06 October 2009 Hurrah Hurrah its Spring – the Bird is on the Wing – how absolutely absurd – the wing is on the Bird… here goes another newsletter Steelwings Birthday Bash 30 September 2009!!!! The usual suspects arrived en masse at Pomodoro Restaurant in the new Morningside Shopping Centre. It was great to see Hannes and Marisa there. The birthday children that pitched were Irene, Marisa, Anne, Evan, Mark Breckle and Michelle. Lekka party was had by all – and the cake ... death by chocolate. Some suspects scene on the scene of the cake: Publicity The advertising in The Citizen on Thursday 1st October was a bonus advertising The annual Teddy Bears Picnic. About 25 Wingers headed off to the Teddy Bears Picnic at Marks Park on Saturday afternoon via a coffee meet at Europa, a ride and fab lunch at the Thunder-Gun Restaurant in Cresta before roaring off to the Picnic. So lovely to see Joe and Norma, Lemmer and Vinnie (and of course all the regulars) on the ride. The photographer went missing… alas no proof of what went down – which might be a good thing… Steelwings JHB donated R5000.00 toward to fund. Steelwings Annual Sunflower Run Those that braved the weather and the intermittent rain had a blast as they joined the ranks of National Steelwings Event on a round-about ride to various Pick and Pay Supermarkets in support of the Sunflower Fund – over 100 Harley’s roared in procession to mark a truly memorable occasion. Thank you to everyone for your support – a great day was had by all!! Candice, Lone Ranger & Lauren Evan & Gail Loucia, Bruce, Mich & Pete Norma Irene and Joe Dov and Trevor Stilted cheese… Mark and Linsey Tolla and Irene The newly-weds Thabazimbi Prezzie with Michelle & Jo Nice to see Houston Hadden fresh from District 9 filming on both teddy bear picnic ride and sunflower ride!!! A letter emailed from Pieter Groenewald: Hi to All, I hereby want to express my gratitude to all, for your support on Sunday's Pick & Pay Sunflower Bandana run. We demonstrated our commitment to charity as well as unity amongst each other. Adding the number of bikes starting from Pretoria and Rustenburg, we totaled just on a HUNDRED HARLEYS. Also a big thank you to Pat and his team from V-Customs Cycles. Celeste and Philip from Pick & Pay asked me to convey their appreciation for making this day a success. Please circulate this amongst all your members. Steelwings Greetings Pieter. This week: The Committee Meeting planned for the 6th October has been postponed till the 13th October. Another special riding weekend. We are hosting another Lauren D Benefit Day this Sunday and have been invited to a stunning venue on the Vaal – The Waterfront Country Lodge (website: www: wcl.co.za) Early Departure – 9am sharp please!!!! No late comers required... Cost: R90.00 per person with tea and coffee We want to be there before 10am in order to benefit from the glorious breakfast on offer so we will do a quick ride to the venue and amble back on the way home. Feel free to invite friends as all proceeds from the breakfast and the bar will go to Lauren. Oops – the Gutter Gremlins got in the way of our work last week and we missed Mike Hubbards Birthday on the 4th October – sorry Mike – trust you had a great Birthday!! Happy birthday, happy birthday to……………………………… Colin Robinson 07 October Greg De Villiers 11 October Lauren Daniel 12 October Put in Diary Now: October Birthday Bash will be on the 29th October – a Halloween Party indeed. Venue to be advised. WEEKEND AWAY RIDE - Friday 16 October to Sunday 18 October we are having a weekend away ride to visit Steelwings in Kimberley. Their President SCHALK BOTMA promises hospitality and a jol and welcomes all from Johannesburg Chapter friends in THE GROOT GAT CITY!! Accommodation is arranged at the ROAD LODGE in Kimberley for R429,25 a room single or double. Please book with the hotel directly by calling 053-841-0790, fax 053-841-0799 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . Meet at Europa FRIDAY MORNING 16 OCTOBER at 8.00 am for an 8.30 am departure. Back up vehicle will follow. Please let the committee know whether you are joining this ride. Friday 23 October Steelwings Ladies – join the Journey of Hope Breast Cancer Riders to celebrate their last night of the ride in Lichtenburg and join the Gala Dinner before departing on a mass ride into Jozi on Saturday 24 October. Sunday 25 October Annual ROTARY breakfast run at Joe and Norma Budde. This annual Breakfast hosted by Joe and Norma Budde in their gorgeous home in Henly-On-Klip. Breakfast is R80.00 per person and all proceeds go to Rotary. This breakfast you don’t wanna miss!! Clarens – Friday 13 – Sunday 15 November Clarens Registration is OPEN. The method of registering is much the same as last year, but you are asked to read and understand all the guiding notes on every window BEFORE going onto the next step. At the end of this simple process, you will receive an sms within 12 hours confirming your registration. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE AN SMS YOU HAVE MADE A MISTAKE AND YOUR ATTEMPT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. The web address is www.steelwings.co.za .Click on Rally registration on the front page. Please note: Your reference must reflect both your registration number as per the sms and your name. Enough of this – time to ride - see you on the Road….ride safe!