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Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

Postby Craig » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:48 pm

Upcoming BCSV events:

Upcoming tours:
Historic Commerical Vehicle Display 2018 - Yarra Glen - Sunday 11 November

Join the HCVCA (Historic Commercial Vehicle Club of Australia) and BCSV: Bus and Coach Society of Victoria for a relaxing Sunday at Yarra Glen Racecourse on November 11 enjoying the 37th Historic Commercial Vehicle Display.

Details below & on our website - http://bcsv.org.au/event/hcvcadisplay2018/

Volgren Dandenong - February 2019
Volgren management has given permission for BCSV: Bus and Coach Society of Victoria members to have guided tour of their Dandenong plant in early February next year, our first visit in over 25 years.

Fifty new Euro 6 Hybrids for CDC, and an order of 15 new 12.5 metre buses to be built on a Man RC-2 chassis for Skybus, will be under construction at the time of the tour. Members will be given an insight into changes made under the new ownership of Marcopolo.

As with previous visits to Volgren, it is likely to be an early evening visit at the end of a shift, with a special pick up/drop off bus connecting at Dandenong Station.

The exact date and time of the visit will be determined in November when Volgren’s shift arrangements have been finalised. A Facebook event page will be created when the date & time is confirmed.

This tour will be a “Strictly Members Only” event with pre-bookings required. The visit will be limited to 40 attendees, with a possible extension to 50, depending on demand.

2018 Social Meetings:
Held at Melbourne Tram Museum (former Hawthorn Tram Depot) at 3pm:


Sunday 16th September: Annual General Meeting and after: body builders – Freighter-Lawton
Facebook event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/2142930566028133/
BCSV website event page - http://bcsv.org.au/event/agm2018/

BCSV 50th Anniversary - Sunday 18 November:

Express your interest on the Facebook event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/349405362224400/ or email secretary@bcsv.org.au

Facebook page:
Have you liked the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/buscoachvic yet?

The page is not limited to just members, anyone interested in buses in Victoria is welcome to 'like' us. It is a key platform for distributing news & information about the society's activities, upcoming meetings and tour information.

Our Facebook page supplements regular updates this thread, along with our regular member emails & the usual 'BCSV Timetable' included with Australian Bus Panorama mail-outs.

BCSV website:
And don't forget to visit the official BCSV website - http://www.bcsv.org.au - which not only features an event calendar but also our growing virtual museum, alongside plenty of details about the Bus & Coach Society of Victoria.

BCSV membership:
Membership benefits and how to join are available on our website - http://bcsv.org.au/membership/

We are offering a discounted membership rate for the 2018-2019 financial year to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Annual adult membership is currently just $50 (usually $55) with a concession rate of $40 for pensioners and students under 25.
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Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

Postby Craig » Wed May 23, 2018 10:12 am

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Yes, it's already that time of the year again...

Membership renewal forms for the 2018-2019 financial year went out with the latest issue of ABP.

We are pleased to offer a special discounted rate to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Adult memberships are just $50 (usually $55) with a pensioner/student rate of $40.

As always, membership includes bi-monthly issues our renowned ABP magazine along with discounted fares at our tours.

New members joining during May or June will enjoy up to 2 months bonus membership, expiring on 30 June 2019.

Membership forms can be downloaded from our website:
PDF - http://bcsv.org.au/wp-content/uploads/B ... 018-19.pdf
WORD - http://bcsv.org.au/wp-content/uploads/B ... 018-19.doc

Payment can be made either directly to our bank account or via cheque/money order.

Direct Bank transfer (online or at any Commonwealth Bank branch): BSB 063 159 Account Number 1002 4243

Cheque/Money Order: Payable to: Bus and Coach Society of Victoria Inc, PO Box 33, Caulfield East, VIC, 3145

We also gladly accept CASH payment in person at any of our upcoming tours or July social meeting.
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Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

Postby Craig » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:10 pm

BCSV AGM 2018 & September meeting: Freighter Lawton

Notice of the BCSV: Bus and Coach Society of Victoria Annual General Meeting to be held on Sunday 16th September at the Hawthorn Tram depot / Melbourne Tram Museum at 3pm.

