Dear ACTVAC Member,
Happy New Year, and welcome to 2013.
Not only is 2013 the year of Canberra’s Centenary, but it is the year of the AMA National Championships to be held in Canberra.
I’m inviting you to be a part of this great athletics event in Canberra over the Easter long weekend. This is your chance to have your part in Canberra’s Centenary Celebration year. These are “your” Championships, and even if you’re not a regular track and field participant, this is your chance to have a go, as well as make some new acquaintances from around Australia and some neighbouring countries, as well as having a lot of fun doing it. If you don’t think you’re not up to competing, or even if you are competing, you can still be involved by volunteering to help at the various sites around Canberra where events are being held. Being a volunteer is what will make the difference between the championships being an overwhelming success or not. You don’t need to know what all the rules are for the events that you would be volunteering at, as there will be qualified officials at each event to lead the team of volunteers to make sure everything runs smoothly.
Being involved at ACTVAC’s main event for 2013 as either a competitor or volunteer, or both, will be a great way to support the club, as well as thanking all of the long hours and hard work done by the Local Organising Committee for the organisation for the 2013 AMA Athletics Championships, and a way to say that we all did our little bit to help Canberra celebrate the Centenary. It is also a good way to show the rest of Australia that Canberra can be a fun place to be, and that it’s not just politics and government departments here.
This year’s championships look like being the last to be held over the Easter Long Weekend. Getting involved in the championships is a great way to celebrate the final AMA Championships in the current format.
I look forward to seeing you at the Championships, and feel that if we all do our little part as a club; we can make these championships the best they possibly can be.
PresidentACT Veterans Athletics Club Inc