Welcome all to what looks to be a huge year for DMCC in 2014. A big thanks to all the people that have been working behind the Scenes. Below are some dates for all club members to have a say and input to how our club champs and practise days are run, this in turn will make your riding more enjoyable. So let’s get involved and have a  great year of riding. 

First Club Meeting for the year will be the 13th of February from 7:30 onwards and will be a SOCIAL MEETING. Come along and grab a copy of DMCC’s Calendar.

January has seen the club busy at Wonthaggi with major works and track changes taking place ensuring the track will be at its best all year round. The design has been tweaked (twerked) with some extra jumps added and the track raised in problem areas to help keep the track open to members in the wetter months! Don’t miss the first practise day on February the 22nd for your chance to ride the NEW track. Don’t forget to bring along your new DMCC membership card which is now proudly sponsored by Warragul Toyota,for the best deals in the world for a new Toyota give them a call and tell them you are a DMCC member. Thank you Warragul Toyota! Phone 5623 1331

We are also looking for interest from members in obtaining a Level 2 First Aid Certificate, If we get enough interest we plan to run the course over 2 days, the 9th and 16th of February. This will be a full Level 2 course that will take the full 2 days. We are looking for members who are willing and able to volunteer their time at Club events (Practise Days and Club Champs) to help make our events safer. We are not looking for people to spend a whole day on the track waiting for an incident, just people prepared to help if an incident arises. There will be a fee involved, but for those wishing to volunteer at club events the club will contribute towards the cost.

This is open to ALL Club Members. Please email me at frank.g@hargo.com.au by the 24th of January 2014 if interested or call me on 0409 325 950 for more information.

MX News

The MX Committee will be holding a MX meeting this Thursday the 23rd of January at the clubrooms (F9 / 5, Paul Court, Dandenong) at 7:30. Anyone interested in the happenings of MX at Wonthaggi are invited along to have some input and share their ideas. The Calendar for MX will also be finalised for the year, this will include both Club Champs and Practise Day’s.

A working Bee will also be held at Wonthaggi this Saturday to get some cable and water pipe in the ground around the MX track, if you can make it let Cappa know via email glenn@magbuilding.com.au

Yes that is right cables as we are setting up a warning light system so we wont have to have as many flaggies out on the track on practice days.

The first big weekend will be on the 22nd & 23rd Feb. A practice day will be held on the Saturday, $30 for 2014 DMCC members and $50 for non members. You must have your membership paid in full before the weekend so you can receive your membership card.

The Sunday will be a Come & Try day aimed at riders of all ages to come and try a MA affiliated track, It will be a free day to these riders and they will receive a free Rec licence so tell your mates that are thinking about joining a club not to miss it.

To be eligible for the C&T day you must not have held a race licence or Rec licence within the last 10 years or never before. We do need DMCC members to help run both these days such as sweep riders, sign in and canteen so if you can help your club out drop us a line.

Off Road News

The Off Road committee will be holding a meeting at the clubrooms (F9 / 5, Paul Court, Dandenong) on the 6th of February at 7:30 PM. The purpose of the meeting will be to plan out the year and confirm calendar dates and formats for the Off Road Club Champs. I am sure that all the competed last year would agree that you had a ball tearer of a series but we are always looking for ways to improve and need your input. Come along, have your say and help make this year even better!

If you can make it please drop me an email at frank.g@hargo.com.au so I can provide some refreshments.

1st Round will be Saturday 1st of March at Heathcote (Sunday the 2nd is Enduro X, stay Saturday night and watch Enduro X at Calder on the way home!)

In the up coming year the club hopes to make more use of the off road area at Wonthaggi on practice days. To prepare for this there will be a working bee on Jan 25. The plan is to mark a loop out in a more permanent fashion using painted arrows,

to save putting up and pulling down bunting each time we use it. Also we are hoping to cut some new tracks down the back. The first practice day at Wonthaggi is on February the 22nd . Please email Lambie on andrewlambie909@hotmail.com or call him on 0409 868 074 if you can make it as he will need a lot of help to make sure the little green bike will get around it!

Look forward to seeing you all on the track, DMCC Committee.