THMCEC

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A note from Harry in memory of Bernie
Bernie Shailer.
Bernie was a long term member of our club , those who knew him knew of his love for motorcycles as long as they were BMW.
He had a collection of beemers & everyone was in pristine condition winning many trophy,s , he was the editor of our mag for a length of time always
putting in 100 percent effort, his stories told of many road trips across the country clocking up many miles & always a story of his adventures in the mag .
he was a non drinker & if you had to go visit you would have to bring tim tams instead of beer & he only accepted you in gentlemans hours.
You were a good bloke Bernie may you rest in piece in beemer heaven.
Harry

Gary Lamb received this from Keith’s (pictured above) Daughter and we are proud to share it.

We would be grateful if you could include this in your newsletter just sorry it was so long coming. After all family members left we went away in our caravan for a few weeks. I did post similar on my facebook after the funeral. We would also like to make a donation to your club so maybe I can give this to Popeye when I call him this week. 

 We wish to thank most sincerely the support given by all who knew our dad/pop Keith Charles Rowe. I am especially grateful to the Tweed Heads Motor Cycle Enthusiasts Club for the wonderful procession / guard of honour for dads arrival and departure from the Tweed Crematorium. It was certainly spectacular and I know he would have been most truly honoured.  
 From his very early years he was a motorbike junkie and this continued till he lost his motorbike licence when he was in his mid 80’s. I am sure dad not only lived to 92 & 1/2 years because of his interests in motorbikes and model aeroplanes but mainly because of the true companionship he received with both groups.  Many of your clubs members stayed for the funeral even though they didn’t know him and I hope they left knowing what a wonderful man he was and his achievements throughout his life. He is sadly missed

Kay Mattress – Daughter

Thank you Kay, it was our privilege.  THMCEC


 

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

The THMCEC next run will be the “PINK RIDE” on the 27th August leaving the Kirra Sports Club at 10am. with every cent from the day being donated to Tweed Palliative Support. Tweed Palliative Support (TPS) is an inclusive cancer support and palliative care charity that has recently opened NSW’s only adults community hospice, Wedgetail Retreat. So come along, have a great day and at the same time help us raise as much as we can for a very important cause. You don’t have to, but most of us like to dress ourselves and our bikes up in pink for the occasion. 

 

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.

THIS WILL BE BIG

 The bus trip to the Historic Motorcycle Race Meeting will be happening again this year with the cost at $50 per person which includes your seat on the bus, admission to the event and lunch. As usual Members have first preference and it’s first in best dressed so get your money in NOW.

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




WHATS COMING UP?

THE PINK RIDE 27th AUGUST.

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)