The Geelong Umpires Annual Presentation Dinner was held Saturday 7th of October at Buckley's Entertainment Centre. It was a fantastic event with 160 Umpires and, Partners and Family members in attendance.
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Members of the Geelong Football Umpires’ League Incorporated will be held at the GFUL Club Rooms, Kardinia Park, on Wednesday December 6th at 7pm.
NOMINATIONS FOR THE BOARD
Nominations close at 4:30pm on TUESDAY 7th of November 2017.
Nomination forms can be obtained from the GFUL Office or downloaded from www.gful.com.au.
ORDINARY BOARD MEMBERS
There are Four (4) vacancies on the board. Two retirees and two vacancies.
NOTICES OF MOTION
To be received no later than 4:30 pm on Tuesday 31st OCTOBER 2017.
The Board of Management are asking all members to submit nominations to be considered for Life membership award. These nominations need to be submitted to the General Manager, Dave Harris, by the 31st of August. Please see below members who can be considered for Life membership along with nomination form.
This year the Geelong Umpires will be conducting a raffle with the sole winning prize for the raffle being 50 vouchers, each worth $50. The vouchers have been donated from both our sponsors and other businesses.
Tickets cost $5 each and your book is available for collection from our rooms. The winning ticket will be drawn at the function in our rooms on Saturday, September 23 after the GFL grand final.
Please see below the terms and conditions for this raffle as well as a list of Vouchers that have been donated.
Monday the 24th of July, Read the Play will be running a session for all Junior umpires starting at 4:45pm. “READ the PLAY” is an innovative program which addresses the health and well-being of young people.
“READ the PLAY” is a mental health literacy program designed for the junior levels of sports clubs. It imparts information about mental illness through engaging the young players in fun and interactive games, thereby helping to remove the stigma and increase help seeking behaviour.
For more information about Read the Play, please head to their website.
Geelong Umpires Charirman Bradley Smith's June update for upcoming social functions and events and seeks the help of members to both contribute and participate in these events.
For this months All in Meeting we will have a special presentation from beyondblue. Jessica Grace, who is a volunteer Speaker for beyondblue. Jessica will share her journey of hope, recovery and resilience in the face of Depression and Anxiety as well as briefly discussing the work that beyondblue does, and how the you can seek help or support a friend or family member who may find themselves in a difficult position.
The presentation will on Wednesday 10th May at the Geelong Umpires Rooms starting
at 5:30pm. For more information please contact Dave Harris (5229 8599)
For more information about what beyondblue you can head to their website
This week there will also be road closures in front of the rooms as they are planning on re surfacing the road as part of the redevelopment. Please see the picture below showing where and when this will be happening so please plan ahead and think about where you will either park or pick/drop off for training. A suggestion would be to use Moorabool St, Park Crescent or Carr St.
If you have any questions please comment below or contact Dave in the office.
Geelong Umpire members,
Last week saw a change in the structure of umpiring in the Geelong region as we signed our affiliation agreement with AFL Barwon.
For those unaware of the history of this change, it has resulted from AFL Victoria determining that the best way to ensure the future success and growth of Australian Rules football in the state is to decentralise and have regional commissions around the state administer the game in their local jurisdiction. The operations overseen by the regional commissions include football, netball and umpiring.
To umpire in any official match Umpires must be registered with both the GFUL and AFL Victoria.
GFUL Membership is renewable each year on application and must be approved by the Board of Management.
GFUL MEMBERSHIP NOMINATION
A Membership Nomination Form must be completed either on line or manually and handed to the General Manager each year for approval by the Board of Management, prior to any umpiring appointment, official or otherwise. Approved Membership is a pre-requisite for any Work Cover compensation claim for injuries sustained whilst performing official umpiring duties. When approved by the Board, a GFUL Membership Card will be issued to the member and the appropriate Membership Fee deducted from Match Payments.
By completing and signing a Membership Nomination Form, an umpire agrees to abide by the Rules and Regulations of the Association, Policies and all decisions of the Board.
Membership Fees for 2017 are: $100 per Adult Member, $50 per Junior Member under the age of 18 years and $40 for Social Members.
Membership Fees are deducted automatically from members Match Payments.
MEMBERSHIP DATA BASE
The GFUL maintain a data base which records the personal details of each registered member.
CHANGE OF PERSONAL DETAILS
All members MUST advise the Geelong Umpires General Manager of any changes to their personal details as soon as they occur.
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