Interim Newsletter June 2020
21st June 2020
By Henk Van Zetten
TASMANIA CHAPTER HARLEY OWNERS GROUP
INTERIM NEWSLETTER - June 2020
Hi Tasmania Chapter Members
With the possibility of the Covid - 19 restrictions easing some more, your committee will be meeting very soon to discuss rides and activities going forward. We are cautious but anxious to move on from this pandemic.
Any Rides and Activities will need to be conducted under Health Department guidelines in terms of procedures, sanitation, social distancing etc.
Having said that, we trust our members are getting thru this very difficult period in our lives, and we appreciate it is your call entirely as to when and how you can get back involved with any future Shop and Chapter rides/activities.
Before I go thru in some topics in brief, may we utilise this moment to remind members that we have one Committee position vacant right now - as previously advertised - that of the Newsletter Editor. We are looking for a member who can help us put 6 Newsletters together per year!
We also have a Committee position becoming vacant at our Annual General Meeting - hopefully the AGM will be held in September - again as previuosly advertised - that is, the position of Membership Officer. Trudi has done a terrific job in this role, adding value to our Committee and the role, but she is stepping down at our AGM.
Unless you paid for two years last year, your Membership of our Chapter is now due for renewal. Remember you must be a member of HOG AU to be eligible to renew with us.
Renewals can be done with ease on Member Jungle. If you have done so already, many thanks.
STATE RALLY 2021
Due to Covid - 19 now known restrictions and future unknown restrictions, including border closures, and the fact we need to close off registrations (for planning reasons) by 30th September, we have deferred a full on State Rally to February 2022.
In lieu of this, we will plan for a NO RALLY RALLY - ROLLING THUNDER RUN for the first weeked in February 2021. So lock in Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th if you are looking forward to an overnighter with a difference - covering the North, Northwest and South over these three days.
VETERANS MEMORIAL CENTRE
For our Southern Members, we have heard the Centre is re-opening. All Covid - 19 requirements are in force and we will discuss this at our coming Committee meeting in terms of your traditional southern Friday night bbqs.
Likewise, for North and Northwest members, we will be discussing our options for the traditional monthly bbq (usually the first Friday of the month) at HOG Park.
CHAPTER ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
All things being equal, we are hopeful this event will still occur. It is planned for Saturday 12th September 2020. The AGM will be held at 11am, at the Iron Horse Bar and Grill. Immediately after the meeting, you are all welcome to join us for lunch.
For those unaware, we have Tassie Hog T-Shirts, caps, stubbie holders, pins and other items for sale. Please contact our Merchandise ladies, Pam in the south and Cath in the north.
We have a working bee happening on Saturday 27th June from 8.30am as advertised on fb and mj. The main aim is to clean the site up (from our Memorial Wall build), mow lawns, trim weeds, etc. Feel free to join us.
Keep an eye on Richardson’s H-D notices for when these may be commenced - hopefully July!
ANNUAL DINNER AND AWARDS NIGHT HOBART
This event was to occur on 11th July this year at the Black Buffalo. With Anthony's help, it has now been deferred to July 2021, again due to Covid -19 restrictions.
NATIONAL RALLY JULY 2020
This event was cancelled.
Henk Van Zetten
On behalf of your Committee
0404 918 999