New chapter of motorcycling club launched in Carletonville

The motorcycling enthusiasts who attended the launch of the new chapter.
The motorcycling enthusiasts who attended the launch of the new chapter.

Ulysses, a motorcycle association of mature motorcyclists in South Africa and internationally, has established its
own chapter here in the Merafong district.
The local West Wits Chapter was officially launched in Carletonville on 14 November with 22 founder members,
making it the 30th Ulysses chapter in the South African stable. The impressive numbers are a clear indication of
the need for a chapter in this area.
Allan Ferguson is the chapter president with Boyd Smit as his vice. Membership is exclusively for the biker of
the ‘young’ age of 40 and older.
The Ulysses motto is ‘grow old disgracefully’ which sums up the spirit of the association, along with the credo,
‘nothing is compulsory’. Both encapsulate the message that the rules are minimal and not emphasised.
The members are all adults and have learnt appropriate and responsible behaviour.
They have been there, done that and have nothing to prove but they can still party and enjoy the biking way
of life.
With a wide interest base among the members, some enjoy relaxed breakfast runs while others prefer ‘day jols’.
Some are keen on track days at different race tracks and rallies around the country and then there are those who
just enjoy each others’ company at chapter socials. Activity preferences may vary among the bikers but all feel
united as a chapter with one common interest – the love of bikes and biking.
Ulysses South Africa will be turning 20 years old in 2018 and there is potential for further growth in the country.
There are several membership categories, divided up as follows: silver membership (from 40 years of age); gold
membership conferred at 50 years of age; gold plus membership conferred at 60 years of age; platinum membership
conferred at 70 years of age; platinum plus membership conferred at 80 years of age and Ulysses oldest when an active member is 83 years old.
For more info regarding Ulysses SA surf the web at http://www.ulyssessa.co.za/ or email the West Wits President,
Allan Ferguson, at afergie38@yahoo.com or the West Wits vice, Boyd Smit, at boydathome@gmail.com.

Julian Middleton [National Administrator/Secretary], Boyd Smit [Chapter Vice], Allan Ferguson [Chapter President], Hannes Wentzel [National President], Jan Putter [National Vice-President], Leon Roux [National Treasurer].

The new chapter’s committee members are Julian Middleton [National Administrator/Secretary], Boyd Smit [Chapter Vice], Allan Ferguson [Chapter President], Hannes Wentzel [National President], Jan Putter [National Vice-President], Leon Roux [National Treasurer].

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