ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING UPDATE
Published 20th Nov 2013
The Association's Annual General Meeting was held on 20th November. Along with the exciting news of our new logo and name change, we also dealt with the business of electing new board members to our board and considered four applications for affiliation of new clubs. Below is a brief update on the business transacted at the AGM
THE MANAGEMENT BOARD
Six nominees contested for four positions of the Association's Management Board. The four successful nominees were:
Dale Witchard (returning board member)
Richard Bray (returning board member)
Sue McNally (returning board member)
Rick Cortese (new board member)
The association is pleased to welcome back Dale, Richard & Sue, and is especially pleased to welcome Rick Cortese to our hardworking management team. Rick brings a wealth of Community, Business & Committee experience and knowledge and we look forward to working with him in the coming two years. We hope that our clubs will give him a warm welcome too.
The 2014 Nepean FA Board
Back Row - Jim Bradley, Richard Bray, Dale Witchard, John Churchward (President) & Rick Cortese
Front Row - Frances Refalo, Sue McNally (holding a copy of our new logo) & Dianne Skuthorpe
The association received four applications for affiliation. Our affiliation process requires a majority of members to support an application in order for the applicant club to become affiliated. Of the four applicant clubs, only one was admitted to membership, that club being Nepean FC.
NFC is a wholly owned entity of the Nepean FA. Their regional youth league teams take part in competitions conducted by both Football NSW and also play one year above their age group in Division 1 competitions conducted by our Association. Affiliation was a requirement in their continued participation in our Div. 1 competitions. A large majority of clubs showed their approval of this model of representative participation by supporting NFC's affiliation. A warming indication that our clubs give their full backing to our Representative Wing.
Applications by South Creek FC, Katoomba Rangers FC & Hawkesbury City FC were not supported by the membership.
NAME CHANGE & LOGO CHANGE
As reported elsewhere on our webpage, the members moved to adopt a new name for the Assocaition, dropping the 52 year old Nepean District Soccer Football Association Inc. in favour of a Name that is in keeping with our national and state authorities, our new name will be Nepean Football Association Inc. A new logo was also unveiled to the members at the AGM
Member clubs were provided with copies of Annual Reports from Board & Management Staff Members, summaries of the Associations activities thoughout the 2013 year and a full audited report of the Assocaition's Financial Affairs. A summary of the Annual Report will be made available on our website at a later date.