BY the time you read this report, we will be the other side of Winter and beginning to thaw out.
Those of us down south anyway. It has been cold and miserable, not ideal riding weather. Hopefully we can look forward to some dry, warm weather so we can start getting some rubber on the road.
On the secretarial scene, things have continued to be busy. There have been several applications for Club awards and we have to point out that nominations must be provided, complete with a written history of the nominee, signed by all committee members. A nomination submitted by an ordinary member, not endorsed by the branch committee, cannot be accepted.
At the extended National Committee meeting in Barmera, members were asked to provide ideas for member retention and attracting new members. A lot of good suggestions were put forward and these have all been listed. These suggestions will form the basis of ongoing discussions by the National Committee. There was also a member survey carried out in the South East Queensland area. A wider survey will be carried out in the near future, hopefully Australia wide and the results from the survey, plus those from Barmera, will help to formulate a strategy for the future of the Ulysses Club.
Arrangements for the 2019 National Rally in Mornington, Victoria are well under way and we are hoping for good attendances by members to this wonderful part of Victoria. The weather should be excellent – definitely warmer than the cool conditions at Barmera. There are lots of activities available on the Mornington Peninsula and beyond, including great roads, museums, breweries, wineries, Arthurs Seat chair lift, Queenscliff ferry. I will be looking forward to meeting as many members as I can at Mornington.