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Tue 18-AprThe May general meeting at the Moreton Bay Sports Club has been cancelled. The next general meeting will be on Monday the 5th of June at 7.30pm.
Thanks

Phil
AWRA President.
Phil
Thu 30-MarNew story in Rides We've Done, 2017 AGM at Goondiwindi, entered by Clint LovellSystem
Mon 27-MarMinutes of the 2017 AGM held at Goondiwindi are now online for Members only.
Your mission, should you accept, is to find them.
Clint
Mon 20-MarMinutes from the March Committee Meeting now online for Members OnlyClint
Mon 20-MarA list of nominees, their proposers and seconders for Committee positions at the upcoming AGM is now posted in the Members Only section, under AGM Notices.Clint
Thu 16-MarNew story in Rides We've Done, Unbelievable but true, entered by Robert WatsonSystem
Wed 01-MarReminder from the Treasurer/Membership Officer

The Association's membership year ended as of last night 28 February 2017.

Reminder emails have been sent. Please check the spam/junk folders if the email isn't showing in your regular inbox.

Cheers
Charleen
Charleen
Sun 19-FebNew story in Rides We've Done, The grass is greener (Nimbin ride), entered by John KeySystem
Sun 19-FebNew story in Rides We've Done, The grass is greener (Nimbin ride), entered by John KeySystem
Tue 14-FebMinutes from February Committee meeting are available for Members Only in the Members section.
Official email about constitution changes going out soon to all members.
Clint
Tue 07-FebMinutes of the February Meeting are in the usual place - for Members only of course.Clint
Sun 05-FebHistory of Club AGM Badges

At the last general meeting, it was agreed that the Club should keep in regalia one of each of the AGM badges for historical record.

The Club has badges from 2008. The AGM badges were first issued in 2005. See photo in the gallery.

If anyone has badges from 2005, 2006 and 2007 and would like to donate 1 of each to the regalia history, please see me at a meeting or email me through the treasurer email address.

Thanks to Eric and Deb for giving me access to their collection of AGM badges so that I could photograph them.
Charleen
Sun 29-JanNew story in Rides We've Done, Pot Luck Dinner – 21 January 2017, entered by Charleen LovellSystem
Mon 16-JanMinutes for January Committee Meeting now online for Members' perusal. You all know where to look.Clint
Mon 02-JanMinutes of General Meeting 2 January 2017 are available for Members Only. You know where to look.Clint
Mon 19-DecMinutes for latest Committee meeting now online in the Members Only area.

Scintillating reading to be sure.
Clint
Mon 05-DecMinutes of General Meeting held on 5 December 2016 are now online in the Members area.
Please bear with me as I am new to this and further edits may be necessary.
Anyone who remembers who seconded the nominations for the replacement President and Secretary positions, please let me know.
I also may have missed some attendance apologies.

Happy reading.
Clint
Mon 28-NovLatest Committee Meeting Minutes held on the 28th November 2016 are located in the Members only area.Gayle
Mon 21-NovNew story in Rides We've Done, Karalee Tavern, entered by Clint LovellSystem
Mon 07-NovMinutes from the General Meeting held on the 3rd October 2016 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 05-SepThe General Meeting scheduled for tonight was cancelled due to not achieving a quorum.thommo2
Mon 05-SepMinutes from the General Meeting held on the 1st August 2016 have now been posted in the members only sectionGayle
Sun 17-JulMinutes from the General Meeting held on the 4th July 2016 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 20-JunMinutes from the Committee Meeting held on the 20th June 2016 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 06-JunMinutes from the General Meeting held on the 6th June 2016 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 06-JunMinutes from the Committee Meeting held on the 23 May 2016 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 06-JunMinutes from the Committee Meeting held on the 23 May 2016 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Fri 06-MayMinutes from a Special Committee Meeting held on the 5th May 2016 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Fri 06-MayMinutes from the General Meeting held on the 2nd May 2016 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 18-AprMinutes from the Committee Meeting held on the 18 April 2016 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 18-AprMinutes from the Committee Meeting held on the 2nd April 2016 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 28-MarMinutes from the Committee Meeting held on the 23rd March 2016 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 28-MarImportant news item - Due to problems getting the AGM nominations posted in the usual place I need to put the nominations here.

Nominated for:-

President - Keith Thomson, nominated by Ray Thomas, seconded by Bill Carter

Vice President - Ray Thomas, nominated by Keith Thomson, seconded by Gayle McAlinden

Secretary - Gayle McAlinden, nominated by Ray Thomas, seconded by Charleen Lovell

Treasurer - NIL

Communications Officer - John Key, nominated by Keith Thomson, seconded Clint Lovell

Ride Co-ordinator - Rob Watson, nominated by Ray Thomas, seconded Clint Lovell

Victorian Co-ordinator - Craig Dixon, nominated by Julie Neal, seconded Keith Thomson

Regalia Officer - NIL

This information will be posted in the AGM notices as soon as possible.
thommo2
Thu 17-MarMarch Ride - There is a ride up for this weekend, a trip to Byron Bay - I hope to see plenty of bikes along for the ride!thommo2
Thu 17-MarAGM - The AGM is fast approaching, please RSVP if you are intending to come along. The accommodation motel has reserved rooms for us up until tomorrow, Friday 18th March, beyond that they will release the rooms to all comers. This has turned out to be a very busy weekend in Warwick with another large motorcycle event happening. I hope to see you there.thommo2
Mon 07-MarMinutes from the latest General Meeting held on the 7th March 2016 have now been posted in the members only sectionGayle
Thu 03-MarNew story in Rides We've Done, A C2C Tour, entered by Clint LovellSystem
Thu 03-MarNew story in Rides We've Done, A C2C Tour, entered by Clint LovellSystem
Thu 03-MarNew story in Rides We've Done, A C2C Tour, entered by Clint LovellSystem
Thu 03-MarNew story in Rides We've Done, A C2C Tour, entered by Clint LovellSystem
Thu 03-MarNew story in Rides We've Done, A C2C Tour, entered by Clint LovellSystem
Thu 03-MarHi All, the 2016 AGM notices are now posted to the website for your information and enjoyment. See you all there !JohnK
Mon 01-FebMinutes from the latest General Meeting held on the 1st February 2016 have now been posted in the members only sectionGayle
Sun 24-JanNew story in Rides We've Done, Third Memorial Ride for Valerie, entered by Ray ThomasSystem
Mon 04-JanMinutes from the latest General Meeting held on the 4th January 2016 have now been posted in the members only sectionGayle
Mon 07-DecMinutes from the latest General Meeting held on the 7th December 2015 have now been posted in the members only sectionGayle
Mon 07-DecMinutes from the Committee Meeting held on the 2nd November(for October) 2015 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 07-DecMinutes from the latest General Meeting held on the 2nd November 2015 have now been posted in the members only sectionGayle
Fri 06-NovHi everybody.

Clint and Charleen, Thommo and Gayle, Bevan and Therese, Gayle and myself are all heading off Saturday on a grand adventure to the Victorian Highlands. We will be joined by Dan and Kat from NSW, Craig Dixon and another couple from Victoria will be meeting up with us at Yass on Monday where we will depart on a 10 day Guided tour arranged by Craig.

Clint will have his spot on so you can track our movements if you wish to: https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=f453563ac1d17e0d6
See you all sometime after 22nd November!
thommo2
Fri 16-OctRide arranged for this Sunday. Hope to see you there.thommo2
Tue 06-OctThe RSVP for the October Social has been fixed, so if you are coming along feel free to let everyone know by placing your name in the RSVP for what should be a great night out.thommo2
Mon 05-OctMinutes from the latest General Meeting held on the 5th October 2015 have now been posted in the members only sectionGayle
Mon 28-SepNew story in Rides We've Done, Lismore & Back, entered by Ray ThomasSystem
Tue 22-SepThe Committee Meeting that was due to be held on the 21st of September,has been postponed. Gayle
Mon 21-SepHi Everybody. Just a reminder that Christmas is fast approaching! If you would like to join in the fun of our Christmas gathering be sure to have a look at the ride calendar, RSVP for the Christmas Party and book your accommodation.Thommo2
Mon 07-SepMinutes from the latest General Meeting held on the 7th September 2015 have now been posted in the members only sectionGayle
Mon 07-SepMinutes from the Committee Meeting held on the 7th September 2015 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Tue 18-AugDue to illness and absences, the Committee Meeting that was scheduled for the 17th August, has been postponed.Gayle
Mon 03-AugMinutes from the latest General Meeting on the 3 August 2015 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 06-JulMinutes from the latest General Meeting on the 6th July 2015 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Wed 24-JunNew story in Rides We've Done, Ride to Pittsworth, entered by Ray ThomasSystem
Mon 22-JunThe Association Christmas Function will be held at Tranquil Park, Malaney. We went there in 2012 and had a great time. The function centre has reserved a number of rooms for us, however will only hold them until 20th August 2015. You need to book your room by then and they require a $50.00 deposit. If you delay past then there is no guarantee that there will be a room for you.
Check the ride calendar for more details.
President
Mon 22-JunMinutes from the Committee Meeting on the 22nd June 2015 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Tue 16-JunMinutes from the latest General Meeting on the 1st June 2015 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Sat 13-JunJust a short note to advise that John Reid has recently had surgery and is recuperating at Greenslopes Hospital, John is likely to be there for a week. He is in Ward 25, if anyone feels like paying him a visit. thommo2
Fri 05-JunLong weekend ride being arranged for those not going away. Monday morning from BP Staypleton 8.30 for a 9 am start down to Byron for morning tea. Back way to Murwillumbah for lunch then home. Any takers ?

