Meeting No. 24

Date: 17 June 2010 Place: Serbian Club, Mawson.

1.            Start time:7.03 pm

2.            Present: John & Karan Walker, Greg Gallagher, Mick Hayes.

3.            Apologies: Lee Donnelly, Dave Clifton.

4.            New Members/Visitors:

5.            Minutes of previous meeting: accepted by Greg, Seconded by Karan.

6.            Business arising:

6.1 Officials Licensing – Names for the MA General Officials course are being sought from the Bega and Moruya Clubs.

The minimum Officials required to run a meeting include Scrutineer, Referee and Clerk of the Course.

6.2 Jennifer Finlay is working on an ACT Government response re: available land at Pialliago.

6.3 John spoke to Matt Jones who is on the MA Speedway C’ttee.  Matt will explore ways of getting help for the CBSC from MA.

7.            Secretary’s Report: 

7.1  Correspondence In: Letter from Josh Rynehart (ACT Gov) re: reminder to lodge Annual Report - referred to Jason Neiberding.

7.2  An  Auditor has been identified and is arranging for it to be completed.

7.3  Correspondence Out: Nil.

8.            Treasurer’s Report: Nothing to report.      

9.            General Business:

9.1 An inspection was carried out by some members of the available land next to the old drag way in Pialligo, and was deemed suitable.

9.2 John and Terry Poole will inspect the speedway track at Albury this weekend.

Next CBSC General Meeting: 1July 2010.

Meeting closed:  7.30 pm


Meeting No. 23

Date: 3 June 2010 Place: Serbian Club, Mawson

 

1.            Start time:7.35 pm

2.            Present: Wayne Martin, John & Karan Walker, Greg Gallagher, Dave Clifton, Mick Hayes, Kenny Carratt, Helen Brown, Steve Mesics, Keith Turner, Jason Neiberding.

3.            Apologies: Jim & Susan Smith, Heather Rowland, Lee Donnelly.

4.            New Members/Visitors:

5.            Minutes of previous meeting: accepted by Keith, Seconded by Steve.

6.            Business arising:

6.1 Letter to David Dawes, Head of ACT  – John Walker had a discussion with Jennifer Finlay from David’s Office regarding the availability of suitable land.  John was told that the Commonwealth will be selling land to the ACT Gov. and that the price of land sold to Community Groups will start from 2.5% of the commercial value. A meeting will be scheduled with Jennifer and CBSC Reps. in the coming weeks.

6.2 Officials Licensing – Names for the MA General Officials course are; Dave, Keith, Greg, Jason, Mick & Wayne.  The minimum Officials required to run a meeting include Scrutineer, Referee and Clerk of the Course.

7.            Secretary’s Report: 

         Correspondence in: Nil. Out: Invoices to Advertisers.

8.            Treasurer’s Report: Nothing to report.      

9.            General Business:

         

Next CBSC General Meeting: 17 June 2010.

Meeting closed:  8.05 pm


Canberra Bulls 1st AGM

Date: 3 June 2010; Place: Serbian Club, Mawson

1.      Start time: 7.00 pm

2.      Place: Serbian Club, Mawson

3.      Present: Wayne Martin, John & Karan Walker, Greg Gallagher, Dave Clifton, Mick Hayes, Kenny Carratt, Helen Brown, Steve Mesics, Keith Turner, Jason Neiberding.

4.      Apologies: Jim & Susan Smith, Heather Rowland, Lee Donnelly.

5.      President’s Report: Accepted by Keith. Seconded by Dave.

6.      Secretary’s Report: Accepted by John. Seconded by Wayne.

7.      Treasurer’s Report: Accepted by Wayne. Seconded by Greg.

8.      Election of Office Bearers:

8.1  President: John Walker

8.2  Vice President: Greg Gallagher

8.3  Secretary: Mick Hayes

8.4  Treasurer: Dave Clifton

8.5  Public Officer: Jason Neiberding

8.6  Committee Members: All those present.

9.      Investigate the availability of an auditor: Moved Jason.  Seconded Keith.

Next AGM: June 11 2011

Meeting Closed: 7.30 pm


29th May Update:  Support from local businesses: - the brochure that we have produced to explain our plans has been very well received by the local businesses, to the extent that almost all the advertising spaces were sold out within a week.  This brochure will be distributed to local and national politicians (and anyone else in a position of influence!!) in an attempt to advance our case. Advertisers include HDL Projects Pty Ltd, Empire Management Services, Ocean Fresh Seafoods, MJM Speedway Spares, Plonk beer and wine specialists, Ziggy's Garden Fresh, and the Climate Doctor.

Notice of Annual General Meeting:  The first AGM of the Club will be held on Thursday 3rd June at the Serbian Club, Heard St, Mawson, ACT 2607.  Start 7:00pm.  The meeting will be followed by a general committee meeting.  Nominations are now due for the following positions:  Club President;  Vice-President; Secretary; Treasurer; Public Officer (must be a resident of the ACT); Webmaster;  General Committee Members. Nominations can be made in writing by email, letter or fax, indicating the proposer and seconder, who must both be current club members.


Meeting No. 22

Date: 20 May 2010 Place: Serbian Club, Mawson

1.            Start time:7.00 pm

2.            Present: John Walker, Greg Gallagher, Keith Turner, Dave Clifton, Mick Hayes, Tommy Hardy, Stephen Shepherd, Kenny Carratt, Helen Brown, Rob Barber (Star Design).

3.            Apologies: Karen Walker, Wayne Martin, Mike Carscadden.

4.            New Members/Visitors:

5.            Minutes of previous meeting: accepted by Greg, Seconded by John.

6.            Business arising:

6.1 Greyhound Club - are not interested in leasing the land to the CBSC.

6.2 An email has been sent to Rod Florence.  A letter to David Dawes was sent on 14 May 2010.

6.3 Bega Club – no Permit has been issued to the Club to run bikes at their next meeting.

7.            Secretary’s Report: 

         Correspondence in: Membership renewal from Lee. Out: Letter to David Dawes.

8.            Treasurer’s Report: Nothing to report.      

9.            General Business:

9.1 Albury - the track is now licensed for Speedway.  A meeting is proposed in  Nov 2010 for ACT/NSW v Vic, with Seniors & Evo’s.  The meeting will be promoted by John Walker & Terry Poole.

9.2  MA Officials Licensing – names & the type of licences need to be finalised. 

9.3  Yass – Tommy provided the name of the Yass Club President Leigh Scorgie.

9.4  Good response from local businesses for advertising in our Club promotional brochure (thanks Lee!).

Next CBSC General Meeting: 3 June 2010 - will also be the AGM.

