Wanganui Long Service Badges in 2019

abbo&westy 15 year badges
Abbo (Alan Abbot) and Westy (Allan Westwood) receive their 15-year badges at the 2019 AGM. It looks like Westy has just remembered how old that makes him. Abbo has forgotten!
bob 15 year badge
Bob Anderson is presented with his 15-year badge by TOMCC Wanganui co-ordinator Tim Fraser. Bob mistakenly thinks (like the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal*) that if he can’t see you, then you can’t see him.

(*A reference to the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams)
lance 10 year badge sml
Lance Nixon is presented with his 10-year badge by TOMCC Wanganui co-ordinator Tim. Well done Lance … you’re an asset to the Triumph Owners Club and the Ulysses Club!

In addition to the above members, several other members were lucky/sneaky enough to avoid getting their photos taken. So congratulations also go to Rick Weller (15 years), Bronny Ross (10 years) and Liz Benny (10 years). Congratulations to you all on a sterling effort!

March Meeting


Meeting Minutes

View Kerry’s ride to the meeting HERE


28/04/2019, leaving Hamilton motorcycles 10:00 (time to be confirmed)
  1. 20 Year Badge

Andrew Donovan joined TOMCC NZ in 1996 and his 20 years of membership has been confirmed. Congratulations Andrew.

2.Programme for 2016

Queens birthday weekend is approaching fast, Eric and Keith are organizing the Mad Farmers ride this year. These rides are generally limited by the number of beds available at the accommodation – usually 20-24 people. Dates are 1st, 2nd & 3rd of June. Neville will contact Eric who will advise the deadline for Waikato/BOP members after which other chapter members may wish to join us.

Remembrance ride this year is scheduled for 9/10 November – Ray is organizing, more to follow closer to the date.

Next meeting 28/04/19 is being organized by Steve Pou, Neville will send an email with details. Geoff will be in the South island – can Judi organize BOP route to meet the Hamilton crew.

May meeting 19/05/19 at Awakino Pete and Steve Rochester to organize, Neville to advise Taranaki chapter and invite them along.

June meeting 23/06/19 details closer to the time, Geoff organising.

3.Other Business

Kerry presented brochures for inclusion along with membership forms in new bike sales satchels at Hamilton Motorcycles for comment. Our newsletter editor, Ken Spall, is assisting with this, thanks Ken, comments back to Kerry by end of this month at the latest. Branding with the bike shop logo was suggested and Geoff and Don to contact Damien at Bayride to ask if they will include the brochure in Tauranga sales as well.

It has been suggested that Waikato/BOP host the 2021 National rally, after some discussion it was decided that we would not be in a position to organize the rally but may look at it in future years.

All were in favour of the minutes being posted on the website. Also Facebook was discussed and although our chapter has a facebook identity? no one at the meeting is aware of it or use it. Deferred for future discussion.

Meeting closed at 3:00pm.

Sunday Ride

Ride to Awakino 17th March  meet Triumph Hamilton Motorcycles 10:30