News about the group

2016 - AGM Calling Notice and Trustee form

Trustee Nomination Form and AGM Calling Notice for 2016 are now both available online, and have been emailed to all members.

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IAM rebrands as IAM RoadSmart

The IAM has now rebranded as IAM RoadSmart, with a new website - www.iamroadsmart.com

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13th, 20th and 27th April, 2016 - Lecture sessions

The above dates have now been confirmed for the series of three free Lecture evenings which form the basis of the starting point of joining the Skill for Life package.

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15th, 22nd and 29th April, 2015 - Lecture sessions

The above dates have now been confirmed for the series of three free Lecture evenings which form the basis of the starting point of joining the Skill for Life package.

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2014 Christmas Social
Following from successful previous evenings at the Famous Spa on Dorchester Road, we will once again be returning there on the 9th December - having just re-opened following a refurbishment.  Menu and booking details.  Please make your menu options and ensure that Matt had received your deposit by 1st December.

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2014 AGM calling Notice
The Dorset Group of Advanced Motorists' AGM will be taking place on 12st October.  A copy of the calling notice can be found here.

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2th, 9th and 16th April, 2014 - Lecture sessions

The above dates have now been confirmed for the series of three Lecture evenings.

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Christmas Social 2013
Don't miss out on your chance to join the Group for our Christmas Social evening / meal at the The Famous Old Spa on Dorchester Road in Weymouth on the 2nd Tuesday of December.  A copy of the menu can be found here, and in PDF format, the links also contain details on how to register your menu options and pay a deposit to confirm your place.

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Group Achievement Award
The Dorset Group of Advanced Motorists is pleased to announce that at the recent IAM AGM in Coventry we were awarded The Group Achievement Award which is sponsored every year by Saffron Insurance.

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12th, 19th and 26th September, 2012 - Lecture sessions

The above dates have now been confirmed for the series of three Lecture evenings.

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All DCC discounted Skill for Life places have been taken up by Associates.  Our thanks to Dorset County Council for their continued support with Road Safety in Dorset.

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7th, 14th and 21st March, 2012 - Lecture sessions

The above dates have now been confirmed for the series of three Lecture evenings.  We are pleased to announce there are still places available on the DCC discount scheme, so there has never been a better time to join the IAM.

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13th December, 2011

The Group's Christmas meal will be taking place at the Marquis of Granby, Weymouth.  A copy of the menu can be found here.  £5 deposit/head is required to secure your place, ideally to Fiona.  Arrive in time for chat and a drink before hand, food will be served at 7.30pm.

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14th, 21st and 28th September, 2011

The above dates have now been confirmed for the series of three Lecture evenings.  We are pleased to announce there are still places available on the DCC discount scheme, so there has never been a better time to join the IAM.

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16th March, 2011

The Group's first training lectures of 2011 will be taking place in Committee Room One, County Hall, Dorchester.  For a directions, please see the maps page.  Please arrive in time to be signed in and seated for the 6.45pm start.

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Do you shop online?  If so you can help the group, but starting your shopping trip via easyfundraising.  The group has registered with them, and all purchases made via their website, we receive some money at no additional cost to you.  View our EasyFundRaising page for more details.

 

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19th January, 2011

Please note that the social evening planned for the 18th January has had to be rescheduled to be a room booking error by the Sandringham Bowls club.  Therefore as a result we have had to reschedule to the following the day.  Steve White will still be talking to the group as initially planned.

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16th, 23rd and 30th March, 2011

The above dates have now been confirmed for the series of three Lecture evenings.  We are pleased to announce there are still places available on the DCC discount scheme, so there has never been a better time to join the IAM.

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1st, 8th and 15th September, 2010

The above dates have now been confirmed for the series of three Lecture evenings.  We are pleased to announce there are still places available on the DCC discount scheme, so there has never been a better time to join the IAM.

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September 2010
The Group's second training lectures of the year will be taking place.  Once confirmed, details will be placed on the Events page, and published in the newsletter.  We are again hoping that a number of places will be discounted via Dorset District Council (DDC).

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20th March 2010 (national news)
Fifth Gear's, Vicki Butler-Henderson signs up as an associate to prepare for her IAM Motorbike test, see the March 2010 issue of Insight for more details.

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12th March 2010
The second lecture evening was an even greater success than the first, nearly completely filling Committee Room One at County Halll.  Hopefully everyone will make it there for the third and final lecture, which is be covering amongst other things road/lane position.

However a quote note: please make sure that when you park, it is within part of the one-way system, which is marked as "permit holders only" (there is no need to display a permit), and probably more importantly please do not block in any other cars, as some of the parking spaces used tonight blocked in some council staff who were working late.

Looking forward to seeing you all next week.

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10th March 2010
The first lecture evening was a great success with over 60 potential new members turning up.  Lets hope that as many of you as possible can make the second and third sessions, and then continue on the path to becoming a better driver by joining the group.

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January 2010
The Dorset Group of Advanced Motorists are pleased to announce that the forthcoming set of 3 lecture evenings which leads into the Skill For Life (SfL) package is available at a discounted price of 50%.  Dorset IAM are able to offer a 50% discount on the SfL Package, as we are working in conjunction with Dorset County Council and Dorset Road Safe.  More details on the lecture evening schedule.  The number of discounted SfL packages is limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis - so ensure you sign up early to avoid disappointment!

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Dorset Group of Advanced Motorists attended the Dorset Road Safe area at the 2009 Great Dorset Steam Fair to promote the IAM to both car drivers and motor cyclists.  To find out more, then the following article provides more details and images of the event.  While many of the visitors to the Great Dorset Steam Fair (GDSF) are not locals to Dorset, we were able to provide back ground information on the IAM, and can help that the people who we spoke to will continue to show an interest once they return home.

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