My message to everyone this week is more of a request for help than an update of off-field events.
We have two key roles that are critical for the efficient running of the club that are currently vacant:
  • Membership Secretary; and
  • Junior Cricket Welfare Officer
Phil Miles and Dean Hewitt respectively, have both done a great job fulfilling these roles for the club over the last few years, but both will be stepping down for 2024.
Both roles are typically very quiet in the off-season. The Membership Secretary would be part of Russell Hoadley’s Treasurer team and typically involves 2-3 hours work per week during the season. The Junior Cricket Welfare Officer is a member of Dom Spray’s Junior Committee and also works in partnership with Zubair Ahmed, the Club Welfare Officer. Workload depends on how well behaved we all are (!) and also oversees the ongoing governance structure and documentation of our Junior section. Ideally this role would be filled by the parent or guardian of a Junior player.
No qualifications or experience are required for either role. Phil and Dean will work with you to ensure a smooth handover, so if you would like to get involved in the running of the club by succeeding either of them I would love to hear from you.
In other news, this Thursday a group of us from the Pavilion Rebuild Project Team will be meeting our insurance claim advisor, and representatives from both the Royal Parks and the insurance company. This will be a good opportunity for us to connect key stakeholders and to get a better picture of the next steps. I’ll share any actions arising from that meeting with you all next week.
Finally a reminder that the Captains’ Selection Meeting will be be held at St John’s Church, Hampton Wick on Tuesday 28th November 2023. It will start at 7.30pm. The AGM will follow immediately afterwards at the same venue.