WINS AND SUCCESSES
Every club needs wins and successes. In our club accomplishing a grading is not only a win for the individual that obtained his or her stripe or belt but also for the club that has provided the venue to train and the structure to enable members to work toward a grade. Also it is a win for the instructors that have put in their personal time, passion, knowledge and skills, to see a student achieve a higher grade.
Christchurch Olympic Taekwondo was set up by a group of individuals that had a passion and vision for Taekwondo and helped establish our club and dojang.
I think we can also thank as a club our members that through competing in tournaments represent our club. This makes our club more successful and recognisable as an entity. The tournament team are representative of our club when they travel to events and I'd like to say thank you for their time and effort, accomplishments and for being good ambassadors of our club.
This year so far has again brought to my attention the significant events that say what we foster as a club. Significantly we had two members selected and compete at the junior world champs in Mexico, Alan Brian our tournament coach was selected and supported by TNZ to compete in Korea, Canada and the British opens, our tournament team has had huge successes this year throughout New Zealand, notably Nat Campbell who won the 2010 cup for poomsae.
It is of course not only about the successes out on the mat but also within our club. Starting with the support from members for the hosting of the TUNZ training camp, all those that helped at the Bunning sausage sizzle, our club demonstration team that attended the Buddha event, to name a few. The support and recognition of our club president Jennie Sullivan and treasurer Joanne Vergeer was noted this year at the AGM where they were both invited to be life members to acknowledge all the work they have put into the club over several years. Pete Shaw arrived back in Christchurch this year from the deep south and was elected president of TUNZ along with Liam who was elected as TUNZ vice president and also appointed as a Poomsae Technical Director.
Remember we can all contribute in our own way and in so many different ways. A little contribution from members can go a long way towards continuing making our club successful. If it means as little as bending over to pick up some rubbish on the floor of the changing room to put in the bin, to helping out at club working bee, fundraising and especially acknowledgement of our instructors. How do you acknowledge your instructors, well, again by so many different ways. By listening during class, working on what they have taught you, by your improvements no matter how small, by showing respect, courtesy, doing well at a tournament or grading and just simple by saying thank you.
For everyone that graded during the weekend, well done and for all those that offered their support, thank you. Christchurch Olympic Taekwondo was set up by a group of individuals that had a passion and vision for TKD and helped establish our club and dojang. You as members of the club have an obligation to feed on that passion, to grow as individuals but also to help continue making Christchurch Olympic Taekwondo Club successful and to help it grow.
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