Hawthorn Tram Depot is located at 8 Wallen Road Hawthorn, near the corner of Power Street and Riversdale Road. Tram Routes 70 & 75 stop outside, with Hawthorn Station a 10 minute walk away.

Elections for the Committee will be conducted at the AGM along with the presentation of the annual and financial reports.

Vacant positions include:

Executive Positions:
* President
* Deputy President
* Secretary
* Treasurer

Other Officers:
* Assistant Secretary
* Tours Organiser
* Historical Research (Heritage/Archive)
* Membership
* Restoration
* Safety
* Publications Editor
* Social Media Officer

We’d also welcome those who wish to join as general committee members.

There will be a number of retirements this year and members are encouraged to put themselves forward if they believe they can make a contribution to the Society. In particular, and has been the case for some years, more people are needed to help organise tours behind the scenes.

Nomination forms have been emailed to members and can also be downloaded from our website:

PDF – http://bcsv.org.au/wp-content/uploads/N ... 18-AGM.pdf
DOC – http://bcsv.org.au/wp-content/uploads/N ... 18-AGM.doc

Nominations are welcome via post or email (secretary@bcsv.org.au) by Wednesday 12 September or otherwise can be made in person at the AGM.

Members who are unable to attend the AGM may nominate a proxy by way of a form which clearly identifies the name of the member’s proxy and is signed by the member

For those yet to renew their membership, see http://bcsv.org.au/membership/

Following the AGM, Paul Kennelly will present the next in the Body Builders series: Freighter Lawton before we finish with our usual light afternoon tea around 5pm.

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Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

Postby Craig » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:20 pm

Volgren Dandenong Tour - February 2019 - *MEMBERS ONLY*

Volgren management has given permission for BCSV: Bus and Coach Society of Victoria members to have guided tour of their Dandenong plant in early February next year, our first visit in over 25 years.

Fifty new Euro 6 Hybrids for CDC, and an order of 15 new 12.5 metre buses to be built on a Man RC-2 chassis for Skybus, will be under construction at the time of the tour. Members will be given an insight into changes made under the new ownership of Marcopolo.

As with previous visits to Volgren, it is likely to be an early evening visit at the end of a shift, with a special pick up/drop off bus connecting at Dandenong Station.

The exact date and time of the visit will be determined in November when Volgren’s shift arrangements have been finalised. A Facebook event page will be created when the date & time is confirmed.

This tour will be a “Strictly Members Only” event with pre-bookings required. The visit will be limited to 40 attendees, with a possible extension to 50, depending on demand.

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Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

Postby gen man » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:27 pm

it's definitely NOT 25yrs since our last visit! :roll:
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Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

Postby Craig » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:40 pm

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Can't make it to the BCSV AGM 2018 & September meeting: Freighter Lawton on September 16???

Members who are unable to attend the AGM may nominate a proxy by way of a form which clearly identifies the name of the member’s proxy and is signed by the member.

To assist members, an example proxy form has been created but the use of the form is not a requirement.

PDF - http://bcsv.org.au/wp-content/uploads/N ... 18-AGM.pdf
DOC - http://bcsv.org.au/wp-content/uploads/N ... 18-AGM.doc

Proxy forms should be declared by your nominated proxy at the commencement of the AGM.

They can also be forwarded to The Secretary, Bus & Coach Society of Victoria, PO Box 33, Caulfield East, 3145 to arrive by Wednesday 12th September.

Digital copies will be accepted at secretary@bcsv.org.au up to 24 hours before the scheduled start of the meeting.

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Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

Postby 1whoknows » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:33 am

Its not 25 years since the last visit to Volgren, however the last couple of visits may have been led by Bill Kingsley's former CIT group with BCSV involvement rather than being an actual BCSV event.
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Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

Postby system improver » Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:56 pm

1whoknows wrote:Its not 25 years since the last visit to Volgren, however the last couple of visits may have been led by Bill Kingsley's former CIT group with BCSV involvement rather than being an actual BCSV event.

