The 2015 AGM was held at the property of Des and Bron Heaney at Mount Cottrell Victoria.
of the 2015 AGM
was chaired by the President Daryl
Hutcheon who also took the minutes of
attendance was also our newly completed
Club Racer for all to view and hear
running in public for the first time,
all were very pleased with the result
and gave a standing ovation after
hearing it run.
AGM commenced at about 3.30pm with
opening comments and report from the
President Daryl Hutcheon, and
remembering our former President and
club life member Dave Taylor on his
were also submitted by our Secretary and
Treasurer John Chambers stating the
financial position of the Club and
membership numbers are growing.
report was also submitted by our Website
Manager Terry Gliddon stating that the
website is still rated No.1 on Google
because of its popularity with many
thousands of hits per month. He also
reported on some new pages namely the
memorial page to list our fallen friends
and the mailbox page where incoming
emails can be published and answered in
an open forum.
Hutcheon submitted a report on the Club
Racer in Ivan Hoeys' absence stating its
progress over the last 12 months to its
current state of completion.
Chambers submitted a report as Victorian
Club Registrar stating what is required
in Victoria and NSW with their new trial
of Club Rego similar to the Vics.
positions of the Committee were then
declared vacant and nominations called
for these positions. With no new
nominations all of the committee were
voted back into their same positions.
Manager, Terry Gliddon.
Editor, Terry Gliddon.
Bike Committee, Ivan Hoey (Manager),
Daryl Hutcheon, Terry Gliddon and Stacy
Officer, David Rayner.
Best Bike award went to David Stimack
with his very nice TX650 which was
picked by our hosts Des and Bron Heaney
travelled by Yamaha XS650 went to
Stephen Gourdon who
rode from near Ballarat
travelled attendee went to Rodger Ogren
who had flown in from the USA to be here
and see our Club Racer.
style of AGM shirt was decided that it
would be yellow/gold and black, with a
pocket this year John.
AGM was then opened for general
- A motion was put forward by John
Chambers that the Club start a Facebook
page and after a lot of discussion on
its content and its responsibility to
the club’s committee and constitution
it was seconded by Steve Carle and
ratified by the meeting. The proposed
name of the Facebook group is the Yamaha
XS650 Club of Australia.
- A motion was put forward by Daryl
Hutcheon that the first Administrator be
Mike Murphy and that the position also
be accepted onto on the club’s
committee with full rights and was
seconded by Steve Carle and ratified by
– A motion was put forward by Terry
Gliddon that the Club establish a
perpetual trophy in honour of Dave
Taylor for the most outstanding club
member of the year. The trophy is only
to be presented if it is agreed at the
AGM that there is a deserving candidate
for that year. If not it is to be
retained by the current recipient for a
further year. Steve Carle proposed an
amendment to motion 3 suggesting that a
day be nominated to celebrate the life
of Dave Taylor so his friends can get
together in remembrance. This amendment
was voted on and passed by the meeting
and the modified motion 3 was then
seconded by Daryl Hutcheon and passed.
were taken where we had two nominations,
1st, David Rayner, 2nd,
were taken and David Rayner will be the
first recipient of the David Taylor
Trophy to be returned at the next AGM in
Taylor will be notified of this award in
– Terry Gliddon proposed that any
money from the main Club Account made
available to the Club Racer be treated
as a loan
and be paid back ASAP, this was
seconded by Steve Carle and voted as
– There was also discussion on
establishing a Club Library with a
donation of Parts Books donated by
member Gary Fraser, thank you Gary.
– It was also established that the
Club have another run of belt buckles
with the years of production, 1969 to
1983, with a side view of a XS650 engine
that it be embellished with the words
“Yamaha XS650 Club of Australia”
similar to the ones made available
earlier to raise fund for the Club
concluded General Business where a
raffle was conducted of prizes donated
by the Club and our guest from the USA,
volt tyre pump – 67 – Terry Gliddon
– 66 – Kevin Palmer
Gold Pass – 65 – Stacey Heaney
lock – 71 - ????
cover locks – 60 – Des Heaney
– 70 – Craig Bath
cooler – 68 - ???
approximately 6.30pm the AGM was
declared closed where everyone was
thanked for their attendance and the BBQ
was fired up
cold drinks were consumed by those
staying overnight. Des and Bron Heaney
were also thanked for the use of their
is the end of the Report.
After the meeting it was time to draw the raffle and Bron Heaney did the honours.
Among the winners was Craig Bath who won a scarf.
Des Heaney also has a collection of nice bikes including this flat tracker.
Here is the star attraction of the meeting in front of the members who attended.
Left to right
Mike Murphy (Facebook Admin), Garry Fraser, Daryl Hutcheon (President), Neil Bennett,
Stephen Carle, Roger Ogren (USA), Terry Gliddon (Web & News), Kevin Palmer, Adam Croft,
Craig Bath, Stephen Gourdon, Desmond Heaney, John Chambers (Secretary/Treasurer)
also attended by Stacey Heaney and David Stimack who had to leave early.
The racer was started for the first time.