Things have been going along swimmingly on the international front. Over the last month we have had AGM’s for UC Great Britain, UC Botswana. The events in Britain and Botswana both coincided on the same day, 21st of June 2014. As for the German Club they held their 5th International Gathering, which was held from the 6th to the 9th of June, attracting about 100 participant from England, Scotland, Norway, France, Switzerland and even Australia. The event was held in Saarland this year and over the week they conducted a number of rides through local regions. On the Saturday night, they had an open air concert by a local band. They have reported that they enjoyed good weather, perfect location, great rides, great music (not to mention food) and they experienced the true Ulyssian spirit of friendship and camaraderie.
The UC Great Britain AGM attracted about 42 participants, 30 or so local and a dozen from other countries. Guest speaker was our own Gary Vandersluis (#186). The event went off very well.
And of course the AGM in Botswana went of similarly well, with a few changes to their committee followed by a great lunch.
Botswana Ulysses Club
On the 21st June we held our AGM and a new committee was elected into place. The committee is as follows:
- Tunku Motsumi – President
- Luis Santana – Vice President
- Julia Peter – Secretary
- Rodney Baker – Treasurer
- Member – Dale Collet
- Member – Hans Kampmann
And the other big news of course is that there has been two applications for a new club to be formed in Thailand. One of those is progressing well and will shortly be ratified. The other will follow soon to form the first Branch of the club in Thailand. This new UC will join others in the region, including Vietnam, which will provide plenty of local contact for anyone wishing to travel into Asia and do some riding. Now we will be awaiting more news from France and Romania where there is some interest.
For me it has been a whirlwind entry into the international world of the Ulysses Cub. It is all very interesting and a little overwhelming – but I love it.