Meeting closed:  8.40 pm


7th May Update: Two club members looking to buy speedway bikes: [1] Wanted - upright speedway bike - all considered - contact 0409 663 979; [2] For sale or swap for speedway bike - YZ250 motocrosser plus heaps of extras, spares and tyres, very good condition, $3,500 ono - contact 0458 181 787. Round 3 of the Nepean winter series kicks off again on Sunday 16th May, with junior and senior short track, senior solo, 350 solo, s/cars, junior and senior;  Please nominate asap if you are riding on the day.  Meeting starts 10am; scrutineering 9-am till 9.45am; rider briefing 9.50am; start practice 10am; any queries or nominations call Mick Holder on 0400 304 900.


Meeting Number: 21

Date: 6 May 2010

Place: Serbian Club, Mawson. 

1. Start time: 7.20

2. Members present: Greg Gallagher, Wayne Martin, Mick Hayes, Dave Clifton, Kenny Carratt, Helen Brown, Keith Turner, John Walker, Jason Neiberding.

3. Apologies:.Lee Donnelly, Karan Walker

4. New Members/Visitors: 

5. Minutes of previous meeting:  Corrections – Ellen (not Helen) Dwyer from the Greyhound Club.

Accepted by Greg and seconded by Jason.

6. Business arising:

6.1 Greyhound Club – A favourable response was received at the meeting with Greg, Dave and Mick with the Club who presented our case to lease the land next to their track.  An email is to be sent to the Greyhound Club re: meeting overview.   

6.2  An email to be sent to Rod Florence, Senior Projects Officer, Territory Venues and Events.

6.3 Bega Speedway Club – Greg, Dave and Wayne, held a meeting with the Club on 1 May 2010.  Dave performed a demonstration run on his speedway bike to promote the CBSC. The next meeting is on 22 May 2010.

7. Secretary's Report:

7.1 Correspondence in: SSRAV emails to the Bega Club.                                           

7.2 Correspondence out: Letter to Guideline

8. Treasurer’s report:

$0.81 interest earned.

9. General Business:

9.1 CBSC AGM – will be held on 3 June 2010.  Letters will be sent to all members notifying them of the meeting.

9.2 Main CBSC Officers are to write a report as part of a Newsletter which will be sent to all members prior to the AGM.

Next CBSC General Meeting:  20 May 2010.    Meeting closed: 8.35


Meeting Number: 20

Date: 22 April 2010

Place: Serbian Club, Mawson. 

1. Start time: 7.10

2. Members present: Greg Gallagher, Wayne & Heather Martin, Mick Hayes, Dave Clifton, Steve Mesics, Kenny Carratt

3. Apologies:. John and Karan Walker

4. New Members/Visitors: 

5. Minutes of previous meeting:  Corrections – Dave was not present and Greg Gallagher was present at the last meeting. Accepted by Wayne and seconded by Mick.

6. Business arising:

6.1 Greyhound Club – Dave visited the proposed site and met with Helen, with a view to the CBSC leasing the site. Dave, Greg and Mick to attend the Greyhound Club’s meeting next Tuesday, to present our case.    

6.2 Red Bull – Refer to John’s note.

6.3 Letter to be sent to Guideline updating them on the Clubs progress.

7. Secretary's Report:

7.1 Correspondence in: Nil.                                          

7.2 Correspondence out: Nil

8. Treasurer’s report:

Membership change. Those members who joined between I Jan 2009 and 1 Dec 2009 will receive 2009/10 membership ending 31 June 2010 (to cover members who joined at the open day).

9. General Business:

9.1 Agreement on the wording of the letter to be sent to Guideline to update them on club progress.   

9.2 Bega Club– On the 22 May 2010 there will be a static display and possible track ride time.  Activities supported by VSRAA.

9.3. Memberships are due on 1 July 2010. If members joined after I Jan.2010, they will receive 2010/11 membership.  Those who joined before 1 Jan. 2010, their membership ends on 31 June 2010.

Next CBSC General Meeting:  6 May 2010.    

Meeting closed: 8.20


Meeting Number: 19

Date: 8 April 2010

Place: Serbian Club, Mawson. 

1. Start time: 7.10

2. Members present: John Walker, Lee Donnelly, Wayne & Heather Martin, Mick Hayes, Dave Clifton, Jason Neiberding.

3. Apologies:. Karan Walker, Kenny Carratt.

4. New Members/Visitors: 

5. Minutes of previous meeting:  Accepted by Wayne and seconded by John.

6. Business arising:

6.1 Greyhound Club – no news. 

6.2 Mark Webber – received a response from Ben Hartman, who will be meeting with Red Bull tomorrow 9 April.

7. Secretary's Report:

7.1 Correspondence in: -  Mark Webber’s Management (Ben Hartman), will be meeting with Red Bull tomorrow 9 April.

7.2 Email from Ross Martin (MA).

7.3 Correspondence out: Nil

8. Treasurer’s report:

All members are now on a database.

9. General Business:

9.1 A letter will be sent to Guideline to update them on club progress.   

9.2 Land will be available in the Coppins Crossing area, but it is noted that the area is planned for major residential development.

9.3. Memberships are due on 1 July 1010. If members joined after I Jan.2010, they will receive 2010/2011 membership.  Those who joined before 1 Jan. 2010, their membership ends on 31 June 2010.

9.4  Moruya – Greg will keep in contact with the club regarding CBSC assistance with the running of their meetings.

Next CBSC General Meeting:  22 April 2010.    

Meeting closed: 8.00


31st March Update: Club shirts are now available - $50 each plus postage and packing.  Men's sizes are Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL, XXXL; women's sizes are 12, 14, 16, 18, 20.  The shirts are black, 100% polyester, with the Bulls' logo embroidered in red above the pocket.  The shirts are a "fitted" style, so if in doubt, order a size up.  The men's version is pictured here on the left, the women's version on the right:

 


Meeting Number: 18

Date:  25 March 2010

Place: Serbian Club, Mawson. 

1. Start time: 7.00

2. Members present: John and Karan Walker, Lee Donnelly, Wayne Martin, Steve Mesics, Mick Hayes, Dave Clifton, Kenny Carratt.

