Club Meeting August 2019

BMW Motorrad Club Cape
Minutes
28 August 2019

1. WELCOME
Wouter …. Welcomed members and visitors, thanked John Carr and Donford Stellenbosch for venue and ask for any general items for discussion.
Announced anyone waiting for club card, see Rouen after meeting.
The raffle draw took place and prizes handed out with a record of winners and prizes of those not present.

2. APOLOGIES
Geoff Russel; Jacqui Ferreira; Rene & Jean Verhulp; Tanya Fourie; Ian & Karen Verhulp; Linda van Niekerk; Carl Koch; Andy Connell; Arno Rousseau; Andrew Kemp; Ellis; Jacques Botha

3. RATIFICATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES 31 July 2019
Proposer: Jenny
Seconder: Garry

4. NEW MEMBERS
Name Present
Leonard du Preez No
Hein Bredenkamp Yes

5. NEW BIKES …. no new bikes
6. TRIP REPORTS: Carl Koch
7. PAST RIDES AND EVENTS:
3 August Annual winter ride Sutherland – Wouter, Rouen, John and Garry gave feedback on the Sutherland ride.
9 August Woman’s day ride – Magda stood in for Jacque giving an account of the Woman’s day ride and the charity donations
18 August breakfast ride – Wouter gave a summary of the breakfast ride
18 August Sand riding training – Charles gave a summary of the day’s training and sand ride.
24 August overnight ride to Arniston Hotel – Rouen stood in for Ian and related the story of the Arniston ride, tar and off road.
24 August GPS training at Donfords Stellenbosch – John Carr spoke about the training

8. FUTURE RIDES AND EVENTS:
1st September breakfast ride – Wouter gave an idea of what to expect on this ride [Christina’s Van Loveren Robertson]
7th September two-way radio training – Wouter announced that there will be further opportunity to do this training as demand was low at this time
8th September intro to gravel riding – reminder about the off-road day ride and that it was fully booked but there will be another in October 2019
15th September breakfast ride – announced that Geoff will take this ride for Ian [Ian will be overseas]
15th September Moto marshals, Cape Town Marathon – Wouter made mention of the marshalling effort by the club.
22nd September Gents MotoGP day ride at Freedom 301 – Rouen gave and summary of what to expect for this event and that the club will sponsor snacks … appeal to the men to book on Facebook
29th September breakfast ride – Rouen [Jakes Noordhoek] chatted on what to expect on this breakfast ride and that Donavan will be leading it as part of the ride leader training
29th September training Level 1, 2 and pillion – John explained what they will cover on the training day.

9. Feedback
GS trophy and fund-raising events for Western Cape competitors
Prizes of raffle tickets draw – BJ, Wouter, A.M. assisted by the rest of the competitors

10. General: Online booking process was explained by Wouter
Wouter presented the GS team with riding T-shirts for the upcoming trials
Tommy raised a point that the food at Sutherland could be better and that we should speak to the venue management.
11. Guest speaker – Carol Millar gave an inspiring, at times humorous story of her experience starting as a BMW rider, her accident. The assistance from BMW riders, helicopter rescue and her adjustment to life and people after loss of limb and various operations. She answered a number of questions and the members found her engaging.

Next Meeting – 25 September 2019

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