UCARF Report – Summer 2017


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Jon Taylor #46773 is the lucky winner of a $20,000 Indian Scout motorcycle, first prize in the UCARF Biennial National Raffle.

Generously sponsored by Polaris Australia and Ulysses Club Inc., Jon’s new ride  included on road costs and GST.

PIC CAP Jon Taylor gets the feel of his new bike, watched by UCARF coordinator and Kim Kennerson and Indian Motorcycles sales manager Chris Papas.

Second prize, an Indian leather jacket valued at $595.00 from Polaris Australia was won by David Gittens #2991.

Third prize, trize, two aeneral admission tickets to the 2017 Australian Moto GP worth $99.00 each (inc GST), sponsored by Transport Accident Commission Victoria went to Mark Gale,# 23939.

The following donations have been received since the last recognition in spring edition of Riding On. In no particular order these most generous contributions were as follows –

Mid North Coast Branch $575, Mid-Week Riders Group $320, SE Qld Presidents Group $1000, Mildura Branch $1000, AJ Dennemosser $50, Melbourne Branch $505, Fremantle Group $60, Central Deserts Branch $100, Geelong Branch $750, Wagga Wagga Branch $710, Lockyer Branch $500, NatCom dinner raffle $155, Nepean Branch $500, Fleurieu Branch $531.50, Mandurah-Murray Branch $300, Helen Connolly $312, Hills Branch $310.

The Mid-North Coast Branch donation was thanks to an AGM 2017 raffle, and SE Qld Presidents Group donation was due to the regional multi branch Cartwheel Ride.

The Mid-week Riders Group donation was due to a quarterly charity ride day and another is in the pipeline very soon.

Melbourne Branch’s donation was in part due to donations from mourners attending the late Ron Blomley’s funeral and a top up of $200 from the branch itself.

In lieu of flowers at the funeral it was requested that donations be made to UCARF.

Like many I was saddened to learn of the passing of Ron #1543 DM #13. Ron was a distinguished former Melbourne Branch president and a great guy to boot.

Chris and Patrice Bell and Chris and Anne Sweet of Hills Branch organised a camping/ caravan weekend at Jimmy’s Beach with 55 participants. After paying catering expenses the surplus was kindly donated to UCARF.

If donors would like to pen a few words to accompany donations we would be only too pleased to expand on the methods and efforts branches and individuals go to support our club’s preferred charity.

The Sydney based Ulysses Club Show ‘N’ Shine was held on Sunday17 September at Bunnings Warehouse carpark at Rydalmere.

The shared benefactors of raised funds are UCARF and Westmead Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Exercise Program.

As the coordinator I spent the day representing UCARF, this included a presentation table with our UCARF banners on display, posters and handouts on arthritis research and the opportunity to thank organisers and supporters.

I wish to thank Hills, Hornsby, Northern Beaches and Sydney Branches for their grand efforts and the opportunity for UCARF to be involved. In particular I wish to mention and thank Tony Mearns for his able assistance.

An Invitation has been received from Louise Rose, president Northern Gateways Branch, to attend their second Halloween Trivia evening on Saturday 28 October. I travelled to Queensland to attend last year’s inaugural event but this year the close proximity to my daughter’s wedding and health issues prevented my attendance.
Similar reasons and the clash of dates also prevented my attendance at the “Two Wheels to Wellington” event.

Both impressive events support UCARF and for this the club is most grateful.

Currently I am researching options and communicating with relevant parties/individuals regarding a proposed restoration of a previously Stephen Dearnley owned Honda Forza Scooter. I will report with developments as they progress.

Kim Kennerson,

UCARF Coordinator,

#6929 LM #14      

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