3. Apologies: Greg Gallagher.

4. New Members/Visitors: 

5. Minutes of previous meeting:  Accepted by Lee and seconded by Wayne. 

6. Business arising:

6.1  CBSC – Club banner was displayed at the Shannons Wheels Show on 21 March at Old Parliament House. 

6.2 ACTMCC – CBSC representatives to attend their next meeting.

6.3 Greyhound Club – Lee will be attending their next committee meeting. 

6.4 Mark Webber – received a response from Ben Hartman.

7. Secretary's Report:

7.1 Correspondence in:  
-  Mark Webber’s Management re: CBSC request for assistance;

-  JB’s Wear Moto Shirts are available displaying the CBSC  logo;

-  Tender for the engagement of a Project Manager for the implementation of the ACT Motor Sport Strategy.            

7.2 Correspondence out: Nil

8. Treasurer’s report:

Statement received  $955.29.  New member Daniel Moss, the total no. of members 46.

9. General Business:

9.1 Motorists Party – will be advertising the holding of a public information meeting in the future.   

9.2 MA – the names of available courses will be brought and discussed at the next meeting.

Next CBSC General Meeting:  8 April 2010.    Meeting closed: 7.40


Meeting Number: 17

Date:  11 March 2010

Place: Serbian Club, Mawson. 

1. Start time: 7.15

2. Members present: John and Karan Walker, Greg Gallagher, Lee Donnelly, Wayne Martin, Steve Mesics, Mick Hayes.

3. Apologies: Dave Clifton, Kenny Carratt.

4. New Members/Visitors: 

5. Minutes of previous meeting:  Accepted by Wayne and seconded by Steve.

6. Business arising:

6.1  Eaglehawke Quarry Site - John contacted the owners and had a discussion regarding the possible use of the site as a speedway.  The response was receptive, and they will contact John to follow up initial discussion.

6.2 ACTMCC - Dave & John attended their regular meeting as Bulls Representatives, to discuss the possibility of building a practice track on their site.  The ACT MCC was receptive to our initiative, and stated that their track is available for hire.

6.3 Greyhound Club - No response received to our correspondence. 

6.4 Mark Webber - no news.

6.5 Jack Hogg Memorial - Greg and Dave attended a Special Meeting in Moruya to discuss the state of club, and future meeting.  In conjunction with the CBSC, there will be a static display of speedway bikes etc. to promote the Jack Hogg Memorial Meeting, which is scheduled in late April 2010.

7. Secretary's Report:

7.1 Correspondence in:  Nil 

7.2 Correspondence out: Nil

8. Treasurer’s report:

No report

9. General Business:

9.1 John reported that there is no suitable speedway site available at Wakefield Park, Goulburn.

9.2 Shirts – John and Karen presented shirts displaying the Canberra Bulls logo.  It was proposed and agreed that that the shirts sell for $50, and can be ordered through John.

9.3 Club Banner – John offered to make a banner(s) from material that he has got, and be reimbursed the cost of the material.  Moved by Wayne, and seconded by Lee.

9.4  There will be a Shannon’s Display of vehicles at Old Parliament House on 21 March, starting at 8.30 am.    

Next CBSC General Meeting:  25 March 2010.    Meeting closed: 8.10


Meeting Number: 16

Date:  18 February 2010

Place: Serbian Club, Mawson. 

1. Start time: 7.10

2. Members present: John Walker, Kenny Carratt, Dave Clifton, Greg Gallagher, Wayne Martin, Steve Mesics, Mick Hayes, Keith Turner.

3. Apologies:  Karen Walker

4. New Members/Visitors: 

5. Minutes of previous meeting:  Accepted by Greg and seconded by Wayne.

6. Business arising:

1.  Eaglehawk Quarry Site - John to follow- up.

2.  ACTMCC  Dave & John to attending their next meeting as Bulls Representatives, to discuss the possibility of building a practice track on their site.   John to try and contact Graeme Monte re: the future of Fairburn Park Speedway

3.      Greyhound Club -  Waiting to hear in response to our correspondence. 

4.      Mark Webber – no news.

5.      Gosford – Correspondence received from Mick Holder re: Winter season schedule.

6.      MNSW Affiliation – The decision to join has been deferred.

7.      Jack Hogg Memorial -  Greg has offered to provide assistance to the Moruya Club in promotional activities with a bike display at the Markets.

7. Secretary's Report:

7.1 Correspondence in:  

7.2 Correspondence out:

8. Treasurer’s report: No change - Account has approximately $1000

9. General Business:

9.1 Moruya – Greg and Dave inspected the track and visited the Club President and a c’ttee member re: involvement in running their speedway meeting and promotional activities.

On the Saturday before the Jack Hogg Memorial meeting, members of the CBSC will assist in promoting the meeting with a display of bikes at the Markets.

Junior bikes and sidecar demonstrations need to be included in the Supplementary Regs.  

10.        Next CBSC General Meeting:  11 March 2010.    

Meeting Closed: 8.35 pm


Meeting Number: 15

Date:  4 February 2010

Place: Serbian Club, Mawson. 

1. Start time: 7.25

2. Members present: John & Karen Walker, Kenny Carratt, Dave Clifton, Greg Gallagher, Wayne Martin, Steve Mesics, Mick Hayes.

3. Apologies:  

4. New Members/Visitors: 

5. Minutes of previous meeting:  Accepted Dave Clifton, Seconded Wayne Martin.

6. Business arising:

1.  John reported on –  Response from Boral Quarry saying the site is unavailable.

2.  ACTMCC - Dave suggested attending their committee meeting as a Bulls Representative, to discuss  the possibility of building a practice track on their site.

3.      Greyhound Club -  No response to our invitation for some members to attend the Gosford meeting on 13  February 2010. 

4.      Mark Webber – John received an email from Mark Webber’s management advising that a response would be forthcoming.

5.      Quote to supply junior bikes & sidecars; Terry Poole provided a quote of $5000 for a solo, and $5000 for a junior sidecar.

6.      MA – John tabled MNSW Official Seminars which may interest some club members.

7.      Jack Hogg Memorial -  Gregg has offered to provide assistance to the Moruya Club in promotional activities with a bike display at the Markets.

7. Secretary's Report:

7.1 Correspondence in:  

7.2 Correspondence out:

8. Treasurer’s report: Account has approximately $1000

9. General Business: The merits of the CBSC being affiliated with MNSW was discussed.  John to follow-up.

10.  Next CBSC General Meeting:  18 February 2010, Serbian Club, Mawson.    

Meeting Closed: 8.38 pm.


Meeting Number 14

Date  21/01/2010

Place Serbian Club, Mawson. 

