President's Report, April 2010 - Where does the time go?

07 Apr 2010 3:21 PM | Chris Betcher
April!  What?  Where does the time go?

It's been a busy time for me personally as I've been doing a lot of travelling for the last few months.  Between being interstate and overseas almost every second weekend, things have been a little hectic!  My apologies for my tardiness!

However, life in the Canadian Australian Club goes on. And speaking of Canada, what an amazing job Vancouver did with the Winter Olympics!  I loved the creativity and passion of the opening ceremony and the chance to see athletes performing at the top of their game.  It was great to see such wonderful performances from both the Canadians and the Australians - I think both countries had their most successful winter games results ever, so congratulations all around!  Although I'm not Canadian myself, I certainly saw the pride in Linda's eyes every time we watched her country shine.  Canada, you done good!  And how about those hockey results, eh?  Both the mens and the womens teams earning gold and taking their rightful places as the best in the world. Well done!

There have been a few special deals for members lately that can potentially save you a little or a lot of money.  Air Canada had a special price for flights to Vancouver of $1660 (although you did have to travel on Christmas day!) and there were other deals like reduced price tickets to the Easter Show.   These sorts of deals do come along occasionally and we don't always get much advance notice, so keep your eye on the news feeds on the front page of the club website.  If it's something really substantial like saving hundreds of dollars on an airfare then we will send it out in an email to all members, but for the smaller stuff you just need to keep an eye on the website.

While we are on the subject of communications, Linda our Content Manager has decided to put out a quarterly email newsletter, just to keep you in the loop.  It mostly links back to the club website (since that's really where all the news and events are kept anyway), but it aims to flag a few of the current club happenings to you.  The first one went out last week.

Finally, there are plenty of events in the planning at the moment, so keep an eye on the site to see what's coming up.  Register for anything that grabs you... trust me there will be something for everyone!  And of course, you're always welcome to suggest events too.  Just let Sarah, our Events Coordinator, know what you want.

Ok, that's it for now!  I'll try to be a little more diligent in writing here each month.  See you on a club event very soon!

Chris Betcher
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