Meeting503 – 5th September 2017


Held at the Newport/Braybrook MCC club rooms, at the corner of The Avenue and Cullen St, Spotswood


1 - President Steve Davies opened the meeting at 8.05 pm and welcomed all members

2 - Members present – 11 members

3 – ApologiesC Fordham, P Vipond, R Veal, J Walker, Crundwell family, J Davies                          

4 - New members – David Wheatland and family

5- Visitors – Nil;

6 - Minutes of previous meeting

No minutes from the August meeting had been distributed at the time of the September meeting due to the secretary being away on holiday. Two sets of minutes for both August and September will be distributed with the next mailing


7 - Business arising – Nil


8 - Secretary report

8.1 Correspondence in

Nil – Secretary was on holiday


8.2 Correspondence out

Nil – Secretary was on holiday  


The secretary did comment that he had a wonderful time trying to see as much speedway as he could in a month time frame in both the UK and in Poland. As expected the quality of the meetings varied greatly with the undoubted highlight being a Polish league match (Rybnik vs Torun) which was exceptional in front of a huge crowd of what must have been over 10,000. It should be only everyone’s list to do at least once in a lifetime.  


Moved by P Plater, seconded by H Stacey that the secretary’s report be accepted


9 – Treasurer’s report


                a) Race Account –

b) General Account –

c) Term Deposit Account –


The track hire fee for our practice day in September has already been paid


Moved by P Andrews, seconded by C Sweetman that the treasurers report be accepted


10 – Committee report


No committee meeting held since our last club meeting. The next committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 12th September


11     –M. V. Report


a)       Victorian title allocation for 2017/8 season


Senior 500cc championship – Albury Wodonga

Junior 125cc / 250 cc championships – Undera

Under 21 500cc championship – Broadford (Oct 29th)

Senior Sidecar Championship - Mildura


b)       The speedway sub committee for 2017/8 is as follows

Leckie Milne (Undera), John Putkunz (Myrtleford), Shane Clare (Albury Wodonga), Gary Timmerman (Broadford). One more to be appointed to represent Mildura


c)       2017/8 recreational licences to be $30 per month



12     – Race Reports  


a)       James Davies rode at North Brisbane. He won his first heat on what was not a perfect track but it was described as quite rideable. One of the local Queensland riders fell and was injured in his first ride and that caused some discussion about the state of the track. The meeting was subsequently called off after one round of heats which was disappointing for the riders who had travelled from interstate and were keen to keep going.


13 - General Business


13.1 Club race dates 2017/18


Saturday 23rd September

Saturday 7th October

Sunday 29th October (GP Meeting – Victorian Under 21 Championship)

Sunday 12th November

Sunday 3rd December


13.2 Solo winter series race dates


Rd 5 – Cowra – 9th September

Rd 6 – Appin – 16th September (TBC)

Rd 7 – Kurri Kurri – 30th September                      


13.3 Annual membership form to be distributed with the next mailing


This was overlooked with the July minutes and Gary Timmerman requested that membership forms be included with the next distribution of the minutes. Members should see that in their next mailing. As a result the sending of minutes has been extended by a month to allow members to rejoin if they haven’t already done so


13.4 Practice Day – 23rd September


A reminder that our first official practice for 2017/8 is being held on September 23rd


13.5 Website / Facebook


A very lively discussion was initiated by Chris Sweetman around the better promotion of the club via our Facebook account and our website. The major concern was that they were both lacking information and in the case of the website not updated frequently enough and contains links that are no longer applicable. There was discussion around the benefits of those who have facebook pages sharing facebook posts made to our facebook page so that all their contacts would see any fresh posts. There was also discussion regarding the type of facebook account we should have, currently we have a community group page but it was suggested we should move to a public group page. (Secretary’s note – for reference, Mildura has a public group page (anyone can see the group, its members, and its posts), Gillman has a closed group (anyone can see the group and see who is in it, only members can see posts))


13.5 Container for club use


Our search for a reasonably priced container continues. Previous enquiries have located some used containers which we consider a bit higher than we think we should reasonably expect to pay.


The great raffle was won by Howard Williams and donated back to the club


14 - Meeting closed at 8.45 pm


15 – The next SSRAV General Meeting is on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 to be held at the Newport/Braybrook MCC clubrooms, at the corner of The Avenue and Cullen Street, Spotswood. (Melway ref:- 41-J-12). Start time 8pm.


16 – The Next SSRAV Committee Meeting is Tuesday 14th September


17 – SSRAV Web








Don’t forget that we have a good range of club attire in stock or it can be ordered,              contact the secretary to place orders.

a)       Polo Shirts –          Small to XXL – in stock -   $25.00 (Black)

b)       Denim Shirts -       Small to XXL – orders taken - $30.00

c)       Windcheaters - Small to XXL – orders taken - $30.00 (Black)

d)       Jackets – Bomber style – various combinations – POA – starting at $185.00

e)       Stubbie Holders - $5.00

f)        Club Badges - $5.00

g)       Postage & Handling if required – Clothing $10.00, badges $2.50.

h)       These prices are including GST from the supplier only.