Greetings CMA members and associated riders,
Welcome to another year of involvement within CMA NSW/ACT. I would like to sincerely thank you all for your continued support, faith and confidence in me, in the President’s role, over the last 12 months. I look forward to serving you all again for this year, if God and the CMA membership, deems me to do so, after the voting of the committee, at the AGM next month.
For those members who perhaps don’t know me as well as others, please forgive me. It is my prayer, to get to know all members, as your NSW/ACT President, through different forms of communication and by meeting and talking with you at the various up-coming CMA events.
I have now been a member of CMA NSW/ACT for 14 years. During this time, I have met many brothers and sisters in Christ, and have made many new and like – minded friends. I have also served on positions of service and responsibility in the following roles:
- Area Co-ordinator (on-going)
- Members Representative
- Vice President
It has been my privilege and honour to serve CMA NSW/ACT and our Lord, in these positions, and to continue as your on-going President for 2024. I will be looking to Christ, the committee, and you, the members, for support and encouragement in serving in this important position.
A special welcome to any new CMA NSW/ACT members for 2024. May God richly bless you as you become involved in CMA activities and ministry.
In addition, a big thank you goes out from me, to all the area co-ordinators, as they continue to serve in these positions. A big thank you to:
- Dan McGinty – New England area
- Graeme Bingham – Mid North Coast area
- John Kroon – Hunter area
- Braam & Magda Meyer – Shoalhaven area
- Brendan Delaney – Illawarra area
- David & Donna Sheath – South West area (Wagga)
- Barry & Margarita Day – Far South West area (Griffith)
- Max & Cay Merritt – ACT
- Cyndie Murphy – Sydney area
Please support your area co-ordinators, by attending organised local rides and CMA events, as they continue to serve you, in this way. Remember, that CMA NSW/ACT is not just the committee and co-ordinators, but it is YOU, the members, who make CMA what it is. May we all work together, sharing Christ’s love to each other, and those around us.
A special request goes out to you all, that God will lay upon one member’s heart, to take on the important position of CMA NSW/ACT prayer co-ordinator. Could this be you? This person fulfils the role of being our point of contact for all prayer requests, has a passion for prayer, and diligently sends out the prayer requests within our CMA family. Prayer is such an important part of our service to our Lord, and to uphold each of us within CMA.
Please pray for members of our CMA family, that are unwell, or who may be struggling personally, at this time. Pray for the CMA NSW/ACT committee, and all members, for this coming year.
My CMA brothers and sisters, could I urge you all to please give to our CMA assist fund for this year. If you haven’t done so already, would you prayerfully consider doing so. Any amount you can give, would be greatly appreciated. The assist fund is utilised in helping out CMA members, who may be struggling financially, and really need the help that we may be able to provide, and to assist a member to attend the annual CMA National Run. The needs of this ministry, continue to grow, in today’s economic and social climate. This is a valued and practical way for CMA to be assisting members of our CMA family, and to possibly assist those within our local communities, who may be struggling. If you have a need in your local community, please let me know, so that we can organise some help, if possible.
Lastly, could I encourage you all to think and pray about ways that we can encourage riders to become involved and to join CMA NSW/ACT. We need to be looking to the future, to keep CMA NSW/ACT running and active, as our current membership, overall, is an aging membership. We need to be attracting more younger riders, to join with us and to be involved.
If you have any ideas or suggestions for promoting CMA NSW/ACT, and to build on what we are doing, please send them through. Ideas will be gratefully received and greatly appreciated. I feel that CMA NSW/ACT is a vital ministry, within our current society, that needs to move forward, and to continue serving others, for generations to come.
Thank you for spending time to read this letter. I trust that the Lord may have encouraged and inspired you to “go forth and do mighty deeds” as the book of Isaiah says, in God’s word. I will continue to send out the quarterly President’s Chat for you in 2024, to keep you informed and up to date on CMA happenings and events. Please support all CMA events as and when you can.
May our sovereign Lord bless you as you continue to serve him in the ministries that he has called you to do, with your involvement in CMA being one of them. I look forward to catching up with you all at a CMA NSW/ACT event, during the year.
In His service,
Graeme Bingham – CMA NSW/ACT President