2020-2021 Melbourne Marathon Spartans Club Committee
The committee meets regularly during the year with the majority of the eight or nine meetings in the July to November range. The committee members listed below were elected at the 2020 Annual General Meeting.
Contact the committee by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This page has a full list of committee members since 1988. Many thanks to John Dean for compiling the list.
Jay Fleming is beginning his tenth year as president.
Jay is passionate about running, about the Melbourne Marathon Spartans Club and is a continual source of ideas. He is committed to making membership of the club increasingly desirable and pleasurable. He loves new ideas, so if you have a suggestion, Jay can be contacted at 0418 374 783.
Paul Basile is vice president and a life member.
He is a backup to the president when Jay is unavailable.
In recent years Paul has organised the Spartans tent at the Melbourne Marathon Expo in the days before the marathon. He has also managed the Spartans tent at the finish and is responsible for much of the back room work for the AGM.
John is a former vice-president and treasurer. He is also a Life Member and Melbourne Marathon Spartan Legend. He recently rejoined the committee after a year away, and we are glad to hear his wise words again.
Responsible for the finances of the club. Has been doing a lot of work recently optimising our stocks of current singlets, and helping sell our older singlets. He was awarded Life Membership at the 2017 AGM.
Felicity Doolan joined the committee early in 2014 and took on the role of secretary after earning her ten year singlet in 2013. She is unable to attend committee meetings, but does invaluable work administering incoming Spartans and those moving between singlet colours.
John is a Hall of Fame Spartan in his sixth term on the committee. He brings valuable business experience, and considerable energy, with him.
He has recently arranged to centralise the storage of Spartan materials (eg banners) and merchandise at a single location.
In May 2018 Vicky Chung approached the Spartan Committee and offered her help. Whilst having only completed eight Melbourne Marathons at that time her offer of assistance was accepted. Vicky’s past committee experience was as a Committee and Board Member of Dragon Boat Victoria. She was elected to the committee at the 2019 AGM. Having now completed her 10th Melbourne Marathon she is SF0133.
Colin Silcock-Delaney has been a member of the committee for several years.
He lives in the country and can’t always attend committee meetings. However, he always ensures that he is available to help at the AGM, and is a constant presence at our Expo tent and managed the tent at the finish from early in the morning to the end of the day. Colin was awarded life membership at the 2019 AGM.
Anne Ziogos joined the committee in 2017. She shares secretarial tasks with Felicity Doolan and Vicky Chung.
Anne has completed 21 Melbournes as well as many of the most challenging runs worldwide, most recently the “Grand to Grand”, a 280km self-supporting stage race in the Grand Canyon.
Matt Callaghan was elected to the Committee in 2018. He brings business expertise, and has brought the new running shirts to our apparel options.
His photo shows him at the Berlin Marathon and he has other overseas experience including Comrades.
Kai Ooi was elected at the 2020 Annual General Meeting.
John Zeleznikow was elected at the 2020 Annual General Meeting
Please contact us if you wish to be involved in administration of the club. You don’t have to have super powers to be eligible.
If you’d like to contribute to your club, please contact Jay Fleming or any member of the committee: email@example.com
Download the nomination form
Mystery Committee Member
Which committee member has recently shown his dedication in a permanent way?
Early Committee Members
Peter Ryan has sent us the newspaper report shown below. Judging from Ken Matchett’s age, this would have been in 1991. The picture shows a gathering of illustrious Spartans: Peter Ryan was to very soon follow Ken as President, John Raskas was the first secretary of the Spartans and remained in the position for ten years, Peter Battrick was the treasurer for the first eleven years, Shirley Young was a committee member for eight years, Cam Milne was a committee member for nine years. All except Cam Milne became life members of the club. See here (thanks John Dean) for a full list of committee members since 1988.