AJS & Matchless Owners Club

East Suffolk Section

Section Notes 19th January 2014

Section News

19th January 2014
For the second year running, the weather scuppered the Cold Turkey run after Christmas. A forecast of wild wet weather, with many local roads already flooded, led to the run being cancelled, so instead around thirty people, including family members, met at the Bredfield Castle at lunchtime for a drink and a bite to eat. The landlord, who had opened specially for us, must have been pleased to do so much business.
There was a full clubroom for the January meeting, the Section’s AGM. The brief reports from Albert, Richard and Peter apparently impressed the members so much that they were immediately re-elected, with Dave continuing to co-ordinate the runs. Richard gave notice that he intended this would be his last year as Secretary and so we will be looking for a volunteer over the next months. Peter recommended that subs for the coming year should remain unchanged and that was quickly approved, so he grasped the mood of the moment and took out his notebook and tin to collect the money. A queue to pay up quickly formed when he pointed out that for paid-up members the cost of the dinner in February would be subsidised. Votes were collected for the Club-member of the Year cup. The menu for the dinner, when the award will be made, was selected from the golf club’s list, with individual choices to be noted next month, The final item on the agenda to be decided was the charity the section will support with the run in May. After some discussion, it was voted to support the Breast Cancer charity this year. Some useful suggestions were made for events in the summer months. The outline programme will be drafted shortly, with selection to follow of volunteers to lead runs. The month’s events will end with the usual pub lunch, this time at the Shepherd and Dog, at Nacton, quite near the Suffolk showground, and the winter months bar meet at Bredfield.
Looking forward to next month, the February meeting will be an evening of motorcycling films and the local Vintage Motorcycle Club section, now with a new secretary, has again been invited. As it was felt that last year’s film night was a bit rushed, the bar will open earlier at 7 pm, with any business dealt with before the films start promptly at 7.30. Finally, our awards dinner at the golf club on 22nd, with the bike jumble at Great Blakenham the morning after on Sunday 23rd —so some folk may not be in the queue for the bacon rolls this time!