Well February is always a short month between meetings with only 4 weeks from meeting to meeting. In that time, we have been very busy as a club. We held our club run with lawn bowls in Cranbourne on the 16th, which was an enjoyable event by all those attended. I would like to thank Pete Charman for the organising of the event.
Well we have some celebrities in the club now it appears. On Monday the 17th of February, I received a phone call from ABC TV about Holden ceasing operations in Australia. I had not heard the news before they had called, and they wanted a comment and an interview from the club. As I unfortunately did not have the time to accommodate an interview, I thought it was a great idea to delegate this to our Vice President Jim Bishop.
As a result of this the following day Jim Bishop, Bruce Graham and Ian Maclean appeared on ABC Breakfast TV. Bruce Graham also appeared on Channel 10 news later that evening. I also heard that Pete Corrigan was interviewed by the Herald Sun and that article appeared on Tuesday 18th February. Furthermore, Jim, Ian and Michael Delzoppo appeared on Channel 9 news on Friday the 21st of February (see pics below).
We now have many TV stars amongst our members.
This run for the month is on Sunday 22nd March down to Charlies Auto Museum down at Arthurs Seat on the Mornington Peninsula. We will be leaving the clubrooms at 10am and leaving BP Peninsula Link at 11am. There is a cost of $12 per head for this run. There are further details in the magazine.
I have listed all the runs in this newsletter so members can pencil them in their diary for the year. It is important to add here that we have the Presidents Run this year to Echuca for a weekend away for the 20th of June. We have secured accommodation at the Mercure Hotel in Echuca for $115 a night. Janine will have a list on our committee table at the meeting for people to put their name down to book the accommodation. No payments are needed at this time as you pay on arrival at the hotel.
Anyway, we are now back into it for the year and I hope to see many members on these club runs and at club meetings.
Stay safe and happy travels.