The committee is the management body with ultimate responsibility for the club. You can collectively email the committee or contact individuals by clicking on their name below. All ideas, comments, suggestions, gripes, feedback, etc are welcome; the more the merrier as it helps build member participation! Members are also welcome to attend Committee meetings.
Each committee member has an area of primary responsibility (their portfolio); their job is to develop plans for that area and make the plan happen, as well as ensuring problems in their area get sorted out.
|President||Robert Dorning has been a glider pilot for 45 years. He is a software developer and is a Windows and Macintosh programmer. He has a small program for people with disabilities which sells around the world. He is a proud owner of LS6-b (VH-HDM).|
|Vice-President||Bernard Barry is a retired professor/business school director who now works part-time as an organisational psychologist – mainly in the financial services industry. He has 3,500 hours gliding, diamond badge and is learning to fly his Libelle 201B.|
|Member||Louise O’Grady had her first glider flight in 1993 but didn’t start gliding properly until 1997, when she had her first solo flight at Seighford airfield in the UK, and bought a share in an Ka6e. Shortly afterwards she gained her JAR-PPLA. Since emigrating to Australia in 2005 she spends pretty much every weekend at Benalla during the summer months, flying cross country in her ASW19b.|
|Member||Peter Carey is a retired engineer and businessman, now part time teacher of high school mathematics. A tug pilot since 1970, he has 3,000 hours power and about 500 hours gliding experience. He started flying in 1952 and earned his Silver C in 1956 and Diamond badge in 2000. Peter has been on the Committee for 14 years.|
|Member||Tobi Geiger had his first flight in a glider when he was 15 months old on his mum’s lap in a Ka7. He then started learning to fly himself in Germany in 1981 and became a member of the German national gliding team from 1996 to 1999 before he migrated to Australia. At the time of writing he has clocked up some 3300 hours in gliders of all shapes and performances. Tobi loves flying cross country in his LS4 and can often be found over his favourite playground down under, the Australian Alps.|
|Member||Jonathan McAliece (appointed 15th March 2012)|
- The Committee usually meets on the third Wednesday of each month except January.
- Meetings start at 7.00pm and are usually held at 285 Drummond Street, Carlton.
- Members are welcome to attend but please email the secretary to let him know you are coming or in case there is a change of venue.
- The chairman reserves the right to ask members to leave if an agenda item dictates; members do not have an automatic right to participate in the proceedings.
- The Annual General Meeting is normally held in October at Benalla.
- The minutes of Committee meetings are stored in the Members Only area here as well as being posted on the noticeboard at Benalla.