JOG report for AGM
Roger and Judy Craddock reported to the AGM on the past 12 months, thanking all those who contributed and now look forward to the coming season....
There have been 22 events from autumn 2015 to spring 2016 including 3 QOFLs, 1 Galoppen and an urban event.
We have decided not to have JOG in the summer term but even with the reduction in the number of events there were 727 attendances during the year as opposed to 747 in 2014-2015 when we had a summer programme.
JOG is dependent on QO members being prepared to plan events and this year 13 have planned this year with some doing 2 events.
The FOX course is intended as a training course for adults and we have averaged 8 adults at each event.
JOG/QO helped SASP with an event at Norton Camp on 30th June for 700 schoolchildren. We are beginning to get a large group of regular helpers so thank you to those 11 people who gave up a day to help.
Chris Hasler and Vikki Page have been continuing the JOG training before the Saturday JOG events and we hope to have an input from Tess Stone this coming term
Bill Vigar and Jim Mallinson have continued to update and adapt maps to suit the courses set in each area. I think that we have developed some of the most readable maps for juniors in the country!
Bob Lloyd continues to gain permissions for JOG events and frequently comes to events as a helper. Others, particularly Jim and Graham Pearson have offered help on many occasions.
Thanks too to Andy Rimes who looks after and maintains our electronic timing system without which we couldn’t run the JOG league.
JOG can only run with the VERY active support of QO members, So many people offer their help in a variety of ways: planning, coaching, drawing and printing maps, helping at registration, turning up to support and then finding themselves helping to coach. We really appreciate that many people offer help on a very regular basis and are grateful for this.