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Chairman’s Chat

October 2017

(One of the features which Sue Hateley included on a regular basis within the Club Newsletter was the “Chairman’s Chat”. I hope to keep this going through the club website and MailChimp.)

We are now one week away from the CompassSport Cup and Trophy Finals, being held, of course, on Roborough Down, near Plymouth on Sunday 22nd October and being hosted, to my knowledge, by Devon OC for the first time, together with significant support from Cornwall Orienteering Club. 

  

Club Committee Minutes

Minutes of recent committee meetings can be seen here.  For further information, please contact the Club secretary, Rob Parkinson

  

Club Awards 2017

Well done to all four award winners announced at today's Club AGM.

The Chairman's Trophy (and Lifetime Award): Erik Peckett, in recognition of Erik's particularly significant contribution to the club over many years. 

The Haytor Trophy: Tom Lillicrap, M70 British Champion 2017, for outstanding performance

The Epic Trophy: Ella Bowles, W55, Planner, Holne Moor 2016, and 3rd place, W55, Scottish 6 Days 2017, for going above and beyond. 

The Tom Chesters Award: Tom Snow, M18, for an outstanding contribution by a junior member of the club. (This is a new award, presented for the first time in 2017.) 

Photographs of Ella and Tom Snow will follow when their awards are presented personally on a future occasion.

  

Peter “Biggles” Flick

For details of funeral arrangements and thanksgiving service please see below. 

Club members will be sad to hear that Peter Flick passed away this morning, 3rd May 2017, in the RD&E, Exeter. Through his hashing connections, Peter was known universally as "Biggles". He had been a long-standing member of the club and contributed whole-heartedly to tasks associated with numerous club events -and to the work of the club committee -for many years. Please see the tribute below, written by Roger Green. 

  

Compass Sport Cup, JK and British Champs relays

Late entries!

Ruth Chesters has a strong list of Devon entries for the Compass Sport Cup match on 12th March -but if you would like to take part please let Ruth know, if at all possible, by the 19th February, with the details below!

Further information on dates for submission of names to Ruth for the Regional Heat of the Compass Sport Cup 2017,  the JK and the British Champs relays have been added below: 

  

Devon Events: Fees and Start Times

The majority of Devon events have the same starting times and entry fees. However, occasionally they differ so do check the web site for any changes to specific events.

  

Membership 2017

All ages, all abilities, all welcome!

Details about the different types of membership and how to join:

Senior - Adults aged 21 or over
Junior - Below the age of 21
Contact - Members of other British Orienteering affiliated clubs

  

O Safe -Image Taking and Use of Images

At Devon's Committee meeting on 12.10.16 the club agreed to adopt the British Orienteering 2016 policy on "Safeguarding, Image Taking and the Use of Images". For a copy of the policy see below.

Juniors (Photography):

If, for any reason, as a parent or carer of a  junior member of the club you do not want your child being photographed at club events, and therefore potentially appearing on Devon’s website or Facebook page, please inform the club membership secretary:  

  

Club Documents

(Including Club Development Plan)

This folder will contain a range of core club documents, to which members of the club and the committeee might need to refer.

The initial document is the Club Development Plan 2016-18, which was reviewed by the committee in January 2017. If you have comments, please contact Alan Simpson, Club Development Officer.

  

Annual Awards Ceremony!

The Club AGM on Sunday 18th September provided the opportunity for the Chairman to present the annual club awards to a number of very deserving recipients!

  

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