A passionate supporter of Picnic Racing and the Balnarring community Terry has served on the committee for nigh on 15 years. He has been successful in applying for and winning a number of grants which have improved the facilities at the course for both members and the public alike. Continuing to improve the facilities and make the race day a family friendly experience is Terry’s main focus.
Michael is a stalwart of the Club, a member since 1994, long serving Committee Member and Life Member. A licensed horse trainer, with a great love of horses, he has a vast knowledge of equine affairs. Practical skills gained during his work career are invaluable in maintaining course facilities. With Dave Cave he has assumed responsibility for the preparation of the track for our meetings resulting in great surfaces over the past two seasons. His wife Margaret also provides great support to the Club on race days.
Graham is a practising solicitor and for 28 years was a partner in global law firm Baker & McKenzie. He is currently a director of Vision Super Pty Ltd, Chair of the Western Bulldogs Ethics & Integrity Committee and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation. Previously Graham was a Director of the Western Bulldogs Football Club, the VFL, AFL Appeals Board and Disciplinary Tribunal and Chair of Ames Australia. He continues to hold interests in a number of horse racing syndicates and is a member of the Victoria Racing Club, MCC, Western Bulldogs Football Club, Red Hill Football & Netball Club and National Golf Club. Graham has been a Committee member of the Balnarring Picnic Racing Club since 2012.
A Life Member, Peter has been a member since 1989 and is currently in his seventeenth season as Club President. Over sixteen seasons Peter worked closely with long time Secretary, Neil Heathcote, and Committee members to oversee the development of the Club and its facilities to the entity that is enjoyed today to those enjoyed today by members and patrons. Achieving today’s ambience and facilities has necessitated significant change and development overseen by Peter and are a credit to his efforts over a long period.
Kevin was appointed as Treasurer in July 2016, following 3 years on the Committee & 10 years as a member of the Club. Kevin had accounting & secretarial qualifications (which lapsed on his retirement) & worked in a variety of senior financial roles in the motor vehicle,hospitality & tourism industries. He is a keen race goer & has lived on & visited the Mornington Penninsula for a considerable time before retiring to Dromama 7 years ago.
John is a recent addition to the Committee having joined in 2018. Having grown up in regional Victoria, he found his way to the Mornington Peninsula with his family in 2003 and continues to enjoy living in this beautiful part of Victoria. John was involved in harness racing from a young age due to his family's involvement and is a passionate racing supporter with shares in a number of racehorses. John has been involved in the finance industry for over 30 years and currently holds a management role in a major financial institution. Having been involved with several community organisations and initiatives in recent years, he is keen to continue the Club's focus on contributing to the Mornington Peninsula community.
A licensed horse trainer and electrician Dave brings a great skill set to the Club. A member since 2001 he has applied his skills for the benefit of the Club. Working closely with Michael Binney he has worked hard to ensure that the course has been in great condition for racing over the past two seasons. Since joining the Committee his involvement in the racing industry has enabled him to provide the Club with feedback that enables it to improve facilities and address concerns raised by other licensed stakeholders.
Recently joining the committee, Stephen completed all of his schooling on the Mornington Peninsula before moving away. In 2016 he moved back to the area with his young family. He believes that his experience and skills gained from being a registered builder running a family construction business and having been involved in racing stables as a stable hand and owner will enable him to contribute towards the continued long term success of the club in the future.
Bob is very well known by the racing community on the Mornington Peninsula through his involvement as an employee of the Melbourne Racing Club and with our Committee since 2003. Keenly interested in racing he is a fixture in the mounting yard on race days coordinating the issue of saddlecloths and ensuring that all is organised as riders and other connections prepare for races. His knowledge and experience in performing these tasks and other jobs at working bees in preparation for race meetings are of great assistance to the Club
Tate is relatively new to the Mornington Peninsula community and is keen to support the club bringing her marketing background to the mix. Tate is a keen race goers and through the family’s breeding business she’s developed a passion for horse racing.
Lesley is a local resident with a long career in the IT industry. She has held various positions on committees; the most notable was her 15 year tenure as the Secretary of the Sudden Infant Death Foundation (now known as Red Nose). Lesley and her husband Peter moved to Balnarring in 2017 and coming from a non-racing background they saw their involvement with the Club as an ideal opportunity to immerse themselves in their new community. Lesley was appointed as Secretary in July 2018.