2011 February Newsletter
PLYMOUTH MOTORCYCLE CLUB’S 15TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR!
Plymouth Motorcycle Club
Editor: Ritch Bounds/Denis Callicott ,Steve and Allison Ford EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org tel 01752 492749
MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE NOW! Welcome to the Plymouth Motorcycle Club. If you are an existing or new member, or perhaps thinking of joining us, all the club events can be found on our website, which is updated regularly. This year there are a lot of different events to attend, not necessarily all bike related. These include Charity rides with campovers and, as it is the clubs 15th anniversary this year - a party to celebrate. To find out more, please visit the mothership website at www.plymouthmcc.org.uk Or you can view our forum www.plymouthmccforum.forumup.co.uk Well guys and girls - it’s the start of a new year and a new Committee has been elected at this years AGM. We have John Varndell and Trevor Pridham as General Committee members, Allison Ford taking on the Social Secretary’s job, Dave Glynn in as Treasurer, Steve Ford in the role of General Secretary, Susan Bounds as the Products Officer Roy Pike as our Safety Officer, Denis Callicott as Vice Chairman , Ritch Bounds as Chairman and Paul Joce as President. The rogues gallery of these people can be seen on the club notice boards. They will be doing their best to make sure planned events run smoothly -we hope you will be able to support us and your club this year. If you have any interesting content for this newsletter please email it to email@example.com
FORTHCOMING CLUB EVENTS … Next few months October 2010 Monday 25th Sunday 31st
7pm Plymouth Novotel, Last Evening Rideout of the year 8pm Club Meeting, City Bus Social Club British Summer Time ends, Clocks go back -1hr
November 2010 Tuesday 2nd Monday 8th Monday 22nd
Committee Meeting 8pm Club Meeting, City Bus Social Club 8pm Club Meeting, City Bus Social Club
December 2010 Saturday 4th Monday 6th Tuesday 7th Monday 20th Monday 27th
7pm Christmas Party, Disco/Buffet & Raffle, Parkway Social Club Tickets £5 per person from Ritch or Sue Bounds 8pm Club Meeting, City Bus Social Club Committee Meeting 8pm Club Meeting, City Bus Social Club 1200 noon End of Year Run, Lee Mill Ind. Est.
January 2011 Monday 17th Monday 31st
8pm Club Annual General Meeting, City Bus Social Club 8pm Club Meeting, City Bus Social Club
LEASE NOTE: The above is subject to change or cancellation so before making any travel arrangements check the above details are correct by visiting on the club website on: www.plymouthmcc.org.uk
FORTHCOMING OTHER EVENTS .. Next few months October 2010 Sunday 31st
British Summer Time ends, Clocks go back -1hr MotoGP Estoril, Portugal, BBC live coverage
November 2010 Sunday 7th Sunday 26th
MotoGP Valencia, Spain, BBC live coverage International Motorcycle Show, NEC Birmingham, 1st public day
December 2010 Sunday 5th
International Motorcycle Show, NEC Birmingham, Last public day
LEASE NOTE: The above is always subject to change or cancellation. Before making any travel arrangements or bookings please check the above details are correct by contacting the organisers.
FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix — 2011 Provisional Calendar Dates
Jerez de la Frontera
San Marino & Riviera di Rimini
Ricardo Tormo – Valencia
* Evening Race ** Saturday Race *** Only MotoGP class
FIM Superbike World Championship — 2011 Provisional Calendar Dates
May 30 (Monday)
Miller Motorsport Park
PLYMOUTH MOTORCYCLE CLUB - CHARITY SUPPORT GUIDELINES Nomination to support a charity All club supported registered charities (must be registered and not for a named person) are to be proposed annually at the AGM. Any club member proposing a charity at the AGM must have been a member of the club for the past 12 months and should give a brief overview to the membership present as to why their proposed charity event should be supported by the members. All charity nominations will be reviewed at the next available committee meeting. Executive Committee Charity selection Each charity proposed at an AGM will be reviewed by the executive committee at the next available committee meeting for final selection and approval of support of the club for that calendar year. The selected/non-selected charities and the AGM proposing club member will be informed in writing of the decision of the committee. The committee is empowered to nominate a proven club supported charity event from the previous club calendar year. Club supported charity event planning 1. A flyer about the charity event should be produced and reviewed by the committee no less than three (3) months prior to the date of the charity event, so as to give time for it to be advertised to club members and the public. 2. The facilities and local resources at the final destination need to be discussed by the committee at least two (2) months prior to the date of the charity event. 3. A copy of the proposed ride route should be given to the club Rideout Coordinator / Safety Officer at least (1) month prior to the charity event, to give them time to check the safety of the route and make any necessary changes. 4. The charity should be preferably a local one, with representatives who will be willing to assist PMCC with the collection of monies/ donations during the event, If a raffle is to accompany the ride the organiser would need to supply the prizes and sell raffle tickets on the day. All monies from the donations/raffle would be passed to the PMCC Club treasurer on the day to be counted and checked with the charity representative and presented to the charity at a club meeting as soon as possible after the event. 5. If food is to be supplied by the club representatives of the charity would be expected to help with set up, serving and clearing up afterwards. Hints and Tips Your short presentation to the AGM (approx 5 minutes) should include some history of the charity and reasons why you support it and why we should. Details you should know beforehand. Is it a local charity? When will it take place? Where will it start, go and finish? Do you have support from the charity as helpers?
