We would like to introduce all our members of the 2018 Members Committee.
Alessandro Balbi: I have followed the Bulldogs since Bob McCarthy's intercept try and I have attended games at Belmore, Parramatta, Concord, Gosford, Adelaide, Perth and of course ANZ stadium. I am a retired teacher and a former member on the Bankstown City Library Advisory Committee. My biggest asset, apart from a passion for the dogs is that I am an active listener and use that skill to ensure that everyone feels listened to and valued in any discussion. I feel a part of the Bulldogs family and want to make that closeness a thing for all fans to experience and enjoy.
Pauline David: I believe I have the experience as a member of our great club, a footy fan my whole life and the experience of being a person with a disability that is regularly attending events in the community, to know what is needed/or needed to be improved and what fans would appreciate most.
I am proactive in creating change in a positive way, and would love the opportunity to do so at the Bulldogs.
Gary Jenkins: A lifelong supporter, born and bred in the area, I have seen both the good and not so good times in terms of team results but regardless I have remained loyal to the club. A father of teenage and adult children they have also grown up supporting the team and I hope someday they will experience the thrills of a glory period like the 1980's. I look forward to contributing to the member committee and sharing views with the other committee members and help in building a strong and loyal supporter base.
Dr. Fady Aoun: As a trained lawyer and now academic, and more importantly, a passionate life-long Bulldogs supporter, I believe I have a set of critical thinking and pragmatic skills that could be prove valuable to the committee. I have previously been an administrator (Vice President) for not-for-profit sporting leagues in NSW (Gridiron). I am interested in building a sense of community within the membership base.
Peter Arthurs: Having worked at stadiums right around Australia for both local and state run facilities, in Project managing large screen LED sporting stadium installations, to enhance game day experience for the fans, requires you to inherently be tough and resilient, working to tight schedules and constant challenges that arise. I want to improve exclusive better quality items, dependent on your membership purchased.
Jade Cataldo: Mother of two boys (8 & 10) I am football mad, I volunteer for the Revesby Rhinos and this year am the Secretary and Registrar. I'm an Enrolled Nurse at Sydney Children's Hospital and I have worked there the last 4 years in the locked Mental Health Ward, I have extensive Mental Health Experience. I would like to develop more engagement with the Membership base.
Ann O'Farrell: I am a lifetime supporter of the Club & was an Inaugural Member Committee appointee. I attend all games home and away so could interact with a variety of members. I have a WHOLE of Club approach and recognize that there are many differing demographics within our membership base so what works for some, will not work for all.
Catherine Labbate: I am an experienced event manager with strong organisational skills, I am an innovative thinker and proud supporter. I attend the football with my family and friends, although we have only had membership for 10years, we have supported the Bulldogs for much longer, we are born and bred in the area and have been loyal supports for a very long time. I would like to be part of the committee as I feel I can bring a perspective from a range of age groups, in our family and friends supporters group we have seniors, babies and adults to draw advice and leverage ideas with the outcome of making membership better for all.
Mark Tinker: With 47 years of attending games I'm aware of fans expectations from the club. We need to make the game day an essential experience, one that wins out over TV every time. The fan wants to feel included and wanted as a member, and be taken on a journey with the team and club with the peaks and troughs over a season. I can bring the Bulldog assets of hard work, working as a team to present a united front and making certain the club values are put first with suggestions and decisions made.
Adam Furness: I'm a lifelong supporter, area local and grew up playing junior footy in the area. I understand the culture and community. I'm a family man, and a volunteer and mentor in my career. I would like to, make small improvements over time in areas that fans perceive as most valuable. Be open, honest and receptive and consider the entire experience, not just small fragments of it.