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At the President's Desk - November 2015

15 Nov 2015 19:36 | Garry Smee (Administrator)

Fellow Members & Readers

For those that couldn't make the Clubs 34th Kosciuszko Rally you missed magnificent weather (even Saturday night's lightning - what rain?), great riding and the opportunity to camp in one of NSW best locations - Geehi Hut.  We had more attendees than in recent years, perhaps due to the offering of Germanic Kransky's with trimmings on Saturday night and BBQ egg 'n' bacon rolls and espresso coffee Sunday morning.  We had riders from as far afield as Brisbane (1) and Adelaide (3) who jointly took the longest distance rider awards, whilst the longest distance pillion had travelled from the far north coast of NSW.  Oldest combined bike and rider was 123 years and BMWTCNSW took out the largest Club attendance with 7 and strongly challenged by Sydney Tourers.

A special thanks to Bruce Barter (Member Sec) and Mitchell Smee for crewing the welcome counter and chefing duties and VP Dave and Margaret Prest for general duties and taking the trailer home.  Rolfe Classic BMW utilised the left over Kranky's, bacon, eggs and rolls at a gold coin morning tea raising $120 with Defence' Campbell Park Social Club selling the remainder soft drinks raising a further $70.

The Club very much appreciates BMW Group (Australia) support in providing the major raffle prize of a Evo6 Helmet or Rallye 3 Pro Jacket.   

Thanks to all those who attended, supported the raffle and bought something to eat the Club has been able to donate $500 to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.  Try not to make a withdrawal!

It's never to early to book your calendar for the BMWMCCACT 2016 35th Kosciuszko Rally (Club Event).     

November marks the close of point scoring for the Club Person of the Year award, with your last chance to earn points being the GS Ride to Breakfast, Snowy Mountains Gourmet Food (with a tar option) and BMWMCCACT November Monthly General Meeting (Club Event) this weekend.

Social Secretary Martin has organised our BMWMCCACT Christmas Lunch (Club Event) on Saturday 5 December that promises to be a great social outing, so break out the Hawaiian shirt or floral dress and bring your partner along for lunch.  You need to pre-book and pay on the Club website to confirm your attendance.  The offical part of the lunch includes presenting the Kosciuszko Rally raffle winner their prize along with Club Person of the Year and Step Off awards.  Martin has conjured up some other entertainment and attractions - so be there.

Traditionally December is a quieter riding month, but there will still be events on the calendar or if you're planning a ride and want to share it with company send me an email with the details and I'll post it to the ride calendar.  I hope to better last years 3 months redgo and 3000km on my R100RS, failing that it will be the GS, ST or I might even borrow son Mitchell's new(ish) Ducati ST4S.  Roll on summer.

Enjoy the Ride

Garry Smee

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