Vice President Election


SRG is a not for profit volunteer led community incorporated group focused on running and walking in the Greater Springfield area. Over a few short years, SRG has grown to now be one of (if not the) largest volunteer led running groups in Queensland, with a structured management committee of 7. In that same time, the group has grown to over 500+ financial members, with wide and varied exciting strategic objectives required to be met. To ensure the future growth of the group continues to deliver in the areas of Beginners, Trails and Kids focused objectives, amongst our day to day objectives of 20+ run sessions per week in a safe and supportive environment for our members, a new role has been created.


It has been decided and agreed by the committee that a volunteer Vice President role will be established, to assist the President in the general management of the group, while specifically focused on investing in our strategic relationships within the Greater Springfield geographic area. Such community relationships as State and Federal members of Parliament, key school Principals, Ipswich City Council, and Qrun are some of the fundamental community relationships SRG currently connects with, and is looking to systematically ramp up and leverage as we invest to grow SRG into the next 12 months and beyond to achieve our strategic objectives and deliver for our members. 


Importantly in the past, such roles would have been created and filled by the management Committee alone. As part of my election platform as SRG President, I promised an increased level of transparency and accountability within the committee itself. As such, this new role will be opened to the entire group for nominations for the newly created role of "Vice President, Strategic Community Relations". 


We have much to achieve with the creation of this new role in the year ahead, and so this role will see nominations open today, Tuesday 16.10.2018, with nominations closing 5pm Tuesday 30.10.2018. Election of the "Vice President - Strategic Community Relations" will be held at 7pm 01.11.2018 at Ipswich City Council Division 1 Office, Commercial Drive Springfield and will follow exactly the same process as nominations would at an AGM. Only financial members may nominate, be nominated, and vote.  Proxy votes will be permitted if presented by a financial member in person at the time of voting. All Candidates should be prepared to provide a 5 minute presentation on their election platform, prior to elections taking place.   


Elaine Watling (SRG Secretary) will be managing the election process, and will be providing more details in the coming days. 


This decision is about providing members a real opportunity to participate in the growth of the management committee of Springfield Runners Group in what will be a highly strategic role within the group, and for members to have their say on the election of a key role within the committee - between AGM meetings in an open and transparent voting process.


I welcome all nominations for election to this position, and from all areas of the financial membership group, and I look forward to developing our strategic community relationships for the continued growth of our amazing group in an open, transparent and methodical approach.


It's about the running.


Kind Regards


Brad Tupper

President SRG


ABN: 44 700 112 361