* Note a change to our Wednesday coffee gathering this week - check the calendar!
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The Gathering of the Penelopes ~ last Tuesday of every month
June 2009 was the first Luncheon of the Penelopes Ladies held at the then Niagara Café Bega and started by our dear late friend Gail Dean.
The following was printed in Riding On Ulysses magazine 2009:
The Sapphire Coast Branch meets once a month for a well attended social dinner. Our branch covers a wide geographical rural area so each month members attending the function may change and we may not see other for some time.
As the meetings are busy occasions and there is not time to talk to everyone, some of the ladies in the group decided to have a monthly luncheon to catch up with each other. We call ourselves "The Penelopes". It is a great opportunity to get to know each other better and to meet the partners that do not pillion (so therefore are not on the rides). We have had a members mother join us for lunch and the ladies have met for the first time despite their husbands/partners being members of the branch for many years. The Penelopes share friendship and support and we can even get through lunch without using the four letter word (bike)! It is a great way for partners (especially non riders) to become involved and become part of the Ulysses family.
Gail Dean #41141
So mark your calendars, the LAST Tuesday of every month (except December), venues change monthly but will be listed in the calendar.
I'm looking forward to a fantastic year of "Penelope" and meeting many new and old friends.
By the way Penelope was Ulysses wife in case you didn't know what the reference was to Penelope.
02 6493 0234
Did you know many local businesses support our members with discounts?
Mick Cole Motorcycles, Bega - 10% off parts and accessories
Auto pro, Bega -10% off most goods (for bikes or cars)
Barbeques Galore, Bega - 5% discount
Blackman Motowear, Nimmitabel—10% off all merchandise
Drovers Rest, Bemboka—10% o all meals, coffee card
Joe’s Motorcycles, Canberra—approx. 10% off parts and accessories
Canberra Motorcycle Centre—10% off parts and accessories
NRMA Vintage, Veteran and Classic Vehicle Insurance
- Heavily discounted comprehensive insurance on new (for Ulysses members only) and old bikes
- Phone 132132 (cannot be taken out at a NRMA shopfront)
- Heavily discounted pink slips for Ulysses members only
- Phone 02 45778507 or 0412783322
Relics Café, Cann River—10% of food, co ee, etc
Pelican Inn, Merimbula— 10% of rack rate for rooms Tumut Motor Inn—5% discount
Country Comfort Motel, Tumut— Free continental breakfast
- Membership card must be shown
- Discounts do not apply to special offers or already discounted good or services
- These discounts are a favour to members and not a right, so if you experience a problem please don’t
make a fuss, instead let John Dean know and he will try to resolve the issue and/or remove the business from the list.
Finally have checked with Shannon's and QBE and contrary to what some people thought at coffee this morning they don't give discounts to Ulysses members so the discount list stays the same.
Branch Member Discounts for Ulysses Gear:
At coffee this morning the committee agreed to a sugges on I made that we give members a 5% discount on the price of Ulysses good ordered through Hans.
So if members order through the branch they will get a 5% discount on the list price as a service to our members.