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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:

Planning is underway for various tours and events for 2019 and will be announced in due course.

2019 Social Meetings:

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May Social Meeting - Guest Speakers Cos Sita & Pino Gattellaro
Sunday 19 May 2019

Cos Sita will be our special guest speaker at our May Meeting (Sunday 19th May at the Melbourne Tram Museum in Hawthorn at 3pm). Cos will reflect on his years at Sita Coaches, recently purchased by Transit Systems.

Pino Gattellaro (proprietor of Sunshine Tours) will also attend and make a special presentation on behalf of the Society to Cos.

Our bi-monthly Sunday social meetings are held at Hawthorn Tram Depot / Melbourne Tram Museum, 8 Wallen Rd, near the corner of Power St.

Alight Tram Routes 70 & 75 at Riversdale Junction. Alternatively, Hawthorn Station on the Belgrave/Lilydale line is a short 10 min walk away.

Each meeting concludes with a short afternoon tea and chatter on the latest industry gossip.

Both members and guests are welcome, free admission.

Facebook event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/1006586662864097/

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 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:26 pm

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March Social Meeting - Buses in Adelaide, Hobart & Launceston
Sunday 17 March 2019

Join us at 3pm on Sunday 17 March 2019 for our March social meeting as Paul Kennelly & Geoff Foster look back at government buses in Adelaide, Hobart & Launceston from 1920 to today.

Our bi-monthly Sunday meetings are held at Hawthorn Tram Depot / Melbourne Tram Museum, 8 Wallen Rd, near the corner of Power St.

Alight Tram Routes 70 & 75 at Riversdale Junction. Alternatively, Hawthorn Station on the Belgrave/Lilydale line is a short 10 min walk away.

Each meeting concludes with a short afternoon tea and chatter on the latest industry gossip.

Both members and guests are welcome, free admission.

Facebook event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/376860006229230/
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Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

Postby Craig » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:00 pm

***CALL FOR PHOTO CONTRIBUTIONS***
HIGH FLOOR BUS CD-ROM


The BCSV: Bus and Coach Society of Victoria is pleased to announce a new bus photo CD-ROM project which new Vice President Geoff Foster is co-ordinating.

This will cover the post Bedford, pre-low floor era of route buses in Melbourne and country Victoria – including 1970s contributions from the mainly non Bedford fleets such as Ventura, Ryan and Grenda.

The CD-ROM can be enjoyed on most DVD players but we will also offer USB versions on request for those without easy access to a CD-ROM/DVD drive.

Some regular photographers have made their contributions for which we thank them.

But the BCSV would also like to offer the opportunity for new photographers to participate, particularly the younger generation who have been busy capturing high floor buses in their twilight years. Non-members can also supply photos.

***Each photographer is invited to submit up to 20 of their best / favourite high floor photos for consideration.***

Not every photo will necessarily be used, particularly if there are double ups from two or more contributors but we will try and give everyone a go.

Should you wish to participate please email your pics to Geoff at foster1wk@bigpond.com.

Photos submitted for consideration can be either camera or phone pics but should be not be blurry, obscured by cars etc or taken at odd angles.

Pics should be resized down to around 0.5MB and attach about 4-5 per email.

Brief details of date/location etc would also be appreciated.

All pics on the CD-ROM will have the photographers name credited by watermark as per the sample pic shown.

Contributions should reach Geoff by Tuesday 12 March.

Pictured below is Westrans Altona #59 (Elwood HFA - GM, PMCSA) as taken by Jason Holmes in 2005

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

Postby Craig » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:55 am

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May Social Meeting - Guest Speakers Cos Sita & Pino Gattellaro
Sunday 19 May 2019

Cos Sita will be our special guest speaker at our May Meeting (Sunday 19th May at the Melbourne Tram Museum in Hawthorn at 3pm). Cos will reflect on his years at Sita Coaches, recently purchased by Transit Systems.

Pino Gattellaro (proprietor of Sunshine Tours) will also attend and make a special presentation on behalf of the Society to Cos.

Our bi-monthly Sunday social meetings are held at Hawthorn Tram Depot / Melbourne Tram Museum, 8 Wallen Rd, near the corner of Power St.

Alight Tram Routes 70 & 75 at Riversdale Junction. Alternatively, Hawthorn Station on the Belgrave/Lilydale line is a short 10 min walk away.

Each meeting concludes with a short afternoon tea and chatter on the latest industry gossip.

Both members and guests are welcome, free admission.

Facebook event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/1006586662864097/
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Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

Postby Craig » Wed May 01, 2019 8:15 pm

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BCSV MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Yep, it's already that time of year again!

Membership renewal forms for the 2019/2020 financial year are currently being sent out to members with the latest edition of our Australian Bus Panorama magazine.

Our special anniversary rate membership will continue for another year, just $50 for adults & $40 for concession, students/apprentices and under 18s.

The past year has seen the society reach 200 members for the first time and we hope you will rejoin as we look forward to entering an exciting new decade of tours, events, magazines along with further development our online Virtual Museum.

MEMBERSHIP FORMS -
Membership forms can be downloaded on our website:
WORD - http://bcsv.org.au/wp-content/uploads/B ... 9-2020.doc
PDF - http://bcsv.org.au/wp-content/uploads/B ... 9-2020.pdf

Payment details are listed on the form, our alternatively you can pay in person on Sunday 19 May at our BCSV May Meeting: Guest Speakers Cos Sita & Pino Gattellaro

NEW MEMBERS BOUNS!
For those considering the leap to become a BCSV member for the first time, we are pleased to again offer a bonus, with members joining in May or June enjoying up to 2 months membership FREE (until 30 June 2020) including two bonus copies of our ABP Magazine.

Membership includes 7 editions of ABP magazine each year and discounted priority bookings for our tours & events.

Refer to our website for more information - http://bcsv.org.au/membership/
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