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Newsletters / Newsletter September 05
« on: August 26, 2005, 09:59:52 AM »
The Newsletter September 05

Things are moving at a great pace, some of the improvements will soon start to filter through the system and show up, the first of coarse being our newsletters which are now being regularly compiled and sent. As follows, we have detailed in as brief a format as possible, an update on various topics.

Web Site.
At the time of writing the web site was open in its infancy, which means that at the time of you reading this news letter the site will either be fully functioning or at worst only a week away. Ian Manley who is re-building the site has already started to make changes to modernize the appearance and the format to make it more user friendly, however, because we are putting so much pressure on Ian he may well have it going sooner.  So far the plans are for it to include downloads for reg’s, race results, race reports, club news, links to Aim’s and G H also a link to the clubs newly appointed official photographer, it will also eventually include the  fixture lists for the season and of coarse the forum. If any one has any further ideas or if you would like to send Ian any race reports of your own for inclusion we would more than happy to receive them. Ian can be contacted on;

Christmas Dinner Dance
Being held at the Five Lakes Resort, Colchester Road, Tolleshunt Knights, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8HX
DECEMBER 3rd. Tickets only cost £25 each, less than it costs to go to a restaurant for a night out, and you get much more for your money with the live entertainment, wine provided at the table by the club, the chance to meet all the club members that you see at the races and never normally chat to, there is also the possibility you could be up for an award, the atmosphere itself is not to be missed.
There is going to be a collage at the entrance to the function room, so if you have any race related photographs that you could donate to the club please send them to;- Dave Roper, 81 Hydewood Rd, Little Yeldham, Halsted, Essex. CO9 4QX. Also we are going to have a prize for the best caption put to an interesting photo, again if you have a photo that we could possibly use for this send it to the above address or even bring them along one of our club nights. Also there will be a raffle which has prizes donated by each of the committee members, which are usually worth trying win. The clubs  website will fairly soon have a link to the Five Lakes Resort so that you can see what its all about, plus you will see the rooms that Georgina Mitchell has available to anyone at the dinner dance should you want to stay over. The function room that we have booked is perfect, it has a very large bar (no big que’s), a separate seating area for a bit of quiet, plenty of space, its own W.C’s etc etc, the only thing you need leave the room for is to go to your bedroom or home.
You can get tickets through Jim Aim’s , G H motorcycles or at our event at Blounts Farm 11,sept.
To contact Georgina to book a room call her mobile -07863122471.
As you know from your last newsletter we have started contacting all of the club members one by one to get feed back on the club and what you think we can do to make it better, this is a long process, so if you haven’t yet been contacted be patient we will get around to you. So far everyone has been very helpful and open with their thoughts and opinions, it would seem that after speaking with around 10% of our members, that the biggest issue is communication, the lack of newsletters and the website neglect has left a lot of you feeling left out and un important, a couple even commenting that they felt like outsiders. We can only apologize for this, but as we are now demonstrating to you, change is afoot. Having said that it does work both ways, the club has its club night every third Wednesday of the month, this is made known on the few newsletters that you have had, and also on the social section of the old website, this is held at the White Hoarse pub, North Street, Sudbury, the committee is always represented there with other members, the club lays on some food and there is always plenty of banter, so come along even if it is only once in a while, you will get to put faces to names and get to know what else is going on in the club. Don’t be left out by your own choice. We look forward to seeing you there, we get there for 8pm.
When we have completed our survey of the members we will post the results on the website, it should make some interesting reading. We are monitoring the responses that we are getting and are reacting positively to the big picture as it emerges to ensure that we continue to do right by you.
We are trying to make our events more interesting and not just a race, we are arranging for relevant trade stands to represent themselves at our venues, we are also trying to sign up a main sponsor, (far more difficult than it sounds) ,so far we have signed up a deal with F.C.L. Retail in Brentwood,01277-200660 who will be attending our 11-sep event in Sawbridgeworth, they are the official dealers for “Peak Body Fitness and Nutrition” also “Sports Nutritional Food & Drink”, they will be having a trade stand and selling drinks and supplements that are relevant to the demands of our sport. One of the ready drinks they will be selling is “Hyper Fuel” this is designed to give long term energy and replace the salts etc that are depleted from the body during intense exercise, they will also have high energy meal replacement bars, some of the items they will have on offer have been tried by a couple of our members and we can say without bias that they do actually work, and they taste pretty good too. Give them a call to find out more, speak to either David or Zara they will be very pleased to give you what ever information you may need, please support them on the day, if it’s a success for them they have agreed to attend our 2006 events.
If you have any ideas on other relevant trades that could benefit from attending our events please contact Dave Roper 01787-237019 or  Neil Drew on 07843-350650./01279-841050.

Rider Focus
Each month we aim to pick totally at random any rider from any class within the club and do a little feature on them, when the website is fully functioning it will be done on there. You never know when it might be you!  We will be starting this in next month’s newsletter.

