History

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G’day,

One of the things about this club is that it is entering its 47nd year and can boast a rich history of events and characters that have either passed through our ranks or maintain their membership. I realised at our 40th Anniversary that it is time to start recording as much of our heritage as we can and find ways to display it as a reminder of good times past and a reference for when future decisions need to be made.

 

Here is a taste of the past. It goes back to the origins of the BMW Touring Club of NSW. You can read the names on these awards and realise some are club legends, several are life members, a few are great characters and some are just quiet achievers but all are people who love their motorcycling and the good times it brings.

 

Cheers,

Warren Buffett

 

Peter Dennis Memorial Award

 

Peter Dennis was a past president of  the BMWTCNSW who died while in office. The Peter Dennis Memorial Trophy is awarded by the retiring president to the member considered by him to have made the most outstanding or unique contribution to the club during the past 12 months. The Vice President is often consulted on this matter.

 

Past Winners

1989 Ken Hamilton

1990 Pam Stewart

1991 Rex Farr

1992 Rod Luff

1993 Rob Popplewell

1994 ‘Griz’ Rod Grant

1995 Marie Pennykid

1996 Rob Edgar

1997 Yves Bernier & Connie Greenberg

1998 Clarrie Grant

1999 Rob Lovett

2000 Marie Pennykid

2001 George Scarfe & Rob Lovett

2002 Rob Lovett

2003 Ian Ramsay

2004 Warren Buffett

2005 Andrew LeLievre

2006 Sandra Gluck & Rob Tiedeman

2007 Malcolm McKay

2008 Warren Buffett

2009 Andrew Watson

2010 Rob Tiedeman

2011 Mike Day

2012 Bala Padmanabhan

 

 

 

 

Clubman Awards

The Clubman Trophies are presented to members who compile the highest overall points tally from scheduled events. The run calendar and point score are organised by the Vice President. Points are scored on the following basis.

Event Type                                        Points Value

Social Sip                                                           2

Maintenance Day                                               2

Organise / Conduct club run (Non Committee) 2

Day Run                                                             6

Weekend Run or Rally                                     10

Social Night (Party, Restaurant Night etc)        3

Newsletter Article (self written)                        4

Attend Club Meeting – City Member               4

Attend Club Meeting – Country Member         6

Night Run                                                          6

Long weekend Run/Rally                                12

 

The Clubman of the Year – City Member

 

Donated by member Mick Rawstrom in 1994 to carry on this award from previous years. It was originally awarded to the member with highest overall point score from eligible events.  Since the introduction of the Country Clubman Trophy in 2002 it is awarded to the most active city based member.

 

Past Winners

1994 Marie McFarlane

1995 Rod Grant

1996 Marie Pennykid

1997 Colin Matthews

1998 Gerry Bloemen

1999 Marie & Alan Pennykid

2000 Gerry Bloemen

2001 Brett Bastin

2002 Marie Pennykid

2003 Rob Milton

2004 Alan Pennykid

2005 Warren Buffett

2006 Warren Buffett

2007 Warren Russell

2008 Mal & Marrianne Cattermole

2009 Mal & Marianne Cattermole

2010 Mal & Marianne Cattermole

2011 Bala Padmanabhan

2012 Warren Buffett

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Clubman of the Year – Country Member

 

This trophy was donated by Motohansa. Commencing in 2002, it is awarded to the country member with the highest points tally from eligible events.

 

Past Winners

2002 Gerry Bloemen

2003 Gerry Bloemen

2004 Jane Schmierer

2005 Paul & Jennie Breeze

2006 Cheryl Ison

2007 Jane Schmierer

2008 Rob Lovett

2009 Cheryl Ison

2010 Rob Lovett

2011 Cheryl Ison

2012 Cheryl Clarke

 


Most Active New Member

 

This trophy was donated by Motohansa. Commencing in 2001 it is awarded to a new member who is a regular participant in club activities. Similar to the Clubman Awards it is calculated as follows.

