The next SMCC meeting on 13-02-18 at our clubooms at 45 Riversdale Rd Newtown will kick off with a BBQ start at 6.30pm. Come along for a friendly chat prior to the meeting and find out what’s happening in your club in regard to up coming events and any news or reports of what we have been involved in. If it proves to be successful it may become a regular thing before the 1st meeting of each month.
We are also open to any ideas or suggestions about the future direction you would like to see the club take.
This is a fundraising ride for the Peace of Mind Foundation on 21/01/2018 and we have been invited to participate and support this cause. All information can be found on their website http://www.peaceofmindfoundation.org.au or contacting Bec on 0411-382457 if you are able to attend. We received this info prior to the last cub meeting but missed discussing on the night.
On Sunday the 15th September we held our inaugural Biker’s Breakfast. We wanted to have a fundraiser and bring together guys from all walks of motorcycle life, whether it be old bikes, new bikes, Harleys or Jap bikes, race bikes or restored showpieces. The aim was purely to get together and network. Our long term vision is to have this as an annual event, with the proceeds going towards someone needy within the local precinct.
On this day we were very lucky in regards to the weather, as it was the first warm riding day the year. We initially were catering for 50 bikers, but as the event drew closer we realised our numbers were swelling and on the day we had approximately 200 people attending the event, this totally exceeded our expectations. During the course of the morning we spoke to people from as far away as Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Melton, Caulfield, Geelong and Ballarat.
The charity of the day was my son’s science forum that he wanted to attend, 50% of the fee to attend this forum had to be fundraised by the recipient, and Rotary contributed the other 50%. This was a big task for us, as we had to raise about $1500. We were hoping to raise about $600 from the event, but ended up raising the full $1500 (nearly to the dollar). This was achieved by selling bacon & egg sandwiches, sausages, a limited amount of cakes, soft drinks, tea & coffee, as well as holding a raffle. The generosity of some of the attendees in regards to the raffle was astonishing, as we feel a considerable margin of the proceeds came from the raffle. The coffee van didn’t charge a fee to hire his services, he donated 50c per cup of coffee to the cause, which was muchly appreciated.
A big thank you to all the Sporting Motorcycles guys who came along, hopefully we will see more next year.
Tom and Andrew Boardman
Thanks to all the members who volunteered their services to fill the necessary positions within the club to enable us to carry on functioning for our members benefit.
Remember this is a club of volunteers and needs the support of all of you members to operate smoothly. It was bit disappointing to see only about 25 members attend for the most important meeting of the year, so now it’s up to all members to support and help those elected into office to perform their roles as easily as possible.
Elected Offices bearers are;
President. Gary Adams
Vice President. Jim Van Sluys
Secretary. Len Newland
Treasurer. Stewart Turner
Committee Extras. Michael Pedri & Paul Turner
Membership Secretary. Michael Pedri (we are looking for someone to take over this role)
Classic Historic Secretary Mal Loone
Public Officer. Stewart Turner
Historic Records & Property. Brian Kavanagh
Bar Duties. Dave Murray
M V Delegates. Brian Kavanagh & Len Newland
Notice to all members of the upcoming AGM on 28th November at the clubrooms,starting with a BBQ from 6.30pm, with the AGM to start at 8.00pm followed by a general meeting if required .
All positions are declared vacant and nominations can be received prior to, or on the night for any position. Prior nominations can be emailed to the info line on the web site smcc.com.au and they will be forwarded onto the committee. All nomnations to include the person being nominated, who lodges the nomination and the name of a seconder.
Hope to see a good number of members there on the night willing to help their club function properly for the benefit of all of us.
Remember it is your club and we hope to fill all positions on the night to lessen the workload of some of the office bearers.
A morning ride for European and English bikes.
Leaving from our clubrooms at 9.30am for a lap around Geelong area finishing at the heart of European culture for Geelong, Pakington St Geelong West. I estimate the ride to take about 3/4 to 1hr.
Our finishing destination is Pako Raw @ 26 Pakington St where everthing from coffee, brunches or full on meals will be available. There is plenty of parking at the front of the cafe and there is plenty of room inside & out. The owners were very receptive of the idea of hosting us and prices for meals and breakfasts are on a par with most other cafes.
We hope to have quite a few bikes parked up as a bit of a display, so polish up your pride & joy and come along.
If we have a successful day we may make it an annual event
It’s on again, the world famous Torquay T T, the most anticipated event of the year.
Same rules apply as on previous events, you must ride the smallest capacity motor cycle you have, or can beg, steal or borrow on the day.
Start will be from our club rooms in Newtown at 9.30 am and finish on the foreshore at Torquay for a BBQ. We will have some non alcoholic drinks and water on hand, and the usual BBQ goodies available on the day.
There will be some sort of inane competition conducted on the day for the amusement of all in attendance to cause as much embarrassment as possible to some of the contestants.
All welcome to come along even if the only bike you have does not fit the tiddler classification or it’s not on red plates.
We will have a back up vehicle on the day for riders or bikes who can’t, or wont be able to handle the pace or pressure of the riding.
Hope to see you there.