That's right, Bill Kingsley organised the last visit 20 years ago in 1998 for the CIT. A limited number of places were made available to BCSV members. The last BCSV organised visit to Volgren was organised by the late Ian Johnson about a decade earlier. The point is, it is a long time ago which indicates how rare such visits are. It's why it is being run as a "BCSV member only" tour.
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Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

Postby Apollo » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:32 am

system improver wrote:
1whoknows wrote:Its not 25 years since the last visit to Volgren, however the last couple of visits may have been led by Bill Kingsley's former CIT group with BCSV involvement rather than being an actual BCSV event.

That's right, Bill Kingsley organised the last visit 20 years ago in 1998 for the CIT. A limited number of places were made available to BCSV members. The last BCSV organised visit to Volgren was organised by the late Ian Johnson about a decade earlier. The point is, it is a long time ago which indicates how rare such visits are. It's why it is being run as a "BCSV member only" tour.


Actually you’re wrong there. The last visit organised by the late Bill Kingsley was in 2005 or 2006. The morning was Volgren and the afternoon was somewhere in the Dandenongs. I remember ringing up Bill to join the Volgren bit. The first batch of Melbourne Airport carpark scanias were just being completed building.
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Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

Postby system improver » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:31 pm

Yes, you are correct. Looking at some past Timetables, Bill organised a PTG tour to Puffing Billy/Volgren sometime in June 2006.
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Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

Postby Craig » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:09 pm

Introducing the BCSV executive team for 2018-2019, with balanced representation from the younger generation of members to take us forward....

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Rick Carlisle (Treasurer)
Paul Kennelly (President)
Jason Blackman (Secretary)
Michael Presta (Deputy President)

A secret ballot was held to determine the president role, with Michael then accepting the deputy role. No *valid* nominations were made for the deputy role before the AGM.

Other roles were also filled as follows:
* Tours Organiser - Ben Knight (nominated)
* Publications Editor - Geoff Foster (non-committee role)
* Social Media Officer - Craig Halsall (non-committee role)
* Webmaster - Matt Fleay-Daly / MP Productions (non-committee role)

Caleb Ellis has also been nominated to be part of the committee once again as an ordinary member.

The following positions remain vacant & we'd gladly consider late nominations should anyone be interested:
* Assistant Secretary
* Historical Research (Heritage/Archive) Officer
* Membership Officer
* Restoration Officer
* Safety Officer
* Social Meetings Officer

Contact secretary@bcsv.org.au if interested.
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Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

Postby Craig » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:34 pm

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Missed the BCSV AGM 2018? :?: :?: :?:

You can now read a copy of our annual report online - http://bcsv.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2 ... Report.pdf

Included is a final word from outgoing president Michael Kane as well as a comprehensive look back on the past 12 months by our hard-working former secretary (now president) Paul Kennelly.

Geoffrey Foster added his thanks to contributors and readers for another successful year of Australian Bus Panorama.

Well done everyone on the committee over the past year for their efforts!

Copies of the 2017-2018 financial report & our website report from MP Productions can be made available on request by contacting secretary@bcsv.org.au

Past annual reports are also online at http://bcsv.org.au/about/annual-reports/
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Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

Postby Craig » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:28 pm

Historic Commerical Vehicle Display 2018 - Yarra Glen - Sunday 11 November

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Join the HCVCA (Historic Commercial Vehicle Club of Australia) and BCSV: Bus and Coach Society of Victoria for a relaxing Sunday at Yarra Glen Racecourse on November 11 enjoying the 37th Historic Commercial Vehicle Display.

Gates open to the public at 9am with vehicles in position until 3pm.

Entry is $10 per person with under 14s free! Free parking on site.

Inspect some of the hundreds of vehicles on display, from vintage trucks, buses and tractors, to steam engines and older cars.

Bus operators who regularly take part include Driver Bus Lines, Moonee Valley Coaches, Dysons, Ventura, Diamond Coaches, John Usher’s Invicta collection, among others.

Shuttle Bus
The BCSV committee hopes to again arrange a shuttle bus option to/from the event, details will be provided closer to the date. This will include a pick-up at Lilydale & a return drop-off.

Those wishing to catch public transport to Yarra Glen should note that the Route 685 bus from Lilydale only provides a limited service on Sundays.

Further Detalils
Further details including information about presenting a vehicle can be found on the BCSV website - http://bcsv.org.au/event/hcvcadisplay2018/

RSVP on the Facebook event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/235994210430970/
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