Rob Fry – President’s Preamble April 2023
Hello all.

Since our last newsletter, we have had one event at Collie Motorplex over the Easter

weekend, just gone on the 8th and 9th of April. By all accounts, the weekend was very
successful, with some tweaking of the tuning days groups and a couple of little changes to the race program and start procedures from round one. 

It would be good to get feedback from those that were involved. Please chat or email your committee. 

Difficulties at Easter arose trying to get medical staff as the normal company that provides the service is no longer available. Easter is always a time that people want to have a break for themselves too.

Anna Farrell did lots of work to get it all sorted, and a big thank you must go to Maia, one of our
members that currently do tuning days with us, for stepping in to help with the medical
team. Maia is a registered nurse, so we are very grateful to have you on board and the bonus two-for-one offer of having her partner Phil in the flag box on Sunday too! 

We desperately needed volunteers to enable the meeting to go ahead.

This had a great response.

A call out via email to our members for volunteers had a great response, and the weekend ran very smoothly, mostly due to lots of work by many people donating their time to enable the riders to do what they love to do, Race!!As a side note on flagging, we offer a $50 gift voucher for each day a person volunteers. (As a fuel rebate). We can substitute the vouchers for a “racer discount” cost for a tuning day or give a full-cost tuning day voucher if flagging for two days. This gives even better value as it is a $70 saving on the tuning day cost or a no-cost tuning day saving $40 more. 

For those not currently racing but still wanting to get out on track occasionally, this may interest you and would be a great help to the club.

Collie TT was a great success.

With a great selection of trophies handed out.

Being the Collie TT, we had good participation in all classes, and thanks to Jodie Browne and John Mathers, there was a wonderful range of trophies to hand out at the end of the day.

The presentations were very enjoyable, with lots of good comments and mentions to the
volunteers and officials for their work in making the weekend happen. Tony Hynes, Jennifer Blyth and Dennis Merema did the handshaking, got the Silverware to the correct people and also handed out 6x $50 vouchers to Savage Motorcycles to top the afternoon off.

A big thank you goes out to all of the volunteers in flag boxes, recovery people, start line and pit exit personnel, chief flag marshal, race officials, race secretary, scrutineers, coaches, photographers, and all those extra people that pitch in and help. 

The extra people that deliver race programs from the printer, tow generators to the track, do sound level recordings, all the work our volunteer co-ordinator does before, during and after an event, I’m sure there are others I have missed…. 

Thank you is simply not enough.

Please donate to the volunteer fund on Ridernet to show our appreciation (if it appears again on the entry program)

Finally, thank you to all the sponsors of our various race classes, along with the State
Championship naming rights sponsor “Tribodyn Lubricants” and “Savage Motorcycles” for sponsoring all our race rounds, with benefits going to many members via shop vouchers. Your generosity is amazing and greatly appreciated by all.

Please ensure you support these businesses when next looking for the very best for your motorcycle needs.