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    Default Membership pack

    What's happened to the 2019 packs this year, I haven't even seen any mention of it.
    you can run............ but I'd rather be on my Monster

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    I think there was some mention recently that they would be out "soon". It will soon be 2020! Although this is a Ducati Italy issue not the SDC.

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    Next month hopefully, BeePee. You're just too sharp off the mark. Usually all of Italy goes on holiday in August, so we don't expect anything right now.

    Does that help any?

    #TeamSDC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducatijane View Post
    Next month hopefully, BeePee. You're just too sharp off the mark. Usually all of Italy goes on holiday in August, so we don't expect anything right now.

    Does that help any?

    #TeamSDC
    Any sign of packs? Italy is beckoning. Havent received 2019 card even to flash at MotoGp Silverstone recently and would be good for Brands BSB Final Showdown trip. Hope to hear.

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    Yes we are off to EICMA and still no DOC cards!! What are they like? Or have we forgotten to do something?

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    Is this just a UK thing or are the Ducati Clubs in other countries having the same problem? Has anyone thought to ask the Dutch, German and French chairmen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domenico View Post
    Is this just a UK thing or are the Ducati Clubs in other countries having the same problem? Has anyone thought to ask the Dutch, German and French chairmen?

    It just gets later and later every year.

    other clubs already have them whilst some don't, and some look like they won't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieT View Post

    other clubs already have them whilst some don't, and some look like they won't.
    Bit like being part off something that's no longer there "unrecognised "
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieT View Post
    It just gets later and later every year.

    other clubs already have them whilst some don't, and some look like they won't.
    Aye, next year is less than 8 weeks away!

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    When did our Club Secretary last contact Ducati to express concern? Is the affiliation worth continuing as the same amount of I’ll-feeling is generated every year. Either Ducati want to have our membership or they don’t, I feel that question should be asked. Do our club members still want to be affiliated to an organisation which treats our club so poorly? Maybe we should unsubscribe from the newsletters and advertising bumph, which arrives in our respective in boxes each month, as a form of protest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by domenico View Post
    is this just a uk thing or are the ducati clubs in other countries having the same problem? Has anyone thought to ask the dutch, german and french chairmen?
    dutch received their,s 4 weeks ago. So i guess its santa for us.

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    Can someone tell us where the SDC packs are?
    Some have been handed out personally at the Glasgow event.
    Derek recieved his 10 days ago in Forfar, while others sit waiting for theirs.
    Can we get told where the remaining ones are?
    Scott C

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    After paying/renewing my membership at this year's Motorcycle show I am just wondering if the postman has been too busy over the festive season to actually deliver my membership pack. Yes over the last 10 years of being a club member the maybe arrived a bit late but they were normally delivered before Christmas. As I am going to visit the museum in January 2020,using the club membership card gains entry for either a discount or free. Now that neither has arrived ( merchandise or club card) I will probaby have to pay. Not that I'm a tight git or miserable but in my opinion it just shows now that this club is in serious decline,and after the end of this year I shall be joining the list of ex members. Rant over.

