A very well attended AGM saw talks from all the committee members. Each spoke about their role and their plans going into 2020.
There was food for the members which was very nice, always helps attendance.
As always at the AGM there were a number of awards given to chapter members….
First off – Members member of the year – Rob Oates
Directors award – John Nichol
Outstanding achievement – Robin Anderson
Iron Butt – Dave Short
LOH Mileage award – Trish Gillespie
Road crew Most Attended – Paul Graham
Best Newcomer – Simon Field
Very well done to all of you.
The annual Santa run took place on Saturday the 7th December. The day was cold but clear and the rain held off nicely.
23 bikes took part, all dressed as Santa with bikes decorated very nice. The ride route went from the dealership, over the Tyne bridge, through the centre of Newcastle past Central Station, up St James Blvd. A right turn past the Irish centre and up toward Haymarket then back down to the Quayside, across the swing bridge and back to the dealership. The ride was well received by the public who were waving, taking pictures and videos.
On return to the dealership we had a choir of local school children. It was a very good show with chapter members getting involved in the singing.
Afterwards, Safe Families for Children collected gifts and food that had been donated by Chapter members and the Dealership. Along with St John’s Ambulance who collected gifts to be given to children at Christmas.
What a Christmas party we had! Lots of members attended what some have called the best Christmas party ever!
The meal provided was very nice indeed. Thank you to the catering staff, sterling job.
Now onto the entertainment – The fabulous Sleeze Sisters, 60’s, 70’s and I think some 80’s (bit blurred memory) They had the party bouncing all night from the moment they came on. With sing alongs, dancing and even having a few members on the stage for a time. Was a fantastic night and I hope we see them again….
Many thanks to the Sleeze Sisters and of course many thanks to the bar staff who worked like Trojans all night keeping our glasses full.
A big thank you to everyone who arranged this brilliant party, you all did an excellent job arranging it and many thanks to those who continued to work throughout the party sorting raffle tickets, putting out the balloons and party poppers and controlling the hungry crowd!
A great night and I hope to have many more great nights over the coming year.