First of all, congratulations to the club and thanks all members past and present who have kept the club alive through thick and thin over our 90 years of activity in motor cycle sport. Looking through some of our recorded history we have achieved quite a lot with many members being multiple champions in various facets of motor cycle competition over the years with quite a few Australian Champions among them. But as usual with all clubs, there have been many members who may not be competition winners but who are tireless workers for the club organising the events and day to day business of running a club over so many years.
The 90th Birthday ride went off without too many hitches with around 115 riders participating over the course that was used for the first event SMCC ran in 1932 which was run as a Reliability Trial (remembering all roads would have been unsealed and most competitors would have been on 1920’s machines). Covering around 130klms with a loop through Lara, around the back of the You Yangs to Anakie, the on the Durdiwarrah for a coffee stop. Then it was onto Meredith with a return back to the clubrooms via Steiglitz and Southerlands Creek, some riders took various detours whether they were intended or not, but all back safely for a feed and a chat over some refreshments at the clubrooms.
We would like to compile an album and a photo board for the clubrooms and are asking all who attended to send in their photo memories to the club e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org We will select some of them to compile a fitting reminder of the event for display.
Below is a Youtube clip of the day recorded by a Member, Thanks Vio – Much appreciated
All roads lead to the SMCC club rooms for the 1st meeting of the month, Our resident chef “Bot” will be putting on one of his world famous spreads, rumors are it could be a curry night!, so come along and catch up with mates, grab a feed and a beverage, and get all your renewals attended to. 7.30 pm. for an 8pm meeting. All current & prospective Members welcome, Hope to see you there.
We received news today that Gordon Richards has passed away. He was a SMCC member for many years successfully racing in Scrambles , Grass rack and Speedway . Condolences to his family and friends from all of us at the SMCC both past and present.
Our annual club breakup and SPORTING T.T. (Tiddler Tour) will be held on 12th December at our clubrooms @ 45 Riversdale Rd Newtown.
Meeting around 10.00am for a 10.30 ride start. We ask members and friends to come along on their smallest or oldest bike they have or can cadge for the day but any bike or car is welcome, realising it won’t be a fast ride. The ride will take approximately 1.5> 2hrs around the local area of Geelong, with a coffee stop along the way and finishing at the clubrooms for a chat, refreshments and nibbles.
We also ask for members to bring along for display any bike or projects of interest to make up a bit of a display at the rooms.
Hi everyone, our next General Meeting is on Tuesday 09-11-21, our resident chef (Bot) is preparing a culinary delight, So come along for a meal, permit and membership renewals & a catch up with mates, kick off at 7:30pm. As per VIC Government COVID vaccine regulations, please only attend if you are fully vaccinated. attendees max 30 people. Cheers. Pat
All members are invited along to our Annual General Meeting, tonight (23-10-21) at our clubrooms at 45 Riversdale Rd Newtown @ 730pm for the election of office bearers and officials.
All positions will be declared vacant on the night & elections will be held to fill committee positions. So if anyone is thinking of helping the club out please put your hand up.
Remember this is a member based club, run by members for our members.
Hope to see a good member turnout on the night to help fill all positions, as the club enters its 90 year !
Bot is doing one of his world famous BBQs, See you there for a drink, a snag & a vote!Vic Government vaccine mandate to be observed, no double jab, no entry.