Details about the Somerset branch

Colours: Red & Gold

Contact: Paul Golding

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1071687923004284

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Information

This is the Somerset Branch of the Triumph Owners M.C.C. It is a dealership based Branch at Total Triumph Taunton and meets once a month on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10.30am. News and views with hot and cold drinks and a burger bar on site. Branch events and rides with a view to getting on the bike, living life and meeting like minded people.

We meet, we ride, we have fun, trips locally and trips abroad. 2020 will see a growth of activity, life is too short not to. Jan 2020 we had 124 paid members. That is pretty good! Please also check out the FB page search Somerset TOMCC.


Cov-19 update: Well its been a long winter! AGM held via Zoom. Andy Birnie has taken on the Membership role Pippa and myself are still here with John and Andy. See you all soon Ride Safe!!

 

Location

The Puriton Inn, Puriton Hill, Puriton, Bridgwater TA7 8AF just off the M5 AT J23 - Meets: 2nd Thursday of every Month from 19.00hrs from January 2022

Also meets at: Rides start from Total Triumph A38 Wellington, Taunton TA4 1ES unless specified

 

Events

Branch meetings are every 2nd Saturday of the month at the Total Triumph dealership Burger Bar from 10:30am. All welcome.

2022

February

Branch meet at the Puriton Inn
This is the Somerset Branch meet.at the Puriton Inn, Puriton Hill, Puriton, Bridgwater, TA7 8AF Just off the M5 J23.. The "Totally Triumph" Bike meet with be every 2nd Thursday at the Puriton Inn, Puriton Hill, Puriton, Bridgwater. TA7 8AF Tel 01278 683516 please ring to book a table. Great menu that won't break the bank- treat yourself. The once a month meet from 19.00hrs. Bikes and Banter with hot and cold drinks Branch events and rides with a view to getting on the bike, living life and meeting like minded people.

Somerset AGM
Somerset Branch TOMCC AGM, will be held on Saturday 18th February 2022 We will be on site for for 10.30hrs for coffee-tea etc but please arrive by 11.00hrs to make a prompt start at 11.15hrs. This will be held at the Puriton Inn, All committee positions are up for re-election, If you wish to stand for one of the positions. Please contact me by email or message me by January 19th 2022. Present Committee members have indicated that they would re-stand for 2022. Chairman Paul Golding Vice Chairman John Collyer Membership Secretary Andrew Birnie Treasurer Pippa Golding Ride Outs John Collyer Ride Out Assistant Andy White Scribe Paul Golding

