Minutes of HCMC Meeting 6th February 2018
Chieftain Hotel, Inverness
Chairman Emma Hall.
The meeting commenced at 8.00pm.
23 members present.
Apologies: Cliff Piper, Bert MacKay.
MINUTES OF DECEMBER MEETING – MATTERS ARISING
Christmas meal: Good evening, good food and company. Emma wants photos of the evening.
New member Craig Chalmers was present.
EMAILS & LETTERS RECEIVED
From Colin Pate promoting the National Rally of Scotland on the 8th & 9th September 2018. Entry fee £12, for further info contact Colin 01506 419260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
25th February – Club run, Inverness Tesco to Drumnadrochit and Urquhart Castle. Meet at 10.45am.
17th February – Morris Leslie vehicle auctions, Errol.
6th March – club meeting; Chieftain Hotel at 8pm.
ATTENDANCE TROPHY The 2017 Attendance Trophy was won by Colin Rose. The top 5 are as follows;
Rose C 40
Jamieson J 30
Ellison N 29
Pickthall R 29
MacPherson P 26
The 2017 Challenge was won by Dode Fraser. The results are as follows:
Dode Fraser – 163
Andy Loosemore – 66
Neil Ellison – 55
Ray Maxwell – 5
Bill Steven – 5
The topic for 2018 is war memorials in recognition of the centenary of the ending of the Great War. Only WW1 Memorials with figures on top would be eligible (although these can be combined with WW2 or other memorials – most commemorate both WW1 and WW2); extra points for memorials that have the names of females in the lists of the WW1 fallen.
This year, to encourage wider participation of the membership it has been decided to have two competing teams rather than individuals. All members’ eligible photos would be counted including any number of duplications. Any member participating can add to the team total making even a small contribution worthwhile. There will be a Chairman’s Team and a Vice-chairman’s Team. Members wishing to take part should contact Emma Hall.
The full list of club meetings and runs was attached to the meeting agenda. See the website for details.
To be in early September and possibly in the Borders. To be researched by Emma.
35th ANNIVERSARY EVENT
2018 is the 35th anniversary year of the founding of the club. It is proposed to have a celebratory event at the end of May to tie in with the club run to Ullapool. On the 26th of May there will be a BBQ at Ralph’s place with overnight camping available. The following day will be the club run to Ullapool.
Loch Ness Rally
The LNR will be on Sunday10th June, gathering at Fairways as usual.
Colin Craig noted that vehicles, including motorcycles over 40 years old are no longer required to be MoT tested. According to the DVLA website this change begins from May and the exemption rolls on year after year.
Strathspey Railway have invited the club to display their motorcycles at Boat of Garten station on 15th July. Footplate rides will be available. See the club website.
The Easter Egg Run on 1st April will leave from the Inverness Council car park.
The meeting ended at 8.45pm.
The entertainment was a picture quiz arranged by Neil Ellison. The winner was Andy Loosemore with a score of 22 out of 25.
Prepared by M Davidson