Director's Weekly Email 6th November


6th November 2019
By Murray

Hi All
Sorry this is a bit late this week as I was enjoying the Chapter meeting last night; those of you that attended will already know most of what is in here, but thought I would send this out for everyone else.

Tony Fitzgerald came along last night and just reminded us of all the great work the Child Cancer Foundation do, as you know they are the charity we are supporting at out Poker Ride on 17 November.  This event is run by us for all riders so please come along and bring your friends to what is always a good day and great opportunity to support CCF.

We have had a bit of a  hiccup with the Christmas party which has resulted in us changing the venue to the Porirua Club, all other plans remain the same and I have no doubt we are in for a great night. This is one of the key annual events the committee invest club funds in to to provide a great experience for members so get out there and take the opportunity.

 

Just a quick reminder you can always find more details about upcoming events on our app, “Member Jungle” or our  website, https://www.wellingtonhog.co.nz/ to help the organisers of our events can you please register your intention to come along, this also allows us to communicate information about events including plan changes directly with those who have registered.
 
Events This Week  

Saturday 9 November - Ride Forever Gold Course  
Ride Forever Gold Course Saturday 9th November.
This FREE riding course has one space left, so get in quick and register through the link on Member Jungle or call Roadsafe.

Wednesday 13 November - Mid week Ride  
Midweek Ride Wednesday 13th November will be over the hill to the Wairarapa, meet at Motomart at 10:30.

Thinking Further Out
If you're thinking about your social calendar for the next few months there are a few not to be missed events that you should be lining up for now.

Annual Poker Ride - 17 November 
Mark it in your diary now!   The Wellington HOG annual Poker Ride is on again.
A great event, supporting the Child Cancer Foundation.
Registrations on the day at the Bellevue Hotel commencing at 09:00 - Ride starts 10:30 and finishes approx 12:30

  • $20 per hand - buy as many as you like
  • $10 for a Patch - limited numbers on the day, so get in quick

Great prizes, great ride and all proceeds go to Child Cancer Foundation 
More details available at https://wellingtonhog.co.nz/poker-ride
Invite your family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues, and anyone else on a bike!!

Chapter Night - Wednesday 4 December at Motomart
Next months Chapter night will be hosted by Motomart at the shop and we are keen to encourage everyone to bring their bikes along - there will be a prize for the best Christmas decorated bike.
There will be two options to ride with the club to this event. John Baker will lead a 2 hour ride leaving Motomart at 2:30, they will then join up with other riders at Charltons Bar in Silverstream at 5PM for the final ride in to the shop. 
So catch up with the group at one of these two start points. Check out the details on Member Jungle.

Christmas Party – 7 December - change of venue
Our Christmas Party will now be held at the the Porirua Club on 7 December, be in quick for this event as it will be limited to 120 people. 

  • Tickets cost $50 which covers the venue, band and a full smorgasbord dinner. 
  • Tickets can be purchased from Eddie at the Bellevue or at Motomart

If this change in venue does not suit anybody who has already bought a ticket, then we will refund your ticket.
 
18 - 20 January 2020 Wellington Anniversary Ride
While this is a little way out Abe is taking us to New Plymouth for the weekend - details on Member Jungle
Abe tells me accomodation is already tight for the weekend so get in and book now.

The 2020 National HOG Rally 
Next year will see the return of the HOG National Rally, the 2020 National HOG Rally "Thunder Mountain"

  • Date – 13-14 March 2020
  • Venue – Ohakune.  Based at the Powderhorn Chateau at Ohakune Junction
  • Registration desk – on site on Friday afternoon (13th March) and Saturday  morning(14th March)
  • Website - http://www.thundermountainnz.com/

Future Rider Training 
Lower Hut City Council FREE Rider Training 
The LHCC is offering free Bronze, Silver or Gold rider training courses to Lower Hutt residents providing you book and attend your course before the 31st December 2019. Book now at  https://www.rideforever.co.nz using promo code HuttCC19.  This course qualifies for the ACC $100 cashback scheme.
We have a HOG only GOLD course scheduled for us on Sunday 22nd December that will meet the "book and attend by 31st Dec" requirement. Details with a booking link will be up on Member Jungle shortly.

2020 Gold Course #1
The first 2020 HOG Gold course will be on Saturday 29th February. 
This course will revert back to the very low cost of $50.00.
Check for details on Member Jungle next week

 

More details on all of these events can be found on our club mobile app - "Member Jungle" and on our website, https://www.wellingtonhog.co.nz/. To help us with our planning can you please register for events on these platforms.  
 
I look forward to seeing you at some or all of these events.

Cheers Murray
Director
Wellington Harley Owners Group 

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