Now at the beginning of 2001 with
500+ gymnasts and a membership who continue to support the Club
with enthusiasm, the Club is able to proceed with confidence in
the plans to improve the premises. The Bank have agreed a loan in
principle, the committee are waiting for the paperwork to be completed
and look forward to work beginning on the main roof of the premises
which is now in a very poor state indeed.
The bank loan obtained at the end of the year the committee felt
the best way forward was to renew the main roof and to build a further
room, which would provide the extra space for a refreshment area
and the opportunity for parents to view the main gymnasium. This
would free up current training areas currently used for waiting.
At the end of 2002 the roof repairs are completed and the room is
well under way. It is anticipated that the whole project will be
completed by early 2003.
Also during 2002 the Club looked at different ways of promoting
themselves and the fund-raising events, which as a voluntary club
are so essential to the income every year. A web site has been set
has been set up for the Charity www.exetergymclub.org.uk It is intended
that this site will provide the opportunity to support the sport
of gymnastics as well as enable the Club to promote the Charity
and its work, which allows so many children and young people the
opportunity to take part in the sport.
The Club continues to thrive with numbers of gymnasts rising to
600+. The year 2003 will see the improvements to the premises in
place and the committee's new task will be to equip the room that
has been built. Also the committee will hopefully be able to look
at how the changing facilities for the gymnasts can be improved.
The future years will always be busy as the Club continues to meet
the aims of providing of it's best for all members and visitors.