This Week’s Race – Club Handicap Race – Presentation Day

21 Dec 2014     0830     McLaren Flat     Club  GSR
Course 4 (2 laps)    Strava map and profile
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Race Coordinator: Peter Keele  Referee: Peter Keele  First Aider: Marie Bate
Presentation of club trophies will take place after the race with plenty to eat and drink. Last day of racing for 2014, so come along, reminisce about all those races that could have been but never were, and enjoy the day.
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Club supports local school

Midway through this year and at the suggestion of Committeman Stafford Scott, Southern Vets decided to support a local community project each year.  The concept is to raise our positive profile within this community, of which we are a part.

The first recipient of Southern Vets’ support is our immediate neighbour, McLaren Flat Primary School.  After the completion of racing on 30 Nov, Deputy Principal Jo Bell attended our clubrooms, gave a brief presentation to members about their project concerned with numeracy learning through outdoor activities and accepted our contribution from President David Milne.

SDVLCC school donation-1100496

Safety Note – Non-finishers

If you don’t finish a race, it is very important that you advise the Line Officials in person at the line or phone the Referee (number posted on board at Clubrooms) to advise.  If you don’t cross the line and don’t advise, we don’t know if you’re safe.  The Club can’t assume you’ve just headed off home; it may be that you intend to finish, are just late and the trail car’s missed you, in which case someone will wait on the line to take your finish.  It may be that you are incapacitated somehow (bike/injury) and we need to look for you.  If you or your bike are not mobile, it’s usually better to stay on course, so we can find you.  Post race, we check for returned numbers at the Clubrooms, but the sooner we know, the better.

Membership Renewal for 2015

It’s time to sign up for 2015.

From our web page under ‘Join’ on the top menu, click HERE under ‘What to do if you want to join?’ and click on Join Now. This takes you to the AVCC site. At this point, it is important to Log In using your existing username and password. If you sign up as a new member,  or create a new username, your details will be stored as an additional new member. If you can’t remember your log in details, contact Greg Adams  who should be able to help you.

For 2015, the fee for selecting a Non Marshalling role has increased to $70 to help cover the cost of arranging fill ins.

The hardcopy SDVLCC membership application forms should only be used by people with no internet access, those requiring dual Membership or Come N Try riders.

Note that our 2014 licence expires on the 31st December.  You will be covered for training and racing by our insurers from the time you submit this form. For renewals after 1st January please note the insurance company does not allow days-of-grace. All racing members are covered by insurance for racing and training (including private training) and all officials and affiliates are covered for public liability.

When completed, a licence will be attached to your receipt. We can laminate this receipt for you at the club.

TDU – Beat Cancer Tour

Are you seeking a “pro tour experience”?  Cancer Council SA are again organising the Beat Cancer Tour, which gives 30 riders the chance to live like a pro-cyclist for a week, while raising significant funds for the Cancer Council.  Shy of having a professional contract with a pro-cycling team, this is as close as you can get.  If you are interested (it’s not cheap!), contact David Milne for the application form.

2015 President’s Message

As Southern Vets’ newly-elected President (second time around!), I’m posting to thank our 2014 Committee and Officials for their generous service to our Club this year and to welcome our 2015 Committee, especially the new members – well done for standing up!  My aim is for us all to strive together for a better and better Club.

Our Committee is in the process of handing-over duties where required and will meet very soon for the first time.  Handicapper Geoff Hillman is seeking nominations for the Club Calendar sub-Committee – all members are welcome.  Web page posts and updates will occur as always, but over the next week or so the changed Committee contacts etc will gradually appear.

Ride well, Ride safe.

David Milne


SAMCA AGM 25/11/14

SAMCA held its AGM this Tuesday night 25th Nov. Main business was for the election of President, Treasurer, State Referee, State Handicapper and Life Membership. The other three executive roles on the committee are  half way through their two year terms. Appointments made on the night were:

Office Bearers (2yr term):  President – Paz Russo, Treasurer – Leendert Nieuwenhoven

State Referee (1yr term):  Bob Cotton

State Handicapper (1yr term): Audrey Donsen

Life Membership:  Robert Freak

Robert Freak stood down as President, and the SAMCA committee will consider an emeritus-type role Robert can undertake commensurate with his abilities and working within the constitution. With the election of Paz Russo to President of the committee, the committee are keen to appoint a Vice President for the following year. If you are at all interested in taking on this role, please contact Barry Taylor.

SAMCA has released Edition 1 of SAMCA Times – a newsletter for SAMCA members.