ALBURY WODONGA MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIASTS CLUB INC.
Incorporated 2015 (Vic) Cert No. A0091002P ABN 36 359 421 929
PO Box 1400, Albury NSW 2640 www.AWMEC.com.au
General Meeting – Albury Wodonga Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club (Inc) MINUTES
Date: 28 February 2023 Time: 7.35 pm
Venue: German Austrian Australian Club, 5 McFarland Road, Wodonga
- Welcome & Attendees : Phil Welcomed everyone at 7.35pm. There were 68 Members and 8 Visitors in attendance.
- Apologies : Bryan Saunders, Evelyn Male, Mike Johnston, David Lockley, Dave Sinclair, Terry Mc Cabe, Raffaele Gangi, Mike Yerbury, Dexter Cobbin, Kevin Star, Ray Matheson, Kevin Hammond, Cathy Hammond, Ross Edwards, Stuart Moore, Glenn Whithers, Craig Wilson, Kate Thomas, Ian Reed, Adam Greenwood.
- Previous Minutes
Minutes of General Meeting January 24 – as circulated
– Proposed by Neil Hillas. Seconded by Graeme Male
MAJORITY IN FAVOUR CARRIED
- Business Arising from Previous Minutes
- Honorary Badges –
Michael Sarroff explained the price of badges will be $9.08 each and $400 annually for 36 Badges. There were a few suggestions and comments from the floor that it would be best to have badges that enabled badges for office bearers to have a year added for each year that the member holds that position rather than having a new badge each year. I was agreed that Michael should go ahead with the office bearer/honorary badges if it is viable to get badges to which years can be added. Michael to investigate this option and report back on viability.
- Correspondence (In and Out) Clinton Van de Stadt, Secretary
- Notification from Peter Fagan – Tarcutta Classic Vehicle Club.
- Festival of Motorcycling – South Australia. British Motorcycle Day – 2nd April 2023 Balhannah – Adelaide Hills.
- Renewal for P.O. Box Albury 1400.
- Historic Vehicles Feb / March Newsletter.
- Campaspe Shire Advert for Motoring Events.
- Membership Officer’s Report: Chris Brosolo, Membership Officer
Started with 229 Members.
new members tonight: 5
members overall: 234.
NOTE: 2023 Membership Fees Of $40.00 were due by 31/12/22.
There are 24 members now overdue with their membership.
- New member introductions:
We welcome – Victor Hunkin: BMW K750 S
Alex Murray: Z1 Kawasaki 900, Suzuki ,900RS
Paul Simpson: XJR1300, 69 Harley
Adam Jacobs. 1956 BSA
- Treasurer’s Report: David Lutton, Treasurer
Opening Balance $ 21 634.90 Closing Balance $ 22 939.90
income: $1305.00 Memberships. No Expenses
Raffle from 28 February was $268.00
NOTE Income & expenditure Spread sheet available on request
- Editor/Web Manager’s Report: Michael Sarroff, Web Manager/Editor. Michael’s Feature Bike – Vincent Series C Raptide 1953 Vintage.
The website is doing amazingly!
We have seen a huge hit in views. A record-breaking amount of monthly views for both Jan and Feb.
This is mainly due to the outgoing SMS messages. The messages include, a read more info link that takes you to your website. Members are utilizing this link to keep up to date with the current news being presented.
We now have a new page titled – History of Office Bearers. The purpose is to record keep the office bears and give tribute to the dedication and service each member provides to the club. We want to see everyone’s name on there at some stage. The AGM is coming up, wink wink.
10.Welfare Officer’s Report: Michael Yerbury, Welfare Officer (is an apology)
Clinton (Secretary ) – Expressed our condolences to Adam Greenwood – re: the passing of his father Gerald Greenwood on the 18 February 2023.
11.Ride & Rally Report: Stewie Mclean, Ride Committee Chair and others
John Mc Innes and Neil need more volunteers to help with organizing the Rally. Please let them know if you can assist.
Stewie – The Gentleman’s Ride has been deferred to a later date. To be advised. The Ride committee is looking for volunteers to help lead a ride.
Please remember to register with ride leader when attending a ride as this is important for club plated bike registrations requirements.
Stewie’s Reports – 5/2/23 -Jingellic- Tumbarumba- Tumut. A great turnout, 25 bikes, 9 Club plated. A perfect day for a ride, a little bit foggy in Albury but opened up to a clear day. John led the crew following the river road to Walwa for coffee then on to Tumbarumba via Mannus. Lunch at the pub or bakery before heading home by various routes.
