HMCCQ 50th Anniversary Rally - Latest NEWS
As part of our Club's 50th year celebrations, a 50th Anniversary Rally is being organised.
The Rally will be based at the Ivory's Rock Events facility, which is located
approximately 20 minutes from Ipswich and 45 minutes south west of Brisbane; at 310 Mount Flinders Rd, Peak Crossing QLD 4306.
The Rally will run from the 19th to the 27th of September 2020, which means it aligns with the formation of the
Club in September 1970.
The event planner was sent out to each area and Doug and Des will be following up over the next two months to finalise the event details.
A number of areas have responded with some great ideas so it is an exciting time ahead to see all these ideas come together.
A meeting was held at the venue in January. Ivory's Rock will be finalising the booking form during January.
As soon as this form is available notice will go out to all areas so that accommodation bookings can be made.
Please do not jump the gun by trying to book in early. There is no shortage of accommodation and notice will go out
as soon as they are ready to take bookings.
In an effort to keep the entry fee down to an absolute minimum we will be meeting with both the Ipswich and Scenic Rim Councils
with a view to securing some support by way of either cash grants, or assistance in kind, to assist the administration of the event.
Please get you expression of interest (EOI) in if you havenít already done so. We need to know the numbers.
Click here, to submit your EOI.
The countdown has started! Start polishing your bikes.
Doug and Des
Date Change. For reasons outside our control the date of this event has changed. The new (and firm) dates are 19 September to 27 September 2020.
This is exactly one week later than originally planned, but we will still start on a Saturday and run through to the following Sunday.
The EOI form is up and running on the club website and the list of names is already building - click here,
to advise your interest in attending the rally.
Hopefully most expressions of interest will be in within the next few weeks so that we have a good idea of the numbers to plan for.
There is potentially going to be up to 5 activities each day being 3 runs (short, medium and long), a place of interest to visit and some form of
evening entertainment. Multiply this by 8 days and we have a big event with 40 activities over the period. Some areas have already indicated that
they will organise or subsidise events. Our next step is to distribute an event planner to area secretaries. This planner will reflect the
40 activity slots, the idea being that areas will commit to one or more activity slots on the planner.
Des and Doug will re visit areas in the New Year to gather up these commitments and start the secondary process of detailing each activity.
In the meantime both Des and Doug are available to answer questions or listen to your ideas so that we continue to make this into an event to be remembered.
It may appear a bit ambitious to run 40 activities but the underlying objective is to create an event which caters for all members needs
and will allow members to participate in a variety of activities over the period. Letís make this happen.
Wishing you and your families a safe and happy festive season.
The big news is that we have a logo to proudly display during the build up to our celebration - see top of page.
A very big thank you to everyone who provided ideas and especially for the enthusiasm we experienced when visiting area meetings.
The next step is to gather expressions of interest (EOI) and there will be a number of ways this can happen. The preferred method is via
the online Form, which can be accessed here, to submit your EOI.
There is a hardcopy version, which members can can complete, scan and email to us.
To keep a hold on things Dave has also created a dedicated email address email@example.com for all future exchanges concerning the 50 year event.
In addition to all of this the website will have extra pages devoted to the 50th anniversary where members will be able
to keep up with the event planning. These changes will be available soon on the website, if not before the magazine goes to print.
The next stage will be the event planning and this is when we will appeal for help.
Many offers to assist where made during our area visits and we will be taking these up in the coming weeks.
We also received some really good ideas for activities and the time has now come to start putting all this together.
So in summary we have a logo, we have a venue and a date. What we need now is to know what the numbers are likely to be so please submit
your EOI (preferably online) as soon as you can.
Follow the progress on this page.