Let John Key know if you are coming along.
thommo2
Mon 25-MayMinutes from the Committee Meeting on the 18th May 2015 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 25-MayMinutes from the latest General Meeting on the 4th May 2015 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Fri 22-MayNew story in Rides We've Done, Ride to Childers, entered by Ray ThomasSystem
Fri 15-MayNew story in Rides We've Done, new licencee for mt perry hotel, entered by Tanya VanoostenSystem
Mon 27-AprMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting on the 27th April 2015 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Sun 26-AprNew story in Rides We've Done, Scuttle Butt Ride , entered by John KeySystem
Mon 20-AprThe Committee Meeting that was scheduled for today will be held next Monday 27th April 2015.Gayle
Mon 13-AprThe 2015 AGM minutes are now posted in the members only area.Gayle
Mon 06-AprMinutes from the latest General Meeting on the 6th April 2015 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Sat 21-MarMinutes from the Committee Meeting on the 16 March 2015 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Thu 05-MarMinutes from the latest General Meeting on the 2nd March 2015 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 02-MarMinutes from the Committee Meeting on the 9th February 2015 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Sat 21-FebTonight's social outing to Harrigans has been cancelled due to the weather.thommo2
Sun 08-FebMinutes from the latest General Meeting on the 2nd February 2015 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 02-FebThat time of year again. Our AGM coming up on 21 March 2015.
You can find all the necessary Notices, Nomination form and Program in the Members Section or directly by clicking here.
There will be plenty of vaciencies to fill so please have a think about having some input into the running of the Club.
Clint
Tue 13-JanRosewood Charity 2015 Show and Shine - A reminder this event is on this coming Saturday.

If anyone wants to go AND enter you need to be there by 8:00 am. You can leave after 12:30 pm if you have something else to go to.
Otherwise you might like a morning outing and can turn up later for a look see!

Show and Shine
thommo2
Sat 10-JanAs most would be aware there are changes to the QLD Road Rules pertaining to motorcycles. Get updated information straight from the horses mouth: TMR
These changes take effect 1st February 2015
thommo2
Mon 05-JanMinutes from the latest General Meeting on the 5th January 2015 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 15-DecMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting on the 15th December 2014 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Wed 10-DecInfo from our good friend Turbo that the Ipswich Toy Run is being held this weekend, Sunday 14th.
It starts from Brassal Shopping Centre at 10am and goes for an hour or so.
So tinsel up the Wing and join in to make some kids happy this Christmas.
There's prizes too!
Clint
Mon 01-DecMinutes from the latest General Meeting on the 1st December 2014 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 17-NovThere was no Committee Meeting in November.Gayle1234
Sat 15-NovBike For Sale

One bike that has been in the AWRA since the beginning is up for sale.
Worth a look.
Clint
Tue 04-NovLatest General Meeting Minutes are now available in the members only section.Gayle
Wed 29-OctNew story in Rides We've Done, Sunday Picnic, entered by Clint LovellSystem
Wed 29-OctNew story in Rides We've Done, Sunday Picnic, entered by Clint LovellSystem
Mon 20-OctMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting on the 20th October 2014 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 06-OctThe Committee welcomes Cam Neilsen as our new and keen Ride Coordinator.
Please assist Cam by offering to lead a ride or host/suggest a Social venue.
It is only by all members contributing that we can all enjoy the benefits of the Club.
Clint
Mon 06-OctMinutes from the latest General Meeting on the 6th October 2014 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Tue 30-SepNew story in Rides We've Done, Silky Oak Tea Garden Ride, entered by Robert WatsonSystem
Wed 17-SepNew Ride Coordinator Needed
Those who read the Minutes will notice that Kevin Keel has resigned from the Ride Coordinator position for personal reasons.
Our thanks go to Kevin for all the work he has put in.
I have taken over the role for now, but only for now. We need someone to step up and do the job for the remainder of the club year (until March).
Want to get more involved with our club? Here is your chance. The current Committee Members will help out anyone interested.

In the mean time, we are in need of ride leaders for October Ride and Social. Please send me a message with any ideas you may have.

Cheers
Clint
Mon 15-SepMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting on the 15th September 2014 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Fri 12-SepMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting on the 18th August 2014 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Wed 10-SepMore Photos

Kevin has put up quite a few photos of the Nambucca Heads Meet and Greet. In the regular Gallery
Also
Michel has sent several pics of Thommo and Gail at their place in Saint-Étienne, France. Check them out. They all seem to be having a good time.
Clint
Mon 01-SepMinutes from the latest General Meeting on the 1st September 2014 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 01-SepMinutes from the latest General Meeting on the 4th August 2014 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 25-AugNew story in Rides We've Done, Saturday night @the Pancake Manor, entered by Kevin KeelSystem
Fri 22-AugDue to forecast of continuous rain to-morrow, Saturday night's Social will now be meet at Pancake Manor for 6.00 pm booking as most will be coming by 4 wheels, his seems the easiest solution.
If deciding not to come, please advise as booking is for amount registered.
Thanks.
KevinK
Tue 19-Aug
Hi everyone,

This is a news item to let everyone know that Lily has moved.

She continues to improve, had all her stitches out this morning, and is raring to get on with some serious rehab routines.

She can now be found (and visited) at

Level 1, Bed 12
St Vincent’s Private Hospital
411 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, Qld 4169

Yep, Lily is now a five-minute walk from home, even though it will be a few weeks before she can come home. Makes visiting (by me) easier.

Thanks to all for the good wishes,

John Reid.
John Reid
Fri 08-AugLatest on the Reids after their off on Monday.
John is home. Sore all over and doing all the insurance stuff.
Lily had an operation on Tuesday to fix her right leg. Was scheduled for another op today (Friday) on her shoulder and collar bone.
Lily is in RBH ward 7A North, bed 53.

Correction to ward details by Thommo2
Clint
Thu 07-AugCraig has made a couple of minor changes to the itinerary for the Victorian High Country Ride in November 2015.
Full details and links in the Vic Calendar.
Clint
Tue 05-AugFor those who weren't at last night's meeting, the not-so-good news is John and Lily Reid (Vice President and Property Officer) had an off on Monday while returning home from a weekend away.
John is not sure what went wrong but says the bike just felt like it was on ice and went down. Too many unknown factors to speculate.
John got minor rib and back injuries and spent the night in hospital but is home now, but Lily fared worse.
She will need surgery for a broken ankle and leg gash and also has arm/shoulder injuries.
She is in the Royal Brisbane Hospital but being moved so we are not sure of the room number yet.
More info as it comes to hand.
Clint
Mon 04-AugPast members Merv and Margaret Kroll are setting out shortly to drive around Australia on a 1917 Model T Ford. They will be one of three such cars doing the trip.
Facebook page link is https://www.facebook.com/ModelTadventure
Clint
Sun 03-AugMinutes from the latest General Meeting on the 7th July 2014 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Sat 02-AugNew story in Rides We've Done, Fig Restaurant Waterloo Bay Hotel - Wynnum, entered by Ray ThomasSystem
Fri 01-AugOne to note in your Diary for those interested in historic motorcycle racing;
The 2014 Australian Historic Road Race Championship will be held at Lakeside Park on 25th to 28th of September in this the 50th Anniversary of M/Cycle racing at Lakeside where racing is on one of the best circuits to watch as most of the track can be viewed from main straight (just missing out on 2nd half of first corner and the bus-stop).
These are title events so top fields are expected.
For more info check the Qld Early Motorcycle Sports Club's web-site at www.qemmsc.com.au
Should be a good meeting.
KevinK
Wed 23-JulNew story in Rides We've Done, Rathdowney Pub Run, entered by Kevin KeelSystem
Tue 22-JulAt July's General Meeting, new member's were welcomed with Marty & Penny Anderson joining up & introducing the first 2nd generation 2012 Blue Goldwing to the club, welcome Guys.
Also joining were Seth Harris & Atonetta Harris from Boonah('94 Titanium Wing) who have already been on many runs with us and we wish them a warm welcome also.
Attending also were Rob & Jane Harriss to say hello.
They are former members to those who do not know were there early in the clubs history and are former committee members who did great work for the club and still have many friends among our group.
Rob has recently began servicing Goldwing's at his business in Rosewood and is highly recommended by all who have used his services and for a more personal experience at repairs & servicing, you will not find better.
To contact, ring Jane or Rob on(07)54642444.
I also have to report that a statement that I made re: Brisbane Motorcycles not having a Goldwing franciese anymore is actually incorrect.
This story was told to me by a salesman at Team Moto, Springwood who actually bragged about it also saying anyone who had bought Goldwings from Brisbane Motorcycles would have no warranty and I guess I should have become suspicious at that wild statement, but could not foresee a salesman telling lies of this magnitude to the general public.
I have spoken to the Sales Manager at Brisbane Motorcycles and left it in his hands about what they wish to do about this sort of behaviour.
So the most important point is that Brisbane IS still a dealer and is quite keen to give support to any Goldwing owner.
KevinK
Sun 06-JulMinutes from the latest General Meeting on the 2nd June 2014 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Sun 06-JulNew story in Social Events, Chief, lower the Cone of Silence! The Eighty Six Reports, entered by Gayle McAlindenSystem
Mon 23-JunNew story in Rides We've Done, Centenary Tavern Via Moggill, entered by Kevin KeelSystem
Sun 22-JunWith a sad heart,I have to announce the death of Clive Godbar who came to say hello to us at the Nambucca AGM this year.
Clive was still a member of the AGA and with a member number of 13 was a founding member.
He was unfortunately killed in a car crash yesterday while returning from seeing his wife Fran in Port Macquarie Base Hospital(to his home at Sth West Rocks).
It is believed he may have had a heart attack while driving.
He had been diagnosed with inoperable heart problems but it is still a shock to find out how his life finished.
A gentle soul who had so many stories to tell and a walking encyclopedia on all things Goldwings and a real joy to talk to and spend time with.
Very sad & will be missed.
To Fran & Family, our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
KevinK
Tue 17-JunNew story in Rides We've Done, Taromeo Camp Ovens Ride, entered by Ray ThomasSystem
Sun 15-JunA couple of photos of today's ride to Taromeo have been added to the Gallery.
Also photos of the Crofts and Keys how have photos beside their names on the Membership List.(Viewable by Members only.)