PLYMOUTH MOTORCYCLE CLUB - CHARITY SUPPORT GUIDELINES
MESSAGES FROM THE CHAIR .............................................................................................................. News Flash! There’s a New Website advertising cheap second hand bike parts. I’ve ordered stuff off them and I’ve been well impressed with the price and quality of the goods (a complete triumph lock set normally £150, with p&p £39 and it works). They are called Motorcycle Recycle. You can visit them at www.motorcyclerecycle.net
On Monday 31st January Simon Downton from Gt’s (Sorry its going to be hard to get used to George Whites name) arranged to get staff member “Dougie” to bring some bikes up for the club to view. The Club would like to say thanks for your time and effort and getting it to happen at short notice.
MESSAGES FROM THE CHAIR
OUR old enemies are back — and how! —. A bigger and better crop even than last year, when we thought they had broken all records they have reared their ugly heads again - - yes — I’m talking about my pet hate—POTHOLES again. As bikers, we are more liable to be affected by these potential ’booby traps’ so we have a responsibility to report them—not just for our safety, but for others. Ignoring them should not be an option when you can get something done about it - it only takes a few minutes and if they aint’ reported—they won’t get fixed! Especially with the budget cuts they are having to work with. If you come across a pothole on your travels—take a note of where it is—names of Roads , description and location of hole will be asked for . If you are on the web—here is the website address to report them. http://www.devon.gov.uk/pothole.htm (why not save as a favourite?) This will take you to the website, and there is a link saying ’online fault reporting form. A form comes up asking for location, street, postcode, whatever - fill that in and click next and you will get a map to indicate where the hole/s are. Obviously, you will need to put in your details address/contact and when it goes through—you will get a confirmation reference number. If you are not on the net, you can contact this number. tel: 0845 1551004 Can you help a Club member? Club member Neil Bartlett has a problem he hopes someone may be able to help him with. He has always been a keen biker and has amassed a number of bikes which were to keep him busy restoring for quite a while. However, prolonged illness has meant having to put those plans on the back burner and after two years, he’d like to get something moving again, and needs help. His collection are what you may call—’older bikes’ - here is a list of what he has. 1 - ZR2, 1 - Z100A ‘fighter ‘ project 3 - 1970’s Suzuki TS 250’s 1 - Honda CJ 360T. If you are interested in finding out about what help he needs, you know. or can recommend anyone who might help get these bikes repaired, here is Neil’s contact number. 07500 307005 Do You lock your machine—even if it’s just for a short time? Reading an article in the Motorcycle News last week saying that thieves have a home made tool—a simple piece of wire and a connector , called a pigtail—which allows them to bypass the ignition system on many modern bikes and ride them away within 20 seconds!. 25,000 bikes were stolen in the U.K last year and only 40% were recovered. Bikes most vulnerable are those not protected by an immobiliser, the steering lock is broken and they are away! - So, wherever possible ,when you are leaving your bike for any length of time- use a mechanical steering lock and secure it to something (most are just picked up and put in a van)!. Denis.