8/2/23 – Woomagama Hotel -Via Wymah Ferry. A ripper of a day weatherwise, a little bit crisp earlier and then sunny all day. 18 bikes, 3 club plated, 2 Harleys and more Triumphs than you could point a stick at! Always a nice ride along the river road to the Wymah punt. Two water crossings necessary to shift the mob, giving John ample time to give his drone a run. The group split up on the other side, some to sample dirt riding and others preferring bitumen, to all arrive at the Woomargama Hotel for a scrumptious brunch of spicy chicken, hot snacky things and sweeties to be washed down by coffee or beer. Great morning spent chatting on the deck. Three past presidents spotted reminiscing! Thanks to Kev for coming along with the handbrake to do backup.
19/2/23- Tawonga Store – Porepunkah Pub. The day looked like a hotty but 25 Riders and 3 pillions joined the ride. John Mc Innes led the group out to five ways and then down Gundowring Rd to Tawonga store for coffee and gossip. We were joined there by a few riders from down south. Over the Gap and through Bright to Porepunkah for a nice lunch at the pub. Some lingered on and riders returned home in dribs and drabs. A good day was had by all.
Phil Stuckey – Next month is our AGM – Get involved if you can!
Acceptance of Reports – Moved by Kelly Coutts-Smith Seconded by Elsie Romey MAJORITY IN FAVOUR. CARRIED.
- Items from Committee meeting February 2nd 2023 (as circulated)
o Club phone & SMS messaging review – The committee has been paying for the service cost of the club phone for the trial period of three months. After some discussion it was agreed that the Club should take on the monthly
payments for the phone as this seems to be working very well with Michael sending everyone reminders. MAJORITY IN FAVOUR AND CARRIED.
o Club Defibrillator quote – Paul Bullock – Defibrillator quote – Approx.
$1700.00 with shelf life of 7 years to be purchased from Safepak. MAJORITY IN FAVOUR AND CARRIED.
o Bike & Blues replacement – won’t happen this year, looking at spring next year
o Machine examiners dinner, Mike Yerbury organising, Club to pay for
examiners and partners and all members welcome to attend at their own cost – details TBA
o Networking with other clubs – we don’t have that role currently so not good at networking with other clubs re events etc – this was discussed and it was
agreed that we will establish role and subcommittee at the upcoming AGM.
o Confirmation of AGM for March meeting 28/3/23, A shorter than normal meeting either before or after the AGM. AGM agenda will be circulated 3
weeks before meeting.
o Life Membership proposal was received by the committee in accordance with rule 13 of the club’s constitution, so criteria established & decision made vs criteria. The nominated members did not meet criteria.
o Reminder that club participation requirement applies for last year to have renewals signed this year. Please record your participation to ensure you
have met requirements for club plated registrations.
- Other items –
- Voting for the 2022 Club Person of The Year – pencils & paper were given to all members at meeting (current financial members only) to write member of their choice – to be collected & tabulated by Secretary prior to March meeting.
- Result of vote will be announced at March general meeting.
Hats: $20; Stubbie Holders: $10; Stickers: $1; Sew on Patches: $10; Beanie’s & Hats: $20; Machine Badges: $20
NOTE: Embroidery Creations at 426 Wilson St, Albury can provide polo shirts bearing the AWMEC logo.
14.Guest Speaker/Show and tell: Intro by Kelly Coutts-Smith, Meeting Activities Co-ordinator Members wishing to present a project bike or guest speaker at a club meeting should contact Kelly Coutts-Smith (0458 179 411) to arrange a presentation time. Text is the best way to contact Kelly as she is not always able to take phone calls during the day due to work. Email is also ok – Kelly’s email is email@example.com
Kelly did not have a guest speaker therefore gave us an example of how to source parts on the internet.
15.Technical Q&A Segment: This segment is for members to briefly raise technical questions to see if other members may be able to assist.
Michael Sarroff is trying to source a VHS to digital converter. Please contact him if you know where he can get one.
- Whiteboard: NOTE whiteboard items are also on the Club website
For Sale: 2001 Yamaha FZS 1000 – $4000.00 Contact Darren 0435 726 236 1988 Yamaha DT 175 – $1500.00 Contact James Shepard 0424 083 625 1980 Suzuki GP125 $1800.00 Contact Doug Flack 0409 451 202 1985 Suzuki VS 750 Intruder $5495.00 Contact Graham 0402 993 701
Prize winners: 1st – AWMEC Regalia – Victor Hunkin.
2nd – 2 bottles wine and food voucher – Sharon Kontista. 3rd – Chocolates and Battery Charger – Stewie McLean.
18.Lucky Door Prize – donated by Lee Botting & GAAC – Winner: No: 62 David Lutton.
19.Meeting Close and Next Meeting
Meeting closed at 9.10pm.
Next Meeting & AGM: 28 March 2023, Meeting 7.30 pm, venue: GAAC, meals available from 5.30