the same. Girls competition and Development 3 – 6pm please.
SATELLITE CLUB.We have opened a Monday evening club at Beaumont Leys School for Freestyle Gymnastics. This is run by Ivan and is open to all members from 4.30 until 6pm, £4.
Last year we called upon the expertise of legal, technology and ﬁnance wise members. Their help has been invaluable. Please consider 3 new areas in which WE NEED YOUR HELP.
1) CATERING.All the proﬁts from catering are directed into the fund to replace the apparatus and mats. We run about 40 “events” each year when catering for the public and the ofﬁcials is necessary. We need a
band of volunteers able to help manage the catering stall on a rota of dates through the year. The stock and practical organisation of stall and buffets is in place, we need volunteers to manage and serve. We have 2 National events in November, Sat 16th and Sat 23rd as well as regular Sunday events. Can you spare a day or half day to help? Contact Trevorlow@thegymnast.fsnet.co.uk if you would like to help or 07590122098. A Half day, a day, once a month, once a term? The new cafeteria will be opening next year, a great opportunity.
2) MAINTENANCE. We need help with light DIY type jobs as well as more speciﬁc small repairs and safety checking. Any help any time is appreciated and invaluable. Do you have a skill that you could offer from time to time, tasks can be individual and speciﬁc or an ongoing “as and when” needed? Contact Trevorlow@thegymnast.fsnet.co.uk if you would like to help or 07590122098.
3) COMMITTEE and SUPPORT PANEL. Currently the majority of the club’s organisation falls on a small Board; we need and would like to see parents and club members involved in the management and the future of the club. Welfare, administration, enrolments, safety, social, catering. There is an opportunity for new ideas to be explored that may open up new opportunities for all members in particular the teenage groups. We are a well respected club working closely with the Colleges and schools to provide out of school activities. We need the advice and guidance of parents and members to keep the club exciting and worthwhile. Is this something that you can help us with? Contact Trevorlow@thegymnast.fsnet.co.uk if you would like to help or 07590122098.
Yours in sport,
The staff at New College and Clarendon Park Gymnastics Centres