Chairman’s Chat Welcome to the June edition of the SAM Observer magazine. I hope you enjoy reading the various articles that have been submitted this month. Why not enter the caption competition this month? If you are not able to get to group night pop your caption to me by email and I’ll make sure it’s posted in the competition box. Last month’s magazine saw the return of our motorcycle correspondent, Audrey. Now I won’t deny it, there is an element of truth in the tale of how I came to volunteer myself up for Chairman but true to form Audrey has elaborated the tale, surely you believe me? Well, I’ll let you draw your own conclusion on where the facts end and the fiction begins. And what a thing to say to Chris, just as he’d began to see the BMW light. If, like Chris and myself, you find yourself in the spotlight and feel that Audrey has overstepped the mark, I’d ask you to draw it to the committees attention by contacting ‘Caring Sam’ who’s phone number appears on page 8 of the magazine. Despite the unusually good weather in May I’ve not been able to get out on my motorbike. The only time poor Razor (for those of you who weren’t aware, I’ve named my bike Razor and if I’m ever short of something to write in Chairman’s Chat I might resort to explaining how he came to get his name but for the time being you’ll be spared the detail). As I was saying, the only time poor Razor escaped from the garage was to go to Lind in Norwich for a service. He was looking forward to the scenic route through Debenham and Eye but ended up being transported in the back of Lind’s van along with David’s bike. Thanks to the fabulous team at Lind the bikes have been serviced and returned home safe and sound. Although my motorcycling mileage for May is zero we’ve got big plans for June so by the time this issue hits your doormat David and I will have ridden down into Italy. We’re heading for Perugia and the region of Umbria where we’re planning to stay for a week before setting off homeward bound hopefully arriving back in Ipswich literally just in time for group night. Once I’ve finished this article the maps and highlighter pen will come out and as the route The SAM Observer June 2011
The June 2011 edition of "The SAM Observer"