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  • 26 Nov 2023 12:03 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please note that the event is at the east end of James Mitchell Park, accessed of Ellam st. It is not the section of Park near Coode St. If you are coming off the Mitchell Freeway along Mends St, keep going till near the end of Mends St where it turns right for Canning Highway, bear slight left along the narrow section behind the Shell Servo and you will see Ellam st on the left near the dead end. Head along Ellam st, turn left into Lamb St and follow the Marshalling directions opposite house 3 to turn right into the park.

    Don't miss it or you will have to wait another 100 years for the next one and by then we wont have any Hydrocarbon vehicles allowed !

  • 19 Nov 2023 14:32 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • Perth 100 Years of
      BMW Motorrad 

    2023 brings with it ‘100 Years of BMW Motorcycle production’ and all around the world, BMW clubs are celebrating this special occasion.

    The BMW Motorcycle Club of WA is planning a spectacular gathering of at least 100 BMW motorcycles, parked in 'WA outline' formation on the South Perth City Foreshore, for a photo / drone opportunity to capture the moment and the Iconic Perth backdrop.

    This is a BMWMCCWA club event held with the permission of the City of South Perth at Sir James Mitchell Park – Ellam St, South Perth.

    Participants are invited to join us at the Vic Park Hotel for a mid-day social after the photo shoot, we have permission for a bike lineup in front of the hotel to recreate another historic photo that can be displayed at the Vic to commemorate the club and the day. 50 Random Club participants at the Vic will receive a $15 Vic voucher.

  • 31 Oct 2023 08:29 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Preventing VAA Wild Apricot emails from going to your Junk folder.pdf

    Recently email providers have tightened up their anti spam controls and this has had the unfortunate side effect of causing club emails to be automatically moved to spam. Consequently many members have not receive their renewal or event reminders. To stop this happening please read the following article also attached as a PDF.

    Preventing VAA Wild Apricot emails from going to your Junk folder The programs that manage your emails on your computer, phone or tablet can sometimes send legitimate emails to your Junk folder. Of course, you can open your Junk folder and access them from there. But it more convenient to stop that from happening in the first place. How to do this depends on the email program that you use. Here are instructions for some of the commonly used email programs. Apple Mail 1. Open a message from the sender you want to add. 2. Click the Flag icon and select Mark as Not Junk. Gmail 1. Open a message from the sender you want to add. 2. Click More Options in the email header. 3. Click Add Sender to Contact List. MSN Hotmail 1. Go to the Options page. 2. On the left side of the page, click Mail and then click Junk E-Mail Protection. 3. Click Add Senders to Safe List. 4. Enter the email address of the sender and then click Add. Outlook 2010 1. On the Home tab, in the Delete group, click Junk, and then click Junk E-mail Options. 2. On the Safe Senders tab, select the automatically add people I email to the Safe Senders List check box. Outlook 2007, Outlook 2003, or Outlook Express 1. Go to Tools on the menu bar. 2. Select Options in the pull-down menu. 3. Under Preferences, select Junk E-mail. 4. Click on the Safe Sender tab. 5. Click the Add button. 6. Type the email address of the sender in the text box. Yahoo! Mail Within your Spam folder, select a message from the sender you want to add, then click the Not Spam option. The above instructions were copied from https://gethelp.wildapricot.com/en/articles/63 BigPond Webmail accessed from a browser 1. In the Mail tab, click on “Safe senders”. 2. Where indicated, enter the email address that you do not want blocked. The VAA Wild Apricot email address is VAA@wildapricot.org Other email Programs Other email programs should have instructions to prevent particular from going to their Junk folders. Sometimes this process is called white listing. Addendum Wild Apricot has some helpful advice about preventing your emails from going to your recipient’s Junk folder. Go to https://gethelp.wildapricot.com/en/articles/1596-best-practices-forcomposing-emails

  • 31 Jul 2023 20:33 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Members who opted in for PBF cover but have not paid their 2024 subs have now been reverted to standard membership pending renewal. PBF Subs are calculated and paid as of today's date and receipts.

    If you have not been reminded it is possible your emails have been going to spam, please check your membership status and check your spam folder. Should you find you have been reverted to regular membership level you can change levels and renew/pay your subs in which event we will make a top up payment to PBF at the end of August.

    Thanks

    JonO
    Treasurer

  • 17 Apr 2023 20:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nominations for the 2023/24 Committee are now open

    Committee Nomination

  • 28 Feb 2023 19:15 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To celebrate BMW 100 Year Anniversary of motorcycle production the BMWOCSA and BMWMCC have joined to offer BMW club Members and enthusiasts an embroidered polo shirt.


    Use the registration form on the link provided to order your shirt in a select range of colours and size.

    https://www.bmwmcc.au/event-5171375

    Need some more technical fabric and style information?

    • Fabric:  200gsm - Cotton stretch pique, 95% cotton, 5% elastane.
    • Style:  Soft feel, yet hard wearing. Full taped neck seam and half moon yoke. Twin needle stitched all over.

    What size are you?  These unisex short sleeve polo shirt size are measured flat and across the armpits.  Sizes S - 2XL are $50 each, 3XL+ are $5 extra.   

