News - Club Newsletter

The club newsletter is a periodical that includes general news of the happenings in the club and related areas.

Important Dates
19/20th November ATV’s Australian National Championship Wonthaggi***
10th December Christmas Break Up Wonthaggi
11th December Practice Day Wonthaggi

National ATV Championship
Sat/Sun November 19/20th

Volunteers are now required for this meeting, I would like a list of people to help with various jobs on the day/s (Starters/Finishers/Corner Marshals ect)

Over 120 ATV”s from all over Australia are to compete at this event.

For all those riders that compete or practice at Wonthaggi this is your chance to show your appreciation at having well prepared track and good facilities as income received is put back into the facilities.

Your urgent attention to this matter is required.

As of today we do not have enough volunteers to help with this event, any member wishing to help out will be entitled to free ride on the next practice day that they attend work for two days and earn two free rides (excludes $10.00 rider levy) work all day and lunch will be provided.

The committee would like to thank the following volunteers that have nominated:

Gary & Denise Hore, Garry & Corry Hopkins, Heather & Tony Lee, Barry & Nancy Deal, Robert Mantella, Daniel Foster, Clyde Whitford, Dillon Taylor, Katrina Tivendale, Andrew Clarke, Peter Hall, Kevin Williams & Family

Membership Fee’s 2006
Membership Fee’s have been increased for 2006

Family Membership will now be $80.00 for all riders under 18yo

Single Membership will now be $70.00 for all riders 18 and over

Note that we have deleted the first time joining fees

Social Club Membership will now be $30.00

Wonthaggi Practice Day
Sunday 13th November
Track was in excellent condition, our thanks must go to Gary Hore & Peter Hall for all the work into preparing the track, all the rain that Melbourne and the suburbs had in the past week missed Wonthaggi leaving the track dry and dusty, Gary organised a water truck to supplement the watering of the track to help keep the dust down. The cost of this water truck meant the practice day run at loss (sorry Bryan our Treasurer) As the Blue Light Ride & Geelong meetings were on we had a majority of junior riders. I am sure that they enjoyed the day, this kept about half the number of riders on the day.

Also I would like to thank my two young helpers Kiani Milkins and Britney Robson who helped to prepare the 2006 Membership Application for posting.

Christmas Break Up 2005
Saturday 10th December at Wonthaggi followed by the last practice day on Sunday 11th. The Christmas break up begins about 4.00pm, Father Christmas will arrive for the children, as we will not have permit on Saturday there will not be any riding, save this for the practice day on Sunday.  

Welcome to New Members
Daniel Lettieri, Damien Perry, Stephen Smith & Family, Jason Andrighetto & Family, Maria Szucs & Allan Sleth & Family
Important Dates
27th October General Committee Meeting.  Club Rooms
6th November Off Road Club Day- Nar Nar Goon
13th November Wonthaggi Practice Day
19/20th   November ATV’s Australian National Championship Wonthaggi
10th December Christmas Break Up Wonthaggi
11th December Practice Day Wonthaggi

National ATV Championship
Sat/Sun November 19/20th

Volunteers are now required for this meeting, I would like a list of people to help with various jobs on the day/s (Starters/Finishers/Corner Marshals ect)

Over 100 ATV”s from all over Australia are to compete at this event.

For all those riders that compete or practice at Wonthaggi this is your chance to show your appreciation at having well prepared track and good facilities as income received is put back into the facilities.

Your urgent attention to this matter is required.

As of today we do not have enough volunteers to help with this event, any member wishing to help out will be entitled to free ride on the next practice day that they attend work for two days and earn two free rides (excludes $10.00 rider levy)  work all day and lunch will be provided.

Membership Fee’s 2006 (Renewal Forms to be posted next few days)
Membership Fee’s have been increased for 2006

Family Membership will now be $80.00 for all riders under 18yo
Single Membership will now be $70.00 for all riders 18 and over

Note that we have deleted the first time joining fees

Social Club Membership will now be $30.00

Our club still has one of the lowest membership fees.

