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
SATURDAY 9/12/2017 at our clubrooms in Riversdale Rd Newtown for a ride and bike show.
We will have 2 rides on the day starting from the clubrooms. The longer ride will commence at 12.00 noon and cover about 200klms before returning to the clubrooms for a bike show refreshments and BBQ. The shorter ride for older or slower bikes and riders will commence at 1.00pm and cover up to 100klms depending on what bikes are going and return to the clubrooms for a bit of refreshment and BBQ.
All members are encouraged to come along and bring their bikes even if not going on either ride. We are hoping to get about 100 bikes on display from about 3.00pm. Even unfinished projects or anything of interest, race bikes, restoration projects or just your pride & joy.
So come along and catch up with old friends or make new ones and help make the day a success.
Regards Mal Loone
Perfect weather and a good company, what more could you ask for?
We had 25 riders leave the clubrooms and head for our 1st stop at Barwon Heads for a coffee beside the river mouth. Lots of interested onlookers at the parked up bikes. Then it was a pleasant ride along 13th Beach to the Black Rock facility where we staged a time and distance test, a couple of small snags in running it but we completed the task enough to get a result, some fine tuning needed for the next time. Back onto the bikes for the trip to Torquay for a cool drink and a BBQ on the foreshore. Everyone completed the trip without breakdowns or incident. A big thank you to Jill Loone for driving the backup vehicle and thanks to everyone who chipped in and helped with the BBQ, which by all accounts went off well. a couple of fun awards were made then everyone drifted off their own way home at their leisure.
Great to see some stunning machinery being brought out of the sheds and enjoyed by their owners. I hope everyone enjoyed the day and as usual we are always open to suggestions for improvement or to include any new ideas to add to the enjoyment of the ride.
What we do need is more old and or smaller capacity bikes to come along. A change of criteria for next year will be the smallest or oldest bike you have available to ride.
Thanks everyone for the support. Mal
Great weather greeted us on Sunday morning for our European Bike Day starting form our clubrooms in Newtown.
15 riders left for the ride with a range of makes and models represented. BMW, Royal Enfield, Triumph, MV Agusta, Moto Guzzi, Greeves, Ducati and Ural were all represented.
We had a fairly short and very windy ride around the outskirts of Geelong before finishing at “Pako Raw” in Pakington St West Geelong for a coffee and chat.
Feeling is that this may become an annual event with the hope of growing the numbers and maybe lengthening the ride and maybe making it a lunch stop, but we had to test the waters first. Glad to receive any feed back. Mal Loone.
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.