PLYMOUTH MOTORCYCLE CLUB — COMMITTEE GUIDELINES Rev.4 JanJan-2010
1. Duties of the President. 1.1 To personally represent the club on social occasions and in club business contacts. 1.2 In the absence of the President, their duties shall devolve upon on the Life / ViceVice-President(s) if one is present. 1.3 To ensure that the clubs aims, objectives and policies are maintained by the Executive committee and the members alike. 1.4 To assist at committee meetings in offering guidance and support to the committee for the business and activities of the club. club. 1.5 To discuss with the Chairman and vice Chairman and to end the tenure of office any committee member not carrying out their Committee Committee role properly with the aims, objectives and policies in mind. 2. Duties of the LifeLife-Vice President(s). 2.1 To perform the duties of the club President in their absence. 2.2 To offer guidance and support to the President on issues regarding club aims, objectives and policies. 3. Duties of the Chairman. 3.1 To chair all General and Executive committee meetings of the club during the membership year. 3.2 In the absence of the Chairman, their duties shall devolve upon the ViceVice-Chairman. 3.3 To ensure that all General and committee meetings are held in a proper manner and focusing on club aims, objectives and policies. policies. 4. Duties of the ViceVice-Chairman. 4.1 To perform the duties of the Chairman in their absence. 4.2 To offer guidance and support to the Chairman on issues regarding club business and policy issues. 5. Duties of the General Secretary. 5.1 To keep a true and correct record (minutes) of business at General and committee meetings. 5.2 To handle all official club business correspondence, under the guidance of the Executive committee. 5.3 To carry out all instructions of the General or committee meetings, and any other secretarial duties relating to their office. office. 5.4 To appoint another committee members to take minutes in their absence with the approval of the Executive committee. 6 Duties of the Treasurer. 6.1 To keep a record of and oversee all financial transaction matters of the club. 6.2 To record and maintain a listing of all club assets purchased during their tenure of office. 6.3 To record and maintain a detailed account of all monies received and paid out during their tenure of office. 6.4 To prepare a detailed balance sheet of club financial accounts for all Executive committee and General Meetings. 6.5 Where possible to bank ALL monies into the club’s authorised bank accounts within ten (10) working days of receipt thereof. 7. Duties of the Products Officer. 7.1 To purchase and sell club merchandise to club members at the agreed item price set but the Executive committee 7.2 To present a club merchandise stock report at all Executive committee meetings and for listing club assets at General Meetings. Meetings. 7.3 To ensure all receipts/invoices received in lieu of club merchandise are passed to the Treasurer within three (3) working days days of receipt thereof. 7.4 To organise the regular club fund raising raffles, all money raised on the day to be passed to the Treasurer for receipt and banking. 8. Duties of the Membership Secretary. 8.1 To ensure all club members personal contact details are not released into the public domain. 8.2 To present a membership status report at all Executive committee and General Meetings. 8.3 To appoint two other regular club members to carry membership forms on rideride-outs. 8.4 To issue a club membership card to all paidpaid-up members, which states the date of membership renewal. 8.5 To record and maintain a membership register of all paidpaid-up and lifelife-members personal contact details during their tenure of office. 9. Duties of the Social Secretary. 9.1 To present a club social event status report on past and planned events at all Executive committee and General Meetings. 9.2 Shall be responsible for the calendar of all club Social events during the membership year. 9.3 To actively partake in all social events and to liaise with club charity organizers. 9.4 Shall be responsible for the setting up and dismantling of the club stall at all club and charity events. 9.5 Is empowered under the guidance of the Executive committee to delegate within the club membership for additional support and resources to assist with club/charity social events. 9.6 Shall be responsible for appointing other committee members to cover for their own absences. 10. 10. Duties of the RideRide-out CoCo-ordinator. ordinator. 10.1 To ensure that all club and charity rideride-outs meet a safe and legal standard. 10.2 To liaise with local road traffic controlling organisations and law enforcement bodies as required. 10.3 To be responsible for emailing rideride-out routes to the club website and club forum. 10.4 To offer group riding and road craft training to members who are prepared to actively support club rideride-outs as Marshals. 10.5 Shall be responsible for appointing other Committee members with good Rideout Marshalling experience to cover for their own absences. 11. Duties of the Editor. 11.1 To ensue any matters of a controversial nature for publication have the approval of the Executive committee prior to publication. publication. 11.2 To liaise with the club Social Secretary for the correctness and accuracy of the club newsletter content. 11.3 To produce a regular (every month during summer and bibi-monthly in winter) club newsletter for circulation to the paid up membership membership / club traders/club notice boards in shops and official event advertising material with the purpose of promoting the club calendar of events. events. 12. Duties of the Safety Officer 12.1 To work under the supervision of the rideride-out coco-ordinator 12.2 To record all near misses and incidents during rideout’s 12.3 To assist the rideout coco-ordinator in ensuring all first aid, marshal training and safety equipment is kept up to date and a log to record this. 12.4 To liaise with governing bodies/BMF on any recommendations/safety related issues 13. Duties of Club Committee Members. 13.1 To actively participate in all club activities throughout the membership year thus ensuring feedback from club members is discussed discussed at Executive Committee Meetings. 13.2 To bring to the attention at Executive Committee Meetings any issues that the General membership feels needs to be discussed. discussed. 13.3 To organise the selling of raffle ticket on club nights and ensuring the treasurer gets the counted takings on the night. 13.4 To introduce NEW club members to other members and make them feel welcome. 13.5 To actively help and support the other Committee members in their own Committee roles and duties as requested