Christmas Break Up 2005
Saturday 10th December at Wonthaggi followed by the last practice day on Sunday 11th 
   
Gippsland Centre
Gippsland Centre now has its own web site for all your entry forms and event news. 
www.gippycentremx.com.au

Welcome to New Members
Matthew King

Important Dates
27th October General Committee Meeting.  Club Rooms
6th November Off Road Club Day- Nar Nar Goon
13th November Wonthaggi Practice Day
19/20th   November ATV’s Australian National Championship Wonthaggi

Club MX Championship: 23rd October
Sponsored by Geoff Taylor Motorcycles 

Round 2-club championship has now been completed, in the week leading up to the event and especially on Friday when over an inch of rain fell on the track, weather forecast for the weekend looking the worst, but Wonthaggi put on its best weather for us, glorious sunshine, this caused the track to dry out extremely fast, requiring us to apply water to the track to keep the dust down. The event ran well with only a few minor problems & accidents. The question I get from riders concerns the number of club events we run through out the year, these events do take quite a lot the work to organise, both at club level and on the day, riders offer to help but when they are needed where are they? The main problem is organising corner marshals on the day, I know this is a problem most clubs suffer. We were required to stop racing when corner marshals did not come to report for duty. We had over eighty entries for the day and needed a total of 32 corner marshals, how many missed out? Some even went out twice.

As a corner marshal co-ordinator you do get a lot flack from people if you cannot find someone to replace a corner marshal that is already over stayed his/her time out on the track. We only required an extra 7 volunteers on the day caused for various reasons, accidents & sickness. 

I would like to thank the committee for running a good event, Lap Scorers, Canteen Ladies, Starters, Finishers, Announcers who worked all day to keep the event running. All riders should thank Gary Hore and Peter Hall for the excellent track preparation for the meeting.

And I would like to thank Geoff Taylor Motorcycles for sponsoring the trophies and awards for this meeting without sponsors we would not be able to run meetings. I would like to hope we all support our sponsors.

Marty at Top Gear and KTM, and also Darren at A1 Windscreens

The race results will be posted on the web page shortly.

National ATV Championship
Sat/Sun November 19/20th

Volunteers are now required for this meeting, I would like a list of people to help with various jobs on the day/s (Starters/Finishers/Corner Marshals ect)

Over 100 ATV”s from all over Australia are to compete at this event.

For all those riders that compete or practice at Wonthaggi this is your chance to show your appreciation at having well prepared track and good facilities as income received is put back into the facilities.

Membership Fee’s 2006
Membership Fee’s have been increased for 2006
Family Membership will now be $80.00 for all riders under 18yo
Single Membership will now be $70.00 for all riders 18 and over
Note that we have deleted the first time joining fees
Social Club Membership will now be $30.00
Our club still has one of the lowest membership fees. 

Gippsland Centre
Gippsland Centre now has its own web site for all your entry forms and event news www.gippycentremx.com.au

Welcome to New Members
David Neville & family, Lucas Burton (one day membership)

Important Dates
23rd October Club MX Championship
27th October General Committee Meeting.  Club Rooms
13th November Wonthaggi Practice Day
19/20th   November ATV's Australian Tittles Wonthaggi

Club MX Championship: 23rd October
Sponsored by Geoff Taylor Motorcycles
October 23rd has been selected for our final round of the Club MX Championship.
For club members with non-competitive recreation licence's a one event race licence will be available on the day $50.00 thus allowing you to compete at a club race meeting.
Remember NO Track Marshal and your Entry Will Not Be Accepted.
We are looking Scrutineers to check bikes prior to racing this is an opportunity for a least 2 senior riders that can not provide corner marshals.
Sup regs & entry forms can be found on the clubs web page.
Get your entry in early to avoid the late entry fees
Note; Track changes have been made to improve the vision for the spectators a lap scorers.
 
Membership Fee's 2006

Membership Fee's have been increased for 2006
Family Membership will now be $80.00 for all riders under 18yo
Single Membership will now be $70.00 for all riders 18 and over
Note that we have deleted the first time joining fees
Social Club Membership will now be $30.00
Our club still has one of the lowest membership fees.

