Three Honoured with Life Membership

Three of the clubs long serving members have been awarded Life Membership of IBS at the Annual General Meeting held recently.  Nominated and seconded, and then endorsed by the former committee, all three, Sue Sundstrom, Gianna Mogentale and Jodie Sundstrom were accepted into the “life membership club” by a unanimous vote at the AGM.

The club recognises that there are many others who will be possibly moving into this long serving club, at a later date, but the three now accepted have given 15 years plus each of continuous service both as athletes and officials.

Sue Sundstrom
Moved into IBS when son Troy and daughter Jodie became members as competitors.  She was quick to put her hand up for any position that she could do to help the club and has served on the Executive and the Committee ever since.  A life member of ANSW, she is a qualified technical officer, qualified coach, and has now taken on the role this season as Vice President, after serving a number of years as President.  Her profession is a school teacher with expertise in Careers Advising and, over the years, has offered her knowledge to many of the young athletes who have come into the club.  The club congratulates Sue Sundstrom on Life Membership.

Gianna Mogentale
Came into IBS after partner Gary suggested she join the club of which he was a former member.  She hasn’t looked back and became an instant success as a Masters’ athlete, but has had performances that have also placed her in the top bracket of senior female sprinters.  A dedicated athlete, showing she is one of the best, no matter what age bracket she is in on the international stage, she has combined her dedication to her own sprinting success, with the same dedication to the positions she holds on the committee of IBS.  She has applied herself to the roles of Assistant Secretary, web site co-ordinator and uniform co-ordinator with the same enthusiasm and dedication as she does as an athlete.  The club congratulates Gianna Mogentale on Life Membership.

Jodie Sundstrom
Came into IBS as a competitor with her brother Troy and was quick to undertake walking and throws events.  Jodie quickly identified that she also wished to become a qualified official and undertook all exams to do so, and is continuing moving in this direction.  She has undertaken committee roles, such as fundraiser for the club, and more recently moved into the role of Treasurer of the club.  She is the first to ask people to buy a raffle ticket or support the fund raising ventures of the cub.  Jodie is one of the first to put her hand up to officiate for ANSW and is respected by her older piers in this role.  Jodie is also one of the first to offer support to any young up and coming athlete.  Her dedication to the sport on an overall basis on a continual level both on and off the track has earnt her Life membership.  The club congratulates Jodie Sundstrom on Life Membership.