At a packed AGM, Marcus shared how getting lost in running ultra marathons and getting lost during races helped him navigate personal trials, build resilience, and discover the pure joy running can bring to our lives.
Speaker: Marcus Scotney – “Running out of control”
Marcus is a new club member; however, he is not new to running; he has been running for over 30 years, and in the last 14 years, he has specialised in ultra marathons, including twice for Great Britain at the World 100km Road Championships, winning the iconic Dragons Back Race in Wales and winning ultra marathons around the world.
Agenda for the Club Business part of the Meeting
Election/appointment of Officers
Paul Goodhead and Brian Denness, respectively our Membership Secretary and Treasurer of 4 years are stepping down. We propose as new post-holders Simon Brister (Membership) and Helen Chiswell (Treasurer).
Proposal to employ a Club Development Officer
During Lockdown, DVO Development Committee members (Stuart, Di Blount, Judith, Rex, Jane, Ann-Marie and Sal) attended the British Orienteering Development Conference online sessions. We heard about the inspiring work being done by other clubs, and looked at what we could do to attract younger people to orienteering and to re-enthuse existing members.
We concluded that we would like to employ a Club Development Officer, as has been done by CLOK, FVO and other clubs. This is a salaried younger person who would support more technical skills coaching and beginner sessions. We anticipate that the person would be funded by a grant from the Orienteering Foundation matched with Club and possibly EMOA funds.
We need to present the case for employing a CDO to you the club members, especially as it would be a project that should ideally run for 3 years. Judith, Jane and Sal would like to explain more at the AGM, with a 15 minute presentation, as well as capturing the views of Club members.