Alice Springs Past District Governor and Elect District Governor Conference on 18th to 20th September 2020
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IFMR Member Brian Beesley (who is also a Past District Governor) has been liaising with Dick Wilson the conveyor of the proposed 2020 Australian and New Zealand PDG and Elect DG Conference being held on 18th to 20th September 2020. Their plan is to hold
I am writing to you today to advise you of a riding opportunity.
IFMR Member Brian Beesley (who is also a Past District Governor) has been liaising with Dick Wilson the conveyor of the proposed 2020 Australian and New Zealand PDG and Elect DG Conference being held on 18th to 20th September 2020. Their plan is to hold a parade of IFMR Members and bikes, at the beginning of the Conference.
As you are no doubt aware, the Alice Springs dates are very close to our own AIR2020 International Ride commencing in Sydney on 17 October 2020, some 2-3 weeks apart, and I know many of you are very keen to participate in our AIR2020 Ride.
Due to that, I have advised Brian and the Convenor Dick that the IFMR thank them for the offer, but unfortunately, on this occasion, the IFMR cannot endorse the Alice Springs Conference as an official IFMR Ride to and from Alice Springs. The reason being, I and the Board consider the dates are too close to AIR2020, and a ride to Alice Springs would detract from our AIR2020 Ride 2-3 weeks later.
Our Board discussed this offer, and it was also pointed out that the ride to and from Alice Springs would be a considerable distance for most of our members. A 2,800 km ride each way, over 6 days there and 6 days back from Sydney, let alone from other home locations. That’s a 14 day event, with motel costs, fuel and food expenses. And all that just before our AIR2020 International Ride of 14-16 days, plus the days spent riding to and from the starting point in Sydney.
That aside, I believe the decision to take part in the Alice Springs Conference should be an individual member’s choice, and to that end the IFMR will be advertising the Alice Springs Conference event to all our members, for their consideration. Those of you that can afford it and can spare the time off work will be very interested, and I suggest they should contact Dick for further details/coordination; firstname.lastname@example.org
I submit this offer from Brian Beesley and Dick Wilson for your consideration.
President of IFMR Australian Chapter