Pozdrav iz avstralskega Sydneyja

Hello and greetings from Sydney, Australia

Objavljeno dne/Published on: 01.10.2019
Avtor članka/Article Author: Valter Šuber

Predstaviti vam želim projekt, ki sem ga uspešno izpeljal z avstralsko slovensko skupnostjo v Novem južnem Walesu. V okviru Kluba Triglav Mounties smo ustanovili kolesarski klub, ki mesečno organizira od enega do dveh dogodkov. Idejo o projektu sem sprva predstavil članom društva Triglav, ki so projektu izkazali podporo. Projekt sem omenil tudi dr. Zvonetu Žigonu, vodji sektorja za Slovence po svetu, ki si je s svojo podporo projektu prislužil naziv častnega člana kluba.

I would like to share with you a project I have been successful with within my Slovenian Australian community in New South Wales. Through our Club, Triglav Mounties, we have created a Cycling Club where we hold one to two events per month. I initially tabled the idea with the Triglav board members who were very supportive, I also mentioned this project to Dr. Zvone Žigon, Vodja sektorja za Slovence po svetu and he also was supportive of the project to the point we made him an honorary member of the Club.

Člani kluba najprej izberemo pot, ki jo lahko varno prekolesari večina članov, in za dan izleta določijo soboto ali nedeljo. Da bi udeležbo omogočili čim večjemu številu članov, ne izberemo vedno istega dne v tednu. Ko določimo izhodiščno točko, pošljemo vabilo vsem članom kluba – tako mladim kot tudi starejšim. Vsi člani, ki nimajo kolesa, se lahko skupini pridružijo na sprehodu ali teku. Celotna aktivnost ponavadi traja približno dve uri.

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Po kolesarjenju ali sprehodu se ponovno zberemo in pokramljamo ob zajtrku ali kavi.

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Ob ustanovitvi je imel klub približno trideset članov. Upamo, da bo število članov v prihodnjih mesecih oz. letih naraslo, in da bo delovanje kluba drugo in tretjo generacijo slovenskih priseljencev spodbudila k bolj aktivnemu vključevanju v slovensko skupnost. To je namreč odlična priložnost za povezovanje in spoznavanje ljudi, s katerimi imajo marsikaj skupnega.

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Društvu Triglav in dr. Zvonetu Žigonu bi se rad zahvalil za sponzorske kolesarske jopiče, ki so naravnost fantastični. Upam, da jih bodo med kolesarjenjem ali hojo ponosno nosili vsi člani kluba.

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The club members meet and decide on a location where it is safe to ride for the majority of the members and nominate a Saturday or Sunday. We tend to rotate the days to give as many people as possible the opportunity to attend. Once the starting point is decided, an invitation is sent to everyone, young and old to come and join us for a cycle ride and if you don’t have a bike you can come for a walk or run. This activity usually goes for approximately 2 hours.

After the cycle or walk, everyone gets together for a chat and breakfast or just a coffee.

We have started the club with approximately thirty members, and hope to grow the membership in the coming months and years, with a view to encourage our younger second and third generations to become more active with the Slovenian community. What a great way to reconnect and get to meet people they have lots in common with.

I must thank Club Triglav and Dr Zvone Žigon for sponsoring the cycling jerseys, they look fantastic and I hope everyone is proud to wear them when they are riding or walking.

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