Click HERE for the Big Night Out round up 2018
Click HERE for the Big Night Out round up 2018
The IDMCC have now released their programme of events for 2019.
Following a successful SACU dates meeting at Crieff Hydro Hotel on 8th December, the club are now able to publish the approved dates of events for the 2019 season.
The main events are the Highland Classic on 8/9 June, (Adult only, twinshock/Pre’65)
The Durness Two Day on 17/18th August (Open to Scotland)
12th Paul Kilbauskas Memorial Trial on 8th September (Scottish Championship all classes)
There are a couple of new style events for club riders and with only one exception all our club events will be Open To Scotland* permits in 2019. This means that members of other clubs may enter our ‘club’ events in 2019 where permitted. The Lochaber and Bon Accord clubs have also provided this facility in 2019.
(*) At Open To Scotland events, please be aware that only ‘bona fide’ IDMCC club members can score IDMCC Championship points. Members must have a current year membership and have their valid SACU Trials Registration Card issued through the IDMCC.
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From a set of minutes recently discovered!
On 12th December 1993, the IDMCC held it’s Annual General Meeting at Cawdor Tavern, following on from a very icy trial at Drynachan. which attracted 14 of the 34 members we had at that time. This year we have 194 members!
The club membership fees for 199 were held at £12 and £5 for youth and social members (2018 was £15 and £5).
During the year, club trials attracted around 17 riders per event of which there were 13 that season.
The secretary pointed out that we needed 19 riders at Alvie to break even as we paid £1.25 per rider to the Estate!
The bank account in 1993 stood at £800.00 (the 2018 figure is much more than that!)
Ewan MacPherson was appointed Chairman, but declined in favour of Johnny Macintosh. John MacLennan was again voted in as Secretary, but wanted a break so Willie MacMillan stepped up to take the job.
Dave MacKay became Treasurer and Ian Grant was Press Officer. Malcolm Smith became Trials Convenor.
The committee consisted of: Ewan MacPherson. Gavin Johnston, Alan Gordon, Keith MacIntosh, Gary Kennedy and Dave Kennedy.
Malcolm Smith suggested the creation of a Pre’65 National Trial to be held at Alvie (this is now our Paul Kilbauskas Memorial national trial).
John MacLennan clarified that SACU permit A & B routes in Scottish Championship rounds. If the club were to implement split routes, then riders will require A & B plates fixed to the front of their bikes for the benefit of observers. The committee were to consider the implications more fully.
Our final event of the 2018 season will be at the Tain venue on Sunday 30th December. It is not a competition, it is being held under a practice permit. We are running this in association with local trials dealers, Highland Leisure Sport, Invergordon.
This is the one event in the year that is aimed at the beginner and anyone new to trials sport.
Entry fee will be £15.00 which includes day membership only and insurance provided by a one event licence if you don’t have a valid 2018 SACU Trials Registration Card.
You can also join the club for 2019 at this event.
Bring a friend along to see what trials is all about. This is certainly not a championship type event, this is true grass roots trials at club level to get you interested and started in the sport.
The event is run under an SACU permit (Practice).
We hold this event every year and is enjoyed by everyone who comes along.
Directions to the Tain venue HERE
Club Championship 2018: HERE
The Club 2018 Championship final standings should be available later this week.
The annual presentation of awards will take place during the club ‘Big Night Out’ on Friday 7th December 7.30 for 8.00pm at Fairways Leisure, tickets priced at £25 are available until next week from the Club secretary, book your place now… email@example.com
Monday 10th December is only a month distant, when the club holds its Annual General Meeting at the Fairways Leisure Centre, function suite in Inverness at 8.00 pm. (Post code: IV2 6AA)
All members are very welcome to attend and join us for tea/coffee and sandwiches, free of charge and discuss the matters of the day and to elect the office bearers for the 2019 season.
This AGM will see the retiral of director and former club secretary, Dave MacKay who is an honorary life member of the IDMCC. His successor will be elected that evening.
Remember, we have 194 members, it is YOUR club, you can have YOUR say, but only if you come along to the AGM!
We have now held our last committee meeting of 2018 and have in place our planned calendar of events which will be released shortly. We are in the process of applying for all the necessary permits from the SACU.
Our main events of the year 2019 are: Highland Classic – June 8/9, 2019 and the Paul Kilbauskas Memorial – September 15, 2019.
Don’t forget the IDMCC ‘BIG NIGHT OUT’ on Friday 7th December at the same venue, tickets are £25.00 per head which includes an evening meal, available from the secretary by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org – don’t wait as it is filling up very quickly, limited numbers.
Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Limited
Notice of Annual General Meeting – 2018
Monday, 10th December 2018 at 8.00pm – Fairways Leisure, Inverness (IV2 6AA)
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 2019.
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.
– Break for Tea, Coffee and Sandwiches.
5. Membership Fees for 2019.
6. Club Trial Entry Fees.
7. AO.C.B – Proposals taken by the Chairman from the meeting.
8. Closure of Annual General Meeting 2018.
* IDMCC Ltd Directors: Gordon Murray; David MacKay; Thomas McBride.
Company Secretary: John Moffat – No election required
Company Chairman: Grant Coward – No election required.
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
The ‘Big Night Out’ (IDMCC Presentation of Awards) was held on Friday 7th December at Fairways Leisure, Inverness.
A total of 37 members took part in the fun, starting with a nice meal, the presentation of awards and the annual raffle which netted £198 on the evening.
Chairman Grant Coward announced the award winners and our President, Malcolm H. Smith handed over the silverware.
Here are some photos taken during the well charged evening festivities!
Long standing member, Richard Mackintosh has purchased a new trophy for the club, which will be awarded at the ‘Big Night Out’ on December 7th 2018 to be held at Fairways Leisure.
It is named the ‘John Younie Memorial Trophy’ for the best performance by an Inverness & District MCC member in the Scottish Six Days Trial annually. This is not an official award of the SSDT; this is an official award of the IDMCC only to bona-fide club members who take part in the annual event.
John Younie was a farmer and IDMCC member from Drumnadrochit who competed in club and national trials. Richard, or Dicky Mac as many of us know him as, was a riding buddy of John Younie and he thought it appropriate to dedicate the trophy in John Younie’s memory.
This years’ winner is: Ross Murray who came home in 111th position on 274 marks.