Praise and Caution from the President of the CMWFHC
Louanges et avertissements de la part du Président de la CMWFHC

2019 01 17

PRAISE goes out to all of our new members completing their membership registrations with the CMWFHC. You are keeping our Membership Secretary very busy, but that is a good sign of your interest in who we are and what we do at CMWFHC.  You will eventually get your membership card in your email, so I hope your email has been accurately communicated to our Membership Secretary. Hopefully you have kept a copy of your PayPal receipt.

PRAISE goes to out to all of you deciphering those instructions for the new World Masters Registration system. In the past, participating in the World Masters was synonymous with taking a vacation and getting some good lifting in as well.  The two activities went hand in hand when all that was required was meeting the Qualifying Total and sufficient money in the bank.  With the explosion of interest in Masters Weightlifting it has become more difficult to qualify for the World Masters and there is a shift away from the holiday event to a highly competitive event.

PRAISE goes out to those who have purchased some of our new athlete gear and for their patience.  I just got my own notice that my shipment is on the way. Very nice stuff!  Thanks Linda Earnshaw!!

PRAISE goes out to all of you who are keeping up with the information we have been providing on our Website and Facebook pages. Keep exploring these pages.

CAUTION goes out to those that intentionally or unconsciously fail to register as a member of their provincial weightlifting association for 2018.2019 for their qualifying meets and 2019.2020 for the World Masters. I will be working closely with Provincial Associations to ensure that your memberships are on the up and up.  If I discover such athletes after they have been invited to compete in the WM and have paid, they will have to be removed from the athlete list and no refunds will be issued.  So be forewarned.

CAUTION goes out to all members of CMWFHC to be very understanding that just because you have qualified for the WM and have registered, does not mean that you will be officially invited by the IWF-Masters to complete your registration with the required payment. I realize that many of you have purchased memberships in the hope you will be competing. So, my heart goes out to those who will not be invited, but be assured, you are still a winner to me.  You have met or surpassed the qualifying standards.  Many athletes will not be able to accomplish this level of achievement.