|Posted by DrifterDon on January 20, 2019 at 2:55 AM|
Victory Riders Calgary
January 17, 2019
Prez Kelly in the Chair, VP DrifterDon by his side. Treasurer James nearby
Thirteen members in attendance, including some new faces.
James reported on our current bank balance and also offered club patches for sale. Three members
bought the large/small combo for $50 a set. DrifterDon reporter he is getting quotes for a VRC challenge
coin. The money that the Club makes on items like the patches and events like the Spring Tune Up go
into Club general revenue and replace the members having to pay dues.
Two Wheel Sunday
DrifterDon reported that Victory Riders Calgary will again be doing the Show & Shine at Two Wheel
Sunday on June 2. This year we will be sharing the duties with the Calgary Indian Riders group (IMRG
1908). He and James will be meeting with IMRG to work out duties and responsibilities.
Spring Tune Up
The Club is still looking for a suitable location for the Spring Tune Up event. The Club works with a
certified instructor who puts members and guests through a series of usually low-speed manoeuvres
designed to knock some of the winter rust off the rider and give him or her more confidence leading into
the riding season. A barrier-free paved area of at least an acre is ideal for the event. The club arranges
the insurance and participants pay a small fee that covers the instructor and insurance. Any profit goes
to general revenue. The club is looking at mid-June as a potential date. We can use out presence at Two
Wheel Sunday to recruit riders. Several members said they knew of potential locations and would look
into availability. The Club needs a free location to make any money on the event.
Prez Kelly put forward a motion that the Club change its meeting schedule for the riding season. Instead
of Thursday evening meetings, the club would meet on a weekend morning for breakfast and then ride
afterward. The 10 a.m. breakfast meetings would be short and informal with rotating locations. The club
would still have four evening business meetings per year at the call of the chair. The motion made by Ed
and seconded by James passed unanimously. The first breakfast meeting may be the April meeting,
New Executive Positions
Because the Club would benefit from an expanded executive, three new people were added to the
executive. Karen will take over as Recording Secretary and Tony and Woodie will become Road Captains.
The motion made by DrifterDon and seconded by Woodie was passed with one no vote.
Rides and Events
Veep DDon circulated a list of rides and events for the 2019 riding season. The events are also on the
Rides & Events Calendar on the Club website – www.VictoryRidersCalgary.com. Members are invited to
add events that the Club might be interested in.
Victory Ride In
Woodie told the group he was organizing a one-day Victory ride-in event for some time in the summer
at Drumheller. This would be for all Alberta Victory riders and their friends. Options include a barbecue
at Woodie’s RV site just south of Drumheller or piggybacking on Drumheller’s or Wayne’s bike events or
those at Top Rocker in Rosedale. Woodie and DrifterDon will continue developing the idea and choosing
a date. Jeremy at Hoodoo Voodoo bike shop in Drum is supporting the event.
Next Meeting is February 21, watch the website or the Facebook page for details.