SKI RACING AUSTRALIA (NATIONAL) UPDATE - JUNE 11, 2021
Ski Racing Australia has issued an update nationally on the sport and it is available for download here.
- Membership Structure
- Boat Levies - and future plans
- Update on Insurance - Public Liability, Personal Accident and Income Protection
- Appointment to SRA Admin & Memberships role
- Covid Plan
- Membership Fees and more
2021/2022 GENERAL MEETING NOTICE - JUNE 9, 2021
After many months of negotiations SRA now have Policies and costings for our upcoming 2021/22 Season.
A General Meeting is being called - DETAILS AS FOLLOWS:
WHEN: Wednesday, June 9 2021
WHERE: Watersports Centre, 33 Watersports Lane Oxenford
The main purpose is so you can learn about the Insurance Coverage and Membership tiers.
There is also a 20% “Early Bird” discount for Memberships.
NOTE: This Meeting will be Zoomed for those who cannot attend in person.
Please advise if you are able to attend in person or whether you need to be included in the Zoom attendance.
UPDATE FROM SKI RACING AUSTRALIA (23 MARCH, 2021)
It has been a few weeks since our last communication, but this time has been extremely
productive by way of beginning a new strategy for our sport and naturally working on getting us
back on the water racing again.
All of the SRA board and I were able to meet face to face for the first time in a year just over a week ago and a full day and evening was utilised to identify where we are, where we want to be and most importantly how do we get there?
During this first strategy session, the board identified five (5) key pillars that will be the focus of
further work and initiatives to make the sport more viable long-term and also to ensure SRA stays
relevant and delivers better value to its members.
As we want to keep our members involved in
this process, the key pillars are:
1. Risk Management
3. Corporate Governance
4. Alternate Revenue Streams
5. Clubs & Events
Whilst these are the areas of focus in short, there is a lot more detail around these to follow in the
coming weeks and we will be engaging with our focus group that represent clubs and events and
our also members alike. Our aim is to have all the pre-planning for the upcoming season “done
and dusted” by the end of April. So, we ask for just a little more patience as we put our heads
down to get SRA Sanctioned events, Point Scores and Classic River Races back up and running by
the usual season kick-off in August.
As communicated on many occasions, SRA’s Insurance remains the biggest single expense. So,
over the past 4-6 weeks we have been working with our broker and underwriter directly to look at
what other options may be available to provide adequate protection to our members on the
water, but also allow SRA to remain financially viable longer term.
Whilst there is currently some racing activity going on in some states, it is clear you all want to see a season up and running and to that point we have held meetings with the majority of ski clubs within Australia in the
endeavour to bring the sport back under one Umbrella.
As part of the insurance renewal we will also send you all a Survey Monkey questionnaire around insurance related questions and I can assure you we want this sorted and finalized yesterday, but it takes some time as the underwriter considers these various options and SRA obtains legal advice on any new policy. We are working
flat out on this critical piece of the puzzle and will be back in contact ASAP.
The newly formed Race Committee have met on a couple of occasions now and are working on a number of initiatives for next season. In addition, the Safety Committee have also met and worked on an updated priority list for the upcoming season, whilst Ben Casey met face to face with Maritime (now Department of Transport) in Sydney recently.
Just over a week or so ago I informed you that Sue Harris has moved on from SRA. This means that
the phones are currently being answered, however, please send an email to
email@example.com if you have a query and we will endeavor to get back to you as
soon as possible.
Finally, the board of SRA is in the process of seeking expressions of interest for a Volunteer Media
Liaison. Should you be interest please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
in relation to the position
Yours in Ski Racing,
CEO - SKI RACING AUSTRALIA
NEW FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM PAGE
DECEMBER 6, 2019: To improve communicate to members, potential members and competitors, Ski Racing Queensland has launched a new Facebook page and Instagram account.
You can follow the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WaterSkiRacingQld
You can follow Instagram at @WaterSkiRacingQld or www.instagram.com/WaterSkiRacingQld
The existing group remains, however the majority of communication from the Club will come through the page - which also gives you the chance to tag friends and share posts as well.
We'll be reaching out to Members to get profiles together and as always, any suggestions for regular posts or content, or if you have images or video by all means drop us a line through the page!