Chairman’s Chat Welcome to the February edition of the SAM Observer magazine. I am sure that those of you who attended last month’s meeting found the presentation from adventure motorcyclist Austin Vince to be different from anything we have listened to before. At times it was definitely X-rated, possibly controversial but ultimately inspiring, fascinating and very entertaining. If you love motorcycling then you have probably dreamed about the “trip of a lifetime” that takes months not weeks and crosses Continents not Countries. To listen to someone who has done it really does get the mind dreaming again. This month’s meeting will be the Multi-Media Quiz that Mike Roberts puts together. Mike does a great job in making it one of the highlights in the SAM calendar. Before the quiz we will have the usual announcements, official AGM items and annual presentation of trophies. The new Standing Order system for renewing your membership has proved to be a good idea as we have had a really high take up of renewals using this system. If you are planning to renew and have not yet done so then please consider using the Standing Order system as it makes the process far simpler for all concerned. As you probably know I will be standing down as Chairman at this month’s AGM. I would therefore like to finish off my last “Chairman’s Chat” by thanking everyone connected with this Group, but especially the committee, for making the role such an enjoyable one. All the committee members have my utmost admiration for the effort and time they give voluntarily in making SAM one of the best IAM groups in the country. It really has been a pleasure to be Chairman of the Suffolk Advanced Motorcyclists but I now look forward to experiencing group nights from the comfort of a chair in the audience. Safe motorcycling and best wishes.
Richard. The SAM Observer February 2011
The February 2011 edition of "The SAM Observer"