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Membership for 2020 available now

Club membership forms for the 2020 season are available now as a download on our ‘Forms’ Page.

Your 2019 membership has now expired and you must be a member for 2020 to take part in any further club activities, especially trials events.

Follow the link below which will take you to the ‘Forms’ page, download the form, complete it fully and post it to the Club secretary with the appropriate fee without delay. You will receive by return e-mail your 2020 SACU Trials Registration Card application form in pdf format and confirmation of your 2020 membership.

Please note the membership fees for 2020 season are: Adult riding member: £20; Youth riding member: £10 and Social Non-Riding member: £10.

Form download:

https://www.idmcc.co.uk/forms/

Notice of 2019 Annual general meeting

Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Limited

Annual General Meeting – 2019

Monday, 9th December 2019

8.00pm – Fairways Leisure, Inverness

AGENDA

1. Apologies for Absence.

2. Chairman’s Report.

3. Secretary / Treasurer’s Report – including the Accounts for the year ended 30th November 2018.

4. Election of Office Bearers for 2020.

Note: It was agreed at the 2007 AGM, that the Chairman be elected for a period of 2 years and the Secretary for a period of 3 years, to allow continuity of service. The 3 Directors* are to be elected every 2 years, alternating with the Chairman.

Secretary (Elected 2016) – Elected until the AGM 2019 – To be elected.  Chairman (Elected 2017) – Elected until the AGM 2019 – To be elected. 3 Directors* (Elected 2018) – No Action required until AGM 2020. Club Committee – Elected Annually (Including Event Secretary position).

– Break for Tea, Coffee and Sandwiches.

5. Membership Fees for 2020.

6. Club Trial Entry Fees.

7. A.O.C.B – Proposals taken by the Chairman from the meeting.

8. Closure of Annual General Meeting 2019.

* IDMCC Ltd Directors: Gordon Murray; Stewart Anderson; Thomas McBride. (No Election required)    Company Secretary: John Moffat – Election required    Company Chairman: Grant Coward – Election required.

2020 IDMCC Dates

The 2020 draft calendar of events has now been prepared and deliberated upon by the club committee and directors at our meeting on 6th November.

These dates have been submitted to the SACU for their information and the IDMCC Club Secretary will attend the SACU Trials Dates meeting on Saturday 7th December.

Shortly after the SACU meeting, the club trials calendar will be made available to all members and will appear on this website.

IDMCC re-certify

The club officials are re-certified for next season as holders of SACU Officials Licences for the next three years.

This is a requirement for insurance purposes and a special seminar was hosted at the Drumossie Hotel on Saturday 9th November by SACU Trials Committee chairman, Allister Stewart, who also rides trials.

Twelve IDMCC members took the test which included Chairman Grant Coward, Secretary, John Moffat and committee members and members, Mieke De Vos; Jim Reid; Geoff Davison; Chief Marshall, Jimmy Jenkins; Garry Coward; Vice Chairman, Gordon Murray; Leigh Bremner; Competitions Secretary, Stewart Anderson; Rick Lound and Alick Murray.

What this means is the club can continue to promote events at all levels, from Closed to Club, Open To Scotland and Scottish Nationals which include the annual Paul Kilbauskas Memorial and Highland Classic Two Day trials.

Training is on the way

With the certification of four new club coaches, the IDMCC is now well placed to add value to your club membership in 2019 and beyond.

Recently four of our members have been trained by SACU Head Coach, Neil Dawson, the 1991 & 1993 Scottish Trials Champion and seasoned SSDT rider at a seminar held at the Fairburn Activity and Conference Centre, near Muir of Ord.

Watch out for details of forthcoming Training and Coaching days for both adult and youth club members.

Our Club Coaches are: committee men, Rick Lound; Grant Coward and John Garth with club member Ashleigh Davison.

2019 Club Championship Update

Notice to IDMCC members competing in the 2019 Club Championships.