1. Start time         7:00pm

2. Members present   Lee Donnelly, John & Karan Walker, Greg Gallagher, Dave Clifton, Mick Hayes, Wayne Martin, Kenny Carratt.

3. Apologies Terry Poole, Ray & Joan Sanson,  Michael Donnelly, Steve Mesics, Jim & Susan Smith.

4. New Members/Visitors    Tommy Hardy (F500 Club)

5. Minutes of previous meeting

Accepted Lee Donnelly, seconded Kenny Carratt.

6. Business arising

1.  Fairburn Speedway – John Walker spoke to Bruce Otter from the Go Karts Club, they have been trying for 3 yrs to get approval and finally it came through, they were days away from starting alterations.

2. Greyhound Club – A meeting was to be held on Sunday and our proposal was to be discussed again.  No further information.

3. Lee Donnelly to hand out copies of the Planning Document to Politicians over the next few days. 

4. Bumper Stickers – draft shown to the committee a change made to wording. 

5. John Walker to check out the cost of Mini Bus hire costs.

6. John Walker spoke to Terry Starbuck at Newcastle about an endorsement from Mark Webber. 

7. If we have a track for next year we have been assured of an international meeting of the British U21. 

8. Cost of junior sidecar and speedway bikes to be investigated.

7. Secretary's Report

7.1 Correspondence in:

7.2 Correspondence out:

8. Treasurer’s report

8.   Account has approx. $1000.

9.   General Business

1.     Moruya are looking at the cost of membership and whether the entry cost of $15.00 can come off the cost of the insurance.

2.     Looking at running an officials course here soon.

3.     Tommy Hardy looking for a 2sp Jawa motor as soon as possible. 

10.  Next CBSC General Meeting      

Thursday 4th February 2010 at 7:00 pm at Serbian Club, Mawson.

Meeting Closed 8.15pm


3rd January Update:  Canberra Times article supports Bulls approach to Greyhound Club:

21st December Update:  The Canberra Bulls now have a Facebook entry.  Check it out and become a fan of the club.

18th December Update: Minutes of the 17th December Committee Meeting are available.  The Serbian Club Expo was a great success, with a steady stream of visitors - most of whom added their names to our supporters' roll.  Photos below:

 


Meeting No. 12

Date:  17 December 09

1. Start time:  7:10pm

2. Members present: John & Karan Walker, Dave Clifton, Steve Mesics, Jim and Susan Smith, Wayne Martin.

3. Apologies:  Lee Donnelly, Greg Gallagher.

4. New Members/Visitors:  We welcomed new members David Wheatley, Raf Gobin and Ludzia Szychowska, Nigel ??.

5. Minutes of Previous  Meeting - No Minutes taken - organisation of Static Display day.

6. Business Arising:

The Static display at the Serbian club was a great success and a credit to the club, particularly those who made it happen - Jim Smith, Dave Clifton, Greg Gallagher and Steve's mate who made all the IT/Video work!!  There was a large turnout, we got 12 new members and over 40 names on a petition to bring back speedway to Canberra.  The club made $718 through the sausage sizzle, the raffle and an auction of Jim's memorabilia.  Thanks also to Lee, we scored a place on Win News plus quite a number of prime time advertisements.

7. Secretary's Report:

Nil

8. Treasurers’ report:

$718 newly added to the accounts - firmly in the black for the first time in the Club's short history.

7. General Business:

Dave Clifton noted that he had (finally!) managed to contact Graham Monte, President of the Fairbairn Motorsports Complex regarding the current status of the Ex-TQ speedway track.  Still seems to be uncertain, but we need to contact the Go-Kart Club, that seems to have had plans for some of the adjacent land. Dave would make the necessary enquiries.

Steve and Dave reported on a meeting with a local Civil Engineering company that has offered land-fill and earthmoving assistance.

Discussion on how to extend and use the Petition.

Lake George land option - still on the agenda.  Need to organise a field trip to assess the possibilities.

Greyhound track - need to  arrange a visit for Greyhound Club Committee members to Gosford's February race meet.  Dave will be on the programme.

David Wheatley explained his racing background (Victorian ex-rider with British League experience, familiar with the effort needed to get speedway up and running in the Latrobe Valley), and emphasised the need to assemble a "strategic planning document" that could be circulated to government agencies.  It is particularly important to stress the positive impact on local young people.  It was also worthwhile getting spectator numbers to emphasise the level of interest in the sport.  John walker undertook to produce a first draft planning document.

With Jim and Susan Smith returning home to Scotland, the Committee took the opportunity to thank them both for their energetic support for the club, and looked forward to further collaboration between Canberra and Edinburgh speedway clubs.

Next Meeting - Serbian Club – Thursday 8th January 7-00pm

Meeting closed at 9-18pm.


19th November Update

Posters to be distributed around Canberra to generate interest in the Club.


Meeting No. 11

Date:     12 November 09

1. Start time:     7-22pm

2. Members present:               Greg Gallagher, Lee Donnelly, Dave Clifton, Jason Neiberding & Steve Mesics

3.  Apologies:          Paul House, Michael Donnelly, John & Karan Walker

Minutes of Previous  Meeting accepted

4. Business Arising:

!.             Proposed static display day at the Serbian club confirmed for 13th December.  At least 2 x solos and 1 x sidecar have been promised.  Lee to get in touch with Peter Dimmick to see if he will put a junior bike on display.   Steve to arrange for a couple of TQs to be available.   From the discussion there appears to be plenty of memorabilia to put up.

2.            Acting Chair, Greg stated that something positive had to be done, all the talking in relation to a track “is getting us nowhere.”   All agreed that we push on with trying to secure the old TQ track at the Fairbairn complex.  Dave stated that since the first discussion with President Monte FPCC there had be no return of calls.   Secretary offered that it is probably because of his involvement and offered to withdraw from the club if it would help.   The possibility of property adjacent Lake George looks promising and Steve will follow this up with Paul House.    Lee stated that he has a meeting with Andrew Barr next week and would try and pursue all avenues with him including the Greyhound track.

3.            Steve has had discussions with “tranbell”, a clothing and promotional equipment manufacturer and if their logo can be included in advertising of product then the cost is ½ price.

5. Secretarys Report

Correspondence In – Have none – do we have a PO Box ?

Correspondence Out – Zilch

6. Treasurers’ report

$20 more in the coffers from last meeting.  Lee donated the Smith trophy, no charge to the club.

