Official BMW Club Member Club
Ride Coordinator Karen Longstaff accepts the 2023 Club Person of the Year Award from VP Cam Major the 2022 recipient.
The President awards BMWMCC Person of the Year Award to the Club member that makes the greatest contribution to the Club over the previous year. Considerations include the person's contribution as a committee member, organiser of event(s) and participation in Club events in the form of points 'earned' when registering to What's On. These are marked on the event calendar after the title as a 'Club Event' during the period 1 March and before the Club Awards and Christmas lunch.
What's On award points for your validated attendance at 'Club Events' are:
Members can register for an event before and up to 24 hours after each club event, after which the event will be locked. It is your responsibility to register for an event and Vice President may validate your attendance and resolve any disputes.
If you do not register for an event, you will not be awarded any points, even if you do or have attended an event. This process is intended to encourage member interaction with the Club, facilitate event planning and make the Ride Coordinator role somewhat easier. The President's decision is final.
Awarded in good spirit to the Club Member who has the misfortune to leave their motorcycle in a spectacular if inglorious manner.
2023 Upside Down Award recipient Karen Longstaff Club Ride Coordinator.
|2022||Chai Sambrani||Whilst attending an advanced rider off road training course, fell awkwardly breaking his ankle.|
|2021||No Nominations||No one confessed to having a moment; were riding due to COVID-19; or had a misadventure moving their motorcycle around in the garage.|
|2020||Stephen Murray||Returning from the 2020 Off Centre Rally (Adels Grove / Stone Henge Qld), Stephen and F750GS parted company on the dirt near Isisford Qld. Some side of road panel beating had the panniers reattached, Stephen in good order and bike & rider retained home to Queanbeyan.|
|2019||Graeme Jones||On his way to the BMWTCNSW Far Cairn Rally @ Tottenham, Graeme pulled over into the truck bay at the top of the Brown Mountain and on to an oil slick. You can guess the rest. Graeme rode on to the rally.|
|2018||Martin Robertson||Whilst riding home from the Off Centre Rally 0218, Martin and his K75xc parted ways 6.3km east of Finke NT in some deep sand. Martin had a trip with the RFDS to Alice Springs and hospital before heading home whilst his K75xc took the road train to Adelaide before being reunited at home.|
|2017||Graeme Jones||On his way to the Far Cairn Rally and entering the Tottenham service station Graeme clipped the kerb flipping his trailer and dropping his K1100RT. More emotional than physical damage to rider and bike.|
|2016|| Bob Ellison||Whilst returning from the 2016 Off Centre Rally at Mungerannie SA Bob dropped his 2nd F800GS in Cooper Creek SA. After an 8-week repair, the bike was written off.|
|2015|| Simmo Jatinnen||Whilst crossing Angle Crossing near Williamsdale ACT, Simmo drowned, writing off his week old R1200GSA.|
|2014|| Bob Ellison||Having taken up adventure riding Bob terminally crashed his 1st F800GS on the Bobeyan Road, near Brayshaws Hut ACT.|