Chairman’s Report – May 2021

Committee Members:

  • Chairman: Martin Verrall – 0823203119
  • Vice Chairman: Francois Terblanche – 0825552909
  • Secretary: Delene Venter – 0846006003
  • Treasurer: Elize Venske – 0723732651
  • PRO: – Charl Gerber – 0813916652
  • Member: – Trevor Venske – 0836770455

The committee would like to welcome all new members to the club.

May Social Evening:

The social was held on the 12th May at the German Club.
We had a nice turnout. The Chairperson gave some feedback on the club related issues and the breakfasts run to Oudebosch – Eersterivier, Tsitsikamma. A few newcomers were introduced to the club.

Thank you to Chris and Heather Castle for the wine donation which was handed out to four lucky members.
The attendance price of R500 was not won, so it will be a carry over to the next social and will be R750.
Thereafter, the meeting was closed. All enjoyed a nice evening with the usual excellent hospitality from the German club. Also thanks to Kevin Swanepoel for lighting the fire for the members to braai.

Breakfast Run organised by Martin and Laraine

Breakfast Ride to Oudebosch – Eersterivier Tsitsikamma – 23rd May 2021

The organized ride for the 16th May was cancelled due to inclement weather.  We met on Sunday at Continental Motorrad on a perfect morning for riding; we had a great turnout of 21 members with 20 bikes. After having a hot cup of coffee and cookies, thanks to Shane and Continental Motorrad, we left for Oudebosch on the N2.

Martin Verrall took the lead and rode at a constant speed with everybody riding staggered formation behind him which resulted in all the bikes riding safely. At the R62 Kareedouw turn-off, we stop for a break to make certain all the bikes were together. Francois brought up the rear to ensure everyone arrived safely.

The 21 bikes arrived at the venue and enjoyed a lovely breakfast. The members formed small groups and headed back home. Thanks to all that joined and made the day memorable!
Full set of photos are available on our Face book page and website.

Next Social – Will be held on the 9th June @ German Club 18.00pm for 18.30pm.

There will be an attendance draw at the social. The monthly attendance prize of R500 was not won so it will roll-over to the June Social and will be R750.

Next Breakfast Ride – Sunday 20th June to Hankey Golf Club – more details under events.

Breakfast Run Rides – will be from 8.00 for 08.30 pm from the months of May, June, July and August.

To the whole Committee thank you.

Safety:

Our club promotes safe riding and therefore we would like to ask the members to ride in staggered formation and always keep the person behind you in site. We also urge the members to stick to the speed limit.  Normally when the club organizes a ride, the group will re-group at certain points on route to ensure that all are safe and that you didn’t get lost.  Also members must ride in their own comfort zone. We trust that you would enjoy the festivities of the club and looking forward to seeing you and your partner at the next club event.

For a bit of humour:

A rookie police officer pulled a biker over for speeding and had the following exchange:
Officer: May I see your driver’s license?
Biker: Don’t have one. I had it suspended after my 5th speeding fine.
Officer: May I see the owner’s paper’s for the bike?
Biker: It’s not my bike. I stole it.
Officer: The bike is stolen?
Biker: That’s right. But come to think of it, I think I saw the owner’s paper’s in the tool bag when I was putting my gun in there.
Officer: There’s a gun in the tool bag?
Biker: Yes sir. That’s where I put it after I shot and killed the dude who owns this bike and stuffed his dope in the saddle bags.
Officer: There are drugs in the saddle bag too?!?!?
Biker: Yes, sir. Hearing this, the rookie immediately called his captain. The biker was quickly surrounded by police, and the captain approached the biker to handle the tense situation.
Captain: Sir, can I see your licence?
Biker: Sure. Here it is.
Captain: Whose motorcycle is this?
Biker: It’s mine. Here is the registration.
Captain: Could you slowly open your tool bag so I can see if there is a gun in it?
Biker: Yes, Sir, but there is no gun in it. Sure enough, there was nothing in the tool bag.
Captain: Would you mind opening your saddle bags? I was told you said there are drugs in them.
Biker: No problem. The saddle bags where opened, no drugs.
Captain: I don’t understand it. The officer who stopped you said you told him you didn’t have a licence, stole this bike, had a gun in the tool bag, and that there were drugs in the saddle bags.
Biker: Yeah, I’ll bet he told you I was speeding, too.

Quote of the day:

It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.- Eleanor Roosevelt

To all the members and committee have a wonderful and Safe Month.

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