Archive for September, 2009
The Moreland BUG’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 22nd October 2009, in place of our normal monthly meeting. One of the purposes of the meeting is to elect a committee of management for the next year. I invite and encourage all BUG members (which includes all subscribers to this email list) to consider nominating for a position on the BUG committee.
As someone who has held a role on the Committee since its inception, I can recommend it as a great way to be active in a fantastic community group, and to contribute to better outcomes for cyclists in the City of Moreland and beyond.
The following positions are open for nomination:
* Deputy Convenor
* 3 x Ordinary Members
For a description of the roles and duties associated with each position, please contact Phuong (email@example.com) for a copy of the Bicycle User Group’s Constitution.
Nominations must be made in writing to the Secretary (Phuong Le) by 15th October, and must be signed by at least 2 other members of the BUG. The nomination form is attached to this email. Please send nominations to:
The Secretary, Moreland BUG
C/- PO Box 518
Scanned copies may also be emailed to Phuong firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to announce that I will not be standing for the role of Convenor for the next term. Serving in this role for the past four years has been a great pleasure for me – I’ve learnt an awful lot and have been lucky to work alongside fabulous people both within and outside the BUG. I feel it’s time for someone else to have this opportunity, and I hope there will be a bunch of nominees for the position. I’d like to point out that it is possible to share the position too, so if you’re interested in nominating but feel you would like some extra support or somebody to share the workload, consider making a joint nomination with another member.
I also note that Geoff Lewis will not be standing for the position of Treasurer this year – the BUG sincerely thanks Geoff for his years of great work in this role.
I look forward to seeing the nominations roll in…
Just a quick reminder that the Moreland Bicycle User Group meeting is on this Thursday (tomorrow) from 7:30pm to 9pm. We will meet at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel in their small room out the back, through the courtyard.
Current agenda items include:
- Annual General Meeting in October (next month)!
- Council report-back
- Bicycle Advisory Committee report-back
- Sydney Road clearways bike path campaign update
- Anstey Station campaign update
If you have any agenda items to add to the list or would like to send your apologies, please email Phuong.No comments
News from BV for people using the Merri Creek path:
The section of the Merri Creek path linking the Rushall station precinct to Fairfield Park under the railway line and Heidelberg Road has re-opened following redevelopment.
The path has been closed for a year because of the Clifton Hill rail duplication project.No comments
The Jika Jika Community Centre (in Northcote) runs a program called ‘Learn to Ride from Scratch’, in which trained volunteers teach absolute beginners of all ages (usually adults) the basics of riding a bike. The program is currently looking for new tutors, and I thought some of you might be interested.
I’ve been tutoring in the program for a couple of years now and recommend it very highly – watching someone pedal for the first time is an incredibly exciting feeling, and is a very practical way to share the love of bike riding with people who otherwise might not experience it. So far my students have ranged from people in their late teens/early twenties, to women in their 60s.
Each learner receives 3 separate one-on-one sessions with a volunteer tutor. Tutors let Jika Jika know when they are available, and Jika Jika then pairs them with students accordingly.
Volunteers will receive training in the program’s teaching method.
If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Max Sargeant on 9482 5100 or email email@example.com
Cheers, AnnaNo comments
Courtesy of BikeFun…
Dinner Dash – Thursday 3rd September
Slow ride to Sydney Rd for some slow food: Meet at IMAX in Rathdowne St Carlton 6pm and head off for some Moroccan food at La Paella 217 Sydney Rd Brunswick. Bookings not essential but text Pete on 0417145375 if you can.
Reasonably Fast Rides – Thursday 3rd September and every 1st and 3rd Thursday
6:30PM North Melbourne Town Hall. Riding about 20km & faster than your average bikefun ride – on roads. May end up joining the reasonably slow ride for dinner at Moroccan food at La Paella 217 Sydney Rd Brunswick (to be confirmed). Organiser: Stevie.
Brunswick Op Shop Ride – Saturday 5th September
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Meet at Jewell Railway Station. Bring your panniers as we go hunting for a bargains in the op-shops of Brunswick. Organiser: BikenerdNo comments