    What do they look like?  The 3 Presidents BMWOCSA, BMWTCNSW and BMWMCC modelling the Navy polo shirts at #46 Karuah River Rally. Sky is the colour hanging.

  • 26 Dec 2021 14:29 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Public Forum is down due to a problem with the hosting service:

    "Due to extreme weather events in WA, iiNet.net.au is currently unavailable. We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible. Please check back later."

  • 30 Aug 2021 21:01 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The available concessional licensing categories, requirements and rules have been updated. For information on the:

    1. Veteran, Vintage, Post Vintage and Invitation Class Concession
    2. Concessions for Classics 

    Please see the Concessions Page under the Members Only section

  • 31 Mar 2021 12:54 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Concession for Classics scheme (C4C) is a voluntary concession which will be available to owners of vehicles manufactured prior to 1990.

    The scheme will provide a:

    • 75% reduction on the licence fee component of the vehicle licence and motor injury insurance policy (renewal);
    • significant reduction in motor injury insurance premiums;
    • maximum of 90 days vehicle use per calendar year, being

    - 60 days to participate in approved motoring club sanctioned events; and

    - 30 days for personal use (includes road testing, repair and maintenance);

    • requirement for vehicle owners to record vehicle use prior to commencing each journey in a log book (paperbased or electronic);
    • requirement to display the identifier of ‘Restricted Use’ affixed above or below the vehicle’s number plate(s) identifying that the vehicle has restricted road use.

    Note: Dutiable value is payable when a vehicle is licensed or its licence is transferred.

    To be eligible for the scheme the following criteria must be met:

    • The vehicle must be a light vehicle e.g. GVM equal to or less than 4,500 kg and must be:
      - a street rod as defined in the National Guidelines for the Construction and Modification of Street Rods in Australia; or
      - a vehicle manufactured prior to 1990
    • The vehicle licence holder must be a financial member of a DoT approved motoring club, in their own right.

    All vehicle types complying with the weight limit are eligible for concession including cars, motorbikes, trailers, caravans and street rods.

    The Club Committee will review the new scheme and how it may be applied to members benefit. Note the scheme operates alongside the Veteran, vintage, post vintage or invitational vehicle concession scheme already in operation. 

    The primary difference of this scheme being the ability to register a modified vehicle and the requirement to maintain a log book and comply with the restrictions listed above.


  • 28 Mar 2021 20:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MOTORCYCLE LANE FILTERING REGULATION March 29

    MRA has been the driving force in lobbying for legal ‘lane filtering’ here in WA since 2011.

    After many years of sometimes frustrating lobbying, going back to our initial meeting on this issue in 2011 when Troy Buswell was the Minister for Transport,  we have finally received news on this issue.

    Lane filtering was discussed at the meeting we had with the Road Safety Commission in January 2021, in regards to an education campaign leading up the official launch of lane filtering in WA on 29th March 2021.  We have also received a letter from the Minister for Police and Road Safety informing us that the legislation has been drafted.

    We have carried out research into the wording of the legislation and this is what the legislation states –

    • The maximum speed a motorcycle is allowed to travel at when lane filtering is 30 km/hr.
    • The penalty for noncompliance is $100.00 fine and the 2 demerit points.
    • Learner riders cannot lane filter.
    • Only two wheel motorcycle can lane filter not sidecars or trikes (pretty obvious)
    • Not allowed at school or pedestrian crossings, or in a school zone.
    • Not allowed between a heavy vehicle.
    • If it is not safe to do so safely.

    The surprise is it is not allowed on our freeways.

    We have contacted the Road Safety Commission asking to the reasons behind this and have received a reply that it is not seen as safe. We will continue to argue this point and hope that we can get this section altered in the future, I for one don’t want to be forced to sit on a stationary motorbike on the freeway when it is 40 degrees Celsius and I am wearing all my safety gear. I believe this would be far more dangerous than lane filtering at 30km/hr.

    These changes have been published in the Government Gazette(regulation 130A and 130B) and will become law on 29th March 2021

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    LANE FILTERING REGULATION UPDATE:

    The President Jeff Thomas and Safety Officer Dave Wright from the Motorcycle Riders Association of WA held a productive meeting on Monday 8th January 2021 with the Road Safety Commissioner, Adrian Warner and Assistant Commissioner Paul Zanetti from the WA Police Force who has responsibility for the State Traffic Branch of Police, this followed a request for the meeting from the MRAWA and emails from many concerned motorcycle riders, regarding the proposed legislation changes to lane filtering in WA freeways.

    The Minister for Road Safety is sympathetic to the concerns we have raised on behalf of motorcycle riders regarding the restriction on lane filtering on freeways but given the upcoming general election, the Government is required to assume a ‘caretaker’ role, which limits the actions and decisions a government can take in this period. The Minister has asked the Road Safety Commission to prepare further options for consideration after the election result is clear and a new government has been formed.

    As a next step we are meeting with representatives from the Road Safety Commission and WA Police to discuss the new regulations in more detail, with a view to identifying the specific changes that we want presented to the Minister for Road Safety for consideration as soon as possible after the election.”

    Motorcycle Riders Association of WA Inc.

    Jeff Thomas President

    Dave Wright Safety Officer


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