Mr. R. Hubbard, secretary, club reported that competitively the club had a most successful year, particularly in the cross-country sphere.
MR. Hubbard has been club secretary since 1946 and this year did not seek re-election. The club has been fortunate to obtain recently the services of Mr. Bernard Stakes, who has been good enough to accept the post of secretary. His election was loudly acclaimed, MR. Hubbard was elected assistant secretary and is readily prepared to assist our new secretary. The club are grateful to MR. Hubbard and all club members appreciate the time and work he has given on their behalf.
Mr. J. Prydderch, treasurer, gave club members much food for thought in his report by showing
how seriously the club's finances had been affected by the loss suffered on the promotion of the dance last August. He praised the Townsend brothers, Phil and Tony, for their sterling efforts in organising money raisers for the club, and without which the club would indeed be struggling.
The president, Mr. W. Brookes, was re-elected unopposed. Vice-presidents for the year are: Messrs. C. Humphrey, J. Edwards, C. D. Clare, G. T. Amos, H. R. B. Wood, S. O'Sullivan, F. K. Ledward, D. W. Dickinson, Commander L. D. Price, Capt. R. Duguid, C. H. Spence and R. G. Hyde.
Members showed their confidence in Mr. J. Prydderch's endeavours to keep the club solvent by re-electing him treasurer.
Captain of the club is John Wright, and his section captains are R. Owen, track captain; and P. White, cross-country captain. C. W. Gee, C. R. Hewson and Miss J. Massey were once more reelected, track, cross-country and women's secretaries. Mr. R. McCaig was elected to the committee as coach and adviser to the youth and boys' sections. Other members elected to committee were P. Townsend, K. Mather, G. Mason, and R. Johnston.
Today, the first of the season's competitions opens with, the Monstre Meet at Swan Hill at 3.00 p.m. An innovation this year is the introduction of a 3-mile road race to replace the one-mile break. Members are asked to meet at the Fire Station, Charing Cross, at 2:15 p.m.