Once again we thank all the members of the 2020 committee who are taking a rest from duties. Erin Cassidy has been a pillar of the Committee for several years now is finally getting a break, at least until someone is absent then she may be asked to fill in. But really she’s retired from duty not the club. Thanks also to Deb Noll who has assisted in getting things organised culminating in a very successful Christmas in July. Marcita Dougherty for assistance with Ladies of Harley too. Ken Lechleitner for arranging activities also did a good job but is now focusing on winning the seat of Gwoja in the NT Elections. All the best and my thanks to you all.
And so it is that the dust settles on the AGM to find Richard Duktape Blom still the Director and keeping Webmaster/Editor as well with Big Al Cutting as the continuing Assistant Director. Dusty Dan Bowman having a crack at the Treasury, Jeanette Nicolson slipped in as Secretary and Martin Hammer Harmer – Activities Officer while Kerry Whistler Noll is taking care of Ladies of Harley business.
Always good to see some First Time electees having a go.
Head Road Captain stays with Marty Neverready Derksen and with some passing in of a couple of oldies who would rather go camping we have elected 2 new Road Captains – Big Al and Dusty.
So without further ado lets have another cracking good year.
Duktapes’ Duk-tales: Foreword – Packed and Raring to Go.
Take a Ride with Froggie, Crackers and I following in Duncle Neverready and Jiggas’ lead all the way to the Queensland 2018 State Rally in Townsville. We’ll catch up with “The Couples Ride” with Kev & Sharon, Dobbie & Erin, Russell & Michelle plus Pete & Jeanette in a few days’ time. Herein are the petrol tailings from 2 weeks of Mental Freedom as written for Facebook followers of Duk-tales – Let’s Ride!
Townsville Thunder – Day 1
Townsville Thunder – Day 2
Townsville Thunder – Day 3
Townsville Thunder – Day 4
Townsville Thunder – Day 5
Townsville Thunder – Day 6
Townsville Thunder – Day 7
Townsville Thunder – Day 8
Townsville Thunder – Day 9
Townsville Thunder – Day 10
Townsville Thunder – Day 11
Townsville Thunder – Day 12
Townsville Thunder – Day 13
Townsville Thunder – Day 14
Townsville Thunder – Day 15
Townsville Thunder – Day 16
Friday September 27th marks the end of Desert Edge Motorcycles. But wait, that’s not the end for Vroomy. Watch this space meanwhile c’mon down for a bargain as Michael clears the floor. Bikes, Merchandise, Parts, Everything marked down.
Friday 27 Sept from 9am to 7pm
BBQ from 4pm to 7pm
Ride from 7pm right after the Desert Edge Sale BBQ take a ride around the streets of Alice.
Introducing the Alice Springs Chapter Committee for 2019-2020
Director – Duktape (Richard Blom)
Assistant Director – Big Al (Alan Cutting)
Secretary – Droppa (Deb Noll)
Treasurer – Puddles (Erin Cassidy)
Activities Officer – Ken Lechleitner
Head Road Captain – Neverready (Marty Derksen)
LOH – Droppa & Mighty Mouse (Marcita Dougherty)
Road Captains are unchanged.
Safety Officer has now been rolled up into Road Captains’ responsibility.
Alice Springs HOG Chapter AGM – All Positions Vacate. Be involved, put your hand up.
This year it will be run in place of our Regular Monthly Meeting on September 5. due to the busy weekends ahead with Fishes Run and Red Centre Nats pushing things out.
Starts a 7:30 or come early for Dinner.
Ladies of Harley
NB: Road Captains will be Reviewed agains current Membership. Road Captains will only be replaced should one move interstate or relinquish their position.
Harley 2007 – 22/03/2019
Harley aged 8 Ready to Teach Riding Skills.
Sadly the most loved little horse at the Riding for the Disabled Association of Alice Springs has passed away after a battle with colic.
Harley was purchased in 2013 as a 6 year old by the Alice Springs Chapter of the Harley Owners Group in 2014 and quickly became the kid’s favourite horse to ride. He was no big horse but had a big cheeky heart. He was born in Gympie, Queensland. He will be missed by all the good folk a the RDA.
Remembering our involvement:-
Back in 2012 the Alice Springs HOG chapter received some correspondence that was discussed at our monthly meeting where the Alice Springs Riding for the Disabled (RDA) were seeking contributions in purchasing a horse for their program. Their old horse had passed away and the loss of that horse impacted their program for disabled kids to have the opportunity to ride a horse learn some basic horse riding skills and to participate in activities that other able bodied children take for granted. As it happened Alice Springs HOG had been discussing how we as a chapter could contribute to the local community in some way. And this request seemed to tick all the boxes for our members. It was local, it was an exceptionally worthy cause and as most of our members are parents and grandparents it struck a chord. So we got back in contact with them with a view to finding out what their dollar goal was. On finding out that it was around $3500 we decided that we would purchase the horse on their behalf as long as we had naming rights. Obviously Harley was our choice. They agreed and away we went. To help offset the costs of Harley the horse we did some fund raising events. The first was a show n shine which was a great kick off and we were able to purchase some additional rugs and bridles etc for Harley of course in traditional Harley Davidson colours of Black and Orange.