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Gloves found at Wivenhoe

Posted by Erik (Lumberjack) on June 23, 2019 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Someone left a pair of Shark gloves behind at Wivenhoe.

They were found on the road near the top of the circuit so I asume that they fell off a bike when doing laps Saturday.

I have them and will bring them at next info meeting if nobody comes forward.

State of Origin Game 2

Posted by Peter (Chopper) on June 18, 2019 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (2)
As mentioned at the last Branch meeting, some of us are going to meet up at Yamanto Tavern on Sunday to cheer on the Mighty Maroons as they begin another decade of Domination. Of course everyone one is welcome to come along no matter who you support or even if you don't follow football. Hope to see you there. Chopper

Cartwheel Ride

Posted by Peter (Chopper) on June 13, 2019 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)
Hi Guys, Cartwheel Ride is on this Sunday leaving Yamanto at 09:00 am, its always a good day full of laughs. We will be having a roll the dice at the stops on the way to Harrisville, where there will be some fun and games and food for the hungry ones. its a great day to meet up with other Branches, hope to see you there. Chopper


Posted by Ross A Schmidt (crash) on June 12, 2019 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (2)

Hi All sue and lost our little poodle today to cancer, he was only 5 and was our little member of our family he will be missed by us and our grand children we've all had a good cry and won't forget him, i'm not sure how I will sleep tonight as he used to sleep next to my pillow.

goodbuy Pepe.


Jersy Night

Posted by Ado on June 4, 2019 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)
Hi All, As it is State of Origin week it would be nice to see members turn up to the information Night sporting their colours. Doesn't matter which teams or game you support just turn up for your team. Cheers. Ado

Happy Birthday.

Posted by Peter (Chopper) on May 15, 2019 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)
Its Brisbane Wests Ist Birthday Bash this Saturday the 18th, we are all welcome to attend. Its being held at the Centenary Tavern, Sumner Road, Middle Park. They usually start arriving for their Branch Meeting at 5:30pm and have dinner then start the Meeting at 7:00pm, it will just be a short meeting this month and the bash will start straight after, there will be live music, nibblies and BIRTHDAY CAKE!!! Sue and I will be going to say hello so we hope to see some of you there. Chopper

New Committee.

Posted by Peter (Chopper) on May 7, 2019 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (1)
Hi Guys, the Branch AGM was held on Friday, many thanks to those who attended and voted on the new committee. Many thanks to Mick for a great job as Presiding Officer and Chris and Karen for counting votes. also a great deal of thanks to Ado, Amanda and Paula who are stepping down from the roles that they have held for the last 5 and a half years and have got the Branch to where it is today, the best Branch in Qld. Ado and Paula will still be on the committee in other roles. The new committee is as follows:- President - Peter Jones V.P. - Ross Schmidt Treasurer - Bernie Scales Secretary - Dianne Davies Ride Coordinator - Bob Dixon Website - Erik Hanson Welfare - Jenny Newbery Regalia - Paula Rodgers Newsletter - Ado Pamenter Sherriff - James McColm. Chopper.

good ride

Posted by Ross A Schmidt (crash) on May 5, 2019 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Had a great ride today, thanks sherry, I hope I spelt your name right. we went to glenmorgen vale  pub, I think thats how you spell it.

I know the sherrif will have few fines.

Just a note that west Brisbane branch are having tthere birthday dinner on the 18th of May at the Centnary tavern, I think, which is the day before Kons memorial ride. so saddle up and I"ll see you at Yamanto on the 19th of May.

2019/2020 Branch Committee Nominees

Posted by Amanda on April 16, 2019 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Below are the nominees for our upcoming AGM to be held at the close of our Information Night on Friday 3rd May.

All Ulysseans are welcome to attend - however we ask that only active members of our branch vote on the night.  We will be having ballots so please remember to bring your current Membership Card....No card, no vote.

President Peter Jones #66352

Secretary Ross Schmidt #42697

Dianne Davies #68697

Treasurer Bernie Scales #68696

Ross Schmidt #42697

WebMaster Eric Hansen #55501

Ride Coordinator Bob Dixon #63410

Kathy Clarke #68363

Newsletter Adrian Pamenter #38905

Regalia Paula Rodgers #53153

Welfare Jenny Newbery #59819

Sheriff James McColm #50255

Vice President Thomas Millwood #67590

Ross Schmidt #42697

Good luck to all the nominees - it is great to see you are all keen to become involved with our Branch.