No photo beside your entry? Want yours updated?
Send a current photo to clint@auswingriders.com.
Clint
Fri 13-JunMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting held on the 2nd June 2014 (for May)have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Tue 10-JunThe Christmas venue for this year has been decided and will be on Sat 6th of December at Happy Wanders Tourist Park @ Hervey Bay.
Dinner will be on site and be catered for.
For accomodation, view their web site at www.happywander.com.au to check which you would like then ring on 07 4125 1103 to book and ask the 10% discount for Goldwing Christmas Party.Do this as soon as you can as December is quite busy and if left too late, you may miss out.
Please advise any diet restrictions so we can arrange alternatives.
Address for Park is 105 Truro St, Torquay, Hervey Bay.
Please call if any enquiries
KevinK
Thu 05-JunHave your say on possible new motorcycle laws.
https://www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au/gi/consultation/2067/view.html
Clint
Mon 02-JunNew story in Rides We've Done, Annette & Larry's Fasta Pasta Social, entered by Kevin KeelSystem
Sat 31-MayPlease note changes to details and start point for Thommo's ride to Tarameo Ovens for the June Ride.
Also anyone wishing to go to the Annual Meet & Greet at Nambucca Heads(See details in Other Rides) it is advised if you are coming and have not yet booked a cabin/site that positions are filling so quickly, there are not many left as this Park is so popular, so get in quickly.
KevinK
Tue 20-MayI have had a request from Fraser Council asking if we could get some Goldwings together to ride in their Coal Parade on Saturday the 19th of July in the town of Howard which is about 40k's up from Hervey Bay.
We would stay at Hervey Bay and ride up on the Morning.
If interested contact me on 0404497528 and will e-mail you the poster for the Festival and will need numbers as soon as I can get them to inform the Promoters.
After the Parade the bikes will be displayed in the Park.
Give it a thought.
Kevin.
KevinK
Mon 19-MayNew story in Rides We've Done, The Barn/Murpy' Creek Day., entered by Kevin KeelSystem
Sat 17-MayMinutes from the latest General Meeting on the 5th May 2014 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 05-MayThere was no Committee Meeting in April on account of the Easter long Weekend.Gayle1234
Mon 05-MayMinutes from the latest General Meeting on the 7th April 2014 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Tue 15-AprNew story in Rides We've Done, Woodford Golf Club Run, entered by Kevin KeelSystem
Sun 13-AprNew story in Rides We've Done, Vic Ride day 13 April 2014, entered by Craig DixonSystem
Sat 05-AprAttention all members:

With the closure of the Morningside Services Club, we have been on the lookout for a new venue.
I have been in touch with Moreton Bay Sports Club, and they are in a position to facilitate our monthly General Meeting.
The meeting scheduled for Monday will now be held at the Moreton Bay Sports Club when we can decide whether it is a suitable venue for the future or not.
The address is Boundary Street, Tingalpa. Drive all the way to the end, can't miss it. There is plenty of room for parking and it is flat!

I hope to see you all there.

Keith
thommo2
Thu 03-AprSeen at recent Troy Bayliss Bike Show, check out web-site for a marvellous compact mini jump starter which every Wing Rider should carry.
Runs & charges your computer, phones etc.
Powerful enough to start a V8 powered car and 25 jump stars per charge.
Torch, distress light with power plug and USB cable, this unit is really worth a look.
Check out at www.minijumpstarter.com for full description and purchase options.
KevinK
Thu 03-AprThis week-end sees the Australian Superbike Championship opener at Qld raceway at Willowbank.
Two day racing but Sunday is the big day with partner Danny Green's Coward Punch initiative being supported this year to raise awareness and try to stamp out this blight on society.
Group rides to 2014 Superbike will be in support of "Coward Punch Initiative"
At the events, motorcyclists will be invited to join a lunchtime "Lap of Champions" to raise awareness and raise funds.
Australian Superbikes will donate $5.00 for each rider who participates in the ride (Sunday 6th April)
There group admissions, $30 per Adult for 10, $25 for 11-20 and $20 for 21-40.
There is also a show and shine on the Sunday.
A good day out if you feel so inclined.
KevinK
Tue 25-MarNew story in Rides We've Done, Saturday Fish & Chips/Coffee, entered by Kevin KeelSystem
Tue 25-MarAnnual Meet & Greet at Nambucca Heads is on the Week-End of 5/6/7th of September at the White Albatross Holiday Park (Morag & I found it 1st last October) and phone 0265686468 and book and mention Goldwing meet & greet for 10% discount, book now to avoid disappointment!
BYO barbeque on Friday night to meet & greet other Goldwinger's and a ride Saturday and Tea at the Restaurant on Saturday night, and Goodbye Breakfast Sunday Morning at BBQ area which we cater for at a nominal cost and return home afterward.
Getting more popular each year (62 last year) so don't be square just be there!
This is a non club event, all Wing variants & their owners are welcome.
KevinK
Sat 22-MarMinutes from the latest General Meeting on the 3rd March 2014 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Thu 20-MarNew story in Rides We've Done, Victorian Ride to AGM 2014, entered by Craig DixonSystem
Wed 19-MarNew story in Rides We've Done, 2014 AGM Nambucca HeadsKevin, entered by Kevin KeelSystem
Tue 18-MarWe are giving a trial to mid week rides once a month for those who wish to come along we will meet at McDonalds at Jindalee for a not too long ride and will buy lunch with a meeting time of 9.00am,these rides will be on the 2nd Tuesday of each month with the next one on the 8th of April.
These rides will not be on calendar at this stage so just turn up on the second Tuesday of the month!
KevinK
Tue 18-MarNew Social Event added for Saturday 22nd of March.
Also no Ride or Social events planned for April as both dates clash with long week-ends for Easter & Anzac day.
If enough people wish to ride either of these week-ends we will nominate a meeting place and decide on destination then.
Please advise me and will keep list of those interested.
KevinK
Sat 15-Mar2014 A.G.M. has been held and all Committee positions have been filled.
Welcome to new Committee members:
Kevin Keel - Ride Coordinator
John Reid - Vice President
Lily Reid - Regalia Officer

All other positions retained the previous officers.

Members can go to the Members Only section to see their happy smiling faces.
Clint
Mon 10-MarMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting held on the 17th February 2014 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Tue 04-MarMembers can check the AGM Notices on the Members Only section to see who has been nominated for Committee positions.
Direct link for Members only.
Clint
Tue 04-MarA message from member Mike Skidmore
Hi Eric
I have been using a very good company on the Gold Coast to do work on my 1800 Wing.
He is a fully accredited Honda mechanic and has been on Wing specific courses at Honda HO Australia.
Is it possible to tell other Wing owners as they would be impressed with his work and ethics.
The website is
www.the-motorcycle-centre.com.au
The email is
themotorcyclecentre@gmail.com
Regards Mike
Clint
Fri 28-FebNew story in Rides We've Done, Bellbird Café, entered by Clint LovellSystem
Wed 26-FebHello everybody, just a short note to remind everyone that membership fees are due by the 28th Feb 2014. Un-financial members will not be eligible to vote at the upcoming AGM.
Also nominations for 2014 committee positions need to be delivered to the secretary by 1st March 2014. Think about what you can do for the association and perhaps put your hand up to help guide our association for the next year.
Once nominations close on the 31st of March any nominations received will be posted on the web site for consideration.
I look forward to seeing many of you at the AGM in March. Until then ride safely.
thommo2
Wed 12-FebMinutes from the latest General Meeting on the 3th February 2014 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Sat 25-JanMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting held on the 20th January 2014 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Thu 09-JanNew Member Search Feature
This new feature - for Members only - lets you look for a specific member searching by Member Number, First Name, Surname or Nickname (if they have one).
Saves trolling through the list.
Find it on the Members Only page.

