July 5, 2015
A belated Thank You to all the members who attended our exploratory meeting on 23rd May. It was good to see you all there, to meet some new faces and reconvene with those whom I have met before. Apologies for updating the Forum a little late but I did at least prioritise the re-establishment of the East Sussex Area and was delighted with the speed at which our Webmaster made those changes.
We currently have 22 paid-up members.
As you will know our last attempt at establishing something in East Sussex met with little success but we now have the beginnings of something that we can make work for all of us. As I have said before the Club is your Club and it is entirely right and proper that you people run it as you would wish. As far as East Sussex is concerned I am happy to make the necessary arrangements for whatever you wish to undertake but I alone will be unable to second-guess what those things are or have all the ideas. So I look to you to help me by suggestions based upon your knowledge, experience and choice. One the the Club has aplenty are those two former attributes so, come on, share them with us !
I can report that I have received an initial supply of essential items for our attendance at meetings so we now have something to hand out to interested parties.
I attended the Cuckoo Fayre over the Bank Holiday weekend and Ray Leggett and the West Sussex members were there with a very nice display. Hopefully we can join with West Sussex next year to make an even bigger showing. Our presence at these events is welcomed by show organisers and the general public.
I also attended the Car & Bike Rally at Langney today (11th June) but without a motor cycle as I had insufficient time to so arrange. It is a nice little show and there were many familiar faces in attendance from other clubs to which I belong. There would have been room for a Club stand there and I will put it on the list of events for 2018.
There has been some interest for the Festival of Transport on 26, 27, 28 August 2017 but we really need more bikes to display. As I said recently we are not expecting you to attend on all three days, whatever you can manage is fine but you could leave your bike on the stand all weekend if you wished as there will be a Club member in attendance all the time the show is open and security staff are on-site when it is closed. As exhibitors camp on-site and enjoy the beer-tent the site is never unattended and your bike will be safe. If you need a hand with transport please let me know. In addition to bikes we will need bodies there on the stand too as it is a well attended event and Club stands are usually busy with visitors asking questions.
I remind you that our first 'proper' meeting is next Friday, 16th June at the White Hart Public House, Lower Horsebridge, Hailsham, BN27 4DJ at 1930 hrs. (On the A271 just off the main A22 at Boship Roundabout.) It would be great to see as many of you as possible there so that we may get to know each other and plan our activities. I will have Club badges for sale at £3.00 each, plus tickets for the Club Grand Raffle @ £1 per ticker of £5 per book, the lucky winner of the first prize will get a D7 Bantam; (just the job for Club runs! Well, somebody has to win it!); second prize £200 cash ( help with that rebuild you've been promising yourself!); third prize one year subscription to Old Bike Mart, (just the job to seek out that next project or those illusive parts you've been searching for!)
The weather forecast is good, there is rubbish on the television that night, it's a great pub: what's to stop you?
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