TOMCC 2017 AGM

TOMCC 2017 AGM
Held on Saturday 12th August 2017 at “The Factory” starting at 4:30pm

Election of new Committee:
President:                Nick Potter
Vice President:        Mark Chrisfield
Secretary:                Sue Chrisfield
Treasurer:                Craig Harris
Membership & Red Plates:  Martin Brown
Regalia:                   Sonya Harrison
Club Captain:          (interim – Nick Potter)
Rally/Events:           Sue & Mark Chrisfield
Webmasters & Facebook:  Wendy Mayer, David Bannister, Trevor Harding

A crucial decision was passed to not renew the lease on “The Factory” due to poor patronage & associated cost. Therefore we will need to vacate the premises early November 2017.

The new Committee will be looking at alternative arrangements/options for ongoing Club Meetings; Functions; etc. & will advise the outcome in due course.

Past raffle winners

Below are the winners of past raffles:

2016 AGM Raffle – Super66 numbers 556736
1st Prize ticket 556 – Handle
2nd Prize ticket 736 – Lainie

Xmas Raffle – choice of Westfield, Coles Myer or Flight Centre voucher
1st prize – $1500.00 (First 3 no’s Super 66)
2nd prize – $500.00 (Last 3 no’s Super 66)
(VCGLR No 59462)
Drawn 19th December 2015 at Xmas Party.


$2000 Flight Centre Travel Voucher
(VCGLR No 59462)
Winner – Michael (Mick) Smith – drawn at the AGM Saturday 1st August 2015
based on the last 3 numbers of Super 66 draw.

Triumph 1998 TT Legend Limited Edition 900 Triple
Raffle was drawn at the Nulli-Secundus Rally Saturday 7th February, 2015.
Winning Details
66 Draw No. 3501 last 3 numbers: 130
Winner:   Dean Smith
Ticket Seller:   Ant

Bike winner 1

Bike winner 2

 

Alan Kempster – to live out a dream at 2014 Australian MotoGP

Alan Kempster – to live out a dream at 2014 Australian MotoGP

Losing an arm and a leg hasn’t stopped Alan achieving his life-long dream of racing motorcycles competitively.

The Victorian started competitive racing when he was a 20-year-old, but in 1990, his racing career was tragically cut short when he was involved in a hit-and-run accident with a drunk-driver which caused the traumatic amputations of his right arm and leg.

“Since I was six-years-old all I ever wanted to do was race motorbikes,” Alan said. “My dream was to compete in a World Championship race, but the accident put everything on hold,” he continued.

Despite his injuries, Alan was committed to his rehabilitation, and was determined to get back on the bike. In 2009, he bought a modified racing bike that enables him to race again.

Alan recently competed in the world’s first all-disabled race, the Di Di Dunlop Cup, in Italy and finished in an impressive fourth-place.

Alan’s dream of riding in a World Championship event will be realised when he competes in the 600cc support class at the 2014 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island on October 17-19.

“To race in front of a large crowd, and to have the world’s best riders watching on, is going to be a blast,” Alan added.

Alan, along with his friend Steve Frew, has set-up the Disabled Motorcycle Racing Foundation in the hope to give him and other disabled riders the opportunity to compete against abled-bodied competitors.

It takes some $25,000 a year to compete in race meetings, with money needed for repairs, maintenance and travel, which is almost impossible on a disability pension. Alan is asking for a hand-up, not a hand-out.

Alan receives offers from all over Australia and the world to ride at events in an effort to inspire people. “I’m going to Japan in November to race in some parade laps for the Suzuka Circuit’s 40th Anniversary Race. I’d like to go to all of them but I can’t afford to do it,” Alan said.

“I’d just like to say with anyone with a disability: If you have a dream and a passion you have to follow it,” Alan said. “You’re the one who has to make it happen.”

TOMCC is proud to support Alan in his endeavours and has donated $200 to help him continue his dream.

You can also contribute to Alan’s cause by making a donation to the Disabled Motorcycle Racing Foundation via Electronic Funds Transfer to BSB: 013-588 & Account No.: 192-163-954.

Follow Alan Kempster’s journey via his Facebook Page: Left-Side Story – Alan Kempster Committee.