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As reported in the 4th DOWN UNDER EDITION of “THE ROTACYCLIST” – the IFMR Newsletter


Report from Victoria

An Update on Happenings:

Author: John Duggan RC Oakleigh, Dist 9810

 

The Swan Hill weekend ride went off really well with 3 bikes and one car from SA meeting up with 9 bikes and one car from Victoria, 17 people in total attendance.

 

Rotacyclists attended from the following Clubs: Berri SA, Daylesford, Frankston Sunrise, Horsham, Loxton SA, Mildura, Oakleigh, Waverley.

 

Awards were made as follows:

Best Club Attendance: Oakleigh(3) J. Jarvis, M. Browning, J. Duggan.

Longest Distance: Des Watts (Berri) and J. Duggan (Oakleigh)

Biggest Bike: M. Brownlee (Oakleigh) even though it was hired.

Oldest Bike: Des Watts (Berri) 1979 XS750 Yamaha.

Smallest Bike: J. Jarvis (Oakleigh) Honda CX500 Custom.

Longest Riding Pillion D. Duggan (Oakleigh)

Newest Bike: D. Ingerson (Berri) BMW K1100LT.

 

We stayed at the Traveller’s Rest Motel and were well looked after by our hosts.

Saturday night saw us all in the courtesy bus out to Murray Downs Golf Club for a meeting and dinner. Breakfast around the motel pool in the morning followed by a quick look at the sights. We then travelled out to meet Geoff and Lynn Ward. Geoff is the President of Swan Hill RC. We partook of scones with a hot cuppa prior to the journey home.

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Historian’s Note:

This group also included IFMR members from the Horsham area and from Daylesford.

It turned out that the areas in which these Victorians, and other Rotarians that they recruited, lived, became the preferred area to hold IFMR meetings and rides for a number of years. Swan Hill and Horsham are still popular venues.