It has been tested by committee members, but please advise if you have any dramas.
Clint
Tue 07-JanMinutes from the latest General Meeting on the 6th January 2014 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Fri 03-JanThommo has decided to run the inaugural Valerie Thomas Memorial Ride as a night ride on the Saturday night 18 January 2014 due to the hot climate and knowing that Valerie always loved our colourful night rides.
If you haven't done so yet, please RSVP if you are coming so we can advise the venue of numbers.
Clint
Mon 23-DecMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting held on the 16th December 2013, have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Sun 22-DecDetails of the 2014 AGM are now in the ride calendar. Please RSVP if you are intending to come.thommo2
Sat 21-Dec2014 Annual General Meeting notices are up in the Members Only section.
Time to start considering candidates for next year's Committee.
Clint
Mon 16-DecMembership Fees 2014/15

Getting in early to remind everyone that membership fees for next year will be due on the 1 Mar 2014.

I have no problem if anyone would like to pay them earlier.

Remember RENEWAL APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILLED IN members only have one form to fill in, I will not fill in forms for everyone so help me out with this necessary bit of paperwork.

Thanks,

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year if we don't catch up before.

Eric and Deb

Eric
Mon 16-DecLeft behind at Ballina - A4 Road Atlas
If anyone left the road atlas behind in Ballina after our Christmas Party, please contact the motel on 02 6686 8866
Eric
Sun 15-DecMinutes from the latest General Meeting on the 2nd December 2013 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Sun 15-DecMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting held on the 27th November 2013, have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 02-DecNew details on the Christmas Party weekend with two ride groups heading down on Friday and Saturday.thommo2
Wed 27-NovMinutes from the latest General Meeting on the 4th November 2013 have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Tue 19-NovUpdate to the social for this Saturday 23rd November 2013. Hope to see many people there. I have booked a large table, but will require numbers by Friday evening to confirm with the club so please use the RSVP. Thanksthommo2
Mon 18-NovI recently received the following message from France:

"Dear friends of halfway around the world
In 2010, with the help of Clint, Charleen, Ray and Valerie we had wanted to create a twinning between your club and ours which had to concretize the friendship which we united through the passion of Goldwing.
Naturally we were conscious that because of the distance which separates us it would not be easy to meet and to share common rides.
Nevertheless the challenge seemed interesting to us as seemed to us interesting the fact of talking about many things on a common forum.
We had thus set up a French-Australian forum on our site http://www.rrgwc.fr/phpBB3/index.php to speak about Goldwing, about Vegemite or about Snails (lol).
This use of the forum did not receive the welcome that we wished and we are a little bit sad for this.
Indeed, French people are very curious about Australia and hope that it's the same for you.
The language barrier does not have to be because we shall take care to translate into French the texts you could write in English.
Of course as you can see my English is quite poor but I will do my best as so as to translate!
So I call you again to use this forum.
Do not hesitate to get in touch with me ( mailto:m.raf1@laposte.net ) if you do not reach in connecting on the web page.
Thank you very much to you "

It can only be good for our riders to join in the conversations between our two groups. It would be nice to see more interactivity.
Clint
Thu 14-NovPlease note changes made to the ride this weekend. Start time is now 8:00 for 8:30 and meeting place is BP Stapylton.Clint
Wed 30-OctChristmas Party - Time to book if you are coming and want to ensure you get a room at the motel. Don't forget to RSVP on the ride calendar. See you there. thommo2
Wed 30-OctMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting held on the 21st October 2013, have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 28-OctNew story in Rides We've Done, A Ride for Only Two, entered by Clint LovellSystem
Mon 28-OctMinutes from the latest General Meeting have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 21-OctCommittee Changes
Some may not be aware yet, but at the last meeting, Deb Madjeric resigned as President of AWRA for personal reasons.

The position of President has been filled by former vice-President, Keith Thomson.

The vice-president position will remain vacant until our next AGM unless a member expresses interest in the position.
Clint
Wed 02-OctMinutes from the latest General Meeting have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Thu 12-SepNew story in Rides We've Done, Armidale 2013 Meet & Greet, entered by Annette FisherSystem
Thu 05-SepMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 19-AugMinutes from the latest General Meeting have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 05-AugMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Wed 24-JulNew story in Rides We've Done, Re Discovering Rudd's Pub , entered by Kevin KeelSystem
Sat 20-JulNew story in Rides We've Done, Not a Bike in Sight, entered by Annette FisherSystem
Sun 14-JulThe next General Meeting will be held on the 5th August 2013, at the Morning side Services Club.Gayle
Thu 06-JunMinutes from the latest General Meeting have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Wed 29-MayNew story in Rides We've Done, Chinese Garden Social, entered by Annette FisherSystem
Thu 23-MayMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Wed 22-MayNew story in Rides We've Done, A Rural Ramble, entered by Kevin KeelSystem
Sun 28-AprAn update on Dene, he has a broken femur and dislocated pelvis, at the moment he has a metal frame screwed into his leg to keep the bone in the correct position until the swelling goes down so they can operate.

Dene will be joining the bionic group, the doc's are going to plate his pelvis to keep it in the correct position, and plate the broken femur. Only other injury was a small graze on this elbow.

No news on how long he is expected to be in hospital, anyone who has time to visit, he is in the PA ward 2A, room 3.1 use the blue lifts.
Eric
Sun 28-AprNew story in Rides We've Done, Just the two of us, entered by Gwenda ZanattaSystem
Thu 25-AprHi all.

Just a quick note, I received a phone call from Grumpy this morning letting me know that Dene had been involved in an accident on his way to work, at this stage other than a broken leg we aren't sure how he is doing. Will pass on any news as we get it.

Eric
Eric
Thu 25-AprNew story in Rides We've Done, goondi agm, entered by Gwenda ZanattaSystem
Wed 17-AprMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting have now been posted in the members only sectioGayle
Sun 14-AprMinutes from the latest General Meeting have now been posted in the members only sectionGayle
Tue 26-MarMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting have now been posted in the members only sectionGayle
Thu 21-MarSmall change in the Photo Gallery. You can now pick an individual photographer and view their photos only.
Better than having to look through the lot.
The sad part is the lists show that in the one year since it started, only seven members have uploaded photos to the Gallery.
I'm sure we have more cameras than that in the club.
Clint
Wed 20-MarMinutes for 2013 Annual General Meeting are now online for Members only.
Clint
Tue 19-MarMinutes from the latest General Meeting have now been posted in the members only section Gayle
Thu 07-MarNew story in Rides We've Done, GoldWing's autopilot, entered by Frans van der MerweSystem
Mon 04-MarDammit!
April Meeting will be a week late on 8 April 2013.

My apologies for the mistake.
Clint
Mon 04-MarPlease put it in your diaries.
March General Meeting will be held a week late on 8 March 2013.
This is due to our normal first Monday falling on Easter Monday and the meeting place will be closed.
Clint
Thu 28-FebDetails of an extra ride in September, led by Kevin and Morag to meet with our southern counterparts. Please use the RSVP if you intend to come along.thommo2
Mon 25-FebThere is an item in our Other Rides section advising of a Christmas in July to be held by the Central Coast chapter of AGA. We are invited.
Check it out. Go if you can.
Clint
Sun 24-FebMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting have now been posted in the members only sectionGayle
Sun 24-FebMinutes from the latest General Meeting have now been posted in the members only section Gayle
Tue 19-FebAdditional details on the February Social in the ride calendar.
Please RSVP if you intend to come along.
thommo2
Tue 19-FebNew story in Rides We've Done, AWRA February Ride, entered by Annette FisherSystem
Mon 18-FebWe have nominations for most Committee positions for the next year. Only problem is there is so far only one nominee for each spot. It would be nice to see a bit of competition for Committee positions.

So if you have not yet served on the Committee and would like to, or would like another go because you remember it was so much fun last time, be sure to get your nomination in on time.

Nominations must be in the hands of the Secretary at least 14 days before the Annual General Meeting: Closing date – 2 March 2013.
Clint
Wed 13-FebMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting have now been posted in the members only section Gayle
Wed 06-FebMembership Renewals

It is that time of the year again. Time to renew your membership.
All memberships are due at the end of February.
For current members, just go to the Members Only section and click on the Electronic Membership Change/Renewal link.
Different this year, the form will already have your details filled in. Just make any changes necessary, sort out payment method and Submit. Easy.

Can't get on to the Members section? Forgotten your password?
There's a link on the front page of this site called Forgot your Login?
You'll just need to know your membership number and name.

Any problems, contact your nearest helpful committee member.
Clint
Thu 31-JanThe video taken at the funeral for our Valerie is now online.
Here is the link
The password is Cowley47

Thanks to Thommo for sharing.
Clint
Sun 27-JanNew story in Rides We've Done, Australia Day 2013 by Bill Carter, entered by Annette FisherSystem
Sun 27-JanNew story in Rides We've Done, Australia Day 2013, entered by Annette FisherSystem
Fri 25-JanMessage from Bill Carter about the Australia Day social.

