On the 26th of June 2013, Fiji Surfing Association members had the chance to attend the 2013 Annual General Meeting held at the Suva Yacht Club to discuss and elect who would best suit the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. They also had the opportunity discussed Policies, Procedures and what they would like to see the FSA achieve in the future.
Some of the major topics brought up throughout the meeting where:
• Funding and Sustainable income
• Competition Calendars
• Grass roots surfing
• Clubs/ Chapter of the FSA (SUP, Surfing, Kite/wind Surfing and Life Saving)
• Water Safety Life Guard training
• Level 1 and level 2 Surf Coach’s course.
• Importance of following the FSA’s strategic plan.
• Females participation.
Once the all the Executive reports where received and moved the present members were faced with the challenge of electing who is most suited to lead the FSA forwards toward the future. After nominations where received and votes were counted, including proxy votes – John Philp was elected to stand for his 8th year as President of the Fiji Surfing Association, Isei Tokovou, Fiji’s 2012 Volcom Pro Wild Card was elected Vice President, Ed Lovell was re-elected to continue to hold the position of Secretary along with Clyde King who was also re-elected as Treasurer.
This is an exciting time for the Fiji Surfing Association, with Isei Tokovou taking on the role of Vice President and bringing forth some really exciting ideas. Isei’s passion for encouraging grass root surfing and with his knowledge and skills the sport of surfing in Fiji is in good hands.
The 2013/14 year will see the introduction of a first ever Lifeguard Train the Trainer program to be held later in the year and with Fiji hosting the Melanesian Cup 2013; and Level 1 and 2 Surf Coaching courses being run, the introduction of regional surf clubs, the first Girls Go Surfing Day and Monthly competitions the FSA is in a good place.