What a difference a month makes in the world we live in. Unless you have been living under a rock (and good luck if you have) you would know that all the world is being affected by COVID-19.
As a result, an emergency committee meeting was held where it was unanimously decided to suspend all club activities until at least the end of April. There will be a quick meeting in the last week of April to determine if club activities remain suspended. At this point in time of writing this article, it is most likely that club events will further be suspended into May, but a decision will be made in a few weeks.
So, the run to Charlies Auto Museum was cancelled, the April run to Marysville is cancelled and I have been notified by Pappy at the Melbourne chapter Bumpers by the Bay in May has also be cancelled. We did have 2 runs for May with the other being Winton and that has also been cancelled.
I hope everyone is staying safe, I have seen many of our members posting on Facebook and can see that their spirits are still up which is great in these uncertain times. I guess many of us are self-isolating at home, I have been working from home for the last week and again I write this a week out from publication where we are still only at level 2 restrictions. What this has allowed me is time to get up and close and personal with my modified van. I am managing to knock a few items off. The van doesn’t really mind about the social distancing.
You will see this newsletter has a few articles in it, I am trying to include some articles of some of our past cars. This month’s article is about Ron Kings FJ ute. I remember falling in love with this ute many years ago and thought it was a great build. If anyone knows what happened to Ron’s ute or knows where it is now, please let me know as I would love to get some updated pics etc.
There is no printout of the newsletter this month due to COVID-19. Most members have an email address, and this has been emailed to you.
No decision has been made re the Presidents run to Echuca but watch this space and if that is to be cancelled, the decision will be made in due course. At this stage we have our presentation night still booked for July and further details will be provided.
So, the short of it is we are in a holding pattern at the moment and once the world resumes normal transmission, the members will be the first to know when our first event/run will be.
Please stay safe and look after each other.