Ulysses Club Inc - Ipswich Branch
Ipswich Branch Blog
Ipswich Branch Blog
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|Posted by Peter (Chopper) on July 25, 2021 at 1:30 AM||comments ()|
The ride to Glasshouse Mountains has been postponed as there is a working bee that day to put the slabs down for the bench that we are donating, start at 9:30 at the gardnes, see you there!
|Posted by Peter (Chopper) on July 20, 2021 at 8:10 PM||comments ()|
The ride on 8th August is postponed, we have rides every other Sunday, we could however have a coffee run if anyone has an idea.
|Posted by Peter (Chopper) on July 6, 2021 at 5:50 AM||comments ()|
Reminder that our Branch meeting is this Friday. 7pm at the 'Ippy'.
|Posted by Peter (Chopper) on June 15, 2021 at 4:35 AM||comments ()|
Denis' (Dusty) funeral will be held at 11am Monday 21st at Warrill View Crematorium, anyone riding to accompany the hearse shoiuld meet at Yamanto shopping centre car park at 9:45. A get together will be held at Tom and Kylie's after,Contact Tom 0407655050.
If you are going to Tom and Kylies after the funeral Monday can you please let them know so they have an idea how many to cater for.
Please wear Club patches and Branch Shirts.
|Posted by Peter (Chopper) on June 15, 2021 at 2:35 AM||comments ()|
Branch Members, I am sad to inform you that Denis lost his battle with Cancer yesterday, altough he was not a member for very long the club meant a lot to him, even with his health failing he tried to get on as many rides and attend as many meetings as he could. He will be sadly missed by his wife Cheryl and family and by our branch family.
Details of the funeral will be given when known.
|Posted by Smokey on May 14, 2021 at 12:35 AM||comments ()|
Saw Denis yesterday and he was pretty zonked out. Ambulance took him in for re-assessment to Ipswich Hospital. Saw Cheryl this morning and they"ve taken him off Morphine which was causing the problems. He has asked for Cheryl to bring him in a coffee and computer mouse so it sound like goodish news. He is much brighter and is expecting a scan and hopefully home on Monday.
|Posted by Peter (Chopper) on April 6, 2021 at 4:20 AM||comments ()|
Update on Elaine from Warwick District Branch.
She is demonstrating a great internal strength by maintaining her health. She has been in an induced coma since the accident for her safety. During that time they have done some critical operations on her wrists, spine and face. She still has to endure a lot more in operations to repair her other wrist etc.
On a very positive note, they brought her out of the induced coma on Sunday for a little while and during that time she was able to communicate with her husband by blinking yes or no. Demonstrating her memory is intact which was a godsend.
Also, she was able to move all her extremities so the greatest fear of paralysis due to spinal damage has been averted. In a nutshell, she is doing fantastic at this stage but prayers, wishes and miracles are still needed.
Please continue to keep Elaine high in your thoughts and prayers as she is still far from danger and has a long journey to travel.
Thank you goes to Savaugn Pratt for keeping me and many others in the loop taking the direct stress off Les and the Warwick Branch.
|Posted by Peter (Chopper) on February 8, 2021 at 4:25 AM||comments ()|
Hi Guys, can we please remember that we need to respect other members of the Branch. Couple of instances recently that don't sit well with me and hopefully are 'one off's'.
|Posted by Ado on February 10, 2020 at 3:50 AM||comments ()|
A huge congratulations to Spook for being acknowledged by the National Committee as a worthy recipricant of Telemuchus Medal number 116. Spook has been a great ambassador for the Ipswich Branch since our inception 6 years ago and I thank our branch committee for putting forward the nomination for him. The Telemachus Medal is awarded by the National Committee for services to a branch and is a very prestigeous award. The Ipswich Branch now has three holders of the T.M. The first being our founding webmaster Konrad Walter's number 55 and Amanda Pamenter the branch founding Secretary number 57. I myself was awarded TM number 27 by the Lockyer Branch for 8 years service including the role of President. So having 4 members from a branch that is barely 6 years old is quite an achievement. There are others in the branch who are so very deserving and have not been nominated yet so there is expectations that this branch will go from strength to strength with the strong contingent of volunteers we have.
|Posted by Ado on May 4, 2018 at 6:25 PM||comments ()|
|Posted by Ado on April 25, 2018 at 5:10 AM||comments ()|
|Posted by Ross A Schmidt (crash) on April 22, 2018 at 2:15 AM||comments ()|
I put this up earlier, but it vanished
This is a web site for spook to look at some tank protectors. I have an account, so if spook emails me on rossand [email protected]
I can order one for him.
|Posted by Spook & wendy on April 19, 2018 at 6:35 PM||comments ()|
If anyone is interested in joining me on a ride to Laidley's ''Eagle Rock Cafe'' this Sunday, 22nd April for a coffee, be at Yamanto 9am. Just a cool down ride after our Texas trip, home early for the football. Spook.
|Posted by Ross A Schmidt (crash) on April 17, 2018 at 10:05 AM||comments ()|
Hi guys, hope everyone is well, Sue and I are in Sydney next week for anzac day, i'm looking forward to that as i've never been to Sydney.
