Agenda for Special Meeting 6th June 2020

This is a notice to all members that a special general meeting has been called by the management committee

The reason for this special general meeting is to submit updated financial statements for 2019 FY to the members for review and acceptance before submitting to the Office of Fair Trading as some discrepancies were found in the financial statements that were submitted at the 2019 AGM.

Please find the Agenda attached at the below link:

The meeting will be held online starting at 8.30am 6th June via Zoom.

Sunshine Coast 2019 Spring Tournament Results

Competitor numbers were a little lower than expected for our spring tournament (15 September). As a result the tournament venue was moved to the dojo as we could get away with running a 1 ring tournament.

This competition saw the introduction of the flag system for kata events same as was used at the recent Soke Cup in Canada. For most competitors and referees there was a bit of a learning curve, but the new competition format seemed to be well accepted.

Running tournaments is always a big task and we’d like to thank all of the competitors & supporters and of course all of the volunteers who supported the event by volunteering their time in their respective roles: referee, event marshals, table officials, canteen/BBQ, first aid, setup & pack up. Thank you everyone.

Although it was a small tournament, there were still quite a few first time competitors and we’d like to acknowledge their courage in stepping up and competing for the first time. Tournaments can be a daunting experience, but despite the high levels of nervous tension in the beginner devisions everyone did their best and some even surprised themselves at how well they did.

Official photos will be posted soon, but for now, here are a few photos that individuals have shared.

Australian Team Arrival

After Sam arriving on Saturday most of the team arrived the next day (Monday). To start off the session Trond Sensei lead us through a Norwegian warm up and part way through the session Senpai Mike stopped by to say hello and meet the team. Whilst he was here we did the jump of the day together and almost forgot to take a normal photo. Here are some photos from our first session as most of the Sunshine Coast team in Canada.

After training we went out for dinner with and it was delicious! Here are some more photos from the day.

The second day of training with the team in Canada was with the full Sunshine Coast team this time. Training was similar to the first day, still trying to get into the swing of things for most of us, but I think we all did an awesome job. We also had the chance to do our “AUSSIE! AUSSIE! AUSSIE! OI! OI! OI!” with Trond Sensei. Here are a few photos.

Wednesday was our last team training before the tournament. This time though, was with the whole Australian team. There was such great energy and enthusiasm which I love and it was a great session. What a team!

At the end of the day we went out to ‘the peach’ to try it out and it was great. As well as that, I went to hang out with Klaudia, Jasmine and Rosemarie and ended up going for a nice swim and a walk afterwards.

Day 14: Bear Creek and Helicopter Rides

Early start for a Saturday morning. We started the day off with our second time running Bear Creek. It is a really beautiful run and we managed to capture some pictures throughout the run. We also have some photos of me afterwards of how I was feeling and also my jump of the day.

After going on the long run we picked Sam up from the airport and headed out for a quick lunch stop then to go ride some helicopters! I was fortunate enough to get to go in the front (even though I didn’t want to at first). On the second flight I went in the back, but it was still an amazing experience and would love to do it again.