7. General Business – all covered in business arising

Next Meeting - Serbian Club – Thursday 26th November 7-00pm

Meeting closed at 8-38pm


9th November Update

The Gillman Classic provided the expected tough opposition for Dave Clifton, who got a number of thirds and didn’t  make the final.  The 4 riders that made the final were all ex British league riders, Mitch Shirra having made the world final 5 times, and the class was won by Nigel Saddler. Kenny Carratt made the final in the JAP/Eso class & came a well deserved 3rd. Steve Mesics came late because of mechanical problems on the road & missed his first heat then had problems with his bike. Everyone was impressed with the Gillman venue - obviously the place we need to emulate......


Meeting Number 10

Date  15/10/2009

Place Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah, ACT

1. Start time         7:15pm

2. Members present   Lee Donnelly, John & Karan Walker, Greg Gallagher, Dave Clifton,  Steve Mesics, Jason Neiberding, Jim & Susan Smith, Mick Hayes,

3. Apologies Terry Poole, Ray & Joan Sanson,  Michael Donnelly.

4. New Members/Visitors    Nil.

5. Minutes of previous meeting

3. Dave Clifton said Driver Training Area should read Fairburn Park Speedway.  Proposed Lee Donnelly, seconded Dave Clifton accepted with amendment.

6. Business arising

1. Sidecar Championships trophy Lee Donnelly found name of person who should have the trophy, will follow up.

2. Greyhound Club – A letter to be written proposing that the Board be taken to Gosford or another track to see speedway in action.  Lee Donnelly will contact Terry Poole regarding videos that could be shown to the CGRC Committee.

3. Fairburn Speedway – Dave Clifton and Greg Gallagher still waiting for the Control Council meeting and hope to obtain permission to enter track.

4. Police Driver Training  - no contact as yet.

7. Secretary's Report

7.1 Correspondence in:

7.2 Correspondence out:

7.3 Other

7.4 Secretary’s report accepted:

8. Treasurer’s report

8.1 Account has been opened and $220.00 deposited.

9. General Business

  1. Albury/Wodonga track: - members should contact Terry Poole and go with him to look at track and talk to the committee.  Another person to talk to would be Mark Jones the only Albury/Wodonga based rider.

  2. The meeting at Eaglehawk was called off after Paul House discovered the area was not suitable.  Paul said when he gets back from Russia he will look for an alternative.  The club needs to find out what needs to be done to get permission from council etc. and if money available.

  3. Greg Gallagher still waiting for call from Moruya. 

  4. Social meeting to be held on Sunday 20th December details later.

  5. John and Karan will be away from 21st October to 13 December, can be contacted by email.

  6. Steve Mesics asked if Bulls members could borrow a race jacket when racing. This was agreed and Dave will obtain a book for members to sign when taking jacket.

  7. Steve Mesics – said when we have our track going he wanted to see the old type of speedway with Solos, Sidecars and Speedcars (by invitation).  It was agreed that the fence would need to be stronger, but in principal members thought this would be possible further down the track.

  8. Steve Mesics – asked about Club Merchandise being sold.  He volunteered to find suppliers and costs.

  9. Members asked if Michael Carcadden was still interested in doing the website.  Dave Clifton to check this out.

  10. Lee Donnelly to write a letter to all members re attending meetings.

  11. We should "get out and about" a bit more - e.g. go as a group to the Newcastle round of the Aussie Solo Titles.

  12. John Walker presented a thank you to Jim and Susan Smith for their help and assistance over the last months.  They both said when they get back to Edinburgh they will still assist where possible.

10.  Next CBSC General Meeting      

Thursday 29th October 2009 at 7:00 pm at Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah, ACT

Meeting Closed 8.40pm


4th October Update: - Bulls Roar Again!

The Canberra Bulls' race jacket appeared in a race for the first time in two decades at Nepean Speedway on 26 September 2009, when Club Treasurer, Dave Clifton, raced in the last of the Winter Series.

Posing for the camera with Bulls' enthusiastic Scottish supporter, Jim Smith, and looking nervous before his first  heat.

Away to a good start, and in great-looking action during the meeting.  It wasn't quite a fairy tale finish - a lost chain robbed him of the series victory, but the race jacket never got dirty!  We look forward to more Bulls' race appearances.


Meeting Number 9

Date  1/10/2009

Place Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah, ACT

1. Start time         7:30pm

2. Members present   John & Karan Walker, Greg Gallagher, Wayne Martin, Heather Rowland, Dave Clifton, Lee Donnelly, Steve Mesics, Jason Neiberding, Kenny Carratt, Helen Brown, Mick Hayes,

3. Apologies Terry Poole, Ray & Joan Sanson,  Michael Donnelly, Jim & Susan Smith.

4. New Members/Visitors     Paul House

5. Minutes of previous meeting

3. Dave Clifton spoke to Graham Monte of  Fairburn Park Speedway not Graham Martin of the Driver Training Area. Accepted with amendment.

6. Business arising

1. Sidecar Championships trophy Lee Donnelly still looking.  

2. Greyhound Club –

-         A letter to be written proposing that the Board be taken to Gosford or another track to see speedway in action.  Lee Donnelly to write at a later date.

-         John Walker spoke to Terry Poole he has a number of videos.

3. Driver Training Area – Dave Clifton said Graham Monte was less positive now.  The noise is a major issue that needs to be addressed.  Dave Clifton and Greg Gallagher will go to the Control Council meeting and hope to obtain permission to enter track, even though the Go Karts has the lease on the speedway track.  Work needs to be done before we could apply to participate in a Noise Test Day, where no points would be lost by the complex.

4. Police Driver Training  - no contact as yet.

5.Airport – meeting held on 21st September John Walker, Dave Clifton and Greg Gallagher attended.  They were shown a map of the Airport area and it became obvious there was not a lot of space left. The Airport people were very keen to help, if they could, and explained that in the course of business they often find parcels of land that could be made available. If an area becomes available they will contact the club. 

7. Secretary's Report

7.1 Correspondence in:

7.2 Correspondence out:

7.3 Other

7.4 Secretary’s report accepted:

8. Treasurer’s report

8.1 Dave now has all signatures, and will now be able to open account.

9. General Business

1.     Albury/Wodonga track, Terry Poole will contact them after their Dirt Track meeting in 3 weeks as the track will be available for speedway then.  This club will then need to organise riders and the meeting.

2.     Steve Mesics introduced his friend Paul House then handed over to him.  Paul stated he could help the club with land for a track.  He said he had the full support of the Family and talked about different areas around Palerang.  An area near Eaglehawk just off the Highway and another overlooking Lake George.  Members to have a look on Saturday 3rd October at 9:30.  The club needs to find out what needs to be done to get permission from council etc. and if money available.