I'm back in the saddle again, yay, I'm really keen to catch with everyone next month. I'm also keen to lead a ride, I have a good one picked out.
Stay safe everyone.
From Ross (crash)
Ps keep those photo's comming in, I always look for them.
|Posted by Erik (Lumberjack) on April 15, 2018 at 5:40 AM||comments ()|
I just wants to say thank you for looking after me when I had some tire problems far away from home.
I'm in trouble now. Anni think I have been naughty. She reckon I rode like a maniac and the flat tire was one of my punnishments.
To my defence, I was just trying to keep up with the ride leader.
Anyway, we made it home with a few stops to pump up the back tire.
Thank you Sue and Peter for taking Anni and our stuff all the way home to us. Oh - and Anni don't wanna ride with me anymore so if someone wants a back seat space on the next few rides, then I have one avaiable.
|Posted by Amanda on April 11, 2018 at 3:05 AM||comments ()|
As some of you may be aware at each National AGM there an invitation to each Branch President / Coordinator, Secretary and Treasurer to attend the Extended National Committee (this year in SA on Friday 11th of May).
fyi: The Extended National Committee meeting is an official meeting of the National Committee of the Ulysses Club Inc. and is an ideal opportunity for committee representatives of each Branch to meet fellow Branch Committee members and to be involved in the processes and discussions of matters of importance relating to the club.
Unfortunately none of your branch commitee are attending this year, but your commitee decided to have representation and have asked Jay and Bev to attend on our behalf and feedback to the commitee what they find out.
This year the National Committee have asked for members to provide some feedback re: attracting new members and retaining existing members.
If you have some ideas and want to share them with us please respond to this blog
I will collate the responses and we will give them to Bev and Jay to hand over at the meeting.
Thanks a lot Amanda
|Posted by Ray (BENO) on April 8, 2018 at 5:10 PM||comments ()|
Ride report to Cabbage tree, first when i got up it was raining but it was 4:30am so i was still going, Ado rang and said it was raining up at Yamanto
but like a real biker I was going, so off I went 5 minutes into the ride and the drive belt broke so Ray whent and got the trailer to pick up my bike
and take it back to his house. Then we went to McDonalds at Yamanto in the tin top, were there was 6 bikes ready to go on the ride so we ll went
for a cupper. I will be doing the ride again as soon as my bike is back on the road, I will make sure I have a dollar for my fine next month RIZZO.
|Posted by Amanda on April 7, 2018 at 10:15 AM||comments ()|
Thanks to those who the AGM last night - all went smoothly and it didn't end up being a late night for us all. For those who couldn't attend ... we missed you.
A special mention and thanks to Spook for taking on the Presiding Officer role and thanks for his kind words of encouragement for all to participate in the branch activities.
The Gold Medal goes to the Ipswich Volley Ball Team:
Pres Adrian 'Ado' Secretary Amanda 'Bling' Treasurer&Regalia Paula 'Sweetpea'
Newsletter Peter 'Chopper' WebMaster Erik 'Lumberjack' Welfare Jenny "Rizzo"
Sheriff James "Windsucker" Ride Coordinator Peter 'Smurf'
and we welcome a new addition to the happy family Vice Pres Graham 'Splitty'.
We thank you all for for giving up your time to come on the Branch Committee and look forward to a year of fun, laughter, stability and hopefully growth.
We have our committee meetings on the 4th Monday of each month - so if you have anything you would like us to discuss please see one of the commitee.
Aussie Aussie Aussie oi oi oi
|Posted by Amanda on April 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM||comments ()|
From NATCOM March Intercom - just in case you missed it.
"Annual Membership Option
You asked for it and the National Committee is pleased to announce that members can choose to pay for their membership on an annual basis rather than three years up front, while the three year membership remains. The annual membership renewal fee is $40 and will be available from 1 April 2018 (no, this isn’t an April Fools joke…)"
|Posted by Erik (Lumberjack) on April 5, 2018 at 4:25 AM||comments ()|
Friday night is Infomeeting night.
It is also our AGM so can you please check your ulysses membership card and see if it is current and of course bring the card along to the meeting.
Hope to see you there.