THMCEC

 

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!!!

It seems that the club raffles are struggling just a little at the moment and as you know the raffles allow us to support our charities each year so if you can possibly spare an hour of your time to attend at the Kirra Sports Club on Thursday nights from 6.30pm or the Coolangatta Hotel on Saturday afternoons from 1pm you will not only be enjoying some time with your friends (or maybe making some new ones) and perhaps winning a great prize, but most importantly you will be supporting some very worthy charities. Bring your friends along if you like, the more the merrier as far as we are concerned.   

 

 

 

Our next club run will be

THE PINK RUN  ON  30th Sept

LET’S ALL MAKE A HUGE EFFORT TO DRESS

OURSELVES AND OUR BIKES

FOR THE OCCASSION 

 ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO THE WEDGETAIL RETREAT

Full payment for the overnighter and meals to be made before 6th October, we need to know if you will be indulging in the BBQ Saturday night and/or the Big Breakfast Sunday morning (or both like me) as the publican has to order the food especially to cater for our group and also we don’t want to hold beds we won’t use. Always a great ride and a great time on these overnighters. Call or text Jeff on 0439310398

 


 

 

A great turnout for our first members meeting of the year at the Ivory Tavern

We got through a lot of club business and had a lot of input and suggestions from the committee and members in general

a huge thank you to all who attended and hopefully we can keep attendances up at the meetings throughout the year as the input you provide is important to the running of your club.

We now have new email addresses for several of the clubs positions and they are as follows

Club President.    president.thmcec@gmail.com

Club Secretary.    Secretary.thmcec@gmail.com

 Club Newsletter Editor.    Editor.thmcec@gmail.com

These have been acquired so that people in these positions no longer need to use their own email addresses etc, and also so that people who fill these positions in the future can have access to previous emails and also receive emails concerning their positions straight away.

2018 update on    CORNER MARKERS!!!!!!!! Everyone  including club members please read this.
Prior to a run leaving please make sure you are close enough (near the front door of the club) to hear all instructions about the run being given by the President and/or the run leader as it seems some are missing vital points about the runs.
Besides Phil and his team that feeds us lol  CORNER MARKERS  are the most important people on our runs as they hold us all together as a group so we all make it to the next stop and get to enjoy each others company, unfortunately on  several  runs we have become splinter groups as the corner markers became none existent.  If you are a member you will know how corner markers work. if you are not a member and do not know or are inviting fellow riders who may not know then this is how it works.  We set off from our meeting point or stop points when the run leader, tail end charley,  and the back up trailer are ready to go,(these people will be introduced to you prior to the run leaving) from then on nobody stops you from enjoying your ride BUT if you find yourself behind the run leader (2nd in line) and he turns a corner or if you think it’s a change of direction that the following riders may miss YOU MUST wait on that corner in a safe spot and in clear view of the following riders so they know which way they need to go. You also Must wait until tail end Charley (aka Harry mostly) comes past and then off you go again.  It is really not that hard to help your fellow riders find their way as a group and get to enjoy what we set out to do, and that is enjoy the ride and each others company. If you do not want to be a corner marker do not be the rider behind the ride leader. Also if you do intend to leave the group somewhere on the way home if you could let us know and perhaps drop to the back of the pack before you need to turn off so that nobody follows you home that would be good.  All we are trying to do by having good corner markers is to keep everyone together, enjoy the day and stay as safe as possible. We feel that the problem is that when there is a lot of bikes on the run you may be sitting on a corner for a long time before tail end charley comes past and you may think that you yourself will get lost on the next turn, however this will not be the case as long as the person marking the corner after yours also has the patience to wait for tail end charley to come past. If you are a club member and see a non member marking a corner please stop and take over from that person so they do not become impatient/frustrated and leave the corner. Also if you are a corner marker there is no need for you to race all the way back to the front to corner mark again as that becomes the responsibility of the person now riding behind the run leader, who by the way should if possible point at the corner telling that person to stay there. You can certainly catch up to and pass others who want to travel that bit slower, but you must do it in a safe and courteous manner as others may not have the riding experience that you have. Adherence to the corner marker rules is  not rocket science and will result in a easier and more satisfying run for all members and guest.     Thank you.

THMCEC raffles have commenced for 2018 every Thursday night at the Kirra Sports Club from 6.30pm QLD TIME and at the Coolangatta Hotel on Saturday from 1pm QLD TIME, please come along and show your support not just for our club but for all of the fantastic charities that the money raised from the raffles go to, not to mention the chance to catch up and have a chat with your other club mates.

