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The Presidents Chronicle - August 2017

06 Aug 2017 08:37 | Garry Smee (Administrator)

Dear Reader,

On behalf of the Club a special welcome to our newest member Peter Carew who I look forward to meeting on an upcoming ride or event.  Make sure to say hello when you meet Peter and welcome him to the Club. 

Club members have been busy over the last month with Olaf Moon and Martin Little competing in the US Iron Butt Rally (1000ml/day/7+days) with mixed success; whilst Martin Robertson is riding through Europe taking in as many mountain passes as he could find between the various auto museums and enjoying a cold one whilst spectating some Tour de France stages.   Following the shed rebuild of my R100RS swing arm I joined Dave Morgan for an impromptu ride to Captains Flat on my RDO whilst for Dave it was just another happy retirement day - something to be said for those.  Given the clear and dry winter weather members have been riding and hardier souls rallying enjoying the great outdoors with exploits posted to the Club Facebook page.  Have you been somewhere?  Then why not share your story with the Club and Members.

Club members can now join Repco VIP Club and receive 10% discount anytime and advance notice of specials, up to 30% discount and other events.  Check the Club website Members tab on how to join.  

The Club calendar What's On is full of rides and events and I encourage each of you to have a look and importantly register if intending to go on a ride or to an event.  Most events are non-binding, so if your plans change send the listed organiser an email or mobile text if included.  Pre-registration is an important planning tool and increasingly used by organisers to provide targeted emails for late changes (along with website), confirm event participants (eg: at the start point/time), pre-plan end locations and venues or cancel events where there are no registrants.  This last option is least preferred, but not everyone wants to sit around a start point or cafe by themselves even having a good ride to get there.

I'll mention some of the significant upcoming events for you to consider, details are on What's On:

  • 1900 Tuesday 15 August 2017.  Joint BMWMCCACT & CDDC Bowling Night (Club Event) at AMF Bowl Belconnen.
  • 1800 Saturday 19 August 2017.  Joint BMWMCCACT and BMWTCNSW Dinner at Bermagui Hotel (Club Event).  There will be an optional Club ride down leaving Saturday mid-morning and Sunday return - you have to sort your own accomodation.
  • 1045 Sunday 24 September 2017.  Distinguished Gentleman's Ride (Club Event), raising money for Prostate Cancer and Men's Mental Health issues whilst having a scenic ride around Canberra.  Whilst this event is a ways off check it out and whilst you are there why not register to ride or make a donation to a registered member or the BMWMCCACT Team
  • 13-15 October 2017.  Your Club's 36th Kosciuszko Rally.  If you cannot make the rally to camp or as a day ride, then you can print and post or share and display the rally flyer here.  Last year the Club Rally donated $1000 to the RFDS, help us keep the momentum. 

The Club What's On page is regularly updated so keep coming back and remember if you're not seeing a ride or event of interest let me or a committee member know.  Over the next month you will receive an invitation to complete the annual online census and poll to assist the Committee in planning future rides or events.  I encourage as many members to take the 10 minutes to complete the poll and include your comments or contact me directly.

Looking for a new BMW or spring service?  Then why not drop by BMW Rolfe Classic Motorrad in Phillip and have a chat with Michael Andrews (sales) or Josh Edwards (service) who are refreshed and keen to engage with the Club and assist you to get that new BMW or have your pride and joy tweaked for the upcoming German Auto Day, more on that next month. 

Enjoy the ride,

Garry Smee



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