The Ulysses Club was introduced into Whyalla in 1987 (By Fred Struensee member No1103). A second member (Graham Gill member No 1782) joined him in 1988.
In 1987 Fred was in the MRA and talked Graham into going to rallies with him and then joining the Ulysses Club as soon as he turned 40. Joining Fred & Graham were their wives Rita and Gloria. We all got on very well & it was just the four of us for a few years.
The first Adelaide AGM was held in Glenelg in 1991 and the ABC did an extensive coverage sending a reporter all the way down from Sydney on a bike with a group of Ulyssians to cover the AGM. Whilst in Glenelg they did a lot of filming from Fred's sidecar (Fred had BMW with sidecar attached at the time) and he was disappointed when it went to air as there was only about 15secs of the filming and we only saw his glove. I think he thought he was going to be a star?? (We still have that segment on disc).
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