3.     A Sub-Committee of Lee Donnelly, Greg Gallagher, Dave Clifton and Jason Neiberding will organise a social meeting for members.

4.     Proposed the meeting be adjourned til Saturday 3rd October.  Proposed Lee Donnelly, Seconded John Walker.

10.  Next CBSC General Meeting  Thursday 15th October 2009 at 7:00 pm at Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah, ACT

Meeting Closed 8.15pm


Meeting Number 8

Date  17/9/2009

Place Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah, ACT

1. Start time         7pm

2. Members present   Karan Walker, Greg Gallagher, Jim & Susan Smith, Wayne Martin, Heather Rowland, Dave Clifton, Mick Hayes, Lee Donnelly.

3. Apologies Terry Poole, Ray & Joan Sanson, John Walker, Michael Donnelly.

4. New Members/Visitors     

5. Minutes of previous meeting Accepted

6. Business arising

1. Sidecar Championships – didn't get, but asked to apply next year when we have held meetings.  There is a cup for the winner somewhere, Lee Donnelly to find it.

 2. Greyhound Club – Lee spoke to the President and he said the Board thinks they made a mistake by refusing the Speedway to join them.  The reason given was that they couldn't understand what Speedway was about.

-         A letter to be written proposing that the Board be taken to Gosford or another track to see speedway in action.

-         A presentation to be given to the Board with video footage.  John Walker to ask Terry Poole if he has footage. 

3. Driver Training Area – Dave Clifton spoke to Graham Martin he was positive a week ago but no contact since.

4. Police Driver Training  - no contact as yet.

5.Airport – meeting to be held on 21st September, John Walker to give report at next meeting. 

7. Secretary's Report

7.1 Correspondence in:

7.2 Correspondence out:

7.3 Other

7.4 Secretary’s report accepted:

8. Treasurer’s report

8.1 Have 3 signatures still awaiting one more then will open account.

9. General Business

1.     Moruya – waiting for a call re what is happening, Fossil (Alan Garvey) said talk to Bega they would be happy for us to run there.  People from Goulburn will give help as soon as we have somewhere to run.

2.     Junior bikes for hire to try and for training from MCC.

3.     At next meeting the committee asked to discuss a social meeting for members.

10.  Next CBSC General Meeting      

Thursday 1st October 2009 at 7:00 pm at Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah, ACT

Meeting Closed 8.00pm


3rd September Update:

We have a number of former riders keen to buy speedway solos, uprights and laydowns,  if you have one unused in your shed.


Meeting Number 7

Date  3/9/2009

Place Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah, ACT

1. Start time         7pm

2. Members present  John & Karan Walker, Greg Gallagher, Jim & Susan Smith, Wayne Martin, Heather Rowland, Dave Clifton, Mick Hayes, Steve Mesics, Jason Neiberding.

3. Apologies Terry Poole, Ray & Joan Sanson, Michael Donnelly, Lee Donnelly, Geoff Fisher, Kel Hanon.

4. New Members/Visitors     

5. Minutes of previous meeting

Accepted

6. Business arising

1.Email from ACT Government with contact details for:

          Driver Training area;

          EPIC;

          Combined Motorsports Committee Fairburn.

 

2.Email from Speedway Star England, re names and numbers of tracks with Greyhound tracks.

 

7. Secretary's Report

7.1 Correspondence in:

7.2 Correspondence out:

7.3 Other

7.4 Secretary’s report accepted:

 

8. Treasurer’s report

8.1 Signatures needed on application form before account can be set up.

 

9. General Business

1.     John Walker has been playing with the Web site and added minutes, history, latest news and membership form.

2.     A letter is to be drafted to new members as a welcome to the club and sent with membership cards.

3.     Terry Poole and John Walker went to Albury-Wodonga to look at the track.

l  It needs about 1 day of work to put in lights and remaining fencing before it can be given a licence;

l  Date for working bee not set yet;

l  Members asked what the club would get out of helping Albury-Wodonga

  a place to ride

  a % of profit (to be written into proposal)

Terry Poole spoke to Matt Jones about proposing to have Sidecar Champs at Albury-Wodonga as a first meet, there was a favourable response.  Terry Poole and John Walker would possibly be co-promoters.

Proposal  The Club are willing to put in work as long as the Club gets a % to put into our own track.  Proposed Greg Gallagher, Seconded Dave Clifton.

4.   John Walker gave members of list of dates that he is away as of 3 September;

l  17 September

l  29 October

l  12 November

l  26 November

Because of this it is necessary to hand over some of the work and elect another person to stand in if the President, Vice President and Secretary are away.  Greg Gallagher was elected proposed Jim Smith seconded Mick Hayes to stand in this position. He and the Treasurer will be given any information that has arisen since members met.

5.   Greg Gallagher spoke to people re Moruya Track he is awaiting information of who is in/out of the club.  Dave Clifton will give him the Race Secretary's number so he can talk to her.

6.   Lee Donnelly will be back next meeting.

 

10.  Next CBSC General Meeting      

Thursday 17th September 2009 at 7:00 pm at Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah, ACT

 

Meeting Closed 8.20pm


23 August 2009 Update:

1. The Club has received a letter from the Canberra Greyhound Club declining our proposal to build a speedway track at their stadium in Symonston, Canberra, on the grounds of possible damage to the upgraded surface of the greyhound race track.  However, we have responded, providing some compelling reasons for them to change their mind (see below).  We await their response.  I recommend the links (all clickable) in this letter to anyone who is trying to establish new speedway tracks around Australia.  That connection with the greyhound racing fraternity has never been strong in Australia, but they are far potentially better track partners than the four-wheelers have proven to be!  You could not get a better endorsement than a greyhound racing website saying that "Speedway provided the perfect partner to greyhound racing"!

Dear Keith

Thank you for your letter regarding our proposal for speedway racing in your infield.  As you may imagine, we are extremely disappointed that your committee has turned down the proposal, on the grounds of possible damage to the upgraded surface of the greyhound race track. 

We made a considerable effort to demonstrate that there is, in fact, no likelihood of damage, noting that there are tracks in the UK where the two sports have co-existed happily for many decades.  Should any of your committee members wish to undertake a study tour to ascertain the facts, we would be pleased to provide you with an extensive itinerary of these stadiums, so that they can see for themselves. 

