Lismore Kart Club steers out of strife
LISMORE Kart Club stalwart Barry Fisher saved the club from folding when he was elected as president on Tuesday night.
This follows a story in The Northern Star on May 15, highlighting a shortage of volunteers across the region, which placed the popular club in danger of not continuing to operate.
"I started the club 45-years-ago and this, I think, is the 19th or 20th time I have been president," Mr Fisher said.
"The committee said basically if we can't get an executive the club won't be functioning.
"With no executive, after a period of time we would just have had to wind it up."
A phone call from club member Sean Butler convinced Mr Fisher to become involved again.
"He said if you go in as president, I'll back you as vice-president," he said.
"Then another fellow said I will have a go at being the treasurer, so that basically created the executive and then other people indicted they were prepared to be on the committee and do the other sundry positions.
"Now we have a full compliment of people."
Mr Fisher said he hoped more club members would have stepped up into executive roles, but he was relieved the successful club continued.
"I have got a lot of vested interest in the club, it's been my baby for 45-years," he said.
"So I didn't want to see it fold because if it folded it would never start again. Once it folded there would have been too many problems getting track licences and permits to start all over again."
Next event is June 28.