THMCEC

SPREAD THE WORD AS MUCH AS YOU CAN

Our next run will be

THE LUCKY LAST RUN 

 Leaving from the Kirra Sports Club at 10am NSW-9am Qld time

ON THE 1st DECEMBER

Please make sure you turn up with a full tank of fuel

CLUB MEMBER OF THE YEAR & LIFE MEMBER AWARDS

NOMINATIONS MUST BE IN BEFORE THE COOLANGATTA HOTEL RAFFLES ON SATURDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 2019

All current members make sure you nominate your clubman/woman of the year and your life member Prior to next Saturdays (23rd November) Raffles. Not a THMCEC member yet? join up anytime before or on the morning of the AGM on 8th December as you must be a financial member for 2020 to have your say on the operations of this great club in the coming year, and as well as putting great thought into all the positions up for nomination don’t forget to nominate your clubman/woman of the year and anyone you consider to be worthy of a life membership Before next Saturdays (23rd November) Coolangatta Hotel Raffles or they may miss out . If you can help YOUR club in anyway at all please join/re-join, attend the AGM and put your hand up because the more help we get the better YOUR club will operate. We hope to see as many current and new joining members attend as possible at the Kirra Sports Club on 8th December. Don’t forget YOU MUST BE A 2020 FINANCIAL MEMBER TO HAVE YOUR SAY AT THE AGM. Breakfast at 8am NSW – 7am QLD time and the meeting will commence at 9am NSW – 8am QLD time. We hope to see you all there.

APOLOGIES

APOLOGIES
We (the THMCEC) apologise for any inconvenience however there was a couple of printing mistakes on our latest run cards so if you have one or can notify anyone of this please take note.
The Blue Run is to be held on Sunday 25th August leaving the Kirra Sports Club at 10am NSW time
The Memorial Run is to be held on Sunday 10th November leaving from the Kirra Sports Club at 10am NSW time
Thank you

 PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT TO YOUR CLUB IN 2019

Please spare a little time to support all the charities YOUR CLUB supports by coming along for the raffles on either or both Saturday at the Coolangatta hotel starting at 1pm Qld time or the Kirra Sports club on a Thursday evening starting at 6.30pm. Also just for a bit more riding every now and then we will do a

RIDE TO THE RAFFLES  

THIS IS NOT A CLUB SANCTIONED RIDE  but more of a social get together,  most will know we had a trial ride to the raffles a little while ago and everyone had a ball so we will endeavour to put in one of these rides every now and then. And don’t forget not just members but everyone is welcome to attend we will try to make the meeting point somewhere different each time but we will always end at the Coolangatta Hotel in time for the raffles so you may even go home with a great meat tray. So keep a watch on our social media pages and text on your phone.

OUR NEXT RUN WILL BE

 

Well that’s the THMCEC AGM done and dusted for another year, congratulations to all the committee members etc for a fantastic job throughout 2018 as well as all those members who got in and helped throughout the year as well. The club cannot survive without the help from it’s members so again thank you to all Okay, Gary will carry on as President in 2019 with Tom as Vice President, Sandra as secretary, and Mark as treasurer. Thank you to all who attended today and had a say and a vote. A couple of key things to come out of todays AGM is that starting next year members will be required to attend at least 4 club functions, that being rides, raffles etc before being able to attend future club Christmas parties, this is a way of getting member support throughout the year and then rewarding those supporters with a party in December, the other is Phil the cook is stepping back a little in 2019 and so anybody that can help with cooking/set up etc on a run or two during the year please let President Gary know. And PLEASE if possible come and spend an hour or so with your mates for a drink at the Coolangatta raffles on a Saturday or the Kirra Sports Club on a Thursday night or both if you wish, as this is what helps our club do what it does for charities.

Don’t forget about the email addresses for several of the clubs positions they are as follows

Club President.    president.thmcec@gmail.com

Club Secretary.    Secretary.thmcec@gmail.com

 Club Newsletter Editor.    Editor.thmcec@gmail.com

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.   


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.

 

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)