Just to let you know that we will be at the Australia Day venue rain or shine.
There are large picnic shelters and toilets nearby.
I will have a couple of small bar-b-qs but if you have one to bring that will help.
We have some games and prizes and we will have fun regardless.
We will be in our car and there no ride organised for the day.
Best wishes,
Bill carter
Clint
Tue 22-JanWayne and Elizabeth would like you to join them as their daughter
Willow Jewelz Ellery is christened on Sunday 3rd February 2013 at 11 am at St. Micheal's Orthodox Church of Christ the King, 1-63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture QLD 4510. Followed by a light lunch at our place 75 Flowers road, Caboolture QLD 4510.
RSVP by Friday 25th January 2013 - email fiasco.29@hotmail.com or Phone 0414779739.
Gayle
Tue 22-Jan2013 Annual General Meeting
Notices for the 2013 AGM are now online for all members in the Members Only section. Includes Official AGM Notice, Program of Events, Nomination forms for Committee positions and who is nominated (no one yet).
Members are encouraged to seriously consider giving some time helping the Club run.
Here is a direct link. You might need to log in.
Clint
Thu 17-JanWhat a wonderful day for Valerie.

All up a reported 31 Goldwings turned up to farewell our most loved Wing Rider on her Last Ride with Wing Riders.
It started with a moving ceremony at St Andrews church, South Brisbane.
Wing Riders, past and present, from throughout the land came to pay their respects.
Then six wings and Buddha preceded the limo and the rest fell in behind, followed by numerous cars.
We upset the traffic all the way from South Brisbane to Mt Gravatt with our slow ride in the near peak hour traffic.
A few poor souls had to take the long way home as no one broke our convoy to take the exits.
At Mt Gravatt, all gathered around whilst Valerie was laid to rest.
Then a great wake at Yeronga with over 700 Valerie photos being played set to her favourite music.
There's a few photos from the day on the Gallery section. Hope to see more there soon.
Bye bye Valerie. We sent you off well. To be remembered.
Clint
Tue 15-JanMinutes from the latest General Meeting have now been posted in the members only sectionGayle
Fri 11-JanValerie's funeral will be held at 1:30pm Thursday 17 January at St Andrews Church, 160 Vulture St, South Brisbane, followed by a Goldwing escort to Mt Gravatt Cemetery.
All Valerie's friends who ride Goldwings are invited to attend and take part.
Clint
Wed 09-Jan
Goodbye Valerie
It is with great sadness we report the loss of one of our best WingRiders.
Valerie Thomas was taken from us after a short battle with cancer.
Valerie held several positions on the committee, mostly Secretary and Regalia. She always had the interest of the club members at heart.
She is a great loss to us all.
For further details, please contact a committee member.

Clint
Fri 04-JanUpdate about Val. Visits MAY be possible from Sunday 6th. Call Thommo first. His phone number is in the Members List.Clint
Fri 04-JanOur dear Valerie is in the wars again. She is back in the Mater hospital. Things were not progressing as they should with the cancer now attacking the bones.
She has also suffered a hip fracture and will be undergoing surgery for that tomorrow (Sat 5 Jan).
No visitors for now, only family.
All our best wishes go to Valerie and Thommo.
Clint
Mon 17-DecThe Committee Meeting that was scheduled to be held tonight, has been cancelled, because of illness. The next meeting will be held on the 21st January 2012.Gayle
Mon 17-DecMinutes from the latest General Meeting have now been posted in the members only sectionGayle
Sun 02-DecNew entry in QLD ride calendar for Saturday 8th December. Please RSVP if you intend to come along.thommo2
Sat 01-DecMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting have now been posted in the members only sectionGayle
Tue 27-NovIt is on the front page of the website, but just a reminder that the December 2012 General Meeting will be held during the Christmas Party weekend at 3pm on Saturday 1st December at Tranquil Park, Maleny.
Which of course means nothing on at Morningside Services Club on Monday 3 December.
Clint
Thu 22-NovA few new items in the FOR SALE section.

Check em out.
Clint
Tue 20-NovSubscribe to News
Sick of checking the AWRA News page every day just in case there is a new item?
It can go days with nothing then that day you don't check, there is that ever-so-important piece of AWRA news.

Help is at hand.
Members can click the News Subscription link at the top right of the News page and select to have any new item delivered direct to their Email inbox.
You can opt out at any time via the same link.

Not a member? Sorry - this service is for members only.
Clint
Mon 19-NovMinutes from the latest General Meeting have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Thu 15-NovValerie News

Valerie is now at home and being looked after by Thommo. They both sounded very happy on the phone.
Clint
Mon 12-NovLaunched in USA a few hours ago.
How long before we get it here?



Click the pic for the link to Honda
Clint
Thu 01-NovStory Comments
To add another dimension to our website, it is now possible for Members to comment on stories.
If you look at any of the newer (top section) stories, you will see a Comment button down the bottom and then any comments below that.

Click the button - you might need to login - to add your little bit to a run you attended or a story you enjoyed reading.

Check your text before entering because there is no editing - yet. I'm working on it.
Clint
Wed 31-OctValerie News
And it is all good. Well, as good can be hoped for in the circumstances.
Testing showed that the particular cancer Valerie has is one that can be managed with a new drug that is administered in tablet form. The drug apparently only attacks the cancer cells and not surrounding tissue.
So, at this stage, no heavy radiation or chemo is needed.
Valerie will most likely be going home next week and will get daily nursing assistance.
Her major worry then will be that Thommo will be looking after her the rest of the day.
He is currently on a steep learning curve.
Clint
Sat 20-OctNovember General Meeting is on Monday 5th November, 7.30 PM at Morningside Services Club.Gayle
Fri 19-OctMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting have now been posted in the members only sectionGayle
Wed 17-OctMore on Valerie.
She has changed wards at the Mater Private. Now in Room 869 which is an oncology ward.
It is a "clean" environment so no flowers are allowed.
Thommo has also asked me to pass on a little more on Valerie's condition. They have determined the cancer is definitely melanoma and is widespread.
Further testing is ongoing to determine the exact treatment and in the meantime they are trying to build her up physically preparing for the onslaught to come.
Clint
Tue 16-OctLatest from Thommo is that Valerie definitely has cancer of the liver and a treatment is being worked out.
Please note that if you are looking up their address the suburb should be Yeronga, Qld 4104.
The list may be incorrectly showing Wooroolin until Trev does a fix.

Valerie is in Mater Private Hospital Room 825
Visiting hours 8am to 8pm with a requested rest period between 1:30 and 3pm.
Clint
Thu 11-OctThommo and Val have returned from their European holiday. They are a couple of weeks early as Valerie took ill and was not improving. Doctors in Germany advised getting a full scan and that is best done near home. She is currently undergoing tests in the Mater. Further news as it comes to hand. They are most upset that they didn't catch up with our French mates, but that is for the future.Clint
Tue 09-OctJust a note to ask that anyone wishing to attend next weekends ride to Boreen Point to please use the RSVP on the ride calendar. We need to advise the lunch venue of numbers by next Thursday Morning. Thanks.Thommo2
Mon 01-OctHello all. Just to let you know that tonight's General Meeting has been cancelled, due to illness. Will post when the next one will be.Gayle
Mon 17-SepHi all, just a quick note to let you all know that the Committee meeting for tonight has been cancelled.Gayle
Thu 13-SepMinutes from the latest General Meeting have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Tue 11-SepOur next Monthly Meeting on the 1st of October, will be held at Clint and Charleen's Place, due to public holiday.Gayle
Sat 08-SepSHOW AND SHINE
We have been invited to attend the Carina Show and Shine again this year, check out the details in the ride calendar. This is an event that raises funds for Palliative Care
Thommo2
Sun 02-SepMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting have now been posted in the members only section.
Sorry it has taken so long, but have been unwell with a migraine.
Gayle
Wed 29-AugThe Travelling Thommos have commenced blogging their trip.
Looks like they are in London today 29/08.
You can follow their updates at http://travellingthommos.blogspot.com.au/
Clint
Fri 24-AugSome changes to the Stories App.
There are now three options while you write your story.
Save lets you save on the fly without the story becoming published (published = visible on the Rides We've Done page).
Later saves what you have done and you can close and come back later via the Edit A Story link. The story is still not published but is waiting for you.
Publish is for when you are done and makes it go up for all to see.
You can still edit even after you have published.
Clint
Wed 22-AugNew story in Rides We've Done, Mystery Ride, entered by Eric MadjericSystem
Tue 21-AugIt has been confirmed that Ned's Motorcycle Wear, will be coming to our next General Meeting.Gayle
Wed 15-Aug Invitation to join Kevin and Morag at Port Macquarie

Due to the cancellation of the Coonabarabran Ride Kevin & Morag are going to ride to Port Macquarie for a 4 day weekend from 14/09 to 17/09 & the invitation is open for AWRA members to join them. Some members of the AGA may also attend & Kevin also advises that Port Macquarie is a seven hour ride from Brisbane.

