dawned on me that introducing and educating members on who I am could be the
perfect opportunity to live a dream. Those who don’t know me could be told
anything and would have no reason to disbelieve the rhetoric. Momentarily, or
maybe longer I could be 6ft 2” tall, an ex-England Rugby Player or Rear of the
Year 1998. Unfortunately the truth is a little less interesting, although I
have been compared to an arse on more than one occasion, and I was once the
purveyor of world class sperm, having two amazingly beautiful daughters.
There is a
small possibility that you have encountered me in my business life; owning a
couple of small companies, but more likely we have met if you have been to
Broadmeadow Flying Club where I was Treasurer, Secretary or Chairman for
10-years. I fly flex and fixed, with just over 1000hrs in the book and still
reside at the best club in the country along with my trusty Nynja.
ordinary bloke who can’t understand why more people are not infected, and an
extraordinary wife who thinks I’m too affected by our sport. Bemused by the
static nature of our member numbers, I had been in conversation and
correspondence with several council members throughout the year and had my
offer of help with a marketing strategy accepted by one of our serving
volunteers when he suggested that I be co-opted to the council to aid in this
process, but I declined due to a business situation that needed concluding. I
was therefore somewhat surprised, although delighted when I informed the
council of my intention to stand in this year’s council elections to be asked
if I would be willing to fulfil a “casual vacancy” as a result of a
extensive experience with marketing and especially exhibitions and shows, and I
am always amazed by the amount of talent and ability I meet amongst our members
at fly-ins and flying events and dream about what we could achieve if
harnessed. By increasing our membership, everyone should benefit,
manufacturers, schools and most importantly us. While I am delighted to be
asked to help with our hobby in whatever way I can, if I can have an influence
in expanding our appeal and therefore increasing membership it would be dream achievement.
Be prepared to be asked.
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