Notice of Annual General Meeting of Kiteboarding Western Australia (formerly W. A. Kitesurfing
We invite you to come along!
As the wind arrives and the season approaches, it’s time for the Kiteboarding Western Australia Annual General Meeting (AGM). The meeting will be held on Wednesday 4th November, 6pm at the Fremantle Surf Lifesaving Club.
We have had a highly successful 2019/20 season with some great advocacy results along the way, as well the Red Bull Lighthouse 2 Leighton ocean race plus many more kite filled events. 2020 has been somewhat challenging to many, however things are looking promising for the upcoming season with a calendar of awesome events planned. As always, we are looking for people who are keen to join the committee and get involved next season!! We are looking for volunteers who are keen to get involved with the events on all levels and anyone who would like to gain some fun social media skills. If you feel like you have other valuable skills to offer to help support the sport of kiting in Western Australia, get in touch or come along, we have lots going on.
We encourage members to come along to the meeting to see not only what goes on behind the scenes in this voluntary committee with events & the fun stuff, but how we advocate & work with local councils to keep beaches open, ensure adequate infrastructure is in place for kiters across the state and ensure we have the best possible outcome for kiteboarders in WA. This along, with plans for kite rescue training courses etc., is extremely important for the growth and freedom of our sport in WA and if you feel strongly about this or other kiting issues then this is your chance to get involved and make a difference.
Officially recognised by the Department of Sport & Recreation as the state sporting association, the KWA voluntary committee plays a big role in advocating for the sport & keeping our beaches open. As the popularity of kiting increases, it is crucial that we keep addressing advocacy, safety and access issues as they arise. Over the last few seasons, we have managed issues and incidents which could have seen certain spots banned, plus there are still ongoing issues with other locations that could potentially lead to a ban. We need people to get onboard to make sure this does not happen! The downwinder from City Beach to Trigg being one major highlighted area towards the end of last season. Pelican Point on the Swan river being another. It’s important for us a community in WA to be aware of these situations & educate others who aren’t familiar, so we don’t lose access to these amazing kiting locations!
We have stressed the importance of this matter, even though we do lots of other tasks and fun events, as each season the number of kiters increase and the issues regarding beach access continue to grow, and the last thing we want as a bunch of keen kiters, is to see beaches being closed. There has been an amazing group of passionate kiters who have helped build WAKSA/KWA to where it is today & it is imperative to support this organisation and keep it moving in the right direction. If you wish to have your say in the decisions but can’t make it to the AGM, complete the below Proxy Form, nominate your person of choice to vote for you and email it back to us.
We hope to see you at the AGM!
The Kiteboarding WA Committee
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