Kevin & Morag are staying at Te's Tennis Resort/Motel 1 Kemp Street, Port Macquarie Ph. (02)65840144
Web site www.tstennisresort.com.au

If any body is interested in this weekend away you are welcome to call Kevin on his mobile listed in the members section.
Thommo
Tue 14-AugMinutes from the latest General Meeting have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Sun 12-AugNew story in Rides We've Done, Vic members ride to Kyneton, entered by Craig DixonSystem
Sun 12-AugATTENTION ALL MEMBERS

The September ride to Coonabarbran "Meet in the Middle" has been cancelled due to the lack of numbers however another ride is in the planning so please watch this space.
Thommo
Mon 30-JulNew story in Rides We've Done, Xmas in July at Stanthorpe, entered by Gayle McAlindenSystem
Tue 24-JulForgot your login details?
There's now a link on the home page. Just above the Photo of the Month.
Match your name and Member Number and your details will be sent to the email we have on file.
Don't know your number? Contact a committee member.
Don't know your name? Sorry, no help for you.
Clint
Mon 16-JulNew story in Rides We've Done, Taromeo Treat, entered by Valerie ThomasSystem
Wed 11-JulNew story in Rides We've Done, Queens birthday weekend 2012 ride to St George, entered by Frans van der MerweSystem
Mon 09-JulMinutes from the latest General Meeting have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Tue 03-JulNew story in Rides We've Done, June Jaunt with Andy & Donna, entered by Valerie ThomasSystem
Sun 24-JunNew story in Rides We've Done, Low Carb Low Sugar Cheesecake, entered by Charleen LovellSystem
Fri 22-JunMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting have now been posted in the members only sectionGayle
Fri 22-JunChanges coming soon.
I'm doing an upgrade to the website. Things won't look a lot different, but security will be a little tighter.
Consequently several members will get new usernames and/or passwords.
Members will receive an email when the change takes place and there will be a small difference when you login to the Members Only section. Members will have the opportunity to change their password to one that suits.
Clint
Wed 06-JunThere has been recent discussions of "twinning" with our French friends and as a result a form was passed around at the recent meeting for those wishing to join the RoadRunner GoldWing Forum or Le Forum as it is called.
It is invitation only and all members of AWRA have been invited.
About a dozen joined up by providing their email address and a username for that forum.
As we will never give our a member's email without permission, if you wish to join in the fun, please send the request to me and I will pass it onto Michel. That is double handling, but will ensure security.
Clint
Wed 06-JunMinutes from the latest General Meeting have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Fri 01-JunMinutes from the latest Committee Meeting have now been posted in the members only sectionGayle
Tue 29-MayNew story in Rides We've Done, Coffs Harbour Meet & Greet Week-End, entered by Kevin KeelSystem
Mon 28-MayNew story in Rides We've Done, Meet N Greet Coffs Harbourf, entered by Eric MadjericSystem
Wed 23-MayNew story in Rides We've Done, Maleny in May, entered by Clint LovellSystem
Mon 21-MayFor those who "do" Facebook, member JohnG has started a facebook site for Australian GoldWing Riders.
This is not just for our AWRA members but GoldWing riders throughout Australia and even overseas (if they are interested in Australia).
Pop over for a look at this link.
Quite a few of our members are there already.
Clint
Mon 14-MayMinutes from the latest General Meeting have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Sun 06-MayFinal reminder. Meeting at Clint and Charleen's tomorrow night. Bring a chair if you can get one on the bike.Clint
Tue 01-MayThe AWRA database has now been up dated and now only shows the current 2012 financial membersTrevor (Membership)
Mon 30-AprNew advert in For Sale section. 1989 GL1500 for sale.Clint
Thu 26-AprThere's a new GoldWing forum and information site online. Owned by AWRA sponsors, WingStuff (they donated prizes for our AGM) it is an extension of their site.
Worth a look and join in the conversations if you like. There is a section for Australian riders.

Check it out. GLRiders.com.
Clint
Wed 25-AprAll members please note that the "Stanthorpe Christmas in July" social has been cancelled by Kevin due to a lack of response.
I am now looking for someone to fill the June & July social dates & also somebody to lead the August & September rides so please check your diaries to see if you can help out & if you can please give me a call.
Thommo
Sun 22-AprWe have a new entry in the Profiles page. Paul and Sue have told us their life story - as it pertains to GoldWings.
Check it out.
Clint
Sat 21-AprComing to the May meeting at Clint and Charleen's? It'll help if you can bring a chair.Clint
Sat 21-AprSlight change made to the Photo Gallery page from the main menu.Clint
Wed 18-AprNew story in Rides We've Done, entered by Valerie ThomasSystem
Tue 17-AprMinutes from the latest Committee meeting have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Tue 17-AprNew story in Rides We've Done, entered by Valerie ThomasSystem
Thu 12-AprMay General Meeting on 7th will be on a public holiday and the Morningside Services Club will not be open.

The meeting will be held at Clint and Charleen's place - address on the Members List.

If you are not a Member and wish to attend, please email the Webmaster for directions.

No meals provided but there are numerous Pizza delivery places and other takeaway options nearby. BBQ may be available for use.
Clint
Thu 05-AprMinutes from the latest General Meeting have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Sun 25-MarNew story in Rides We've Done, entered by Annette FisherSystem
Sun 25-MarWent to see Grumpy in hospital today his spirits are really good but now its up to a Doctors visit on Monday as this operation only covered the ribs in his back so he might have to go in again in around 2 weeks time and start all over again this time on his chest to sort out the other side. It looks bloody painful as it has left him with a 400 mm scar with the possabilities of something around the same size on his chest, but Grumpys comment was that chicks really like dig scars.
Was really good to catch up with him, his bike is already to go with all the bling installed already, if you get a chance pop in and say hi cos he cant go anywhere for another 5 days or so.
Visiting times are 11.00am til 1.00pm and 3.00pm till 8.00pm ward 25 room 29
Trevor
Sun 25-MarNew story in Rides We've Done, entered by Valerie ThomasSystem
Sat 24-MarGrumpy is back in Greenslopes. He's had his op to fix his ribs. He will be in for the next five to six days. Ward 25 room 29. He would love visitors.Clint
Thu 22-MarMinutes from the latest Committee meeting have now been posted in the members only section.Gayle
Mon 19-MarPLEASE NOTE NEW ADDRESS for correspondence

The Secretary
Australian Wing Riders Association (Qld) Inc
P O Box 200
ROCHEDALE SOUTH
QLD 4123
Clint
Mon 19-MarAGM 2012 Minutes are now available for Members only.

Also the search method for AGM and pre 2011 Minutes had a small problem dealing with MSIE. All fixed now (I hope).
Clint
Sat 17-MarMember Grumpy - Gavin Crabb - will be in Greenslopes Private Hospital from Thursday 22nd March for an op.
He will be in for 6 days then need 6 to 8 weeks at home recovering - presumable unable to ride.
He will keep us informed of progress.

Hope it all goes well Grumpy.
Clint
Fri 16-MarHello all, this is just a test for me to check my access and an opportunity to say hello to those members I have not met in person. I am honoured to have been chosen as your Vice President and am looking forward to the coming year. I encourage all members to support our rides and socials. Don't forget to use the RSVP function if you intend to come along. That is all I have to say at the moment.Thommo2 (Keith)
Fri 16-MarHello everybody I have to advise you all that the starting point for the Goombungee ride on the 15th April has been changed from Shell Nudgee to BP, Blacksoil so please make sure that you make the change.Thommo
Thu 15-MarHello everybody & as you can see Clint has given me a crash course on the web site & got me up & running. First I wish to advise that there is NO RIDE this weekend because of the AGM last weekend however please note I have planned a Social evening on the 24th March after you have all voted so that should make for an interesting evening. Now that I am in this position of ride co-ordinator please consult your calendars as I will be calling on you all for rides & socials so please help make my job easy.Thommo
Thu 15-MarI have upgraded the search method for past meeting minutes.

The previous system used javascript and had problems dealing with some computers.

So now it is an easy search from a couple of dropdown lists to get the meeting type, then the date. This process formulates the old filename and then gets the old html file.
AGM minutes will continue to be found in this fashion for the foreseeable future.

All newer General and Committee minutes from 2011 on are held on a database.

Links are on the Members Only page.
Clint
Mon 12-MarI hope all had a good AGM last week-end.
If you enjoyed the week-end and would like to do it again, there is the "Christmas in July" week-end coming up on the 20th & 21st of naturally in July.
I mention this at this time (Yes I know it is a fair way off) because as you probably noticed Stanthorpe is a very busy town and there is always some event on in town and quite often the town is booked out.
Some people did have issues trying to get accomadation for the AGM, so at this time the Top Of Town is already receiving bookings for the July week end, so I can't impress strongly enough on people wishing to attend to make a booking as soon as possible to avoid dissapointment.
Everyone that attended last year I believe had a great week-end and were keen that we do it again.
This time, to make it a bit less of a strain on our tireless ladies we have our catering crew from the AGM have promised to return for the same cost ($25 per head)and I think all would agree about their quality of service.
So please have a think about whether you would be interested in attending and book accomadation quickly the "Top of Town" phone No. is 46814888 and Linda is the lady to talk to.
As usual please use the RSVP section as this is important to gauge numbers for catering and to whether we will get our Chef back fron up North.
If too early to fill in RSVP just yet,please remember to fill later.
Kevin
Mon 12-MarI've got the Stories section working. Members will find a link on the Members Only page. it leads to a system of writing our own stories directly.
All financial members will have access.

