JD Committee Report - 2005
Submitted by Denise Clements
2005 saw a lot of activity and changes for the JD committee. The committee is working towards improvements to the JD program, and development of the JD committee.
2005 members of the committee were:
Tom Dingle - BCA liaison
We have still been unable to get any representation for Zone 7/8. There were also member at large positions that were not filled.
Meetings were held at the Brighouse Pavilion in Richmond on Feb 6th, April 3rd and Sept 11th. The AGM for the JD committee was held on Oct 24th.
Elections were held on Oct 24th for 2006 JD Committee positions. The 2006 committee will be:
Alwilda Van Ryswyk
We will be looking to fill member at large positions for 2006, and to fill the Zone 7/8 position.
Meetings for 2006 are tentatively scheduled for January 22, April 2, September 10, and October 22nd (AGM). Elections for the executive committee for 2006 will be on January 22nd.
2005 saw the committee work on a number of items. We have developed criteria for relays for JD, including Top 10 rankings. Vancouver Island was very successful with relay participation at their meets, as well as good participation at the JD Championships. We hope to see this continue to develop, with more team participation throughout BC.
Due to scheduling conflicts there were some problems with the 2005 JD Pentathlon Championship, hosted by the Kajaks. This was actioned quickly by members at the Pentathlon, with successful results. Kajaks also hosted a successful JD Championship, which was well attended and well run.
This year's JD Championship has been awarded to Chilliwack, and the JD Pentathlon Championship has been awarded to Vancouver Island. Location and dates for both events have not been determined yet.
The 2005 Awards Banquet had location difficulties. Our booking was cancelled late in the year by the facility, and new facilities had to be secured. This caused the awards to be rescheduled. The awards were moved to the Croatian Cultural Center in Vancouver on October 30th, and were quite successful. There was a power point presentation with each award recipient, the meal was good, and the facilities allowed us to remove restrictions from the number of guests a recipient could bring. The cost was more than the previous facility though, so ticket prices had to be increased accordingly. We had Ryan Hayden and Sabrina Nettey, both successful JD athletes, assist with the presentation of awards.
One of our actions was to develop a Jane Swan Memorial Award for 2006. This is to acknowledge those in the administration aspects of track and field, who have put in long term service to their club. It will be presented to an outstanding volunteer for long term service to the Junior Development athletes of our province, in honour of Jane, who gave so much to track and field in BC.
The committee is looking forward to another successful year for 2006.