Lismore to host Ulysses Club AGM in 2020

Friday, 04 August 2017

Lismore has been announced as host city for the 37th annual Ulysses Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 2020.

The major event will be held from 4-10 May 2020 with more than 2000 motorcycle enthusiasts from across Australia converging on Lismore for six days of fellowship and celebrations.

The Ulysses Club is a social club for motorcyclists over the age of 40 with the motto ‘Growing Old Disgracefully’.

“We are so excited to have been successful in our bid to host the Ulysses Club AGM,” Lismore City Council’s Tourism and Events Manager Mitch Lowe said.

“The club members will primarily be using the Lismore Showground, Oakes Oval and the Lismore Workers Club as venues for their various events. However, they will also shop and eat in town, stay in our local hotels and motels, and the benefits will be felt right throughout the city. We estimate the event will inject more than $5 million into the local economy.”

Ulysses Club Northern Rivers Branch member Colleen Gaudron said she was thrilled to have the AGM take place on home turf.

“The Northern Rivers Branch was very excited about being awarded the opportunity to host the 2020 AGM event,” she said.

“It will give us the opportunity to promote our area and the Ulysses Club. We have had offers from club members from as far as Brisbane to assist us in managing the event.”

The Ulysses Club has been meeting every year for its AGM since its inception in Sydney in 1983, and the AGM has grown to become a significant event where towns and cities now bid for the privilege to play host.

Visitors are expected to bring 1500 to 2000 motorcycles to Lismore and the week of events includes opening and closing ceremonies, a grand parade, trader displays and sales, daily organised rides, an awards presentation and live entertainment at Lismore Showground. Each year there are even weddings performed at the traditional Sunday church service.

“The Ulysses Club AGM is an institution and will bring a lot of colour, life – and certainly some noise – to Lismore. It’s like having an entire travelling village come to town,” Mitch said.

“We are very proud to host this event in our city.”

 

Image: Lismore City Councillor Neil Marks and Lismore A&I Society management committee member Pat Greene with Ulysses Club Northern Rivers Branch members following the announcement that Lismore will host the Ulysses Club 2020 AGM.

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