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After careful consideration, the decision has been made to cancel the Tiny Schools Track Meet today at Bear Creek Park due to inclement weather. The meet has been rescheduled for Friday May 31st. A big thank you to all of the organizers, coaches, students, and parents for their flexibility and understanding. A reminder that schools are able to use any of the following methods to confirm the status of the track meets:
Due to a scheduling conflict, the BIG SCHOOLS Track Meet has been moved from Wednesday June 5th to Thursday June 6th at Bear Creek Park. This affects the following schools; Lena Shaw, Beaver Creek, Bonaccord, Erma Stephenson, W.F. Davidson, Simon Cunningham, Cindrich, Frost Road, Hillcrest, Martha Currie, Coyote Creek, Walnut Road, Chimney Hill, Cambridge, Hazelgrove.
We look forward to seeing you at our Coaches AGM/BBQ on May 22nd at Guildford Golf Course!
This is my second opportunity as President of the Surrey Elementary Athletic Society (SEAS) to write the President’s Message for our year-end celebration AGM/BBQ. It is a very exciting opportunity for me considering the inspiring people I get to write about.
I am excited about the future of SEAS because of the people in our district. Numerous teachers and administrator volunteers work hard behind the scenes communicating with coaches to make sport possible in our district. They provide a critical service in key leadership roles within SEAS. They organize leagues, mentor coaches, and spend hours of their own time away from family and friends to ensure enjoyment of sport by all coaches and student athletes in elementary schools in Surrey. They are the pulse of elementary sports in our district and a simple thank you cannot measure up to their efforts.
This year SEAS welcomed two new faces to our Zone Rep team. Thank you to Mat Zadvorny and Martin Wheeler who joined Zone Rep veterans Raminder Randhawa, Ixchel Bradley-Buick, Phil Turcotte, Steve Swaddling, and Elizabeth Hinman. They communicated with their respective zones and were responsible for almost all sport schedules for participating schools in their zone.
Thank you to Cross-Country Conveners Chris Baldry, Chris Stanger, Lise Fjermestad, Phil Turcotte, Ross Davidson and Andrew Shook who spent many hours setting up race courses, organizing their own teams, organizing ribbons, and did an awesome job creating many enjoyable opportunities for many students at meets during the busy times in September and October. Our Soccer Convenor, Kali Pinto did an amazing job handling all the registrations, booking of fields, ensuring every team that wanted to participate in a Playday could. His efforts were super human this year.
Jennifer Tarnowski was a welcomed addition to our SEAS team this year as our Volleyball Convener. She had an excellent year answering questions of enthusiastic coaches and doing a lot of behind the scenes work to ensure coaches understood the rules and had their ribbons in time for their Playdays.
Thank you to Basketball Co-Convenors Erik Henderson and Rachel Baldry for organizing the coaching and referee clinics and ensuring every student received playday ribbons and every coaching question was answered. The clinics are a valuable opportunity to learn the game in fun atmosphere. Thank you to Surrey School District Teacher Dave Berry for lending his assistance to the Referee Clinic. Next year will see Erik Henderson stepping down from his role as Co-Convenor of basketball. He has enjoyed his years of service in this role and looks forward to continuing as Vice-President in SEAS and enjoying his young family. Thank you for your leadership! We would like to welcome energetic teacher and sports enthusiast Ron Dorland into the position of Co-Convenor with Rachel Baldry.
Thank you again to Chris Humeston who single handedly organized the many Badminton teams into leagues and Playdays. Thank you again for your leadership! This Years Ultimate Season saw spectacular efforts from Kim Buchanen and Paul Thompson who ensured a wonderfully successful Playday with 32 teams at South Surrey Athletic Park. Thank you again for your efforts! Finally we look forward to many sunny days in late May and early June for our annual set of track meets. Thank you to Ryan Bolton, Ross Davidson, Chris Gauvin, and the many others on the team for undertaking the planning and organizing the 6 Barry Morely Memorial Track Meets.
Overseeing this entire operation is our Executive Members, who strive to ensure SEAS is functioning at an optimal level. Our dedicated Vice-President Erik Henderson, star secretary Rachel Baldry, Treasurer Kevin Larkin, Social Media Leader Kerry Schwab, organized and helpful Admin Rep Jas Atwal, and our spirited and organized Special Events Coordinator Liz Swenson who kept us smiling and looking forward to the big events within SEAS. Our thoughtful, knowledgeable, resourceful, and helpful PE Helping Teacher Glenn Young and our great PE Secretaries Evelyn Bohmer and Melinda Lee who worked tirelessly behind the scenes helping facilitate administrative tasks and keep us organized day to day behind the scenes. Thank you all so much for everything you do! It means a lot to me to work on a team with people who care deeply about the impact athletics plays in the lives of the students we teach.
Finally, I would like to reiterate how thankful I am to everyone who gives so much of themselves in terms of time and effort to student athletics in Surrey. You are all amazing educators and coaches! Each of you in your own way creates a positive environment that nurtures teamwork, fair play, and improved skill. Enjoy your summer, and we are hopeful our seasons will be on track and we’ll see many of you on the courts and fields in 2013-2014.
