2023-06-27 Minutes of General Meeting


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)

Date: 2023-06-27 Time: 7.30 pm (meals available from 5.30pm)

Venue (New Name) : THE VENUE 5 McFarland Road, Wodonga

1. Welcome & Attendees:
Michael Sarroff welcomed and opened the meeting at 7.32pm with a few news tips and reminder of Double demerits during school holidays!

Attendance: 59 Members. 6 Visitors.

2. Apologies:
Elsie Romey, Dick Bates, Dave Merbach, Ann Merbach, Don Stewart, Max Bird, Ashley Male, Dave Sinclair, Paul Lefoe, David Shepherd, Mike Yerbury, Glen Withers, Craig Wilson, Greg Parish, Adam Greenwood, David Barson, Terry McCabe, Troy Shipard, Peter Mayne.

3. Previous Minutes:
Minutes of General Meeting 2023-05-23 – as circulated

4. Business Arising from Previous Minutes:

A. BBQ Opportunities – Working Group – Looking for members to assist with this. Please make yourself known to Michael

5. Correspondence (In and Out):
Clinton Van de Stadt, Secretary

Correspondence In:

Newsletter from the Corryong Historic Machinery Club.

Newsletter from Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer centre Trust.

Newsletter from Historic vehicles.

Newsletter from Transport for NSW (Drive LITE) – Historic Classic Vehicles Brochure.

Email from Veteran and Vintage Motorcycle Club of South Australia- Swap Meet.

Invoice for NSWMA subscription.

Email from Maj Virendra – The Good Road Adventure Private Ltd. Motorcycle tours on Royal

Enfield Motorcycles across India, Nepal and Bhutan.

Email from Karen Newton The Uiver Restoration -regarding private tours

Ride proposal from Adam Greenwood for Stewie McLean.

6. Membership Officer’s Report:
Chris Brosolo, Membership Officer

Started with – 237 Members.

New members tonight – 4 New members tonight.

Members overall – 241

7. New member introductions:

David Magyar – Dirt Bikes DR 400 Suzuki and Project Bike XS 650.

Maurice Dunston – Indians, Harley, KTM and Projects.

Richard Grohmann – BMW 700

Abraham Barnard – Harley 75 Shovelhead, 69 CB 175, 71 CB 100.

8. Treasurer’s Report:

David Lutton, Treasurer

Opening Balance $ 21 844.52 Closing Balance $ 21 213.52

Expenditure details – $631.00.

NOTE Income & expenditure Spreadsheet available on request.

9. Editor/Web Manager’s Report:
Michael Sarroff, Web Manager/Editor

Michaels feature bike – Kawasaki GPZ 900R. (From TOP GUN).

Web site is seeing its’ normal trend. Visitors too the website is peaking before rides and meetings. 267 Unique visitors this month. A few great new content items added. I recapped on the List of Project Ideas for members to view, consider and add to.

10. Welfare Officer’s Report:
Michael Yerbury, Welfare Officer – No report Mike- absent.

11. Ride & Rally Report:

Neil Hillas – Butterball Rally – 14/15 October 2023.

$50 for Riders including Breakfast, Badge and T Shirt.

$15 For Pillion (T shirt and Badge need to be ordered, additional cost).

This will be a 200km Saturday, Sunday 150km. Bus service for any members or visitors wanting to travel on the bus ($10). The bus will leave the Wodonga Services Club. Travel to the Dinner on the Saturday Night and return to Wodonga. Please let Neil know asap.

Application Forms for the Rally will be available soon.

Rex Beard : Very interesting account of the Walla Walla Motoring Club – Show and Shine ( Rex Winning an award for all his noise !)

John McInnes: Wet Ride – 6 Riders rode from the starting point to Holbrook Pub, rained most of the way. Stopped at Henty and then back to Holbrook. Good Ride!

Stewie Mclean : Ride 4/6/23 – A sunny Sunday with 21 Bikes, 2 pillions, 2 in the back up and 4 Club plated including a jaffa kwaka 900. Headed through Jindera, Gerogery, Morven, Cookadinia and Mangoplah. Very Bumpy Route! A brief stop at The Rock before arriving at the Railway Hotel in Lockhardt. A couple of long tables were set up in the dining Room and everyone enjoyed their meals. Toni and Annie serve well recommended pub meals and Indian curries.