The final round is nearly full for those who have to observe a round,

If you want to be included in the final scores for the championships, then you will have to observe at the round on 1st September at Cannich.

Please contact Nigel Robertson (07743854206) or Jimmy Jenkins (07798904066).

Do your bit for the club!

The following are a list of members who will be leading a group to set out each event.

If you want to pick what event you are assisting in setting out get in touch with a member of the committee soon, otherwise events will be picked on your behalf.

If leaders are to change you will be notified in advance.

Many thanks – Grant Coward, Club Chairman

Cannich: 10/2/19- Grant Coward

Ballindalloch: 3/3/19- David Holland/Colin Forbes

Foyers: 24/3/19 – John Garth

Cannich: 14/4/19 – Grant Coward

Tain/Golspie: 28/4/19 – Alick Murray/Tom McBride/Garry Coward

Alvie: 26/5/19 – Stewart Anderson/Grant Coward

Tomcrasky: 22>23/6/19 – Jimmy Jenkins/Nigel Robertson

Golspie/Tain: 14/7/19 – Alick Murray/Tom McBride/Garry Coward

Durness 17-18/8/19 – Garry/Grant Coward

Cannich: 1/9/19 – Gordon Murray

Ballindalloch: 6/10/19 – David Holland/Colin Forbes

Tomcrasky: 27/10/19 – Davy Maclean

Cannich: 24/11/19 – Leigh Bremner

SACU Festive Season Closure

Members and prospective members please note that the Scottish ACU offices at Uphall which issues all the competition licences and trials registration cards will close at 4.30 pm on Friday 21st December 2018 and will not re-open until Monday 7th January 2019.

Trials Registration Cards are valid until 31st January annually, if you do not possess a current 2018 card and wish to ride at the ‘Intro To Trials’ practice day at Tain on 30th December, you must complete and obtain a One Event Licence from the secretary of the meeting. This is necessary for insurance purposes.

The fee for the ‘Intro To Trials’ day is £15.00 inclusive of entry fee and if necessary the OEL which is £6.00. This is a good deal for new members.

Club membership forms can be obtained from this website prior to the event and can be handed over with the 2019 membership fee on the day. This will start your 2019 membership.

In the meantime, the committee and directors of Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Ltd wish all members new and existing, the compliments of the season, have a safe and fun 2019 season with IDMCC, Scotland’s Trials driving force in the North of Scotland.

2019 – Setting Events Out

SETTING OUT EVENTS

As of 2019, a new structure as to who will ‘set out trials’ will be implemented. As discussed over numerous committee meetings it has been agreed that from next year each committee member will be allocated a trial in the year which they have to organise club members to set out alongside themselves.

The aim is to help introduce club members who are novices to ‘setting out a trial’ by grouping them with an experienced club member to set out an event.

For many year’s events organised by the club have been set out by the same small handful of members and a line must be drawn before these helpful individuals no longer want to offer their services thus causing trials and the club to suffer.

Once the dates of 2019 events are confirmed, be expected to be contacted by a member of the committee regarding forth coming events asking for your assistance. If you wish to put yourself forward for events held in a certain location please do so as the club and committee will be very grateful.

Anyone member who agrees to an event but then has to pull out must find a member to replace them.

Club rule 14 states: ‘Each Senior Youth and Adult club member who is an SACU licence holder, must be prepared to assist with the organisation, setting out and/or observing etc. of trials when requested. Failure to do so may result in non-renewal of membership, which will be at the discretion of a Disciplinary Committee.’

Setting out of an event allows those who assisted to participate in the event free of charge. And at the yearly award their name will be entered into a prize draw.

Any club member (that is not part of the committee) who would like to come along to committee meeting is welcome to do so, to see and have an input on items that will be discussed.

You may actually enjoy the experience of helping YOUR club.

The Inverness and District MCC committee would like to thank all club members for their continuous support over previous years and for years to come.

Grant Coward – IDMCC Chairman

Observing & Setting Out Page – HERE