Committee

The committee is the management body with ultimate responsibility for the club. You can collectively email the committee or contact individuals. 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.

Position Incumbent Portfolios
President John Switala – John joined the club in 1994, has his silver and gold badges with two out of three diamonds, just missing the elusive height gain diamond.  John co owns a Ventus BT and enjoys ridge and mountain flying, cross country in company with others and the odd competition.  John owns a small business performing property valuations for local government.  In his past he was a computer programmer, analyst, project manager and data warehouse developer.
Vice-President Jonathan McAliece – A short description about Jonathan will be uploaded in the near future, until then you will just have to ask him yourself.
Secretary
Robbie Burns  – A short description about Robbie will be uploaded in the near future, until then you will just have to ask Robbie yourself.
Treasurer 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 Zero Partos– A short description about Leo will be uploaded in the near future, until then you will just have to ask Zero yourself.
Member Richard Robinson – A short description about Richard will be uploaded in the near future, until then you will just have to ask Richard yourself.
Member Rob Pugh –  Rob first joined GCV in the late 1970’s and is the 2015 /2016 Operations Manager. Rob is also the assistant Tugmaser and a gliding instructor.
Member Rob Brown – A short description about Rob will be uploaded in the near future, until then you will just have to ask Rob yourself.
Member Tim Shirley – A short description about Tim will be uploaded in the near future, until then you will just have to ask Tim yourself.

Meetings

  • The Committee usually meets on the third Wednesday of each month except January.
  • Meetings start at 06.30pm and are usually held at 285 Drummond Street, Carlton.
  • Members are welcome to attend but please email the secretary to let them 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 November 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.