 

In calculating the points for the most active new member, all members who joined in the previous calendar year (1st Jan’ to 31 Dec’) are considered. For members joining before July 1st, points are totalled from 1st July to 30 June (the club year or part there of). If the member joined after July 1st then points are annualised (divided by the number of days that they had been a member and multiplied by 365).

 

Past Winners

2001 Mike Day

2002 Ian Ramsay

2003 Cheryl Ison

2004 Andrew Watson

2005 Wayne Banks

2006 Warren Russell

2007 Malcolm Cattermole

2008 Balaji Padmanabhan

2009 Bruce Webster

2010 Patrick & Debbie Dwyer

2011 John Visser

2012Martin Ryzak

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Editor’s Award

 

Commencing in 2006 the editor’s award is presented at the sole discretion of the editor to the member they consider made the most outstanding contribution to the quality and content of the BMWTCNSW Newsletter.

 

Past Winners

2006 Rob Lovett

2007 Rob Lovett

2008 Lin Van Coppenhagen

2009 Not Awarded

2010 Mick Furchert

2011 John Visser

2012 Mark Vane-Tempest


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 Year Medallions

 

The concept of recognising members who have been with us for at least 25 years was introduced in 2005. The inaugural presentations were made at the 40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner.

 

DAVE THOMPSON

TONY CARROLL

ROB POPPLEWELL

MIKE DAWSON

ROB EDGAR

HANS BIELACZEK

KEVIN DEVINE

RAY GOSS

PETER JENKINS

GRAHAM JOHNS

STAN KUCERA

TONY FITZSIMMONS

SANDRA GLUCK

DANNY FREAKLEY

VINCE CAHILL

TONY LEFEVRE

JIM THIELE

GEORGE HARPER

BILL SPARKS

TREVOR DEAN

MARK MORRISON

GARY GLOVER

BRUCE McDONALD

STAN JOHNS

BARBARA DEAN

RON ROUGHLY

GRAEME HIND

 

 

Medallions were subsequently awarded in

2006

STEVE TRELOAR

CLARRIE GRANT

2008

GRAHAM MARSHALL

2011

MARTIN KERKHOF

REX  BROOKS

PAUL McKAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BMW Touring Club of NSW

PRESIDENTS BY DECADES

 

1965 to 1974

 

Terry Pailthorpe

Bill Cooper

Paul Rooney

Paul Evans

1975 to 1984

Peter Jenkins

Ray Goss

Lloyd Goss

Graham Johns

Ray Kerr – Lansom

Steve Thompson

Dave Thompson

1985 to 1994

 

Trevor Dean

Danny Freakley

Peter Dennis

Paul McKay

Ken Hamilton

Adrian Selwyn – Smith

1995 to 2005

 

Dick Barrington

Bruce Richards

Adrian Selwyn – Smith

Rod Grant

Rob Milton

Ian Ramsay

Warren Buffett

 

2005 to 2015

Warren Buffett

Andrew LeLievre

Andrew Watson

Mick Moriarty

Bill Cooper Shield

This is the original BMW Touring Club of NSW Clubman of the Year award from the earliest years of the club. As the only award at the time it was fiercely contested. Talk to some of the original members that are still around about the activities of those early years.

1967

Dave Thompson

1968

Dave Thompson

1969

Paul Roony

1970

Rob Popplewell

1971

Paul Evans

1972

Rob Popplewell

1973

Rob Popplewell

1974

Malcolm McKenna

1975

Malcolm McKenna

1976

Graham Johns

1977

Graham Johns

After the Bill Cooper Shield was full Dave Thompson donated this trophy to continue the Clubman of the Year Award through the years 1978 to 1993.

                                           1978

Ray Kerr-Lansom

                                           1979

Greg Stewart

                                           1980

Trevor Dean

1981

Kawa John

1982

Ray Goss

1983

Peter Jenkins

1984

Lloyd Goss

1985

Kawa John

1986

Trevor Dean

1987

Trevor Dean

1988

Gary Glover

1989

Paul McKay

1990

Rob Popplewell

1991

Ken Hamilton

1992

Adrian Selwyn-Smith

1993

Marie McFarlane