I attach some excerpts from a UK greyhound racing website www.greyhoundderby.com/, which was initially designed “to chart the history of greyhound racing in England, with particular emphasis on the English Greyhound Derby”. This website includes as one of its links “A Brief History of British Speedway”.  If you follow that link, you will find the following statements, together with many others telling similar stories:

Following the link to Wembley Lions:

Following the link to Belle Vue Aces:

Following the link to Coventry Bees:

Following the link to Oxford Cheetahs:

 

So you can see that the British greyhound racing community has welcomed speedway to its stadiums for over eighty years.  It is worth repeating the quote “Speedway provided the perfect partner to greyhound racing”.  I recommend the website to your committee members.

If, at some stage, your committee would like to resume dialogue on the proposal, we would be delighted to hear from you, as we remain convinced that it would be a mutually beneficial project.

Yours

John Walker

President, Canberra Bulls Speedway Club.

2.  We have discussed other possible locations in the Canberra region with staff of the ACT Government's Territory Venues and Events branch. Some promising ideas, but nothing concrete yet.

3.  Terry Poole and John Walker recently visited the Albury Wodonga motorcycle complex, where a very usable speedway track has been built.  It needs very little work to make it licencible for speedway, and we suggest that Canberra Bulls members might be interested in racing there in the forthcoming season.


Meeting Number  6

Date   16/8/2009

Place  Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah, ACT

1. Start time         7pm

2. Members present   John & Karan Walker, Greg Gallagher, Jim & Susan Smith.

3. Apologies  Terry Poole, Ray & Joan Sanson, Michael Donnelly, Lee Donnelly, Kenny Carratt, Steve Mesics.

4. New Members/  Geoff, Leanne, Mitchell and Craig Watson, Mark Griffiths.

5. Minutes of previous meeting Accepted

6. Business arising

Meeting took place with ACT Sport & Rec people, discussion on alternative venues, noise and management issue.  Rod Florence (ACT) said he would contact people re all possible areas.

Canberra Greyhound Racing Club are to have a special meeting to change their constitution, proposal that all positions to be elected not continuous, all speedway members encouraged to join and vote against continuous re-election.

7. Secretary's Report

7.1 Correspondence in: Watson family membership.

7.2 Correspondence out: Letter to Greyhound Club from John Walker.

7.3 Other

7.4 Secretary’s report accepted:

8. Treasurer’s report

8.1 Treasurer’s report accepted:

9. General Business

1.     Mick Donnelly suggested a flat piece of land at the Greyhound Club could be used, he will work on members there.

2.     John Walker awaiting news from Greyhound Club on letter sent.

3.     New track at Albury/Wodonga.  Terry Poole and John Walker went to look and agreed a proposal should be made for this club to use.  It was suggested that something of a 50/50 on 12 months trial should be part of the proposal.

4.     Everyone who rides for the Canberra Bulls must be a member of the club.

5.     The date and time for this meeting was discussed at length but because of the poor turnout of members to this meeting it was suggested that we revert to Thursday nights.  The low turnout raises the extent to which members are committed to the progress of the club. 

10.  Next CBSC General Meeting      

Thursday 3rd September 2009 at 7:00 pm at Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah, ACT

Meeting Closed  8pm


Meeting Number  5

Date   30/7/2009

Place  Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah, ACT

1. Start time         7pm

2. Members present   John & Karan Walker, Dave Clifton, Wayne Martin, Heather Rowland,  Kenny Carratt, Greg Gallagher, Jim & Susan Smith, Geoff Fisher.

3. Apologies  Terry Poole, Ray & Joan Sanson, Michael Donnelly, Lee Donnelly.

4. New Members/Visitors Nil

5. Minutes of previous meeting 

Accepted

6. Business arising

Discussion on letter to Canberra Greyhound Racing Club.

7. Secretary's Report

7.1 Correspondence in: Canberra Greyhound Racing Club

7.2 Correspondence out: Nil

7.3 Other

7.4 Secretary’s report accepted:

8. Treasurer’s report

8.1 Treasurer’s report accepted:

9. General Business

Letter received from Canberra Greyhound Racing Club declining our proposal to put a Speedway Track on in infield.  It was agreed to continue exploring the possibility of a track on the Greyhound Club property.  John Walker, Dave Clifton and Greg Gallagher to meet with ACT Government people on Wednesday at 12:00pm.  Notes for the meeting include:  1. asking for $175,000 as start up for a new track and barren ground, 2. pushing that the track will be used 50/50 by young and old, 3. Cost for family will be reasonable, 4. Money coming to ACT through Tourism. 5. Keep kids off streets.  6. It is Club promotion no personal.  Other possible areas include 1. Showground at Bungendore. 2. A new block of land perhaps industrial area. 3. Mugga Quarry.  Costs would rise as none of these facilities have any facilities.  John Walker asked if we should continue meeting every 2 weeks, the committee agreed that we should continue until further notice.  The meeting will be moved to Sunday afternoons at 4:00 pm so people from Sydney can attend.

10.  Next CBSC General Meeting      

Sunday 16 August  2009 at 4:00 pm at Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah, ACT

Meeting Closed  8pm


Meeting Number  4

Date   16th July 2009

Place  Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah, ACT.

1. Start time  7:00pm

2. Members present  John & Karan Walker, Dave Clifton, Wayne Martin, Heather Rowland,  Kenny Carratt, Helen  Brown, Michael Carscadden, Greg Gallagher, Steve Mesics.

3. Apologies  Terry Poole, Ray & Joan Sanson, Michael Donnelly, Lee Donnelly.

4. New Members/Visitors

N/A.

5. Minutes of previous meeting 

N/A.

6. Business arising

Discussion on letter to Canberra Greyhound Racing Club.

7. Secretary's Report

N/A.

8. Treasurer’s report

Paper work for bank account received, an account to be set up with Westpac.

9. General Business

Letter sent to Canberra Greyhound Racing Club, letter put to the Greyhound Committee – no decision yet.  Phone call from David Dawes from the Chief Ministers Office ACT, asking how things were progressing, he said he would do some enquiring himself with the Greyhound Club.  Discussion on what we should do if the answer from the Greyhound Club was no, alternative Plan B – The Speedway Track at Fairburn, agreed that enquiries should be made into availablility.  It was suggested that even if Greyhound track given the okay we would still need a training track and Fairburn would be an alternative.  John Walker, Greg Gallagher and Dave Clifton to meet with the ACT Government to discuss problems.  John Walker also agreed to give any reports to Dave Clifton as well as the Secretary if he was not going to be at meetings in future.

10.  Next CBSC General Meeting  Thursday 30nd July, Harmonie Club.

Meeting Closed   8:10pm


Meeting Number  3

Date   2nd July 2009

Place  Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah, ACT.

