My friend Dave Roberts has been running this event for the last 6 years and l have always helped out rain or shine.
The event is to raise money for Dorset County Hospital Cancer Appeal and Dorset Air Ambulance both good Charites which some can relate to.
Last year Dorset Section had a run and we finished at this Charity event in Hazelbury Bryan and this year Dave was hoping a few Vintage bikes would turn up for the visitors to see, so if anyone is not doing anything on Sunday how about meeting up there.
There is around 90 classic cars booked in, a few bikes, a traction engine, a band, more importantly food and drink.
Hopefully see you there
I would like thank everyone for the help they have given the Committee this year and to all who organize the runs, and also to the girls who help, organize and run the raffle and Ray for doing a seamless handover of the Chairman’s job to me.
Also I would like to thank Rod & Carol and all their team for organizing the Christmas Run & Dinner run and ride and an excellent meal.
As everyone know this is the last one as it has been run for 28 years and we could not get anyone to take it on. Thank you.
Next years will be at Henstridge Golf & Leisure, lets look forward to another 28 years
Sorry l missed the Club Night (Social Evening & Buffet) not very often l miss out on free food but work got in the way not right l know but l can feel another bike coming on!!!
I will take this opportunity as your Chairman to wish you all a Merry Christmas & a Happy & Prosperous New Year and l look forward to 2018 where we have a full calendar of rides, some fantastic speakers for Club Night and of course the Relay Rally is here again.
Don’t forget Gaby’s New Year Run from Sturminster & our January speaker, Pete Preen who is going to give us a talk on Lawrence of Arabia, see you in the New Year
Thank you to ray for organising the run and to everyone who turned out, the run was very good even though l went slightly wrong for the second year, maybe next year will be 3rd time lucky!!!. A very good turn out this year, it is good to see the Dorset Runs so well attended.
Thank you to all who attended the AGM last night, also to all who have volunteered to be on the Committee, it was nice to see so many members volunteering and turning up.
Thanks again to all who have volunteered to still organise the runs.
Peters discussion was interesting and as Chairman l can see both sides of the discussion.
Lets look forward to another good year riding our bikes (assuming the Sunbeam starts!!!)
As everyone knows Ray is stepping down as Chairman, l was expected to take over but now this will not be the case as l am back at work full time running my old business and do not have the time.
Therefore we need nominations for a new Chairman by the time of the AGM, the Section can not run without one so someone is going to have to step up to the position please.
DoeDoess anyone want to do this quiz, it is only polite that l get back to them and let them know.
We have been invited to make up a team for the annual Stonehenge Section VMCC annual quiz on 20th September 2017.
Do we want to put a team together? if so can you let me know and l will let Keith Starks know.
Details are below:
We meet at Redlynch Sports and Social Club, Woodfalls, near Downton, Wiltshire, SP5 2LN.
Club telephone number is 01725 511281.
The quiz will start promptly at 8pm and refreshments will be provided at the end of the quiz during marking of the answer sheets.
Directions to the Redlynch Sports and Social Club:-
From Salisbury take the A338 to Downton. Turn left at the traffic lights in Downton.
Continue on this road for 3 miles to the village of Woodfalls.
The Sports and Social Club is on the left hand side immediately after the Woodfalls Inn.
There is plenty of parking at the club.
I mentioned in the last post l did about the AGM that l would let you know what posts will be vacant, well all posts are up for grabs.
Most important is we need a Chairman as Ray is standing down and l will not be taking on the duty, someone needs to come along and volunteer for this as we cant run without a Chairman.
There are 7 or 8 more post including Treasurer, Secretary and general posts.
Without these posts being filled we can not run so it is important we fill these as a matter of urgency,
It is worth remembering a lot of the present committee have been doing this for a long time an it is time someone else took on the task to keep the Section running.
If you are interested or want to know more please contact one of the present Committee members who will be more than happy to discuss it.
Remember it is your Section so please help out.
We seem to have lost track of some of the trophies and l have been given the task of bringing it up to date and making an electronic format for the future.
Suggestion is to bring any trophies you have to the club night on 13th December and l can log it, alternatively and email to me (email@example.com) with which trophy, when you received it and which run and for what.
It is important if you have any allergies or special dietary needs to contact Ken Druce (Kenneth.firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can try and cater for this in advance, not on the night.
Please also bring your membership number.
The night will be very informal, but we will have a drink to our departed President, Ted Foote and there will be a raffle for a book on the TT donated by one of our members and signed by Guy Martin, so prepare to dig deep!!!