 

PRESIDENT Gary Caldwell – Vice President Peter Williamson

Secretary Sandra Murphy – Treasurer Mark Phippard

General Commitee – Lindsay Saunders, Harry Lente, Tony Bruggy, Phil Atkins, Jeff Kleem, Gary Lamb, Kevin Dyson, Tommy Patterson

Events Committee – Bill O’Brien, Jeff Kleem, Gary Lamb (Vintage Runs), Kevin Dyson, Mick Colvin

Catering – Phil Atkins
Web & Facebook -Jeff Kleem
Editor – Lindsay Saunders
Texting – Gary Caldwell
Public Officer – Harry Lente
Raffle Teams
Week 1 – Harry & Noel
Week 2 – Nigel & Pete Williamson
Week 3 – Lindsay Saunders & Gary Ross
Week 4 – Mick & Gus
Week 5 – Popeye, Tom Patterson, Pete Bale
Merchandise – Pete Williamson

Members that have vintage rego, must attend at least 3 rides or events per year or they will fail the club requirements for their vintage rego”. Harry Lente vintage registrar.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME COMMENCED IN N.S.W. ON SUNDAY ST  1ST OCTOBER

PLEASE TAKE NOTE!!  UNLESS OTHERWISE ADVISED ALL RUNS LEAVE THE KIRRA SPORTS CLUB AT 10am SHARP NSW TIME

(Be sure to get there early to sign on)



 


 

As from NEXT YEAR  our membership and run fees will rise slightly, which they have not done for a long long long time.

Membership fees will rise to $40 for current members and $50 for a new membership, the cost per couple will be $60 for existing members and $80 for new couples.

Run fees will rise to $10.00 for members and $15 for non member which includes lunch on catered runs and a back up trailer should you have problems

 

CORNER MARKERS!!!!!!!!
Besides Phil and his team that feeds us lol  CORNER MARKERS  are the most important people on our runs as they hold us all together as a group so we all make it to the next stop and get to enjoy each others company, unfortunately on  several  runs we have become splinter groups as the corner markers became none existent (mostly on the ride home or back to the club) If you are a member you will know how corner markers work. if you are not a member and do not know or are inviting fellow riders who may not know then this is how it works.  We set off from our meeting point or stop points when the run leader, tail end charley (aka Harry mostly) and the back up trailer are ready to go, from then on nobody stops you from enjoying your ride BUT if you find yourself behind the run leader and he turns a corner or if you think it’s a change of direction that the following riders may miss YOU MUST wait on that corner in a safe spot and in clear view of the following riders so they know which way they need to go. You also Must wait until tail end Charley (aka Harry mostly) comes past and then off you go again. It is really not that hard to help your fellow riders find their way as a group and get to enjoy what we set out to do, and that is enjoy the ride and each others company. If you do not want to be a corner marker do not be the rider behind the ride leader. Also if you do intend to leave the group somewhere on the way home if you could let us know and perhaps drop to the back of the pack before you need to turn off so that nobody follows you home that would be good.  All we are trying to do by having good corner markers is to keep everyone together, enjoy the day and stay as safe as possible. Thank you.



VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE!!!

We are APPEALING  to club members if they could please make an extra effort to
attend our bi-weekly raffles. Attendance has been low of late and while Kirra
Sports Club has always been supportive of our club, we need to be supportive of
them as well.
Coolangatta Hotel is a very tenuous arrangement, if we are not seen to be
supporting our own raffles there, they may not allow us to continue. We would
also like some feed back or suggestions from members on our raffles and club
functions, for example if they would prefer the two assorted meat trays at
Coolangatta or are they happy with just the one single top quality tray?
We do not need to remind members that these raffles are the clubs bread and
butter, without which we will not be able to make donations to our charities and
function as an effective, “Not for Profit organisation” and lose our ability to hold
these raffles and raise the much needed funds.
And once again we would like to thank the raffle team members that put in the
hard yards every week to raise the funds that make the club the success it is, as
well as the members that attend the raffles and support their effort.
We are appealing to members for this much needed extra support of our raffles
because as some members may not be aware that we have lost our Border
Park storage unit and are now paying rent of $60 per week which is over $3,000
per year to store our trailers which is now one of the clubs largest overheads and
will deplete our funds considerably until we can find alternative and permanent
storage for them in the future. If there are any club members that could provide
or are aware of a cost free or cheaper secure storage for the trailers and freezer please let us know




PLEASE TAKE NOTE!! UNLESS OTHERWISE ADVISED ALL RUNS LEAVE THE KIRRA SPORTS CLUB AT 10am SHARP NSW TIME

(Be sure to get there early to sign on)