At our 20th Anniversary last month we gave out our first Achilles Honorary Lifetime Membership Awards.
The recipients (pictured left to right) were members Nick Gleeson and Charlie McConnell who were two of our first members with disability to join Achilles Sydney. They have both contributed enormously to the club over the years as well as representing Achilles at a vast range of events and challenges. They inspire our new members and our volunteers with their boundless enthusiasm and can-do attitudes.
Also recognised was volunteer of over a decade, Michael Levy. Michael is a behind the scenes star regularly driving members to training, going for training walks, swims, bike rides and runs outside of Sunday training. And of course is a regular smiling face at training. He is a fantastic guide and very valued by all of our members and volunteers.
Well done Nick, Charlie and Michael. The club wouldn't be the same without you #GoAchilles.
We are super excited to launch our new Achilles shirts and singlets for members and volunteers.
We have 3 styles available - singlet (male/female), t-shirt and long-sleeve shirts. Each style has a GUIDE option which allows our volunteers to be easily recognised at events and when training. Check out some of our members and volunteers modelling some of the new shirts below.
Description of shirts
Material: Bright yellow, lightweight polyester sports material
Front: Achilles International Australia logo across the chest.
Back: Achilles International Australia logo across the upper back, #GoAchilles! underneath, logos for TFE Hotels and Apres Velo Live the Dream sponsor logos.
Guide tops have GUIDE in extra large print underneath the Achilles logo. All text is in Achilles purple and the overall style aligns with the wider Achilles International shirt designs.
Thank you to our shirt sponsors Apres Velos and TFE Hotels for assisting us in producing the shirts.
Membership for 2017
Membership for 2017 will be $30, this includes your awesome new Achilles t-shirt or singlet. Additional shirts can be purchased for $20.
Follow this link to process your membership for 2017. New and existing members should complete the form and update their contact details if they have changed in the last 12 months.
Should you need assistance to complete your membership form please email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to a volunteer at training.
Date: Sunday 11th December 2016
Venue: The Domain - (over the road from the steps of the Art Gallery of NSW)
Time: 9-45 am (after Sunday training)
(in the case of the weather being inclement on the day, a venue or date change may be made)
Nomination for positions on Club committee are open and must be submitted by Thursday 1st December 2016.
Achilles committee member nominations:
The Committee is responsible for the running of Achilles International Australia – Sydney (Achilles Sydney). Members of the Committee are representatives of Achilles Sydney and the wider Achilles International organisation. As such members of the Committee are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is representative of the organisation’s beliefs and values whenever they are deemed to be representing Achilles Sydney. In addition to the legislated fiduciary duties and responsibilities expected of a committee member of an Incorporated Association under the Incorporated Associations Act 2009 and any other relevant legislation, given the nature of the organisation, the role of an Achilles Sydney committee member is expected to be a hands-on role.
Key responsibilities for committee members may include:
All financial members of the Club and interested parties are welcome to attend.
We will also be having our end of year party on that day Sunday 11th December, below is the agenda for the day.
Please bring along something to eat and/or drink. We will pool all the food (and hope that we do not have 50 kg of fruit cake and nothing else). Also, if you have a folding chair or 2, a picnic blanket or/and a folding table, please bring these along.
For those who wish to come to the picnic and not training, the agenda for the day is :
8.00 - 9.15 training
9.15 - 9.45 gather at the picnic meeting place across the road from the Art Gallery/Achilles Club House and have a drink and snack or 2 and get settled
9.45 - 10.00 AGM
10.00 - 11.00 (or whenever) chat, feast and make merry.
Our mission is to enable people from all walks of life, including those with physical impairments, to enjoy the health giving benefits of walking and running in a supportive, social and encouraging environment.