1. Start time  7:00pm

2. Members present  Several members were present, but due to the absence of several Committee members, no notes were taken..

3. Apologies  Lee Donnelly, John & Karan Walker.

4. New Members/Visitors

N/A.

5. Minutes of previous meeting 

N/A.

6. Business arising

N/A.

7. Secretary's Report

N/A.

8. Treasurer’s report

N/A.

9. General Business

N/A.

10.  Next CBSC General Meeting  Thursday 16th July, Harmonie Club.

Meeting Closed   8:10pm


Meeting Number  2

Date   18 June 2009

Place  Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah, ACT.

1. Start time  7:00pm

2. Members present  Lee Donnelly, John & Karan Walker, Dave Clilfton, Wayne Martin, Kenny Carratt, Michael Carscadden, Greg Gallagher, Mick Hayes.

3. Apologies  Steven Mesics, Peter Devitt, Terry Poole, Ray & Joan Sanson, Michael Donnelly, Geoff Fisher, Kelvern Hannon.

4. New Members/Visitors

New Members: Paul Turner, Peter, James & Andrew Dimmock, Paul James, John McDonald.Visitors: Helen Brown, Sue & Jim Smith.

5. Minutes of previous meeting 

Proposed LD seconded JW accepted.

6. Business arising

Discussion on letter to Canberra Greyhound Racing Club.

7. Secretary's Report

Correspondence in: Letter from Canberra Greyhound Racing Club.

Other: Membership fees agreed at $10 single $15 family.

Report Accepted: Proposed WM, Seconded GG; Accepted

8. Treasurer’s report

Dave Clifton to set up Bank Account with JW & LD as two other signatures, 2 signatures to be need at all times. Accounts and Receipt books to be provided, accounts to be set up on MS Money.  Membership cards to be looked at by DC after JW gives him pictures.  Account for Incorporation passed to be refunded to JW.

Report Accepted: Proposed JW, Seconded LD; Accepted

9. General Business

Agreed there should be a meeting every two weeks.   Letter to Canberra Greyhound Racing Club, JW and LD to get together to finalise.   Meeting at Greyhound Track for anyone interested on Monday at 4:30 pm.  Discussion re payment for parking to be left till later stage in development.  Contact to be made through MA  to all other riders and ex riders at a later stage.

10.  Next CBSC General Meeting  Thursday 2nd July, Harmonie Club.

Meeting Closed   8:10pm


Meeting Number  1

Date   4 June 2009

Place  Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah, ACT.

1. Start time  7:30pm

2. Members present  11

3. Apologies  Tony Abson, Lee Donnelly, Dave Clifton, Kel Hannon, Geoff Fisher, Neil Brett, Peter Devitt

4. New Members/Visitors

John & Karan Walker, Terry Poole, Ray & Joan Sanson, Wayne Martin, Heather Rowland, Steven Mesics, Jason Neiberding, Michael Carscadden, Greg Gallagher

5. Minutes of previous meeting 

N/A

6. Business arising

N/A

7. Secretary's Report

N/A

8. Treasurer’s report

N/A

9. General Business

John Walker revived memories of the Canberra Bulls of the 1980s with a video presentation of memorabilia from the old days.  Former members of the Bulls, Wayne Martin, Jason Neiberding and Steven Mesics were among those introducing themselves in "around the table" introductions.

John Walker and Terry Poole explained the sequence of events that led to the calling of this meeting to re-form the Club.  They had approached the Board of the Canberra Greyhound Club, with a view to gaining permission to build a speedway track, with a wire fence (and therefore suitable only for 2 and 3-wheel speedway) inside the existing dog track.  The Greyhound club's initial response has been encouraging, their initial concerns focusing on preventing dirt from contaminating the dog track, noise, and stadium hire fees.  We have satisfied them on the issue of dirt; their initial suggestion of $2000 per day hire charge is in line with tracks elsewhere, and they will be happy if the noise issue is successfully resolved with the ACT Government.  Negotiations continue.

John and Terry have also met with the ACT Chief Minister's staff, and staff from the ACT Motorsports Development Plan, with a very positive response to the project.  Our assessment of $50,000 to construct the track was regarded as quite a modest amount, and as the project could be a quick win for the government, there was some enthusiasm to help us as much as possible.  They said that, to obtain any funding, the Club needed to become an incorporated association, and they offered their help in any way necessary.

This meeting had been called, therefore, to re-form the Club, to elect the necessary officers, and to agree that the Club would seek incorporation under the ACT Legislation.

1. Election of Officers:

1a. Club President:  Nominations - John Walker (Nominated Ray Sanson, Seconded Joan Sanson) - unanimously in favour - carried.

1b. Vice-President: Nominations - Terry Poole (Nominated John Walker, Seconded Joan Sanson) - unanimously in favour - carried.

1c. Secretary: Nominations - Lee Donnelly (Nominated John Walker, Seconded Terry Poole) - Lee was contacted by phone and accepted the nomination - unanimously in favour - carried.

1d. Treasurer: Nominations - Dave Clifton (Nominated John Walker, Seconded Mike Carscadden) - Dave had previously indicated that he would accept a Committee position, if nominated) - unanimously in favour - carried.

1e. Public Officer: (Must be a resident of the ACT) Nominations - Jason Neiberding (Nominated John Walker, Seconded Steven Mesic) - unanimously in favour - carried.

1f. Webmaster:  After discussion, it was agreed that a vital part of the initial setup of the club was a webmaster, to ensure good communications between club members and the speedway community.  Nominations - Michael Carscadden (Nominated John Walker, Seconded Karan Walker) - unanimously in favour - carried.

1g. General Committee Members: - it was agreed unanimously that all other attendees be elected as General Committee Members.

2. John Walker agreed to complete and submit the forms necessary for incorporation of the Club.

3. It was agreed that the name of the Club would be the Canberra Bulls Speedway Club.

4. Membership Fees:  It was agreed that [a] the interim "Founder Membership" fee of $5 would stand, for all those who had completed the membership forms prior to this meeting; [b] new memberships of the Club would henceforth be offered at $10 per individual and $15 per family.  When the club was able to offer competition and practice licences, then new forms of membership would be created, similar to those available in other speedway clubs.

4. Next Steps:  John Walker and Terry Poole agreed to continue negotiations with both the Greyhound Club and the ACT Government.

10.  Next CBSC General Meeting  Thursday 18th June, Harmonie Club.

Meeting Closed  9:00pm