Grade 6/7 Teacher
Surrey School District
Notice of SEAS 2012/2013
Annual General Meeting
DATE: May 22, 2013
TIME: 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Guildford Golf and Country Club
7929 152 Street
1. President’s Report and Welcome – Hugh McDonald
2. Voting Procedures – Liz Swenson
3. Adoption of 2012-2013 Agenda – Rachel Baldry
4. Adoption of 2011-2012 AGM Minutes – Rachel Baldry
5. New Business – Hugh McDonald
A. Discussion with Members: What should the core values/beliefs be in Surrey Elementary Athletics? – Glenn Young to Lead
C. Members Motions? -- Hugh
D. Budget and Accounting: Kevin Larkin
6. Convenor’s Reports – Hugh McDonald
Soccer – Kali Pinto
Basketball – Erik Henderson & Rachel Baldry
Volleyball – Liz Swenson
Badminton – Chris Humeston
Track & Field – Ross Davidson
Ultimate - Kim Buchanen & Paul Thompson
Special Track – Marg Geddes
Track and Field – Ross Davidson & Joe O’Malley
Cross Country - Chris Baldry, Chris Stanger, Ross Davidson, Phil Turcotte, & Andrew Shook
7. Nomination of Sport Convenors for 2013-2014 – Hugh McDonald
· Cross Country: Ryan Bolton, Ross Davidson, Joe O’Malley, Jim Bennest, Andrew Shook, & Chris Gauvin
· Soccer: Kali Pinto
· Volleyball: Jennifer Tarnowski
· Basketball: Rachel Baldry, Ron Dorland
· Badminton: Chris Humeston
· Ultimate: Kim Buchanen, Paul Thompson
· Track & Field: Ross Davidson,
· Special Track: Marg Geddes
8. Election of New Officers for 2013-2014
President: Hugh McDonald
Vice-President: Erik Henderson
Secretary: Rachel Baldry
Social Media: Kerry Schwab
Treasurer: Kevin Larkin
Member-At-Large: Chris Humeston
Special Events: Liz Swenson
Administrative Rep.: Jas Atwal
Surrey North: Ixchel Bradley-Buick
Surrey South: Martin Wheeler
Surrey Central: Phil Turcotte
Surrey East: Elizabeth Hinman
Surrey North-West: Mat Zadvorny
Surrey South-West: Raminder Randhawa
Co-Ed Coordinator: Steve Swaddling
9. Message from Laurae McNally & Mike McKay
10. Awards Presentation
· 20 Year Coaching Awards – Hugh McDonald
o Leslie Huxtable
o Karen Lirenman
· Ross Davidson Coaching Excellence Awards
o Elizabeth Swenson – Nominated by Connie McLean
o Melissa Bonn – Nominated by Wendi Spoor
o Stephanie Norris – Nominated by Leslie Hussmann & Wendy Spoor
o Gary Cumiford – Nominated by Laureen Peddemors
o Antonio Vendramin – Nominated by Jodi Pulvers & Hugh McDonald
11. Dinner Time
Below are some of the e-mails Marg Geddes received from teachers, principals, and students who attended this amazing event yesterday. A huge thank you to all of the dedicated organizers and coaches who made the meet possible!
"Marg - that day was one of the best of my life - in all the years of teaching I have never seen anything so overwhelmingly special for the most wonderful kids in our system. Al Pichler's productions come in a close second but this was hands down incredible. You have touched the lives of so many in ways that are not duplicated in our system in any other way and likely for these kids not again in their lives.....Bask in the glow...."
Hugs Lillah Martin
Early Learning/Literacy Helping Teacher
"Hi Marg, I found today's track event inspiring. Thanks so much for the invite.
The real key for me was the following:
One of my students came up to me with a big grin on his face and he said,"Mr. Leung...today I'm a winner!"
(Ok...while this touched me...I have to admit I'm a little sad too because it also means that other days he doesn't feel like he is a winner:(
Anyways, I am sure it is this feeling of success that is all the reason I need to make this happen for kids.
So, I am definitely interested in taking this on. I guess I need to do some thinking about how to get it started."
Vice-Principal, Dr. George M. Weir Elementary
"Hi Marg, Thanks so much for fitting our kids in -- they had a great day. I had two in my office after school sharing all of their ribbons, pins and their hats. They said they had "...the best day ever!"
What a great event for these kids - thank you for all of your hard work."
Principal, Janice Churchill Elementary
PS -- The weather turned out to be great :)
"I just want to give a big thanks to Kim and Paul for organizing the Ultimate Playday!!!!
My kids had a lot of fun. This season was their first exp. playing Ultimate. The parents who drove and watched were quite impressed with the layout and the organization as well.
I look forward to next years Playday, with hopefully the same format, layout, and venue."
Grade 6 Teacher
Chantrell Creek Elementary
"Hear hear! Thanks so much Kim and Paul for a fantastic PlayDay. It was so well organized and a lot of fun :-)
Sandi and the David Brankin Ultimate Team"
Grade 7 Teacher
David Brankin Elementary
SURREY ELEMENTARY ATHLETIC SOCIETY
YEAR END SPORTS RIBBON ORDER
Please complete your year-end athletic ribbon order and send it in right away. May 17 is the deadline. Cost is $0.25 per ribbon.
Please send to Steve Swaddling at Betty Huff, Courier #107, or fax: 604-585-1524, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve will bring school ribbon orders to the AGM/BBQ. Any schools who do not pick up their ribbons at that time will have their orders couriered to them.
Cheques Payable To: Surrey Elementary Athletic Society.
Colour Of Ribbons: Blue (same as last year)
School Name: ____________________________________
Contact Name: ____________________________________
Number of Ribbons: ______
Courier #: ______
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