Gippsland Centre
Gippsland Centre now has its own web site for all your entry forms and event news www.gippycentremx.com.au

Wonthaggi Practice Days

Next Practice day Sunday November 13th
For Track Conditions: Contact Peter Hall 0417 550575 Saturday prior to the practice.
The Motocross circuit is open for practice 10.00am to 4.00pm every second Sunday of the month
Rider fees are:
Juniors $20.00  
Seniors $30.00
Sign on is either the Canteen or Control Tower; all riders will be issued with a wristband to enable track officials to know that you have signed in.
Please have your Recreational or Competition and Membership cards (receipt for new members) available for checking.
Graded practice sessions are to be phased in as the numbers increase during the day
(Juniors, Seniors C grade & Recreational Licence Holders & A&B Seniors)
Canteen will be open during the day event.
Corner Marshals are required before practice can commence.

As we are now approaching the dry weather please be aware all riders or there representatives will be required to assist with watering the track if required, this part of the conditions required on practice days to control the dust problems

Warning to all riders please walking pace only thru the car park to avoided being sent home.

Please take notice as in previous years the Wonthaggi track was opened for practice during January, next year the January practice day has been cancelled this will allow the committee members to have a break during the Christmas period.
 
Washing Goggles, Boots or Helmets in the basins or showers is banned and if caught you will be banned for up to three months from practice days.
REMEMBER TO USE THE RUBBISH BINS around the track or take it home with you.
Do Not Leave This to the Committee Members.     
 

Welcome to New Members
Craig Farrall & Family, Rick May & Family, Chris Williams & family, Camron Taylor & Family, Jamie Ryder, David & Dianne Lawther & family  

Important Dates
8 th October Practice Day, Wonthaggi
23 rd October Club MX Championship
19/20 th ATV's Australian Tittles Wonthaggi

Practice Day's Wonthaggi:

Next Practice day Sunday October 9 th starting 10am

Juniors $20.00 Seniors $30.00

As we are now approaching the dry weather please be aware all riders or there representatives will be required to assist with watering the track if required, this part of the conditions required on practice days to control the dust problems

Warning to all riders please walking pace only through the car park.

Please take notice as in previous years the Wonthaggi track was opened for practice during January, next year the January practice day has been cancelled this will allow the committee members to have a break during the Christmas period.

Regarding practice days at Wonthaggi, we requested for flag marshal's during the days practice event, this duty is to be shared between all riders, if we are to continue with practice day's we require your help, without repeatedly calling for volunteers, if this continues we will either have to cancel the practice days or make it compulsory to only accept riders that can supply corner marshals and if required members to water the track.

After spending considerable time cleaning the toilet block removing rubbish, cleaning basins and mirrors only to find the rubbish left behind from past practice days. (Are we pigs) Washing Goggles, Boots or Helmets in the basins or showers is banned and if caught you will be banned from practice days.

REMEMBER TO USE THE RUBBISH BINS around the track or take it home with you.

Do Not leave this to the Committee Members.

Important Dates
11 th September Practice Day Wonthaggi
15 th September General Club Meeting
23 rd October Club MX Championship

Membership Fee's 2006
Membership Fee's have been increased for 2006
Family Membership will now be $80.00 for all riders under 18yo
Single Membership will now be $70.00 for all riders 18 and over
Note that we have deleted the first time joining fees
Social Club Membership will now be $30.00
Our club still has one of the lowest membership fees.

Gippsland Centre
Gippsland Centre now has its own web site for all your entry forms and event news www.gippycentremx.com.au

Gippsland Centre Meeting Wonthaggi October 29/30 th Has been cancelled . The committee has withdrawn from running this meeting on this date due to it falling on the Melbourne Cup weekend and as most of the committee will not be available on this weekend we feel that as we do not have a full Motocross Committee we have no choice but to cancel this round.

Club MX Championship
October 23 rd has been selected for our final round of the Club MX Championship subject to a permit being granted for this event.

For club members with non-competitive recreation licence's a one event race licence will be available on the day $50.00 thus allowing you to compete at a club race meeting.

Practice Day's Wonthaggi
Next Practice day Sunday September 11th starting 10am

Juniors $25.00. Seniors $35.00

As we are now approaching the dry weather please be aware all riders or there representatives will be required to assist with watering the track if required, this part of the conditions required on practice days to control the dust problems

Warning to all riders please walking pace only thru the car park to avoided being sent home.

Please take notice as in previous years the Wonthaggi track was opened for practice during January, next year the January practice day has been cancelled this will allow the committee members to have a break during the Christmas period.