Domestic Violence Remembrance Walk Wed 1 May 2019

Posted by Amanda on April 15, 2019 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Following on from the March info night where we discussed our donation tof $1,000 to The Domestic Violence Action Centre (respresenting the left over funds from our 3 Motorcyle Awareness rides)

We will be handing over the cheque to DVAC at the 2019 Remembranc Day Ceremony "Ipswich Walk Against Domestic & Family Violence"  on Wed 1st May 2019

Venue D'Arcy Doyle Place 

Time of the event 5 pm - 7:00 ish    We will hand the cheque over sometime during the evening.

The DVAC event includes Remembrance March, Candlelight virgil, speeches and a sausage sizzle.  

Below is More about the DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION MONTH and why we held our three motorcycle awareness rides

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month is an annual event held each May to raise community awareness of the social and personal impacts of domestic and family violence and the support available to those affected. The key aims of the month are to:

  • raise community awareness of domestic and family violence and its impacts;
  • promote a clear message of no tolerance of domestic and family violence in Queensland communities;
  • ensure those who are experiencing domestic and family violence know how to access help and support;
  • encourage people who use abuse and/or violence to take responsibility for their abusive behaviour and seek support to change.

You are all welcome to come along with your family and friends.

Hope to see you there. - no need to RSVP - just come along.

Worlds Greatest Shave

Posted by Peter (Chopper) on April 7, 2019 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (3)
At the Presidents meeting today Gatton Branch raised an idea to support the Worlds Greatest Shave day and hold an event in March next year at the Gatton showground, now I would like to support this event and propose as a Branch representative I will grow my hair, from now (however bad it looks) and have it shaved on that day. We should have a Branch ride out to Gatton and show our support I will however need some donations/sponsorship. If you think that this is a 'goer' please let me know.

car for sale

Posted by margaret morgan on April 7, 2019 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

hi all, we are selling our hyundai elantra, ELITE MODEL, 2007, 146 km, reg 12/19, rwc current, excellent clean condition. so far, the only elite model for sale in qld, advertised on gumtree at $7500. phone wal/margaret 54652945.


Posted by margaret morgan on April 5, 2019 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (3)

eagle rock cafe laidley is closed, fixtures being dismantled today , sat. 6th.

Branch AGM

Posted by Amanda on March 26, 2019 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi all.  Our AGM is fast approaching and will be held after the close of our May Information Night (3 May 2019).

Important!! If you are an active member of our Branch and intending to vote at our Branch AGM - you will need to bring your Ulysses Membership Card - so please check the date on it to make sure you are financial.

We encourage you to nominate for a position on your committee. Here's some info adapted from Ado' Feb rant.

Just in case there are some in the branch who are not completely sure on the election process of a branch AGM, I will explain a little deeper. At the AGM àll positions become vacant as every committee person is required to stand down from their position. Nominations for the Ipswich Branch Committee positions will become open on the 1st March information night and close at end of the April information night. All completed  nomination forms need to be in the hands of the secretary or nominee, and the nominations will be read to the group before close of business on the April Info night. The nominations will then be put onto the branch webpage. The AGM will be held after our information night on the 3rd May.  At this meeting you will be asked to sign in twice - once for the Information Night - and the second for the AGM Proper (this is for active financial  members of our branch with only financial members being provided with ballot papers, if required).  Everyone is welcome to stay in the room for the AGM proper to watch the proceedings.

Any member wishing to contest a position will need to be a Ulysses Club financial member, nominated and seconded by a Ulysses Club financial member, and sign the official nomination form themselves. The secretary or nominated person will need to see your membership cards when the form is handed in. As there is no cascading in Ulysses AGM's any more, members are entitled to be nominated for any or all positions they care to be nominated for, and signed the nomination form.

We will have a nominated Presiding Officer (Michael Rodgers) to run the AGM and if there are any contested positions, there will be 2 Returning Officers (Karen Jackson and Christine Walters) to count the votes. On the night of the AGM the nominees name will be read out and the member will be asked by the presiding officer if they wish to accept/contest the nomination.

The order of positions to be filled will be President, Secretary, Treasurer, Ride Coordinator, Webmaster, Newsletter Editor, Regalia, Welfare, Sheriff and Vice President. Note: Vice President is not an officially recognized position by the National Committee but some branches adopt this role.

Multiple nominations for different positions received by one particular member may bring the need for them to decide which position they wish to contest. ie if their favoured position is not called first and they are the only nomination for the role being called, then they would be asked if they accept the role and if affirmative they become the holder of that position and cannot proceed with any further nominations on the night. If they decline the role called, they can then contest any other roles they have nominated for.

If a role is contested you will be given a maximum of 3 minutes to address the members and explain why you feel you are the best person for the position.  This is then followed by a secret ballot by the attending active financial members of our Branch; the returning officers will count the votes and advise the results to the presiding officer who will then announce the winner.

