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2011 President's Report 10 October

Submitted by John_Cook on Thu, 20/10/2011 - 8:22pm

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President’s Report October 2011

Upcoming Events

The High Country Odyssey at Mansfield is almost upon us now and for those of you attending, Kris and I will see you there.  Very Special Kids (VSK) Day is almost upon us now, so if you can help provide enjoyment for others please contact a committee member ASAP.  The Branch Christmas function is now less than two months away so please let me know if you intend to come and payment in advance would be greatly appreciated.   If you intend to come on the President’s BBQ ride on 4 December it would be appreciated if you let me know so that we can get some idea of numbers for catering.    

Ron Blomley has again organised a “Swanpool Revisited” weekend for the 18th and 19th February 2012 for the weekend after the branch AGM.


Branch Finances

I would like acknowledge the fantastic efforts of previous committees and members over the years in ensuring the branch is in a healthy financial state.   Essentially we are a social club for older people who enjoy motorcycling and therefore the branch does not have a pressing need to make profits.  The efforts of previous committees and support of our sponsors enables us to meet all costs and also partially fund events such as the Christmas function, BBQ ride and totally fund VSK Day without diminishing the branch funds.


Branch Continuity

The next branch AGM is in February 2012.   The branch can only continue to provide for the enjoyment of members by having an active and constantly evolving committee.  Holly, Sheri, Peter and I are willing to stand again next year but we really do need some fresh members to step up to the plate to ensure the continued health and vitality of the branch.  We would really like to see a number of members nominate to join the committee and take on the task of running branch related social events and bring in some fresh views.  If you think you have some skills that can help the continuity of this great branch and club please do step up and get involved.


Enjoy the warm seasons

Spring has well and truly arrived, summer is almost upon us and we seem to be in the middle of the rally and event season with all sorts of things happening every weekend.  All I can say is enjoy your activities, motorcycling and the reasons you joined this great club as we have a great variety of roads, scenery and events all around us.

For those with the time, a midweek ride is also a great way to enjoy motorcycling and you can use this site to communicate and get a small group together. 

Finally, I would like to say, “When riding, practise road craft, courtesy and consideration for others so that we can continue to enjoy our motorcycling safely.”


John Cook