President’s Message – Dec. 2017


It’s been a tragic and chaotic month.

Hard to believe that this month we have lost Ian and Jan Kennedy, both Life Members and long serving members of our Club who gave so much to so many during their lifetime.

Ian and Jan ran 10 Gippsland Classic Rallies for our Club and Ian was always willing to organise rides and break stops whenever a ride /rally was held in the Gippsland area. Ian organised and planned all the rides during our week-long LEAP Rally based in Lakes Entrance last year.

Ian and Jan were actively involved with the Maffra Sale Motorcycle Club for many decades, were instrumental in the establishment of the Gippsland Vehicle Collection Motor Museum and ran numerous Ken Rumble Reliability Runs and The Harold Parsons Memorial Rides.

Ian and Jan spent many hours bringing a quality of life to those less fortunate in their community. Ian built an outfit that would carry a wheelchair bound person in the chair. I understand the oldest passenger he carried was 105 years old. This conveyance Ian called The Hope Mobile.

We will miss them both, our condolences and sincere thoughts are with the family during this extremely difficult time.

At our well attended (70 plus members) and very successful November Swap Meet / Meeting (thanks to organiser Jack Youdan) we drew the Fight MND Raffle.

Congratulations to the three prize winners and to all those who dug deep and bought tickets for this very worthy cause.

The proceeds of the raffle ticket sales made our target of $2000. The Club donated all costs associated with the running of the raffle. Committee representatives will meet with Fight MND representatives for a cheque presentation as soon as this can be organised. Well done CMCCV members.

I hope by this stage all members who have internet access will have had a look at our new website.
Ok I’m biased, but I think it looks fantastic and would like to thank Peter, Glenda and Graham for their genius.
If you haven’t had a look yet, do yourself a favour

We have decided on a common theme between Sprocket cover photo and the website home page, so when you log on you will be greeted with the magnificent round case Ducati (until Sprocket cover pic changes).

Sunday 26th November was our Christmas breakup BBQ – a very enjoyable day was had by all (even though the weather was not great, and the power was off all day), great food, great company and an enjoyable shortened ride (due to the inclement weather) led by Captain Sam. Thanks to all those that helped to make the day a success.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous, healthy and most importantly safe New Year.

Look forward to joining you on a Club ride over the Christmas break.

Ian Snadden

President CMCCV


Please note: Next Committee Meeting 14th February, next General Meeting 21st February, no Sprocket in January.