AGM 2022 Minutes
Minutes - AGM – Saturday Feb 19th 2022 10:30am The Puriton Inn Bridgewater This year’s AGM was promoted through Nacelle and the Somerset Branch Facebook page and all members were invited to attend. 1 Welcome / Introductions – Paul Golding (PG) opened the meeting and thanked everyone for coming. 2 Apologies – None received 3 Chairman’s report – 2021 has been another difficult year due to the restrictions of the Covid Pandemic and new Omicron variant. Some ride-outs were achieved and well attended over the period where restrictions were reduced. Thanks to John, Andy, and Freddie for organising and leading. The decision was made by the committee to move the branch meeting location to the Puriton Inn, on the 2nd Thursday of the month. This is a good central location, and the Landlady is very supportive. 4. 132 paid up branch members. 5. Statement of accounts – See attached sheet. Nothing of note to report. 6. Election of Committee - Only full members of Somerset Branch TOMCC are eligible to vote. Chairman – Paul Golding – Proposed Pippa Golding (PJG), Seconded John Collyer (JC) - Carried Vice Chair- John Collyer - Proposed PG, Seconded Andy White (AW) - Carried Secretary – Andrew Birnie (AB) – Proposed PG, Seconded Terry Littlefair (TL)- Carried Treasurer – Pippa Golding - Proposed JC, Seconded AW- Carried Events Co-Ordinator – John Collyer (JC) - Proposed PJG, seconded Keith Pascoe(KP) – Carried Events Co-Ordinator – Andy White – Proposed AB, Seconded PG - Carried Scribe – Paul Golding – Proposed JC, Seconded TL - Carried General Committee Member x 2 – none filled 7. Review of 2021 Ride-outs JC - Even though this was another difficult year the branch kept as active as possible. Airfield ride, North Coast M/C Bude, DD Centre & Dartmoor. Some were called off due to the weather and Covid restrictions but those that happened were well attended and received positive feedback from members. PG - Branch Meetings started at the Puriton in January with discounts on food offered to members. 9 members took advantage of these offers and some new faces were welcomed. 8. 2022 Calendar of Events 3rd Thursday of every month – Branch Meeting – Puriton Inn Bridgewater. 7pm Feb 26th Ride to Classic Bike Show March 6th Charity ride planned. JC to update Facebook page with details. August 19th- 21st - 10 members to attend TOMCC Big Bike Bash – Greetham, Rutland. Further rides to be announced via Facebook and WhatsApp as they are planned. Any suggestions for ride outs, or anyone willing to organise a ride out, please contact JC. 7th -10th October – Skegfest weekend – Richmond Holiday Park. Book direct, mention TOMCC for discounted price. Branch Christmas Dinner night – 8th December. Puriton Inn. Details TBC Committee are open to ideas for evening meetings, for example a ride in to a local bike night or guest speakers etc. 9. Any Other Business Members of RAT are welcome to join in branch nights, ride outs and events – the more the merrier. Ideas are welcomed on how branch funds can be used to promote the branch. Branch Merchandise is available by using the below link or search “Redline TOMCC Somerset Clothing”. Metal and Cloth badges are now available from PG. http://www.redlineclothing.co.uk/redline_clothing_031.htm 10. Next Meeting Branch Meeting – Thursday 17th March Next scheduled AGM – Saturday 25th February 2023 10:30 at Puriton Inn, Bridgewater. Paul Golding Chairman Somerset TOMCC Statement of accounts AGM Feb 11th 2022 Bank Petty Cash Opening balance from date of previous AGM (8th Feb 2020) 1588.30 30.60 Closing Balance as at Feb 11th 2022 2051.07 30.60 Income Bank Petty Cash Membership 603.38 30.60 Merchandise Total 603.38 30.60 Expenditure Stationary 140.61 Total 140.61

March

Somerset Branch Meet
This is the Somerset Branch meet.at the Puriton Inn, Puriton Hill, Puriton, Bridgwater, TA7 8AF Just off the M5 J23.. The "Totally Triumph" Bike meet with be every 2nd Thursday at the Puriton Inn, Puriton Hill, Puriton, Bridgwater. TA7 8AF Tel 01278 683516 please ring to book a table. Great menu that won't break the bank- treat yourself. The once a month meet from 19.00hrs. Bikes and Banter with hot and cold drinks Branch events and rides with a view to getting on the bike, living life and meeting like minded people.

April

Somerset Branch Meet
This is the Somerset Branch meet.at the Puriton Inn, Puriton Hill, Puriton, Bridgwater, TA7 8AF Just off the M5 J23.. The "Totally Triumph" Bike meet with be every 2nd Thursday at the Puriton Inn, Puriton Hill, Puriton, Bridgwater. TA7 8AF Tel 01278 683516 please ring to book a table. Great menu that won't break the bank- treat yourself. The once a month meet from 19.00hrs. Bikes and Banter with hot and cold drinks Branch events and rides with a view to getting on the bike, living life and meeting like minded people.

August

Big Branch Bash
Based at Greetham Community Centre, Great La, Oakham LE15 7NG More details to follow. We have 10 places- camping or Hotel let me know if of interest. Paul

 

Committee

We are approachable, we don't bite.

  • Chairman

    Paul Golding

    18 Templars Way, South Witham, Grantham, Lincs NG33 5PS EMAIL: paulgolding2.3@btinternet.com


  • Events Assistant

    Andy White

    Email: andywhite9292@gmail.com


  • Events Co-ordinator

    John Collyer

    Email: johncollyer27@gmail.com


  • Membership Secretary

    Andy Birnie

    Andrew Birnie 3 West Down, Ash Thomas, TIVERTON, EX16 4NR Email: andyjbirnie@yahoo.co.uk


  • Scribe

    Paul Golding

    Email: paulgolding2.3@btinternet.com


  • Treasurer

    Pippa Golding

    Email: goldingpipj@hotmail.com


 

Gallery

Started in Jan 2020, I will add a photo each month. Well that was the idea, we had a few meets only but what can you do- stay safe and keep sane. 1st meet in June Saturday 12th at Total.