Fundraiser for the Ournie Hall 16/7/23 – Leaving from opposite BP at 10.00am. We will travel the River road to Jingellic and then further on towards Tumbarumba before turning Right to Ournie. Approx. 180kms. Kym and Michael Roach are hosting this fundraiser. Different meals, casseroles, and refreshing ales will be available for the riders to purchase.

12. Networking and Outside Clubs:
Elsie, Networking Committee Chair – Absent.

Main objective of this group is to share news and events with other clubs.

After all Reports are presented, we ask for the motion Acceptance of Reports –

Moved: Graeme Male Seconded: Doug Flack


14. General Business:
Member Badges – Please let Chris Brosolo know if you would like to order your club name badge.

Upcoming Event : Chris Deanshaw (President :Hog Group). To celebrate the 120th Anniversary of Harley. There will be a Truck travelling through this area on the 12th of August Starting at 9.00am with 16 New Feature Bikes. Everyone is welcome to come along and inspect or have a ride on a New Bike! This will be happening at the Barnawartha track.

Doug Flack – Registration and Renewals – Doug will do these anytime, But please call Doug prior to advise him. Make sure you have your membership card with you (this is a requirement for VIC

Roads). Check your renewals as VIC Roads has made an error with the dates – check when paying as they will issue new correct paperwork.

15. Club Regalia:
Kelly Coutts-Smith Meeting Activities Co-ordinator

Hats: $20; Stubbie Holders: $8; Stickers: $1; Sew on Patches: $10; Machine Badges: $20

NOTE: Embroidery Creations at 426 Wilson St, Albury can provide polo shirts bearing the AWMEC logo.

16. Guest Speaker / Show and tell:
Kelly Coutts-Smith Meeting Activities Co-ordinator

Peter Leddin : 1931 Raleigh 500cc Sidevalve MA31 Model.

Peter received a Meal Voucher for his presentation.

17. Q&A Segment:
This segment is for members to briefly raise questions to see if other members may be able to assist. Can be technical, general help or advice needed.

Q- Barry Saunders needs help with Moto Guzzi – Tuning

A- Wayne Penny / Roger Mc Gregor will assist.

18. Whiteboard:
NOTE whiteboard items are also on the Club website

For Sale:

1988 Yamaha DT 175- $1500.00

2011 Softail Standard, $25 000

2009 Crossbone FL.

2006 Yamaha R6 $4890.00

1956 AJS 18s $9950.00.

2000 Aprillia Scarabeo 500.

Alpine Star Tech Touring Winter jacket , Size 2XL.

Honda Ks Side Covers -R/H and L/H.

Honda K2 Tanks badges x2 L/H.

Gearshift Rubbers R/H and L/H.

Honda K2 Custom front Mudgaurd.

22mm Handle BAR 1 flat .

22mm Handle bar 1 drop bar.

Café Racer Style Seat .

Bub Pipes to suit Harley Softail EVO.

Women’s Rivet pants , size Small.

Ladies Thomas Cook “ Jenny reb Boots”.

Ladies Motorcycle pants ,Size 16.

Late entry – 2 Air hawk seat covers Large Size suit a cruiser.

Wanted: Yamaha Virago XV1100 Left hand passenger foot peg.

19. Raffle Draw:
Kelly Coutts-Smith Meeting Activities Co-ordinator

Prize winners: 1st Prize – Tony Smith – Bottle of Bells Whiskey and Club Beanie.

2nd Prize: Graeme Male – Toolkit and Tyre Gauge.

3rd Prize : 2 bottles wine , Chocolates and Meal Voucher. – Greg Fawcett.

20. Lucky Door Prize:
Donated by Lee Botting “ The Venue” – Winner – Greg Fawcett (42)

21. Meeting Close and Next Meeting:

Meeting Closed: 8.36pm

Next Meeting: 25 July 2023, General Meeting 7.30 pm, venue: THE VENUE meals from 5.30