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President’s Message – June 2019

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 hosting a ‘Big Rally’ to mark this huge milestone and your committee has chosen a venue and has pencilled in a date, all we need now is a suitable name to call the Rally. So put your creative thinking caps on and come up with an appropriate name. The reward for the best and chosen name will be the knowledge that your suggested name will be used as the moniker for this great event.

Send your suggestions to me by either email or Attention President – to the Club’s PO Box.

The chosen venue is a historic and picturesque seaside town in the state’s west.

Accommodation has been booked in advance for Sunday 21st March to Saturday 27th March inclusive, so bear this in mind if you are contemplating booking a 2021 cruise or overseas holiday, because guaranteed this Rally will be an occasion not to miss.

Next month is your Club’s Annual General Meeting (Wednesday 17th July). All committee positions will become vacant, so if you have an inclination to take on a committee position please ensure your nomination is forwarded to the Secretary on the form in this month’s Sprocket. The pay is not that flash, but the rewards are plenty. On the reverse of the nomination form you will find the proxy form & AGM agenda.

Don’t forget that there is a trade table at every General Meeting for members to move on their beloved treasures to a new home. The Club also organises interesting Guest Speakers for your enjoyment at every General Meeting other than the AGM or specific meetings with a theme – eg Show & Shine meeting. So if you haven’t been to a Club meeting yet, come along and join us on the third Wed of the month, the formalities always conclude with a great supper.

Coming up in July is the Bellarine Bash based in Ocean Grove, rally registration form was in May Sprocket so if you haven’t registered with Graham and booked your accommodation yet – what are you waiting for!

It might be winter but I would sooner rug up and ride on a 12 degree day than swelter and risk dehydration and bike meltdown on a 40 degree plus day, so check out the Club calendar and come for a ride.

Look forward to catching up with you at a Club event soon.

Enjoy your riding and stay safe.

Ian Snadden

President CMCCV