Actually it was decided by all the clubs. We have numerous people coming from WA which is just as far as QLD. Every one has to travel for an event like this. Sorry it is too far for you but that doesn't mean it is for everyone.
You will always get people who have the time and will to travel great distances to events like this. But you have to wonder how many more would have attended if it was held in a more realistic location.
And when you say the Clubs decided... Who in the Clubs actually made the choices? The first I heard about this was at QLD Clubmini run on the weekend.
I don't mean to bag it. I think its great that its happening.
I am a member of ClubMini QLD... I would have thought a event of this nature would have been communicated to the various Clubs and Mini communities so that "The People" could have been involved in the choice of venue.
This would have shown the people organising this event where the bulk of the people would be coming from and to set a venue that was the most central to those who were coming.
Ian, I understand where you are coming from, but this year we just didn't have the time to do that. If you are used to organising events you will quickly find that it is very difficult to get decisions made like that. We had to make a choice and this is it. We are also using this to promote clubMINI in SA as there is currently not an official club there.
Hopefully next year we will have a similar event in ACT, as this would be the ideal location, but no matter where it is there are going to be people at a disadvantage, and then after you have decided a location, it then needs to be a time that suits people.
clubMINI is trying to move to a more nationally orientated club rather than the way it has been up until recently, which is 4 clubs who have the same name. This process has only just started in the last 6 months as we look to grow the club. If you want to more involved in these choices then talk to Julie about getting on the national discussions.
We are trying to make clubMINI better for everyone and this is just one small step on that road.
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