Sadly, we have lost three Club members in the last month. Julie Mullins wife of treasurer Rob passed away on the 19th February, Peter Margerison passed on 28th February and William (Bill) Graham passed on 3rd March. Our deepest sympathy to the families from the committee and members. See Vales in this issue of Sprocket.…

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Sadly, we lost another long serving active member in February with the passing of Alan Smith. Our deepest sympathy to Val & family from the committee and members. Alan will be greatly missed. See Alan’s Vale in this issue of Sprocket. I once again made my annual pilgrimage to “The Island” for this year’s Island…

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I’m looking forward to working with the committee again this year planning rides and events for Club members’ participation and enjoyment. This year we have in store three Club rallies, starting with the Inverloch Rally in March, The Brass Monkey Rally in July and an October Rally back at the Bendigo Historic Motorcycle Club premises…

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My last President’s message for the year, it’s hard to believe another year is almost done & dusted. If you’re around my age, I’m sure you would have heard the cliché ‘once you’re retired you wonder how you ever had time to work’.  I heard that many times leading up to retirement and I dismissed…

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I’ve never considered myself as a salesman, but I’ve heard people say that if you’ve got a great product you don’t have to sell it, it sells itself. Naturally a great product needs exposure to sell, it’s a no brainer that if no one knows about it, it won’t sell. So, with that said I…

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(sequel to September President’s message) A lot can happen in a month and it certainly has. Those members who read my September President’s message, would have detected a hint of frustration in my musings over new members joining our Club simply to access our CPS. In the interim between writing that message and now, this…

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Perhaps the following subject may be a bit taboo or touch the odd nerve or two, but it’s something that as President I’ve put off sharing with members, but I think the subject needs to be aired. Why would someone want to join a Club like ours? I would have thought the primary reason was…

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Reflecting on the past year I hope Club members enjoyed the Club’s last 12 months as much as I did. There was a total of 54 mid-week & Sunday Club rides held over the past year (approx. equal numbers of Melbourne & Geelong rides) that were attended by 590 members. Apart from the Club rides…

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Sadly, we have lost another Club member and an iconic genius and engineer at that. With the passing of Vern Dalton, we have lost yet another highly skilled inventor / engineer who fortunately has passed his incredible skills onto his son, but this sadly is not always the case. Many gifted people often take their…

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In March 2021 our Club will be celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary. 2021 sounds a long way off but in reality it’s less than 2 years away, but based on the way time seems to fly by, it will be no time at all before the grand occasion arrives. In keeping with tradition, we will be…

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