NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Oct 27, 2017

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Tweed River Jockey Club Ltd will be held at the Club premises, Bistro Lounge, 185 Racecourse Road, Tygalgah Murwillumbah on Sunday 26th November 2017 at 9.30am sharp.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Tweed River Jockey Club Ltd will be held at the Club premises, Bistro Lounge, 185 Racecourse Road, Tygalgah Murwillumbah on Sunday 26th November 2017 at 9.30am sharp.

The business of the Annual General Meeting shall be as follows:

To confirm the Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting.

To receive and consider the reports of the Board of Directors.

To receive and consider audited Financial Statements for the Financial Year ending 30th June 2017.

To elect a Board of Directors.

To elect a Patron.

To deal with any business of which due notice has been given.

To receive any recommendations from members at the meeting for the Board of Directors to consider.

Note:

a.Nominations for election as a Director must be lodged must be lodged with the Secretary not less than seven (7) days before the meeting.Every candidate shall be nominated in writing by two members with the consent of the member proposed endorsed thereon using the nomination form contained at the end of this report.

b.Questions from members relating to Financial Statements must be submitted in writing to the Secretary seven (7) days prior to the Annual General Meeting.The member’s name and membership number must be included.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

SUNDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2017, 9.30AM

AGENDA

The business of the Annual General Meeting shall be as follows:

1.Apologies:

2.To confirm the Minutes of the 2016 Annual General Meeting.

3.To receive and consider the reports of the Board of Directors.

4.To receive and consider audited Financial Statements for the Financial Year ending 30th June 2017.

5.To elect a Board of Directors.

6.To elect a Patron.

7.To deal with any business of which due notice has been given.

9.To receive any recommendations from members at the meeting for the Board of Directors to consider:

Meeting Closed:

CHAIRMANS REPORT 2017

Dear Members,

It gives me great pleasure to submit the Chairman’s report for the Tweed River Jockey Club, Murwillumbah, for the 2016/2017 racing season.

This Tweed River Jockey Clubs racing season will be remembered for its outstanding achievements and contributions to the racing industry is nothing short of the tremendous year on year performances, albeit to some degree overshadowed by the devastations of the water event that occurred throughout the Northern Rivers of NSW in March and April of 2017.

This area of Northern NSW, including Murwillumbah and surrounding suburbs, felt the full force of Cyclone Debbie in April with water levels peaking at heights unseen previously.

The picture captured of the Tweed River Jockey Club Winning Post was seen throughout the Country on social media, depicting the effect on the local community’s well-being and the impact on people’s livelihoods.

I take this opportunity to sincerely thank the wonderful people of Murwillumbah, all the Tweed River Jockey Club staff, the many passionate volunteers, members, the Board of Directors and their families for their significant contribution to the Murwillumbah Racecourse during this time.

The Tweed River Jockey Club was severely affected. It was a major coup for racing here on the Tweed to have the racing surface and the Clubs infrastructure in place to race only four weeks later in May following the water event. Congratulations to everybody involved throughout this time.

The Tweed River Jockey Club successfully conducted 7 out of its designated 11 race meetings during this period. Unfortunately, due to the water event race programs through to June 2017 were effected including the traditional Murwillumbah Services Club Anzac Day Race meeting in April.

Despite the water event in April and the loss in significant programmed race meetings the Tweed River Jockey Club was able to produce a successful financial year, generating a profitable result through to the 30th June 2017, although considerable funding was invested into the infrastructure, the racing and training facilities and the machinery following the water event.

Our feature meetings in this year including the Melbourne Cup Race day and the Summer Series of Racing event continue to grow and are great to be a part of.

As a club, we have the ability to be again proud of our results during this period and the progress that we have achieved. The Tweed River Jockey Club has continued to meet its ongoing running costs, has invested in on-course improvements to facilities and infrastructure all within our budget and means and as a club is continuing to manage and prioritise future investments.

The race track surface continues to improve following the water event and considering the season we have had with and without water during times the racing surface is in excellent condition and is proven based on some great racing here at Murwillumbah in recent months.

The continual investment in management of this track is providing a great racing surface and training facility for all involved in the industry, trainers, owners, riders, sponsors, members and supporters.

A lot of work goes into making these days a success and the work of our curating staff needs to be acknowledged.

I would like to commend and thank all of those involved in particular Lisa Roberts, Dustin Nelson, Herb Shapland, Robert Walsh, Barry Charman and Jacob Williams for their hard work and particular efforts.

Thank you to the Tweed River Jockey Club trainers, track work riders and stable staff, thank you to the owners who continue to support our local trainers.

Congratulation on all of your successes and we wish you continued good luck. Congratulations to the Matthew Dunn Racing Team, Matthew and Kiera Dunn, having won the Northern Rivers Trainers Premiership of 2017 and also enjoyed some terrific results in black type races across NSW and QLD race tracks. I would also like to thank all of our race day staff, race day officials and the NRRA Stewards for their ongoing support and assistance.

Thank you to the TRJC Board members who have again contributed many hours of their time every week to assist the development of the Club. Your support, friendship and contribution make the role as Chairman so much more satisfying.

Importantly, I would like to acknowledge the many local businesses that have assisted the Club through race day sponsorship and the TRJC Club members who share our passion for thoroughbred racing and continue to support the Club in its endeavours. This support through attendance and sponsorship is an extremely valuable part of this club.

I was extremely proud again to attend to Racing NSW Country Awards evening in Sydney in October 2017 with a group of Directors, their truly supportive partners and friends.

The Tweed River Jockey Club was nominated for the NSW Country Race Club of the Year for Outstand Achievements, in particular to the Summer Series of Racing held in December and January 2016/2017, for the second year running, where the club exceeded budgets, expectations and previous years records through on course sales and reached record highs through the NSW TAB.

This is an outstanding achievement not only for the club but for the Tweed Shire and Racing on the Northern Rivers.

In addition, Matthew Dunn was nominated for NSW Country Trainer of the year and Murwillumbah trained Quatronic nominated for NSW Country Horse of the year. Although not taking out the award on the evening, this is a significant achievement for the Club and the nomination for a second year running itself confirms that we are on the path to continued success.

Finally, I would like to thank Brian Charman, now appointed in Sydney with Racing NSW Country, for his support and efforts during his time here at the club.

Congratulations to Brian on his new appointment and I wish he and his family all the very best in Sydney. I would like to welcome Leanne Moore to the team as the new Club Manager and we look forward to a long and successful relationship.

To my family, and in particular my wife Margaret, thank you for your ongoing support allowing my continued involvement in this wonderful club to happen.

B P Quinn OAM JP

Chairman TRJC