A meeting was held last night at the clubrooms with the working
party assisting the 2 remaining committee members to continue
with the advances made last Saturday after the resignation
of the President, Secretary, and the Treasurer. After a couple
of days of telephones running hot and everybody involved in
this change receiving advice from all quarters it was decided
to let things settle down before looking towards changing
the management structure of the club.
After taking legal advice over the Rules and Regulations of
the Club Constitution, we are ensuring that everything being
decided and tabled with the committee fits firstly within
these rules and secondly that is fair to the members. The
structure of the working party is such that fairness and balance
are our first concern. With the turbulence of the past 18
months now behind us, the only positive way is forward.
The Foster contract details are now completed to the satisfaction
of all involved, and this paves the way for an agreement to
now be struck with the main naming sponsor for the season.
This will give the club a major cash injection that is most
welcome at this time. Further details will follow once this
agreement is settled in a few days.
The catering contract has also been signed off and a large
advance will be received today. The caterers will be making
major improvements to several facilities around the park as
part of their long term deal. Visitors to the park this season
will see another marked improvement in both food and facilities.
There will be a working bee held this weekend and many hands
are needed, along with tools, shovels etc. It is now time
to pitch in and help us put the finishing touches to the long
list of jobs started by the dedicated few that have been there
nearly every week.
We will shortly hold an information meeting to let all club
members know what is going on along with details of the club
finances, promotion details and plans for the season rapidly
approaching. The final loads of new track surface will be
in place before the end of the week and whole track will then
be dug over and prepared. Heavy earthmoving machinery is now
at the track and will result in an excellent preparation being
applied to the track so that we enjoy a good racing surface
right from the start.
Finally wheels are starting to turn
with regard to kicking off the 2002-2003 season , many things
have been evolving and while not much news has been released.
The ASSCC Executive Committee have been working hard and
achieved a lot over the past couple of months. Credit must
be given to those who have departed, those that remain and
those senior members who have promoted some recent action
- in the meantime you can be assured that we are moving
along toward what promises to be a great season. The working
committee will remain in place to oversee and assist proceedings.
This is being placed presently. 640 metres of clay from
Clevedon is being laid down and folded into the present
track surface. So!!! Gentleman!!! And you rapid ladies.
the first practice session on October 5th pits open at 10am
practice 1pm - 4.30pm
TURN ONE GRANDSTAND
This has been relocated and is now in a prime position lower
and slightly closer to the track - it now actually looks
directly down the front straight and has ďThe best view
in the ParkĒ.
Much effort has been put into this with Ron Bellett giving
weekend upon weekend on the digger from porter hire with
other porter hire equipment and ďall hands on deckĒ.
MIDWEEK VENUE HIRE
The committee have signed an agreement for the venue to
be hired in our downtime by an International Motorsport
Company providing , corporate, educational and general ride
hire - one car operating at any one time - conditional upon
the correct documentation from the necessary authorities,
any club activities have priority and the income will be
a welcome addition to the club.
CATERING CONTRACT SIGNED
Funtime Foods are our caterer for the next three years,
Stan and Kerry within this contract have undertaken to renovate
the downstairs food outlet and make this operational again.
They are excited to be involved and will be putting special
emphasis on the kids. Funtime have modern caravans and concentrate
on quality food at affordable prices - perfect.
PREMIER SPONSOR FOR THE VENUE
Concept Sports Promotion have presented the offer for Premier
naming rights sponsorship of the Waikaraka Park Speedway
to one of New Zealands largest mobile Crane Fleets. The
Partners have visited the venue for a walk around and are
excited of the prospect of becoming involved. Stay turned.
AT THE PARK
The working party comprising of
Noel Hawthorne, Grant King, Dayne Wright, Ron Willouby, Ron
Bellette and the 5 ASSCC Committee members met with Ian Foster
today in the clubrooms to finalise details of the Contract
with Concept Sports Promotions Ltd for the coming season.
The meeting started with tabling of resignations from the
President Christine Champion, the Secretary Ngaire Nowell
and the Treasurer Andrea Foley.
The Club lawyer, who was also in attendance at the request
of the President, gave his opinion regarding the continuing
operation and management of the committee. It is now up to
the Vice President, Gavin Hinsley, and the only other remaining
committee member, Mark Fleming, to find suitable replacements
to fill the empty positions on the Committee.
Any decision over filling these positions is being held over
until the next committee meeting on Monday night when the
working party will reconvene.
In spite of this upset at the beginning of today's meeting,
the working party finalised the contract with Ian Foster (
CSP Ltd) and it will now be signed off after being printed
by the lawyers. Planning for the season and promotions can
now move forward and we can all look forward to to an exciting
To those member that have already done
your working bees, we thank you very much. To those members
that have not done your working bee the following dates have
The dates are:
14th and 15th of September,
22nd of September,
28th of September,
or the 6th of October.
If you can not make these dates or wish to pay the $180 please
let your drivers rep know.
to the weather over the week the track surface will now be
laid next weekend
(21/09/02), which we will all be
looking forward to having for the coming season. Now
the weekend of Septmber the 28th.
The question of whether Grand
Parades are allowed under our rules was considered in some depth
throughout the year but, at the same time of the 2002 AGM, no
one could see a way that Grand Parades could continue without
the rules being changed.
The Directors have again revisited the matter and, by looking
outside the Racing Rules, have been able to set down guidelines
for the running of Grand Parades within our existing rules.
As Grand Parades are neither a practice nor a race, but a promotional
event, they can be run with the pit gate open, under the jurisdiction
of the Clerk of the Course.
We require persons to fulfill the below
positions for the coming season.
of the Course
Clerk of the Course
*Pit Parking Marshal
If you are interested please contact us via the contacts below
or Marc on (09) 832-9299