Hi SAM Member
Good news this week! The SAM Committee met (side-by-side) at Treeton Miners Welfare Club. It was REALLY good to be back together preparing to get the SAM Club back on course serving our local biking community. One of the issues discussed is the perennial problem of members not renewing their IAM RoadSmart membership. Failure to renew that membership means that you will no longer be recognised as an advanced rider and won’t be able to continue being a SAM member. Renewing your IAM RoadSmart membership shows your commitment to remaining an advanced motorcyclist.
At 96p/week for the IAM RoadSmart+SAM(£12) membership fees is a small amount to pay for your continuing support for safer riding in our community. The SAM Club fee, £12/year, has been suspended throughout the COVID-2 restriction period. We are proposing to re-instate the SAM Club fee in October 2021, but offer our members an 18-month membership. This will take us to April 2023 (doesn’t time fly especially when you’re riding and having
fun!). On 1st April 2023 SAM membership will resume its 12-month cycle. We are ‘hoping’ to have an ‘Autumn Breakfast’ in mid-October. Final arrangements will be sent later.
In this newsletter, do you know you get IAM RoadSmart ‘public liability’ insurance with your membership. This cover applies to SAM members group social rides as well as Observer/Associate training and SAM’s Trustees activities. You can see who has this insurance cover in the latest update of IAM RoadSmart’s ‘Group Organised Rides Guidance’. It’s on page 4. There are quite a few SAM members who don’t open the SAM Weekly Newsletter. Those members who opened their Club emails have written to say how much they appreciate all the time and work that goes into putting it together each week. Of course, those who read this paragraph will have opened the email! So, can you ask your fellow SAM Club friends if they read the latest newsletter. Also, if there is anything that you would like to see in the next newsletter just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, there are now only eight SAM Committee members. If you would like to help your Club why not talk to a committee member about volunteering a little of your time. Here is a list of the current SAM Committee members to ask about joining us.
Until next week…
Stay safe & ride safe, Ed.