Welcome to the August newsletter and my last as President. Tonight, we will be voting for a new committee, I wish everyone who joins the committee the best of luck and to the new President, you have my support, and I am only a phone call away if you ever need to discuss anything.
Unfortunately, we start my report with the sad news of the passing of a favourite club member and all-round good bloke, Chris Shepherd, who passed on the 25th of July. The funeral was yesterday, and many members turned out to send Chris off. On behalf of Janine and myself my condolences go out to his family and friends at this sad time.
Our club Presentation night was held at the Knox Club on Saturday the 16th of July and was a good night had by all. I congratulate every winner on the night. I have included in this newsletter a list of the trophy winners, but I have removed the names of some members who were not there, so they can be re-announced at the August meeting and be presented with their trophy then.
Well, we raised a great deal of money with our auctions. Gary Hislop pulled no punches and killed all the bidding on the rubber kit with a bid of $2000. Speaking to Gary afterwards, his strategy was simple, he needed one for his sedan build and it was easier to buy it for that price and the club benefit from the money it sold for.
Our run for the month of August, will be a run at the club rooms for State Titles preparation. This is your chance to have your car scrutineered and find out why it is in the specific class for the state titles. I encourage all of those that can attend, to attend.
Just on State Titles, if you don’t have your entry in by now, please see one of the committee members and enter tonight. Remember it does not matter, what type of condition your car is in. It is a club run with all our friends from the other Victoria FX FJ clubs.
As I mentioned at the June meeting and at the Presentation night this is my last year as President as I will not be renominating at the August AGM, as I have accepted a job outside Melbourne. I would like to personally thank all of the committee members over my time as President for the excellent support they have given me and the club. I however would like to single the other guys that have sat up at the front table with me, Bruce, Rod, and Peter, without your ongoing support the running of the club would have been much more difficult during the COVID years.
I will remain a member of the EMHC, and I am not lost to the FX FJ movement, and you will see me at the State Tiles and definitely the Nationals in Cooma.
Anyway, that’s it for me for the month and for my time as President. I hope that I have left the club in a strong position, just like I inherited from Derk all those years ago.
Please take care and keep enjoying driving your humpies.