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Interested in Joining FIT?

Want to get more active ...but not really sure where to start? Well, this is the right place - Canberra's unique fun and FITness group for women of all ages has something to offer you!! If you're not sure, try out 2-3 sessions - swimming, running or cycling, then if you like what we're about - and why wouldn't you? -  join up here. We're pretty sure you'll want to keep getting FIT-ter and having a lot of fun along the way - so just do it!

 

SATURDAY RUN REMINDER

7am for a longer run

7.30am for a medium/shorter run/walk

FIT members of all levels are welcome at the Saturday run held at a different location each week.  The shorter run/walk starts at 7.30am, with a 7am start at the same location for those who want a longer run. New members, including walkers, will be matched to those of similar ability where possible and should attend the 7.30am start. This is a non-coached event. Please join us for our usual long, loud breakfast after the run, which is scheduled from 8.30am.

Saturday 1 November

Meet: At the back of the War Memorial

Run: Mt Ainslie in reverse – Out and back along the base of Mt Ainslie in a southerly direction; cross Mt Ainslie Drive and continue around Mt Ainslie in an anticlockwise direction for a loop run (9.8km, moderate) or turn and retrace the route for a shorter run.

Eat at 8.30: War Memorial Café, Treloar Cres Campbell

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FIT Sat run # 8 Mt Ainslie in reverse

9.6 km



FIT MEMBERSHIP - WHAT'S HAPPENING IN 2014?

  • THE FIT MEMBERSHIP YEAR ENDED ON 30 JUNE 2014. PLEASE JOIN OR REJOIN NOW TO BE A FINANCIAL MEMBER.
  • IF YOU JOINED APRIL-JUNE 2014, YOUR 1 YEAR MEMBERSHIP WILL BE ROLLED OVER UNTIL END JUNE 2015. THESE MEMBERS STILL NEED TO PAY THE ADDITIONAL TA/CT FEE AS OUTLINED BELOW (USUALLY JUST $5) TO FINALISE THEIR MEMBERSHIP AND WILL BE CONTACTED TO MAKE THESE ARRANGEMENTS OR CAN DO SO BY CALLING THE TACT OFFICE 6260 4430 OR admin@triathlonact.com.au
  • YOU CAN ATTEND 2 SESSIONS WITHOUT CHARGE TO FIND OUT WHAT WE'RE ABOUT -- WE'RE SURE YOU'LL LIKE IT!! - AFTER THAT PLEASE SUPPORT THE CLUB BY PAYING OUR MODEST MEMBERSHIP FEES TO KEEP COMING ALONG.

FIT MEMBERSHIP HAS CHANGED ......

  • From 2014, you'll now also need to become a member of our sport's peak representative body Triathlon Australia (TA) and its local arm Triathlon ACT (TACT).
  • One of the benefits of this affiliation will be to increase insurance cover for FIT and its volunteers.
  • For most members this will mean a small increase of $5 in annual fees to cover TA/CT membership, as well as FIT annual membership fees which will remain the same for 2014-15:
    • $45 for renewing members
    • $50 for new members.

A small additional processing fee also applies.

  • There's more information here - please take the time to read this so you understand the new approach.
  • Membership for the upcoming year now goes via the Triathlon Australia website where you can complete your FIT & TA/CT membership in one easy process by clicking on the following:
  • Membership


http://www.triathlon.org.au/Membership/Annual_Membership.htm

 

(Apologies if this link doesn't work  - technical errors are defeating FIT today! You can still join by either cutting/pasting the address into your search engine or searching for Triathlon Australia & going to the membership page. The address above is correct -- it uses an underscore between Annual_Membership.)

 

 

  • NOTE: If you have previously taken out a multi-year membership that has not expired you still need to join and pay the TA/CT fee according to your choice of membership level. FIT has sent multi-year members a code to use so you don't pay the FIT membership fee again. If you don't have this please email janehome@grapevine.com.au. Multi-year memberships are no longer available.
  • If you do not want or are unable to join FIT using the internet please call the TACT office for assistance on 6260 4430 or  admin@triathlonact.com.au.
  • Please note we can no longer accept cheques for membership payment, however the TACT office on the number above can assist.
  • Queries??  Please email janehome@grapevine.com.au


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and HOW TO NOMINATE TO BE ON THE NEW COMMITTEE

All members please be advised that the 2014 Females in Training (FIT) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held as follows:

DATE: Saturday 22 November 2014

TIME: 9:00am (after Saturday running)

VENUE: EQ Café, 70 Kent Street, Deakin ACT

A provisional draft agenda is available here.

