Last year, you may remember there was a shout out for everyone to do that one extra thing, whether it be recruit 1 member, raise an extra 1 hundred dollars... now's the time! Already getting heaps of riders showing intent on riding this year, let's wait till the entries open later in the year.
As a reminder, these were the closing words for 2014...
"We headed into 2014 with faced with a massive challenge. With people losing their jobs in our industry, fundraising would be the last thing on people's minds. Yet we have overcome those challenges, and it's certainly proven to me the selflessness of our riders and supporters.
The reality of Multiple Sclerosis was brought close to home this year, with the husband of one of our much-loved Cogs being diagnosed with MS during the year.
A triumph of 2014 was the kick-starting of our e-commerce. Our online transactions have freed up valuable time for our Committee, which has allowed us to start planning our big event in 2015. We have also been approached by the Rotary Club of Singleton to assist them with an organised ride. Some exciting times ahead.
2015 heralds our 10 year anniversary. This year we kicked off our "1 in 10" campaign - $1million in 10 years. As unbelievable as 7-straight Tour de France wins - except this one is real.
I'm going to selfishly ask you to step up. Next year I'm asking you to do 1 thing extra. Whether that be send one extra email, recruit one extra person, raise one extra hundred dollars. We have set a big target, and I need your help to get us there. In return, I'll make sure 2015 will be a year you will not forget.
You Soft Cogs are good eggs, I'm proud to stand in front of such a strong and community minded team. Catch you on the road/dirt or over some frothy-chops!
I'm looking forward to 2015, and so should you."