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What club are you referring to Laura?
Unfortunately Laura this goes on in a lot of clubs in one way or another . Its part of any sport where the committee is only there for themselves . My independent club is unfortunately the same and its starting to be evident in numbers on race day and most members dont see it or dont want to get involved as long as they have somewhere to race.
Hi Laura - it happens in KA clubs too. Ive been banned because I wrote about a said incident at the Nationals at Ipswich a few years back and the said father was .....
Laura Rexon said:
Thanks Wayne. I can understand how this goes on in independent clubs like ours. In my club the presidents son coaches drivers so those drivers get privileged treatment. Do the rules that apply to KA Clubs minimise this type of illicit behaviour?
Hi Luara I know how you feel and had the same issue in a aka club 20 years ago. I was bashed off the track at least once every race meeting . I paid the fee to protest and never got a result . I raced clean always and had started racing without side pods and nose cones and never hit anyone on purpose . That was until I got fed up with the officials and took matters into my own hands which I was penalised straight away for . I told the official off that day , something I'm not proud of , and never raced at that track again . To this day even if I was racing ka I would never race there . It's sad to see a club go this way and I know of a lot of clubs have , even at my club where we race for a trophy at the end of the year you see it all to often . Hopefully you can still enjoy the racing and have it sorted out at the agm .
Hi Laura. If they are running as an association, there are government rules that they are required adhere to, mostly in relation to AGM, voting, GM and governance type issues. Have a look and this may offer an avenue to have something addressed.
If the board/committee are acting in contrary to their constitution, there may be an opportunity to have them removed/face discipline from police/government department that they would inforce.
Mostly though what you have described at your club happens as part of the KA leadership model, where by not just at club level but at national level this type of behaviour is common place, which is one of the main reasons I left the sport.
I wishi you well, because as it appears with KA, selfish people are just that and will not change, they just find another loop hole they can use. Just look at politicians as the shining light of this example.
Laura Rexon said:
Thanks Wayne. I really appreciate you sharing that. But I hold grave doubts about sorting it out. The last person that did that was set upon by the club president and his cronies. I get sick at the sight of my own blood. I’m looking around now for a new club. But it almost sounds like there’s corrupt officials at most clubs. I guess it’s the lesser of two evils though.
Hi Laura can you pm me and I might have a way to help .