So give it a go - write a story about your AGM experience. I need to know it works and to make any needed improvements.

Already JohnG has submitted a story. If he can do it, anyone can.

The results will be on the slightly re-vamped Rides We've Done page.
Clint
Sun 11-MarPhotoboards of the AGM Weekend in Stanthorpe added (from my photos only) in Members Only area. Annette
Sun 11-MarFrom the President

I would like to thank the outgoing committee for all their hard work over the last 12 mths. I would also like to welcome the new committee and am looking forward to lots of hard work and fun.

Thank you to all members who attended the AGM in Stanthorpe, what a fantastic weekend. I would also like to thank Bevan for leading the improptu scenic ride home and we still are not paying you for the commentry (even though it was great).

I will be leaving this sat 17 Mar for the Ulysses AGM in Mildura and won't be back until the week of Easter. Anybody who needs to can still email me or contact me on 0414 900 157, and our Vice President Keith will be standing in for the next committee and club meeting.

Cheers Deb
Deb
Thu 08-MarMarch Monthly Meeting Minutes are now online in Members Only area.
As this will be my last minutes, I would like to wish the new secretary all the the best and hope she enjoys the position as much as I did.
Annette
Wed 29-FebOne new photo board added in View Uploaded Photos in Members Only area (see, I can do this)Annette
Thu 23-FebFebruary Committee Minutes added, in Members Only area.Annette
Wed 22-FebMore nominations for Committee positions have been received.
Check them out.
We will have to vote this year.
Clint
Wed 22-Feb Note additional info posted on ride calender re: AGM week-end with additioal rides for the week-end.
Also cut off for table reservations for this Saturday night meal at Richlands Tavern is tomorrow anyone not on RSVP list will have to arrange their own booking or just take pot luck on getting a seat on the night.
Phone number of the Tavern is 33721433.
Kevin
Mon 20-FebNominations for Committee Positions has been updated further.
We are now only looking for a Ride Coordinator.

Please give some thought to helping run the club.
Clint
Sun 19-FebFebruary Monthly Meeting Minutes online in Members Only area.Annette
Mon 13-FebNominations for Committee Positions page has been updated. Check them out in the Members Only area, AGM notices.Clint
Tue 07-FebFor those not at the last meeting, there are now three new selections on the Members Only page.


1. Who's Coming - explained previously
2. Upload Photos. Members can now upload their own photos to the Auswingriders site. Limit is 1MB per photo and our space is supposed to be unlimited. Link will bring up a popup and follow the instructions. Sorry, but it doesn't work with smart phones and pads. Be aware that it collects your ISP's data.
3. View Uploaded Photos As it says. Currently all together, but as we get a few photos on board I will make it so we can select and view a single uploader's photos.
Under each photo is a field that shows the URL (web address) of each photo so you can link to it elsewhere on the internet.


Have fun and keep it clean.
Clint
Sun 05-FebNew article by Annette from our Australia Day get-together. With piccies. Make sure to click the pics for a much larger version.
Clint
Thu 26-JanWant to know who has registered their RSVP for an upcoming ride?

This information should only be available to Members so on the Members section page you will see a new link - Who's Coming?

Click that, then select a ride to see who is attending. If you want to join in, you'll need to navigate to the calendar to do your own RSVP.

Pssst: This is also handy for if you forgot whether you did an RSVP.
Clint
Thu 26-JanInformation about Kuryakyn recall - from Phil Merlo.

Summary:
Kuryakyn is recalling certain aftermarket passenger floorboard mounts, part number 607005, sold and installed for use on 2001-2012 Honda GL1800 (GoldWing) motorcycles. This mount was sold on Kuryakyn 'transformer' passenger floorboard sets, part number 7005 from September 15, 2008, to present. The floorboard mount may crack and break free from the mounting bolts that secure the mount to the motorcycle.

Consequence:
The passenger floorboard may separate from the vehicle, possibly resulting in injury or a crash.

Remedy:
Kuryakyn will notify owners and provide replacement mount kits free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during January 2012. Owners may contact Kuryakyn at 1-866-296-4728.
Clint
Wed 25-JanJanuary Committee Minutes now online in Members Only area.Annette
Fri 20-JanPlease note change of plans for Australia Day. See calender for changed details.Kevin
Tue 17-Jan Dinner at Chancellor Tavern - Night Ride
What a line up


What a great turn up for our first night ride in a very long time, unfortunately at the last minute Deb couldn't make it, still having problems with her knee.

We had 11 Wings, 2 Cars, 25 in total I believe, which included 4 guests, Larry and Annette's daughter and grandson, as well as two prospective new members, John and Dee on another Red 1500.

An easy ride up the highway, just enjoying the cooler night air and the pleasant ride. We arrived at the Chancellor Taver around 7pm to be met by Ivan and Irene and shortly after by Rusty and Maree (Michele).

After a nice meal, Rusty led us on the scenic route up over Buderim, down into Mooloolabah for the usual -Look at Me, Look at Me- drive through the restaurant and cafe area, then along the coastal road headed for Coolum and the usual coffee and/or icecream.

It was unfortunate that the Coffee club was just closing and would not stay open despite our numbers, their loss, half decided on Icecream and the other half on coffee at Maccas and some friendly chit Chat.

The Ride back was straight forward, with everyone enjoying the views and the crisp night, a few of us stopping at BP South Caboolture for coffee and farewell.

Again thanks to everyone for another enjoyable night of companionship and frienship.

Eric


Thanks to Clint, I have amazed myself and managed to get this into our news section and with a picture even, not sure how to get more pics into this article, but one step at a time.

Eric
Wed 11-JanPlease note change of date for Meet And Greet at Coff's Harbour,
Now 25/26/27th of May.
Previous date was too close to AGM's, School Holidays, etc and this was then the first available date to allow as many as possible to attend.
Kevin
Tue 10-JanIn a follow-up to the previously mentioned "Meet & Greet"with Interstate Goldwingers, I wish to advise the Following.

A date has beeen fixed being the 25-27th of May.
We have arranged with our Coffs Harbour members Bob & Fran Miller, who run the Town Lodge Motor Inn in the middle of Coffs Harbour to provide their Motel as the destination.
The plan is to meet & greet on the Friday night.
If sufficient numbers are there, Fran & Bob may close the courtyard of the Motel and put tables and chairs so we can all interact together.
A ride is planned on the Saturday afternoon(to allow time for those coming Sat to arrive, followed by a meal at the Services club across the road on the Saturday Night where there is space to converse later, or alternatively to again retire to the Motel courtyard.
Sunday will be pack up and go home time.
This is an unique experienced to be part of and the response from down South (The Australian Goldwing Association) is very positive.
OK so it is now all up to you, we have had a good Southern response so lets not let QLD down, lets see as many of you as we can at this event.
Anyone reading this who is not a member of either of these groups, you are quite welcome to come along and sample the Goldwing groups and you wish to join one or both of these Associations.
Kevin & Morag.
Wed 04-JanThe Australian Goldwing Assoc.has been in contact with me to advise(as was previously mentioned at a General Meeting) that they are having an Australia wide get together at Alice Springs on the week beginning 7th of May to the 13th of May this year.
Everyone is of course invited and if anyone is interested, please view their web-site under "Wings in the Springs"and check on accomodation as I believe it is filling fast.
I believe this is the first time anyone has tried to run a National get-together of Wings and should be great event.
If there is sufficient interest from our group, will try to form an agenda for those wishing to participate.
Any further enquiries could be directed to Greg O'Loughan of the AGA who is only too happy to help you out(Again go to their website for his details).
Also trying to arrange a get together with the AGA with riders from Sydney, Armidale & Port Macquarie area,will talk to our People in Stanthorpe, also other Chapters's of the AGA if we can arrange this deal.
Ideally looking for somewhere central like Coff's Harbour or Port Macquarie, looking at the week-end of 16/17/18th in March to try to avoid Ulysses AGM & School Holiday clash's also, as that always restricts places to stay and increases costs.
More on this if we can arrange it, or as news comes to hand.
Kevin
Sun 01-JanHappy New Year WingRidersClint and Charleen
Sat 24-DecA few more photos from Eric added to the Christmas Party photosclint
Wed 21-DecTwo rides from last weekend reported on by Kevin and MoragClint
Wed 21-DecDecember minutes online in Members Only areaAnnette
Mon 19-DecPhotostory of Christmas Weekend by Annette posted up.

I saw lots of cameras at the Christmas weekend but as yet only Annette has supplied photos.
If nothing else, one of the Group Shot would be nice for the gallery.
Clint
Fri 16-DecCheck Your Vin for the Brake Cylinder recall:
Full article at http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1009001
More info in this article from Motorcycle-USA
List of VINs here.

