Greetings & Welcome to members and friends of IFMR
I'm in IFMR because it is about something I love….'Making Motorcycling Friends Here in Oz and around the World'. It’s a simple, straightforward purpose that makes motorcycling fun for everyone involved. The secret is the quality of our membership. We are current or past Rotarians or friends of the Rotary organisation…and no matter your background we will make you welcome if you are interested in finding out more about us.
My measure of success is simply how many rides we can arrange and how many members and friends join in. Enjoying the rides and the fellowship is the name of the game. There are some fabulous rides coming up and although Western Australia during COVID seems more distant from the rest of the country than normal, I am looking forward to catching up with you on a ride in the year ahead.
My hope for the year ahead is that we can all enjoy our motorcycling despite the constraints of COVID.
Australian Chapter President 2021 - 2023
(Member since 2012)
Well it’s been over 30 years since the formation of the International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians, which was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Loxton, District 9520, South Australia, and gained official Rotary recognition on the 13th January 1992. link to IFMR History.
We’ve made a lot of great friends and memories over that time. I recommend the stories on our IFMR History page to you for interesting reading.
From those early years the number of Chapters (over 30) throughout the world has grown to cover most of the world and is still growing. Take a look at where they all are. IFMR Global Chapters,
Each of them function autonomously but are guided by our International Executive leadership team who seek out input from all Chapters.
IFMR members who travel overseas, should seek out these IFMR Chapters for fellowship and their local knowledge of the riding conditions. It will add to your travel experience.
Membership is open to all Rotarians and those with Rotary ideals, who share an interest in motorcycling. One of the aims of this website is to promote the IFMR Australian Chapter to Rotarians and the general public.
IFMRA 2022 AGM Margaret River Ride
Report by Franz (Dutchy) Van Der Ploeg & President Bill Ivory.
THE 6 RIDERS pictured below are from left:
Philip (Smithy) Smith – QLD, Colin Foster- Vic, Steve Holmes -Vic, Jim Allen -Vic,
Franz Van Der Ploeg-Vic & Hugh Raadgever -NSW.
THE MOTORCYCLES WE RIDE: Smithy a BMW R1200RT, Colin on a BMW 1200GS,
Steve on a Triumph Trophy 1200, Jim on a Yamaha FJR1300, Franz (Dutchy) on a Honda ST1300,
Hugh on a Honda CB500X.
Read all about our experiences riding upto 10,000klm's to & from the 2022 AGM
IFMRA 2022 AGM Margaret River.pdf
?⏭Watch IFMRA Facebook: Small Clip of Riders on way to Walpole, WA
?⏭Watch Facebook: IFMRA - Small Clip of Riders on way to Pemberton, WA.
Far Nth Queensland Bike Ride - July 2022 Report by Peter Perriman
Read about their experiences riding to and from Far Nth Queensland.
Far Nth Queensland Trip July 2022
Photo Gallery of their Far Nth Qld Ride.
Photo's of their Far Nth QLD Ride
Great Victorian Motorbike Ride Report 2022
by Vic State Rep: Doug Cole (pdf version)
IFMR's Peter Perriman and Co (Frank Dri, Colin Nayda, Dave Dunstan, John Colgan & Peter Schultheiss)
on their 11,758km Adventure Ride around Australia 2021
Clink this link to: Peter Perriman's Trip around Australia 'Photo Gallery'
*The International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians
is a group of Rotarians dedicated to promoting Motorcycling as an opportunity for fellowship.
This fellowship operates in accordance with Rotary International policy, but is not an agency of, or controlled by Rotary International.