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The President's Chronicle - September 2017

06 Sep 2017 18:28 | Garry Smee (Administrator)

Dear Reader,

  Welcome to Spring and for those that have been sheltering these past month's you shouldn't need much encouragement to get your bike out and come along to an event and meet with and welcome our newest members Barry Quinn (Tiger 800XC), Bob Ward (R1200RS) and Robert Hayden( R1100RS, K75RT).

  I'll take this opportunity to thank Michael & Brett at Rolfe's for hosting the Club August General Meeting and their talk on the RnineT family.  Martin Robertson regaled us with his 6-week European ride vacation and Kim & Ron Tito made us envy their recent 3 week ride through Vietnam.  I took the opportunity to demo a RnineT scrambler with a view to the GS Urban variant and new R1200GSwc, both would look very nice in the garage.  Missed the meeting, then contact Michael or Brett in the showroom to book your test ride.

  Shortly after reading this you will receive an email invitation for the BMWMCCACT 2017 Member Survey (Club Event).  Whilst voluntary, I encourage you to take the time to complete it and have your say on what you would like to see the Club do or could do better in the future.  Think of it as an opportunity to contribute to Committee deliberations without having to stand for office :)

  What's On lists all of the Clubs upcoming events and the following should be on your 'priority' list:

  • 2017 German Autoday (Club Event).  Come and share your bike with the public and tell them why you chose BMW.  The Club will pay the entry fee for each financial member's bike at Pialligo Estate, noting only German cars and motorcycles permitted in the grounds on the day.  Entry is free for the general public and walk-ins and offsite parking.
  • 37th Kosciuszko Rally, BMWMCCACT (Club Event).  Your Club's annual rally and for those who don't camp there are plenty of accommodation options in nearby Khancoban or Thredbo along with other Snowy townships.  Or just come for the day ride.  There are over $800 in raffle prizes and from last year's rally the club donated $1000 to the RFDS.  If you still cannot make the rally then why not share or post the flyer

  The Committee has being trying to source some branded Club merchandise over this past year.  The official Club logo is proving to be a challenge to the collected embroidery guild and most notably the flagpole and flag and work still in progress.  I have had more success with the Club name that having worked with Monaro Workwear at 3/88 Newcastle St, Fyshwick ACT, is not as easy as one would think.  Given the multitude of personal preferences, if you would like an embroidered shirt, cap, jacket, pants, socks or beanie then (1) visit Vanessa & Richard and team at Monaro Workwear (2) pick any item or items of clothing etc in your style and colour (3) pick your embroidery colour (4) pay $ for clothing, plus (+) the $8 embroidery charge for the Club name + $4 if you want your name as well and (5) come back to pick up.  Have a favourite item already?  No problem, Monaro Workwear can embroider just that but maybe not your motorcycle jacket.  Okay, you will need to make two trips but then you do get the item of clothing in your size and colour and saves a lot of internal paperwork.

  I have had greater success on the ever popular stubby holder that will have its first outing at the upcoming Kosciuszko Rally.

Enjoy the ride,

Garry Smee



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