July 20th General Meeting followed by the AGM
July 30th Club Sprint Wonthaggi
August 5/6th Australian Off Road Series - Wonthaggi
August 13th Practice Day - Wonthaggi
August 26th-September 2 Newcastle to Brooms Head Trail Ride
August 27th VIPER Series - Wonthaggi
September 9/10th Gippsland Centre Championship Wonthaggi
September 17th Classic Motocross - Wonthaggi
AGM Thursday 20th July
This Thursday night be there to congratulate the past years Committee Members and welcome in the New Committee for 2006/2007
You can still nominate for a position on the new committee applications are now on our web page.
The night begins with a general meeting then the previous years committee steps down and the new committee is elected, be there so your vote is counted if there is more than one nomination for the position then votes are taken on the night.
Off Road Club Champs
Round 5 Wonthaggi Sprint 30th July
Round 6 Erica cross Country 1st October
Round 7 Whilhop Gully Sprint 19th November
Club Enduro X & Club Sprint Meetings are available for all members, Motocross riders this is your chance to try a different type of event.
As we are running a round of Gippsland Centre Championship September 9/10th our club is to provide corner marshals if this event is to go ahead.
This is your chance to insure that this meeting will go ahead, SES is helping with some of the corners, we will need members help especially for Sunday.
DMCC Annual Dinner 15th July
75th Club Anniversary Dinner 1931 - 2006
Annual Dinner was held at Brighton International, Bay St Brighton
Congratulation should go to Craig (Yappa) & Robyn Prato for their effort in organising the great night, Over 120 Members, Life Members, Guests And Partners turned up on the night, all dressed to kill in Formal wear, an enjoyable night was had by all. Thanks should also go to Katrina Tivendale who arranged the all the display of the past history from the club by searching through all the old Photos & Memorabilia at the Club Rooms.
If any member has any past history of the DMCC please contact Katrina (ah 9773-8258). Or firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Orchard has now been made a Life Member; well-done Marty (this should him quiet for a little while??? a well deserved effort as Life Membership is very hard to come by) Martin was presented his award along with the past Life Members of the Club being present.
Special award to Robert Portbury for all the track work he has done to make Wonthaggi what is today. Thanks Robert. Also other awards were giving out on the night and flowers to all the Ladies that help at various meeting through out the year.
Thanks To Denise & Gary Hore and the committee, after a considerable amount of time and legal expenses Wonthaggi Motocross Complex has now been rezoned from Rural to Special Use - Motorcycle Racing this now means the property can only be used for motorcycle racing, this will now allow the club to proceed with purchase the property.
Wonthaggi Practice Day
Last Wonthaggi practice day 9/7/2006 was about to be cancelled for lack of a MAV official, Rob Lewis offered to run the meeting and did an excellent job in helping with the meeting, checking Wrist Bands and Helmets, still had problem couple of senior riders riding in the Pit Area, on practice day this area is set aside for Learners & Pee Wee riders.
The 11.30am cut off for rider sign in is working well, less riders are now turning up for practice days making the day easier to control with the number members available to run practice days. Several commented that the track was in perfect condition, rain on Friday & Saturday prior to the practice day meant the track did not require watering even a small amount of dust by the end of the day did not cause any problems.
Closed Pits, discussed in length by MAV Motocross Management Committee. It will be recommended that at all State Championships and/or open meetings that the pits will be of a closed nature and that entry to the pit area will be accessed only by riders and mechanics and guardians over the age of 18 years. Armbands or bollards or another method approved by the steward of the meeting and given out at sign in and all other will identify these people
Persons other than competitors will not be allowed in the pit area.
Newcastle to Brooms Head Trail Ride 26/8/06 2/9/2006
Contact Richard 5952 6943 or 0404 516715 for details
First 24 Riders only accepted
Welcome to following New Members
Josh Hutchinson, Craig Wilson, Bradley Smith, Allister Smith, Thomas Giffin, Ash Smith, Blake Arnett, Greg Smith, Rick Wells, Adam Dinnage and Brett Piening