Brendan Ryan Resignation

After 20 years of service to the Barooga Sports Club, Brendan Ryan has announced his resignation from the Sporties board of directors. Brendan has chosen to take this opportunity to step down as his personal work commitments have kept him away from Barooga and hampered his ability to fully participate as an active and engaged board member.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my association since Tubby tapped me on the shoulder all those years ago. The Club has become such a big part of the community and I’m pleased to say it’s in good hands. I look forward to dropping in for a beer when I’m back in town.” – Brendan Ryan

Brendan first joined the Club’s board in 1998 and during his service he has helped guide the Club through a number of challenges, including the amalgamation of the Barooga Sports Club and Cobram Barooga Golf Club. Brendan’s resignation is effective from the 4th of September 2018.

With the resignations of Glen Brooks and Brenden Ryan in addition to the triennial resignations of two existing Board members, four vacancies have been created. The two retiring directors have renominated and we have received two new nominations. Therefore, with four nominations for four vacancies to fill, the requirement for a ballot in 2018 has been negated.

The following four members will be appointed to the Board at the AGM on the 24th of October:

Gary Hunt

Stephen Cusack

Brenden Mustica

Nick Demaio

Regards,

Sporties Barooga

BROOKS APPOINTED CEO OF SPORTIES GROUP

Long term board member and President for the past three years, Bobby Brooks has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sporties Group, Cobram Barooga.

Brooks has an extensive background in business and accounting, including running his own Cobram practice before Brooks Accountants merged with Mogg Osborne in 2016.

After deciding to leave the accounting industry after 30 years, Brooks was approached to consider a new challenge, taking on the CEO role at the club.

“I am passionate about the place and have been for a long time,” Brooks said.

“This is my tenth year on the board and my third year as President, so it was an obvious migration for me, having freed up a lot of time.

“I’ve played a big role in helping develop the strategic plan the club has now adopted, and in that we identified that there was still a shortage in management to implement that plan.

“The board approached me, knowing I was on the market, and asked if I had any interest in taking up an executive role at the club – and that’s how discussions started.”

A strong sense of community and a desire to continue a family legacy were motivating factors for Brooks to accept the role.

“As much as I’ve enjoyed the accounting industry and developed wonderful relationships with clients and staff, I still think there is some value I can bring to something else, and there’s nothing more appealing than doing something for the community that I grew up in and a group that my dad was a foundation President of, and with a brother also on the board,” he said.

Brooks takes up his new role on September 10, and is clear about the future direction of the club.

“Our challenge going forward is to keep adapting and reinventing ourselves to remain relevant to what the members and visitors want.

“We have to provide something really attractive to them, not the same old, same old. We’ve got lots of plans to investigate and some exciting developments, but our focus really is about nurturing our community and sport.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

You are hereby notified that the Annual General Meeting of the Barooga Sports Club Limited will be held at the Club on Wednesday 24th October, 2018 at 7.30pm.

NOMINATIONS FOR DIRECTORS
Nominations open on Monday 13th of August, 2018 and close on Tuesday 28th August, 2018 at 10am. Nominations packs are available from Reception and are to be returned to reception. If an electronic ballot is required voting information will be sent by either email or SMS out to eligible members by the 28th September, 2018. Voting will close on Wednesday 24th of October, 2018 at 10am. Members will be able to vote either by using their own personal computer or by using a designated computer at the Club’s premises.

Currently sitting Directors G. Hunt and S.
Cusack retire as a result of the Triennial Rule.
Directors G. Hunt and S. Cusack on being
eligible, offer themselves for re-election.

NOTICE OF MOTION
Notice of Motions to be proposed as resolutions must be in the hands of the Chief Operating Officer no later than Wednesday 26th September, 2018 at 10am.

By order of the Board
K. Anderson
Returning Officer

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