This is an open letter to all OMCC members regarding the status of affiliation with Motorcycling Victoria (MV).
MV has advised all dual affiliated clubs, which includes OMCC, that they are no longer offering dual affiliation options going forward. This advice was provided on the 3rd June and effective 1st July. The decision was made by the MV board however the drivers behind the decision were not disclosed.
This has left OMCC with a decision of either affiliating with MV or AMA, but not both. If given the choice, we would have continued to remain dual affiliated. For 2/3rd of our members this will present no impact as you do not hold MV licenses however in the interests of transparency, we felt it important to convey the committee’s decision in an open manner to all members whether you are impacted or not.
The OMCC committee has decided to retain its AMA affiliation for the following reasons:
Firstly thanks to the Worland’s, the land owners. They went to a lot of effort to assist with the set up of the trial as well rather than just simply make the land available.
I’d also like the thank the amazing efforts of the people involved in setting up the trial: Greg & Reece Chalmers, Jimmy Dunger, Matt Kerr, Craig Genner, Simon Watts, Les Pattinson, Peter Wines, and Simon Colombo.
There was a Pub Meal on the Saturday night and it’s fair to say we will do that again.
I haven’t got around to the series points yet, but here are the results from Round 2.
Thank you to all our very committed members who made it today in some particularly terrible weather. Despite the conditions we had 48 members come along to help (some of these are family memberships, so there were more than 48 bodies) and you could tell as the car park was full of cars.
The weather limited what we could do however we still managed:
Cleaned the container out
Cleaned up the section setting gear
Trimmed long grass
Cut the growth over the fence along northern and western fence lines
Move clubroom furniture
Cleaned the walls
Patched & poly-filled the holes
Made a great start on the painting with the skirting boards
Patched holes in the roof
Mulched a stack of cuttings
And much more!
From all accounts, this was one of the best turnouts in our recent history.
It’s understandable that not everyone can make it, and I appreciate those who have reached out and let me know and offered an alternative. We will be having a ‘make-up’ day on Saturday 24th April to finish the club room painting and non-attendants will get a follow up email.
Thank you again…big things are happening at OMCC and this club spirit is a big part of it.
Thanks to the 109 entrants, 25 of which came from interstate. It was a warm, but relaxing weekend. Due to the recent rains, the creeks were up and there was a number of areas we could not use. We even saw a few drowned bikes.
We raised over $2500 for Tim Coleman’s recovery efforts through camping fees and donations.
We are looking forward to seeing you all again next year.
This is why you want to be a member of OMCC! Here is Les Pattinson who set sections for us at the Summer Series. Then he observed at the Summer Series. Then he realised some of the newer riders were struggling in a few areas so he reached out to them. Then he ran an impromptu training session on Thursday night for them! Thank you Les.