It’s been a very busy time for me since the National Rally with two NatCom meetings already under my belt. I am amazed at the number of topics which are covered in one day at each NatCom meeting. The NatCom team is very enthusiastic and I am thrilled to be able to contribute.
It is also exciting hearing all the plans for the 2020 National Rally in Lismore NSW in May of next year. I am beginning to plan my trip and I hope you are too.
Historic Plates/Club Plate Scheme –
Do you own a bike that you want to register with club plates? And, do you know who to contact in your state to do this?
In NSW your Club Plates Scheme contact is Phil Whitton #3437 (0404322139) and in Queensland your contact is Ross Atkinson #57470 (0403742573).
In Victoria, there are still some members trying to send emails to Kevin White, the previous administrator, while others are asking who the contact is now.
The contact is Paul Butler #17758 and his email is email@example.com.
If you live in Victoria you will find the information is always included in the Victorian Information Bulletin (VIB) which is emailed monthly to all Victorian members.
On the subject of information bulletins, if you live in Victoria, have an email, but don’t receive the VIB you can let the admin office know and you’ll soon be on the list and receiving information on all the rallies, events and interest items around you. The state Information Bulletins are a great source of information for what is happening in your area.
MAOTY – Talking to various members over the past few weeks it seems that many do not know what the MAOTY scheme is.
MAOTY is the acronym for Motorcycle Apprentice Of The Year and is an motorcycle apprentice competition hosted by Ulysses Club Inc. each year, culminating in the major award at the National Rally. The Australian adjudicator is Chris Collins #59097. During the next few months TAFEs and Registered training organisations will be putting forward nominations for 4th year motorcycle mechanics who they consider are excelling in their training. All these apprentices will then be interviewed at length and zone winners will be announced. From this group a National winner will be selected and announced at the National Rally in Lismore NSW. That apprentice will receive a Suzuki motorcycle as their major prize.
Sharryn Nankervis #36204
MAOTY administrator/Historic plates scheme