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General Meeting April 2017

The Meeting Started promptly at 19.30
ATTENDANCE: Dave Wright, Dale & Nic Hill, Donna Anthes, Mick Cooper, Ian Suggett,
William Murphy, Chris Pierce, Ainslie Kounis, Steve Fish, Steven West, Stephanie West, Tony
Collins, Ray Fitall, Colin Hewitt, Scott Havercroft.

APOLOGIES: Joanne Wells, Clive Rawson, Glen and Dee White, Lyn and Roger Jutte, Jeff
Thomas, Sandy Payne.

PRESIDENTS REPORT: Dave
Motorcycle Safety Week April 23rd -29th
$5,000.00 Grant for the event from Road safety Commission (RSC)
Launch at the York Motorcycle Festival Sunday April 23rd
MRA stand at the festival along with First aid training by Janine Nicholas
Ride skills demonstration at the festival by Dale and Nic Hill from On Yer Bike.

Wednesday April 26th ride your Motorbike to Work Day.

Saturday April 29th
Free Motorcycle Skills Masterclass at Mirrabooka
Sponsored by RSC and city of Stirling

Avon Valley Motorcycle Friendly Region (an MRAWA Imitative) will also be launched
at the York Motorcycle Festival.

I attended the newly formed Vulnerable Road User Group along with Dale and Nic
and the RSC are forming a Motorcycle Safety subcommittee to work on purely
motorcycle and scooter issues. The first meeting of the subcommittee is early May.

VICE PRESIDENT REPORT: Dale
 Working on rider licensing reform.
Assessors are inconsistent in their marking of learners during the assessment and
we need a set curriculum for learner riders to be assessed against.
Instructors are shortcutting the system by having a Cert 4 in rider training and never
needing to be reassessed or retested.
Non Cert 4 trainers are required to be retested every 3 years.

TREASURERS REPORT: Ainslie
Opening and closing balances have been removed for the public record however are
revealed at the meetings by the Treasurer.

EDITOR: Jeff Thomas – not present

WEBSITE and FACEBOOK
A big jump in hits on both our website and Facebook this month due to a few
interesting articles being added. We need to keep this up as it seem to attract new
members. We now have over 800 on our Facebook.

RIDES & EVENTS:
We had our breakfast ride to Pemberton on Sunday 12th March, not a big turnout.
26th March -Bunnings Sausage Sizzle fund raiser.
9th April- Day ride to Quindanning
April 23rd – York Motorcycle Festival and Motorcycle Safety Week launch.

SAFETY OFFICER: Nic
The Serpentine/ Jarrahdale council have been very quiet recently but we have a
Road User Group meeting with them coming up soon.
The Vulnerable Road User Group subcommittee meeting will review the 39 actions
from the Governments Motorcycle Safety Strategy Plan.
I have contacted a lawyer following a learner rider being left by his assessor during
his assessment to clarify the Dept. of Transports duty of care in these situations.

STOCK: Lyn not present
Ainslie is looking to put our merchandising on our website for direct selling.

MEMBERSHIP:
We now have about 180 members some of whom are not currently financial.
Ainslie will contact these members before culling them from our membership list.

GENERAL BUSINESS:
Crispy from the Ducati Club gave us the rundown of this year’s Numduc Rally and
handed out fliers and registration form. This year there will be two separate areas,
one for road registered motorbikes and one for unregistered and trail bikes. Quad
bike will not be allowed into the Rally site.

Next Meeting 18th April.
The meeting finished 20.45pm

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