Ulysses Club Albury Wodonga Branch

Bellbridge Lake Hume Rotary Club Donation

In past years, our Club have helped the Bellbridge Lake Hume Rotary Club with the cycle races they run. That help was recognised and repaid recently by way of a $500 sponsorship.

Graham Wade entered the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride last year to raise money for prostate cancer research, so he entered again this year. There was no ride organised in the Albury Wodonga area this year, so he entered the Myrtleford Ride taking place on Sunday 25th September 2016.

Graham’s Brother-in-law, Kevin Snaidero (Reconnect, Wodonga), is the newly elected President of the Bellbridge Lake Hume Rotary Club. Kevin suggested Graham write to the Bellbridge Rotary Club to seek sponsorship for the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, as the club may be interested in sponsoring such an event.

The members of the Rotary club were told of the idea behind the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR), how it is a worldwide event, and how it raises money for prostate cancer research. It was informed that although the event is a worldwide event, the money raised in Australia, stays in Australia.

The Rotary Club asked Kevin (as President) what clubs Graham belonged to. When Kevin told them he was a member of the Albury Wodonga Ulysses Club Inc., they immediately sponsored him to the amount of $500. They cited that this was because the Albury Wodonga Ulysses Club have been extremely helpful to their club over the years. This was because the Ulysses Club has helped as marshals etc., with their Granya Grind pushbike races.

While Graham requested sponsorship to go on the ride as an individual, when the Bellbridge Rotary Club found out he was a Ulysses member, they generously gave $500 toward his registration on the DGR. Basically, the donation was made because of his membership with the Ulysses Club Inc. and NOT just because he’s a good bloke, raising money for prostate cancer research.

Graham admits he wasn’t a part of that help, so he doesn’t see the Bellbridge Rotary Club’s donation is being for him, but for the Albury Wodonga Ulysses Club Inc..

He has also noted that on the sponsorship section of the DRG website. And, that’s why this has been put on this website, so you all know the donation is for the Ulysses Club Inc. Albury Wodonga Branch not for Graham Wade.

You can see the $500 donation amount from the Bellbridge Lake Hume Rotary Club and the Ulysses message by Clicking HERE


While you are looking at the DGR website, if you like, you can chuck a few bucks against Graham’s name too.   Just click the “Sponsor” button and enter an amount you wish to donate. You’ll get a tax receipt emailed to you.

The Myrtleford mob have 25 riders who have now (23/9/2016)
raised $6,110 so far.

There are about 33 different rides in Australia
with 4,019 riders raising $682,616 so far.

Some members from the newly formed Albury Wodonga Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club will be leaving Australia Park, Albury at 9:30am on Sunday morning, 25th September 2016, to join the Myrtleford ride at Dederang.
For details Click HERE for their Ride Calendar.

Want to take part?

  • Register with the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, make sure you register with the Myrtleford Ride,

  • Put a couple of dollars in for the cause against your own name,

  • Meet the Albury Wodonga Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club on Sunday morning

  • And you will be able to get a BBQ lunch (cost $10) at the Ovens Pub at the end of the ride.

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The Next Branch Meeting is
Thursday 13th October 2016.
7:00pm for 7:30 start.

The June meeting was the AGM.
All positions were declared vacant and a new committee elected.

the results are,....

President Rex Beard
Secretary Bill Allott
Treasurer Brett Files
Committee Heather Knowles
David Beck
Paul Fielder
Robert Milburn
Blue Knowles
Newsletter Blue Knowles
Quartermaster Kay Beard
(will not be able to attend all social meetings)
Welfare Greg McKenzie
Webmaster Graham Wade
Tallangatta 2017 Committee Heather Knowles
Bill Allott
Rex & Kay Beard
Ride Committee Rob Milburn (chairman)
Terry Huggard
Paul Fielder
Event/Social Committee Leon Briggs

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After a long and cold winter Spring has sprung and
it is time to celebrate its arrival so we are
looking forward to the fine weather to come
and lots of interesting and fun rides.

Where: Café Grove, High Street, Wodonga
When: Friday 2nd September at 6.30pm

Meal: Roast Dinner and Sweets
Drinks: Available at the Bar

Cost: $25.00 per head
Numbers by 28th August Please
Fun Night: Novelties, prizes, food and a bit of bullshirt.


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 Golden Dragon Rally


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Ghost Town Rally

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Celtic Cruisers Meet & Greet

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Next Meeting

13th October 2016

7:00pm for a 7:30pm Start
at the  
Wodonga Bowls Club.

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Remember,... June is approaching and
Your Branch
Newsletter Subscriptions
are DUE

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The Albury Wodonga Branch
of the

Ulysses Club Inc.
meets at 7:00pm
for a 7:30pm Start
on the

2nd Thursday of Each Month
at the
Wodonga Bowls Club.

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The Ulysses Club
members gather
every Sunday morning at
The Cafe Grove
High Street, Wodonga,
from 8:00am

Graove Cafe

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