Please provide any additional agenda items to enquiries@fitact.org.au by Saturday 8 November 2014.

The 2014 FIT committee is calling for nominations for a range of committee positions, to be elected at the AGM.

The positions carry a good degree of responsibility, with FIT a legal entity established under the Associations Incorporations Act 1991. For a copy of the rules governing FIT, and further information about the responsibilities of the committee, please see http://www.fitact.org.au/resources.

There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to keep FIT running (and swimming, and cycling and water-running). While there are often a lot of challenging issues to be researched, discussed and decided by the Committee, being a part of the committee is also a rewarding and satisfying experience and provides you with a chance to give back to the club that gives so much. It can also be fun!

Being a part of the committee enables you to have your say about the broader strategic direction of the club, to help shape its future, and to contribute to its continued success as a vibrant, social and supportive triathlon and sporting club.

A summary position description for the full range of committee positions, along with nomination forms, are available here.

Please consider nominating yourself for one of these positions, and feel free to chat to any current or previous committee members or non-committee volunteers for further information.

Please provide your completed nomination form to enquiries@fitact.org.au by Saturday 15 November 2014.

You're also welcome to send any questions about being on the FIT Committee to enquiries@fitact.org.au.

Please also email enquiries@fitact.org.au if you wish for an apology to be noted for the AGM.


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Please note there will be NO FIT regular swimming or water running sessions at Girl's Grammer on Monday nights from Monday 13th of October until the 3rd November inclussive because of Women in Triathlon Training Program (WTTP). Regular FIT swimming and water running will resume on the 10th of November. No changes to other swimming and water running sessions.


Registration for the WTTP has now closed - however FIT encourages you to participate in our very own event, the Women and Girls’ Triathlon (WAG-tri) on Sunday 30th November, and to take part in the Triathlon ACT novice series events throughout the summer. We also encourage you to consider joining FIT if you’re not already a member and to come along to our regular training sessions.

You could also consider joining our Rookie Running or Tour de Femme training Programs - you need to be a FIT member to do these programs.

Congratulations to those who've signed up and a big welcome to our new members!

For more information about the WTTP, including this year's training locations and dates, click here.

 


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WTTP: Give yourself a great feeling by volunteering to help

Are you able to assist at any of the following WTTP training events?  Just being there to support the novices and share in their achievements and excitement would be wonderful for both them and you!

Saturday 8 November: Lake Familiarisation 4 – 5.30 pm, Acton Ferry terminal – general support and kayakers required;
Saturday 15 November: WTTP Mini tri 2 – 4pm, Black Mountain Peninsular – general support and kayakers required;
Sunday 16 November: TACT Novice Race 1 (check website for details) – general support required.
Sunday 23 November: Lake Familiarisation 4 – 5.30 pm, Black Mountain Peninsular – general support and kayakers required.
Sunday 07 December, TACT Novice Race 2 (check website for details)- general support required.
Please reply to Simone stating event you can support and what assistance you can offer.

 


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Find out about the outcomes from the regular FIT Committee meetings. For more information click here.



MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REMINDER

  • If you're not getting the weekly Newsflash or think it's been a while since you paid your FIT membership fees -- your membership may have expired.
  • Please see the important information above about membership from July 2014 -- it's easy to renew or join online, then you'll be set for another year.
  • FIT relies on its modest membership fees to keep the club going so please make sure you are a financial member at all times.

 


 

IMPORTANT MESSAGES ABOUT SATURDAY BREAKFAST

 

For those who like to plan their runs (or should that be their breakfasts?) ahead here's the schedule of Saturday runs.


Other running stuff you need to know...

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Last updated  25 October 2014