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    Sadly, I have to agree with most of what you say. But whatís causing that decline? The membership? The management committee? A change in what people want from a Ducati Club? I know from my, albeit quite short, experience of being a member of the committee of my local section of the VMCC and now chairmanship thereof that itís probably a combination of all of these things and more. If you look at any club you will find that thereís a small nucleus of people doing their best to make the club a success. If the club is lucky, it has another handful of, letís call them normal, members who donít want to be on a committee but are ready, willing and able to help the committee. Without them, no matter what the committee does, the club will never function cohesively but it might just manage to stagger on. Maybe this is what the club needs more of to become a successful one again? I would suggest that, and a little more leadership and direction from above would go a long way. I used to be in the Royal Corps of Signals, the Armyís communicators and we used to say that we could provide communications to and from anywhere in the World relatively easily. But, we had difficulty in talking to the guys in the office next door! Perhaps thereís a hint for all of us in that? Personally, I agree with Chiz that the, so called, Membership Pack is a load of tat. The membership card is useful as LintonJag says for entry to the Ducati Museum but wouldnít be a consideration for me if I was lucky enough to arrive at the gates without one. The membership pack has been a pain in the backside for a number of years and has caused a disproportionately large amount of upset. Why not just ditch it and save us all a fiver each and all the angst. Ducati obviously donít care or it wouldnít happen again and again. Other opinions are just as valid as mine, how about hearing something positive to encourage members to stay from anyone who has something positive to say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domenico View Post
    Sadly, I have to agree with most of what you say. But what’s causing that decline? The membership? The management committee? A change in what people want from a Ducati Club? I know from my, albeit quite short, experience of being a member of the committee of my local section of the VMCC and now chairmanship thereof that it’s probably a combination of all of these things and more. If you look at any club you will find that there’s a small nucleus of people doing their best to make the club a success. If the club is lucky, it has another handful of, let’s call them normal, members who don’t want to be on a committee but are ready, willing and able to help the committee. Without them, no matter what the committee does, the club will never function cohesively but it might just manage to stagger on. Maybe this is what the club needs more of to become a successful one again? I would suggest that, and a little more leadership and direction from above would go a long way. I used to be in the Royal Corps of Signals, the Army’s communicators and we used to say that we could provide communications to and from anywhere in the World relatively easily. But, we had difficulty in talking to the guys in the office next door! Perhaps there’s a hint for all of us in that? Personally, I agree with Chiz that the, so called, Membership Pack is a load of tat. The membership card is useful as LintonJag says for entry to the Ducati Museum but wouldn’t be a consideration for me if I was lucky enough to arrive at the gates without one. The membership pack has been a pain in the backside for a number of years and has caused a disproportionately large amount of upset. Why not just ditch it and save us all a fiver each and all the angst. Ducati obviously don’t care or it wouldn’t happen again and again. Other opinions are just as valid as mine, how about hearing something positive to encourage members to stay from anyone who has something positive to say?
    The membership packs used to be sent out by Ducati direct to the members but a number of years ago they went cheapskate and decided to sent them out to the president of the club and let the club distribute them to the members. This was a total headache. Some were handed out at social events, some were sent out to members who sent a SAE envelope - but they often applied the wrong stamp and the club had to stump up the difference, and many just didn't get sent out at all because the member wasn't prepared to pay the postage. Consequently the club had a huge surplus of undeniably non-PC T-shirts for a while.
    The membership fee was introduced largely to cover the costs of sending out these membership packs but remember somebody has to post them, usually the president or secretary, and at this time of year they probably have plenty else to keep them busy. I received mine a week ago probably because I'd ordered a calendar which was packed with it. Note the club sneakily saving postage there.
    It would be nice if Ducati sent us something a bit more useful though.

    Has anyone else received their membership pack yet? If so did they also get a car with no name or membership number printed on it? I've been considering a possible visit to Bologna this year but I can't see Ducati letting me into the museum or factory tour for free on the production of a blank card!

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    Thanks for your response Derek. Are all of the cards blank? Maybe someone else who has received theirs could let us know? With luck a responsible adult will bring us all up to date soon. Are there any committee members out there reading this, or do you only do Facebook?

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    Here a idea if you wanna pop to the museum next year, either take your last 3-5 years of club cards and show them your latest card to show them its blank... am sure all members are ducati membership data base... just checking with your driving licence and passport etc etc...

    Probably blame the membership pack tat since the german car manufacturer took over... its been later n later each year and more tatter since theyve took over... i for one wont miss it...

    Where's the committees 2 pence worth... are you employed or retired, dont you have 5 minutes in the whole week to reply to folk... Just seeing this as a silence member, seeing ppl left in the lurch while your taking ducati presidential privileges...
    Last edited by Rebel; 27.12.2019 at 03:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    Here a idea if you wanna pop to the museum next year, either take your last 3-5 years of club cards and show them your latest card to show them its blank... am sure all members are ducati membership data base... just checking with your driving licence and passport etc etc...

    Probably blame the membership pack tat since the german car manufacturer took over... its been later n later each year and more tatter since theyve took over... i for one wont miss it...

    Where's the committees 2 pence worth... are you employed or retired, dont you have 5 minutes in the whole week to reply to folk... Just seeing this as a silence member, seeing ppl left in the lurch while your taking ducati presidential privileges...
    That's the whole issue these past few years.
    It's like the secret society and the committee are not assisting this great club.
    At least I'm having fun on the MV Agusta club site .

    As we all say it only takes 5 minutes to reply.
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    Neither I or my girlfriend have received ours, not fussy about anything but have a collection of badges that I have from joining and would like to keep it up. Also tried mailing twice to find out how to get a calendar and no reply from either Sec or President. Realise its a busy time for people but it doesn't take much to put something on monthly newsletter etc
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    I'll just leave this here,
    The membership fee was introduced (as has already been mentioned) mainly to cover the postage costs with any left over going into club funds to help pay for other things.
    If the members have paid their fees this (2019) year and the majority of member packs are not being posted out then the membership fee is not necessary.
    Perhaps membership fees should be discussed in detail at the 2020 AGM?
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