Blounts Farm, Sawbridgeworth, 11-September
We will be needing work parties for the final stages of setting up the track, if enough people can come we will have a B.B.Q. and a few beers at the end. If you can come please let us know in advance so that we can be organized for the day, hopefully if we have had a good enough response to our requests for help in our last newsletters there shouldn’t be any post ramming to do !                    

  The Committee.

Newsletters / Newsletter Aug/Sept 05
« on: August 26, 2005, 09:10:51 AM »
The Newsletter Aug/Sept 05

Yes, two newsletters in a row. The club is at the moment going through a period of what you could call re-invention. The committee is taking a look at every aspect of the way the club functions, and as such we are trying through these next few newsletters to keep you, the members up to date on exactly what is going on, including any future plans. The newsletter itself will continue monthly until the website is fully functioning and we are sure all of the members are aware of it, if however you are not on the internet, we would ask you to get in touch with one of the committee members listed below and they will ensure that you go onto a mailing list and receive print outs of the monthly updates.

At the moment we have the two solid venues which we will continue to use, new future venues are being actively researched, but with the situation with DEFRA being unclear, we cannot give land owners any positive reassurances that our actions wont harm their payments, so rather than loose a venue before we have secured it we have decided to be sensible and wait, but rest assured there is a lot of work being done in the background. When we have any solid information we will let you know.

We would like to thank the following people for their hard work in setting up the recent two man at Bluonts farm;- Chriss Hart, Mark Waller, John Hart, Charlie Hart, Russ Rhodes, Dicky Walters, Des Pichel , J Clarke and Ian Parker, Also our thanks to all those who stayed after the race to help with the clearing up, including some like Steve Goddard for example who only came to the event to help clear up. Well done.

We are committed to ensuring that our club is the best that we can make it, not just for the members of today but for the future also, this means that we have to know what exactly you the members want, to do this we are going to contact  as many of you individually as possible, which we would be grateful to you for any time you can give us. We look forward to speaking with you within the next few months.
The committee members are united in their goal to improve our club and are happy to take calls from any member who would like to put forward any ideas/suggestions or, if you wish to voice concerns or opinions, the following is a list of the key committee;-

Dave Roper (CHAIR) 01787-237019 evenings only
Clive Brand (VICE CHAIR) 01787-374348 evenings 07973844859 mob
Roger Chaplin (VICE PRESIDENT) 01206-273296
Graham Mays (SECRETARY) 01206-531768 evenings
John Hart 01920-822001 evenings 07976305002
Alistair Aim (membership) 01787-460671
Jim Aim 01787-460671
Gavin Hockey 01206-791155
Chris Hockey (kiwi) 07971-447085
Neil Drew 01279-841050 evenings 07843-350650 mob

Mentioned in dispatches in your July newsletter is that there are more awards up for grabs, we decided to do this because so many riders put so much effort into racing, not to mention finances, and vary rarely have anything to show for it, The idea is that we will use the Eastern Centre SOLO round results ,take out from those results the members of other clubs so that we are left purely with the Sudbury members results, so even if you haven’t scored many points in the Eastern Centre to receive an accolade, you may well qualify in the Sudbury competition.  The prizes will be for the first 3 in the championship class, first 3 in the expert class and the top 10 in the clubman class, plus a host of other awards, so expect to see some new faces.

Listed below are the current standings;-

Remember if you don’t turn up at the Christmas bash you won’t get anything.

New Members
2005 has so far seen  30  new members, beginners luck saw Darren Crook (ten belly’s) teamed up in his first pairs enduro (5th ever outing on a bike) with Paul Whibley in the championship class where they finished 3rd,Darren has since decided that because Paul couldn’t commit to doing the rest of the series that he would go back to the clubman class. Welcome to all our new members, if you have any questions just call any one of the committee.  
Our next event is the solo at Blounts farm, Sawbridgeworth on 11-09-2005 there is a huge amount of work to be done, and if we don’t get enough people to help it could affect the venue, please please contact Chris on 07815-737277 if you are able to offer any help at all, if we loose the guys that do all the work at the moment because they are fed up with carrying the burden, then there will be no events put on by Sudbury.

The club has an arrangement for the dinner dance and all of our events in 2006 with Charles N Robinson who will be the clubs official photographer, we will also have a link on our website when it is completed very soon.

Two man C.J.Ball Championship
There is not enough space left to give you a full report, so we will leave for another occasion; however the Sudbury boys are doing well with pairs in each class in the top 3. Well done.

There is a huge amount of information to pass onto you, but space is the limiting factor, plus which the next committee member who’s turn it is to write will be grateful for the chance to continue passing on the news and information.
Spare a thought for Dickie Walters who recently Broke his wrist on one arm and we believe an elbow on the other, we were thinking of having a fund raiser for a bidet.
Don’t forget the dinner dance, word spread last year about just how good it was so tickets are selling well, remember that its not for a select few, it is for all of the club, family and friends, there will also be members of other clubs coming along.

The Committee.

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