The Greyhound Owners Trainers and Breeders Association of Victoria Inc congratulates Ray Bartolo on his appointment today to the GRV Board. Ray is an excellent appointment and we wish him well.
WE are the reason this appointment occurred. GOTBA Vic lobbied hard for the appointment of a current, ongoing participant to GRV’s board. There was resistance. Earlier this year, we met with the Minister and the head of the Office of Racing and presented the case for why having active participants on GRV’s Board - something specifically allowed in the Racing Act - was necessary and well overdue to promote GRV decision making that gave more thought to participants. We then provided a list of potential candidates. We followed up. We followed up again.
To the Minister’s great credit, he listened and acted decisively to make the appointment.
One of GOTBA Vic’s 3 focus areas this year was enhancing the participant voice in the making of decisions that affect participants. This is an example of us working effectively for all.
GOTBA Vic Committee