After the skittles evening was cancelled, a relatively small number (15) of club stalwarts turned up at the rugby club including new face Peter, one of Bob Fisher’s friends from way back in Newbury Eagles days. The skittles evening will be re-scheduled for the new year.
Bob Fisher’s funeral was extremely well attended by allegedly 150 family and friends, including a large contingent from West Wilts, other VMCC sections and clubs including Ian Botham from head office and Tony Kay ventured down from mid-Wales. Special thanks to Colin Smith for his amusing tribute to support Bob’s family at the ceremony. Several members rode bikes and Mike rode Bob’s triumph as promised. Peter Fielding has written an obituary for the VMCC magazine, unfortunately it will not appear in the next issue due to the contribution deadline being passed.
Richard and Marion’s run last week was praised in glowing terms from the those that participated; 14 bikes and 20ish people, well done and thanks to them for that and hope you’ll repeat it next year!!
Reports of the wandering to the Barge Inn brought more variable reports, some pleased others not so.
Important date correction: date for Jim’s Forest or Dean Run was shown wrongly on the VMCC websites and in the published booklet. It is as below Sunday 20th October. Please tell anybody who’s non-electonicalised, who relies on the booklet and may not receive these notes.
Re Jim’s Autumn leaves run in the Forest of Deans: Jim has booked 20 seats at the lunch stop (same as last year - VG). Please book your seat(s) with Jim on 07778 389257. Late comers beyond 20 may be accommodated or have to take pot luck?
Very important: I have to prepare the event calendar for next year and enter it in the VMCC website by the end of October, the printed VMCC calendar booklet will be based on what is on the website at the beginning of November. I shall be preparing a blank calendar and asking our usual run organisers to step forwards with suggestions for next year, any further volunteers would be welcome. Please note that Colin has asked to step down from organising the wanderings after 5years so definitely volunteers required there, perhaps split between two people would make the task easier?
Head office is calling for good quality photographs of motorcycles or related activity to include in the annual picture calendar. Please submit to Michelle Allton at VMCC HQ by post, or for digital images email email@example.com The closing date is the 21st October 2019. I have more info if required.
The VMCC Board has decided to call a General Meeting of the Club on Sunday 27th October, again at the National Motorcycle Museum. Any volunteers (none yet)? I have more info if required.
Reminder 2: Book your seat for Jim’s run on Thursday 20th October, please book with Jim asap, Mobile: 07778 389257; firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 17 Oct Wandering to Westbrook Inn, Bromham SN15 2EE, 12 noon.
Sunday 20-Oct Autumn Leaves Run to Forest of Dean, start Fox and Hounds Car Park, Acton Turville at 10am, book seat if possible, see above.
Thursday 24 Oct Section Meeting at CRFC (SN14 0YZ) 8.00pm.
Thursday 31 Oct Fifth Thursday, no event
Sunday 03 Nov New Forest Run, Devizes Market Place, 10am
Thursday 07 Nov Wandering*, Venue to be changed watch this space, 12 noon
Jeff Falkner, Secretary, VMCC West Wilts section