If you are interested in a position then talk to one of the current committee members who are more than happy to explain just what the job entails.


Kons Ride

Posted by Ross A Schmidt (crash) on March 9, 2019 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (1)

Hi, boys and Girls, nwxt Sunday is the Memorial ride for Kon Walters who was a founding member of the Ipswich branch.

So it would be nice for as many of you to participate as possible.

I will be leading the ride leading from Yamano I think at 8.30, check the ride calender, the ride will go Beaudesert and then on to Rathdowney, where 

Erik (Lumberjack) will take over as ride leader and the ride will proceed down the Lions Rd down to Kyogle for lunch and then back on the Sumerland way and home.

If you are not able to travel down the Lions Rd. to Kyogle, I will be going home from Rathdowney to Boonah, or possibly to the Mt Alford pub.

I hope to see as many as possible as this will be a good ride and and chance to remember kon.

Thanks All from Crash #42697

Dougie and Julz Mystery Sausage Roll Ride

Posted by Julz and Doogee on February 10, 2019 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (8)

Are you ready for the Mystery Sausage Roll Ride? We just got back from a pre-ride in the tintop and we're looking forward to seeing a few of you next weekend - the more the merrier!

This ride includes some gentle curves  - "Just like Julz" says Dougie. It shouldnt be too challenging for any newer riders. All up, the ride is about 130kms.

We will leave Yamanto at 9am, riding for about an hour then arriving at a half way point mystery comfort and drink stop. We'll relax here for about 30 mins, its quite a lovely spot and you can grab a cuppa or cool drink and use the restrooms, and we can have a good yarn.

If you do grab something to eat at this half-way mystery stop, you'd better leave room for the sausage rolls which are at the end of the ride! 

After this, its about 45-50 minutes to our final destination where yummy home-made sausage rolls will be served with a cuppa for those that want one, or cold water is available.

We need to have some corner markers but not too many. We will only need a couple on the first half of the ride, then we'll need a few more in the last half of the ride, toward the end.

Julz is Ride Leader and Dougie is tail-end Charlie until our mystery half way stop. After that, Dougie is going to head off to get the sausage rolls ready, so a volutneer tail-end Charlie will be needed for the final part of the ride.

There will be tons of sausage rolls, so be hungry :lol:

Family day

Posted by Ken Lowry (Buzz) on January 20, 2019 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (2)

Thank you Adrian and your team for a great day 

wonderful venue, catering and company  see you all again next year


Family Day Sun 20th Jan 2019

Posted by Amanda on January 17, 2019 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (3)

Hi fellow Ipswichian Ulyssean's

The family day is fast approaching Sunday 20th Jan 2019 @ Mt Crosby Sports Field,... for those who aren't real Ipswichians that's Alan Donovan Lane, Mt Crosby.  The day is also on the ride calendar.

The branch is catering for the Sausage Sizzle, providing drinks and loads of games for you and your families.

9 am start  BYO Chair n blanket if  you wish, and don't forget to slip slop slap.

It would be ideal if we could have an idea of numbers - so pls RSVP below - or text Ado on 0433 874 512.

See you there.  Amanda and Adrian


Posted by Ross A Schmidt (crash) on January 12, 2019 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (2)

Oops, can't believe it, I put the kawasaki down and hurt my pride and scrached up my new paint job broke the clutch lever, bent the gear lever.

Put a small hole in my right leg.:(

I hope this isn't how my year will go.

See you all at the family day.

 From Crash, maybe I should change my name.

Powerball (Ado)

Posted by Erik (Lumberjack) on January 9, 2019 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (2)


Amanda Pamenter

Adrian Pamenter

N and K Pamenter

Karen Jackson

Tony Jackson

Bill Peterson

Peter Jones

Sue Jones

Colin Coutes

Cinzia Coutes

Kevin Lumsden

Roslyn Lumsden

Erik Hansen

Anni Hansen


Ross Schmitt

Sue Schmitt

Dave Splinter

Sue Waller

Dean Merrill

Tom Millwood Gronk

Kathy Smith

Mick Rodgers

Jenny Newbury

Ray Benidict

Graham Cowling

James MC Colm

Brenda Reik2 x powerhit quick pick


8 xmini quick picks 26.29.35 pb 19 pb 17 pb 15 pb 13 ph 19

5 . pb 16

6.22.24 pb 1 pb 9



Total cost


27 shares @ $2 a share = $54....

I bought another $2 share in my kids names to make

up the money owed.

$56.60 and donated $1.60 to the cause

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