Message from your Auckland Joggers club president
Update 2: 20 March 2020
Fellow Jogger Club members
I never thought that I would have to do this, but the current situation regarding Covid-19 means that the Committee has made the tough but responsible decision to suspend all club activities until further notice.
This is consistent with the Ministry of Health’s strategy of Acting Early and Acting Fast to protect the 20 percent of people who are particularly vulnerable to this virus. This includes a significant number of our club’s members.
That means that the clubrooms, kitchen and changing rooms will not be open for members to use on any of our four club days (Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday mornings). Tuesday meals and the member’s draw upstairs are also suspended, the Guesstimate event postponed and Pilates adjourned. The upcoming beginners’ programmes and Mystery Round the Bays function are also on hold.
We are a proud club with almost 60 years of history behind us and I do not believe that such an action has previously had to be taken.
In addition to the extensive advice about personal cleanliness (hand washing etc.), one of the best ways to remain healthy is to stay fit. Have your daily run or walk, and yes, you can enjoy the company of a couple of friends while doing so, but keep your “social distance” and be sensible. “Social distance” means no closer than 2 metres.
We may become a virtual club for a while. But that does not mean we can’t keep in touch with each other. We encourage you to share your running and walking activities through our Facebook page and on Instagram.
For many of you, this action will feel like a huge disappointment (after all, being a member of Joggers is part of who we are), but we really had little choice.
If you know of a member who does not have email, please call them and let them know about this notice.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions – my contact details are shown below.
When I first joined the club almost 40 years ago, our motto was “In fitness and in health”. At this time, it couldn’t be more true.
I look forward to sending out another notice sometime soon advising that we are able to meet again.
Until then, best wishes, please take care and be kind to each other.
President, Auckland Joggers Club
Following our successful AGM we now have a new committee for 2019, a big thank you to all these people who have offered to support the club over the coming year, Welcome to;
Earl Irving as President, Tim Sprott Treasurer, Sue O'Shea VP Admin, Helen Van Der Peyl Secretary, Nav Bains Club Captain, Jude Sprott VP Social and committee members Doug O'Shea, Lynette Dallas and Lynda Williams.
The retiring members from the committee for 2018 were Kerry Edwards, Caroline MCDowell, Kate Munckhof and Dave Johnston thank you for all your great work over your time serving on the committee your good work is very much appreciated..
At the AGM Helen Van Der Peyl was awarded Jogger of the year and Paul Berry was awarded the presidents cup for all his hard work co-ordinating the kitchen make over.
Life membership was confered on Mike Frost and Alan Knox
Barry Magee was re-confirmedas club patron.
Our next 6 week beginners program starts Tuesday 29th October the program will again be delivered by running coach Esther Quinn. Please feel free to come along and join the group either to build your fitness, return from injury or just encourage others. Its' always easier to run with others. For further details see Upcoming Events page