Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Thanks 2010

Dear Member,

I write this letter to thank you for your support, which got me re-elected to the Managing Committee of The Royal Western India Turf Club Ltd. on 18th December 2010.

My earlier letter dated 25th November 2010 highlighted some of the work done by me during the last year. However, the voting figures on the 18th showed that I have lost some of your support since my last election and I am very disheartened with this year’s result. Clearly I must have disappointed you during the year, although I did put in my heart and soul into working for the Club.

I would appreciate it if you would give me some feedback as to what you would like me to do for the Club in the year ahead so as to win back your confidence and support. I am always available to you on my office numbers between 3pm-6pm on non race days, or you can email me and I will definitely get in touch with you.

Sincerely yours,

Gautam Lala

Election Result:
Vivek Jain 662
Jaydev Mody 569
Champaklal Zaveri 555
Shyam Ruia 537
Geoffrey Nagpal 521
S.C.Jain 496
Shivlal Daga 438
Ram Shroff 424
Gautam Lala 377

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Candidature for RWITC Elections 2010

Dear Member,

This past year has gone by so quickly and we once again come to the Royal Western India Turf Club Ltd. AGM and the Elections to be held in the Members’ Enclosure at 4:00pm on Saturday, 18th December 2010.

Last year with your valuable support I was elected to the Managing Committee. This past year has been a great experience. A lot is yet to be done – as Lao Tzu has rightly said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Personally I have chaired the Cups & Trophies’ working group and continued to serve on the Equine Hospital working group and the Stud Book working group. New reputed suppliers of Trophies have been introduced with new designs and great quality. They ofcourse continue to come with value certification – a procedure introduced by me years ago. The Equine Hospital in Mumbai is undergoing an upgradation in consultation with experts from abroad. This will be completed soon. The Working Group has scheduled to bring in Veterinarians from abroad to train our Veterinarians here in various fields once this upgradation is completed. Horse owners/trainers will now have better medical facilities for their horses which they so rightly deserve. In the Stud Book, apart from the Stud Book website development (www.indianstudbook.com) and routine matters, I have been actively involved in the statutory publication of the Stallion Register which now can be compared to the best in the world. I am sure you will enjoy owning a copy of it. I have thoroughly enjoyed being on these working groups and have served them to the best of my ability.

Furthermore, I have been a Steward this past year, being my sixth year as one. Uninfluenced by personal relationships, I have been fair and unbiased in my decisions in my humble attempt to keep racing fair and clean.

I would like to continue to serve on the Managing Committee of our Club and am offering myself for re-election this year, for which, I earnestly seek your support and will be most grateful for that privilege.

With warm regards,
Sincerely yours,
Gautam Lala