Minutes of HCMC Meeting 5th September 2017
Chieftain Hotel, Inverness

Chairman Emma Hall.

The meeting commenced at 20.00.

19 members present.

Apologies: S Keenan, B Steven, J Jamieson.

1. MINUTES OF AUGUST MEETING – Matter arising none.

2. NEW MEMBERS – Rosemary Roscrow from Evanton.

3. EMAILS & LETTERS RECEIVED – No correspondence received.

August 13th – Small cc & older bike run, Dingwall to Nigg & Ferry Crossing: – about 7 members turned up. There was a wet start but it kept fine later for an enjoyable run along the north coast of the Cromarty Firth across the mouth of the Firth by ferry to Cromarty and then along the coast again back to Dingwall via a cream tea at Strathpeffer station. Some excellent photos were taken on the run; see the club website.
August 25th -28th – Thunder in the Glens – Very busy and the Bay City Rollers were there apparently.
August 27th – Club run – Inverness to Eilean Donan Castle: – 14 attended this run. For convenience according to preference they divided into fast and a not-so-fast groups. It was quite a long run via Achnasheen and Kyle. The return route was by Invermoriston and up the A82 by Loch Ness where at least one member had never before really noticed the John Cobb memorial. Good weather and great chips for lunch.
September 3rd – Grantown Motormania: – Several members attended this annual event. It was as well-subscribed as last year with loads of Fords and Minis. More bikes probably because the Alford convention, on the same day, had been cancelled.


9th/10th – Scottish Gathering for Veteran & Vintage Motorcycles (VMCC) – Dirleton
17th – VMCC Pre 1975 Run – Banchory
10th – Small cc & older bike run – Inverness to Fort Augustus via Whitebridge
23rd – Club run – Forres (lidl) to Portsoy
23rd – VMCC Classic ride in & out – Boathouse Bistro, Kinross
24th – Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2017
24th – Hopetoun House Classic Vehicle Show – South Queensferry
24th – Grampian Classic MC Alford Run – Grampian Transport Museum

1st – Peebles Autojumble – Drill Hall Peebles
3rd – Club Meeting – Chieftain Hotel 8pm

To Mull from 29th September to 1st October. 14 members have booked for this event.
7. AOB
a. Neil Ellison proposes a run to France next year either to the WW1 battlefields or the WW2 D-Day landing beaches. Names of those interested to Neil. Motorcycle is obligatory; nor cars or trailers.
b. If you want to receive an SVVF handbook for 2018 make sure you are a paid-up member by 30th September.
c. Club Logo: 2018 is the club’s 35th year and it was proposed to offer something extra on the LNR entry form in the shape of a T-shirt bearing the club logo. However the club logo in its current form was felt not to be attractive to most entrants and an obstacle to good sales. The committee proposed to commission a modernised logo of simpler form. There were no objections from the membership.
d. It was proposed to arrange online membership renewal using Paypal discussed. Emma to look into starting a Paypal account for members to use for on-line renewal.
e. Entertainments had been arranged up to and including the April 2018 club meeting.
f. Christmas meal: proposed to be on 12th December at the Exchange in Academy Street.
g. Ralph Pickthall asked about authenticating his Tiger Cub through the club for registration and was advised to contact Bert MacKay.

The meeting ended at 20.25.

Entertainment of a sort was provided by the AGM which followed the club meeting.

Prepared by M Davidson