Thanks to Mike and Maree for the link.
Clint
Thu 08-Dec Australia Day Breakfast to be re- arranged as the Woodford Hotel
has decided not to do breakfast now and had to cancel that option.
Now having Breakfast at 8.15-8.30am at The Pancake Manor at Brisbane Rd Newton(Ipswich) Please use RSVP Form if coming.
Kevin
Wed 07-DecStory by Val and Thommo on Victorian Venture to the Grampians added.Clint
Fri 02-DecSlight change to Members Page. I still have a list and some photos of our bikes so might as well display them.
If yours isn't there, send me a nice photo of it and I will include.
You can update any time with a new photo.
Clint
Thu 01-DecStory from Val and Thommo on their Tassie Trip.

Awaiting photos from the Christmas Party. I'm sure I saw a camera or two there.
Clint
Wed 30-NovChristmas Party - Ballina

A good turn out for this years Christmas function, 33 members in all, unfortunately there were some members who could not make it this year and were sorely missed.

The dinner Matt and his staff prepared was once again very good, with plenty of food and variety.

Our entertainment provided by Col impersonating Elvis, Buddy Holley and others kept us all amused and enjoying the evening, thanks also to our own Elvis impersonator, Phil for his impromptu performance.

To everyone thanks for the great company and frienship over the weekend, shared with good food and the odd drink or two. May have to con Bevan into providing more of his great brew.

Thank you all from Deb and myself for the tremendous friendship and comradeship over this last year and for making our club what it is, we hope to see everyone at the December meeting, but if not, have a safe and wonderful Christmas.

Eric and Deb

PS. Hope we can get a few pics up on the web from the Chrissy party especially the group pics.

Eric
Wed 16-NovNovembers minutes now online in members area.Annette
Wed 09-NovCheck our Other Rides page for info on Lockyer and Mt Lindesay Ulysses branch Xmas Toy Runs.Clint
Sat 05-NovInfo from Grumpy. The bike isn't in good shape.



Thank goodness he is on the mend.
Clint
Tue 25-OctIf you were not already aware,Gavin Crabb (Alias- Grumpy) who is one of our latest new members was involved in a accident on his Goldwing while going to work on Monday Morning.
He was only 100 Metres from work, when a car did a U-Turn only about 50 metres in front of him, giving him no time to avoid the crash.
Result is 7 broken ribs(2 of them in 2 places) along with other injuries including a broken collarbone.
His 'Wing is a write-off but fortunately fully insured, which is at least some small consulation.
He is unsure how long he will be hospitised and I am sure he would appreciate a visit or a call.
Gavin is a very enthusiastic member, rarely missing an event since his joining, so lets do the right thing by him and support him in his hour of need.
He is the PA and his phone number can be accessed on the Member's List.
Kevin
Mon 24-OctOctober Committee minutes in Members only area.Annette
Sun 23-OctShort and sweet report of Social Night at Richlands Tavern, by Kevin and Morag.

Also slight changes to MemberList in the Members Only area.
Clint
Fri 21-OctRide report Stanthorpe Rider's Run added. With pictures!

Annette's photoboard added to the ride report.
Clint
Wed 19-OctBACA Qld Inc. are hosting the "BREAKING THE CHAINS OF ABUSE" Community Christmas benefit supported by the Moreton Bay Sports Club.
Click here for the flyer.
Clint
Fri 14-OctOctober minutes now online in members area.Annette
Sun 09-OctFor Sale:1999 1500 Goldwing SE.
As new only 60,800 KLM's Candy Red (same as Larry & Annette's)and for sale at $17,500.
Included are:C.B.(Honda & UHF) GPS,Rider's backrest & Floorboards,Chrome Classic Tow-Bar,polished Tappet Covers,Rear rack,good tyres and other accessories.
It is an immaculate bike.Rego has expired.
Also black Classic Camper Trailer again in spotless condition.
Built on The G.T. base which was the largest Trailer Classic made,are no longer in production and are collectors items
Asking $8,000.
If interested in either of the above contact Kevin for photo's and contact numbers.
Kevin
Tue 04-OctSocial Vacancy:Eric & Deb's Pizza Night has been cancelled due to them having to go to a wedding on this night.
So anyone wishing to replace them and take a social on this night,please step forward and contact either Kevin or Eric as soon as you can,Your assistance would be greatly appreciated if you can.
Kevin
Tue 27-SepAnnette's Photos added to Hervey Bay Weekend report.Clint
Sun 25-SepStory on Pot Luck dinner at Kevin and Morag's posted.Clint
Thu 22-SepHervey Bay Weekend story by Kevin and Morag added to Rides.

More photos added for Show and Shine.
Clint
Thu 22-SepNew link for Bevan's website and the blog of their Around Australia ride.

bradfordsnet.net
Clint
Tue 20-SepInfallible Stress Management Technique

Just in case you are having a rough day, here is a stress management technique recommended in all the latest psychological journals.

The funny thing is that it really does work and will make you smile.

1. Picture yourself lying on your belly on a warm rock that hangs out over a crystal clear stream.
2. Picture yourself with both your hands dangling in the cool running water.
3. Birds are sweetly singing in the cool mountain air.
4. No one knows your secret place.
5. You are in total seclusion from that hectic place called the world.
6. The soothing sound of a gentle water fall fills the air with a cascade of serenity.
7. The water is so crystal clear that you can easily make out the face of the person you are holding underwater.

There! See? It really does work. You're smiling already. Feel free to forward this if you know others who might benefit from this technique.
Eric
Mon 12-SepSeptember minutes now online in members area.Annette
Sun 11-SepNote change of meeting time on Friday morning for Hervey Bay ride, altered from 9.00am back to 8.00am.
Other meeting times not changed.
Kevin.
Tue 06-SepStory on the Carina Show and Shine now online.

Anyone got photos?

Annette's photoboard added
Clint
Mon 29-AugSocial report of Fox and Hounds night by Trevor posted including photoboard by AnnetteClint
Sun 28-AugNew ride added to calender for next SundayKevin
Wed 24-AugRide report added.
August Ride by Craig
Apparently some photos by JohnG to come.
Clint
Mon 22-AugCnC are safely in New York
Our blog
Bradfords blog

Plenty of reading to do.

Clint
Sun 21-AugLatest Committee Minutes are posted. Click the latest link in the Members section.
Annette
Sun 07-AugAugust Meeting Minutes now online.Annette
Wed 27-JulAdded stories and photos from Christmas in July.
Story by Kevin and Morag.
Story by Val and Thommo.
Story by Annette.
Photos

Thank you to the writers and also the organisers of a great weekend.
Clint
Mon 25-JulXmas in July.
A huge thank you to Morag and Kevin for all their efforts to organise and setup the weekend as well as special thanks to Gwenda and John for their help with the cooking and the ride on saturday.
27 members and guests turned up and enjoyed a fabulous weekend of riding, good food and very good company.
Eric
Mon 25-JulLatest Committee Minutes are posted. Click the Latest link in the Members section.

Annette and I took a few photos of Members' bikes last weekend. Click the link near the top of the Members List to see if yours is there. Not there? Send a photo or a link to a photo to me and I'll include it.
Clint
Thu 21-JulMore changes to website.
Membership list now reads directly from the online database for more immediate updates.
Your photo not there? Please send one to Trevor or me for inclusion.
You will also notice a link to a list of photos of bikes.
Yours not there? Please send a photo or a link to where one may be on the internet to Trevor or me for inclusion.
-----------------------------------------------
A new way for selecting Minutes can also be found on the Members Only page.
You can select the latest Committee or General minutes, or select a specific record from a list.
Minuted prior to 2011 are still found the old way, however this older method is often failing for some members, thus the revamp.
Clint
Thu 14-JulGood to see 10 Spotlight entries so far.
Haven't put yours in yet? Give it a go.
Remember the info is for Members only and no one without a password can see it.
Click on the Spotlight in the Members section.
Clint
Fri 08-JulJuly meeting minutes now online.Clint
Tue 21-JunHappy Winter Solstice. The days start getting longer now.

Story by Gwenda and John braving the cold to ride with Hans and others.
Clint
Wed 22-JunGino's Restaurant Social Story by Kevin - Photos by Eric. Anyone with more photos, please send them to Clint.
Clint
Thu 23-JunLetter from our French mates Michel and Christine. They visited a buffalo farm recently and took some photos. Interesting GoldWings amongst them.Clint
Tue 28-JunStory from Kevin on the June ride to The Channon. I saw lots of cameras out there so there must be some photos. Send 'em in.Clint
Thu 30-JunJune Committee Meeting minutes added.

Spotlight added to the Members Only section. A concept by our new Ride Coordinator. Read about other AWRA Members and put in a little about yourself. Any information will remain in the Members Only area.
If you have a photo of yourself online (Photobucket Flickr or even somewhere on Auswingriders, copy the URL (web address) and add that too.
Please use responsibly.
Clint
Thu 07-JulRide Coordinators can now enter and remove rides from the calendar themselves, saving the double handling of sending to the webmaster then going on the site. This also saves time as they don't have to wait until I get time to upload.
Also you will notice the addition of RSVP buttons beside selected rides.
These are for the information of the Coordinators and ride leaders when definite numbers are needed for a ride, e.g. for booking purposes.
Please assist ride leaders, which may be yourself, by taking the couple of minutes to show you are attending.
I've tried to make it as simple as possible with only three fields to fill in.
If your circumstances change you can use the form again but with a negative number which will effectively cancel out the earlier entry.
Thanks.
Clint

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