June - Club Victoria Inc.
Words of WisdomClub managers have probably seen it alland most likely have done it all, so muchso they have wisdom beyond their years.Continuing our series of ‘words of wisdom’ we offera further two managers keen to share some advicewith their peers.The three questions we asked them are; 1) What wasthe best piece of advice you have received?; 2) Whatpiece of advice would you give someone wantinga career as a club manager?; 3) What is the biggestlesson you have learnt?Clare Sutton, Assistant ManagerKaringal Bowling for 15 years1. If you are doing any job, do it 100%2. The realisationof becoming amanager then havingto delegate to yourprevious workcolleagues.3. Try and live inthe moment anddon’t take things as apersonal attack.Erin Langman, ClubManagerEchuca Workers Clubfor 4 yearsWorld Class TrackComes to PakenhamRacing ClubThe expansion of the Pakenham Racing Club received ahuge boost yesterday with the announcement of StateGovernment funding by Victorian Premier and RacingMinister Denis Napthine yesterday.The $70 million dollar project will see a $9 million injectionfrom the State Government that will assist in providing stateof the art training facilities and Victoria’s first new racetrack in40 years.This new funding allows for the additional installation ofa synthetic all-weather track, just the second of its kind inVictoria, and is expected to bring significantly more racingevents to Pakenham.Pakenham Racing Club Chairman Don Duffy thanked theVictorian Government for its contribution and is excited aboutthe opportunities it presents for Pakenham.“With superior design characteristics and a world-classracetrack profile, this track will revolutionise synthetic trackracing in this state,” Mr Duffy said.“This is not only a milestone for the club, but also for the localcommunity and the Victorian racing industry.” PakenhamRacing Club CEO Michael Hodge sees the expansion astestament to the club and its sister clubs charter to serve thecommunity.“Together with the Cardinia Club and the Pakenham SportsClub, Pakenham Racing Club exists as a not-for-profit club thatserves the community of Pakenham,” Mr Hodge said.“With these new facilities that will be up with the best in theworld, the club can assist in bringing new employment, tourismand economic opportunities to the people of Pakenham.”The Pakenham Racing Club includes the Cardinia Club andPakenham Sports Club and supports a range of other not-forprofitsporting clubs and community groups.Racing is expected to start at the new facility in September2014, while racing on the synthetic track is likely for the 2015-16 season.1. Don’t burn yourbridges.2. Educate and network.3. Diplomacy is thegreatest skill you canhave; nothing stays thesame – ever.CLUBConnect May/June 2013 15