May 2021

Hi all, Wel­come to the May newslet­ter, at the time of writ­ing it appears club life is get­ting back to nor­mal here in Mel­bourne. We had a great run last month to the Hold­en Muse­um at Met­calfe fol­lowed by lunch at a pub in Mal­don. Even Cam­mo from the Mel­bourne Chap­ter joined us on the run. All reports (and…

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December 2018

Hi all, Well, the end of the year is now in sight. I am now writ­ing this just after our Christ­mas par­ty. You will see in this newslet­ter, Jim Bish­ops Christ­mas report. It was an enjoy­able day and for­tu­nate­ly the weath­er held out. We had a fan­tas­tic turn out to the Mel­bourne Steam Trac­tion Engine Club in Scores­by this month.…

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April 2021

Hi all, What anoth­er great turnout we had at our March meet­ing, and a great turn out to our club run to the Naked Rac­er in Chel­tenham last month. I first would like to start this report on a sad note and note the pass­ing of Mau­rice Cole of Syd­ney, for those that don’t or did­n’t know Mau­rice he was…

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March 2021

Hi all, Things are slow­ly get­ting back to a COVID nor­mal, the mere fact that we are hold­ing our sec­ond con­sec­u­tive meet­ing this year at the club rooms is a great step for­ward. The wel­come back BBQ at the Feb­ru­ary meet­ing was a huge suc­cess and just by the show of num­bers at the club meet­ing proved that. Then…

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Feb 2021

Hi all, Well, we are here at the first meet­ing for the year. I am writ­ing this Pres­i­den­t’s report with excite­ment that 2020 is now behind us and 2021 is here and we are hav­ing meet­ings back at the club room. First­ly, I would like to thank any­one (includ­ing my wife who is a COVID nurse) who has helped to…

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December 2020

Hi all, What a dif­fer­ence a month can make. Restric­tions have been lift­ed in Vic­to­ria (some­what) and it allowed for about a dozen of us attend the Pres­i­dents run to Echu­ca. Which turned out to be a fan­tas­tic week­end away. It was good to see every­one with a smile on their face. There is run report in the newsletter.…

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November 2020

Hi all, First­ly, apolo­gies for the late­ness of this newslet­ter, as most would know my moth­er passed away on Fri­day 30th of Octo­ber at 10.30pm at the Gee­long Hos­pi­tal. She had been quite ill for the best part of the last year. This has delayed the pub­li­ca­tion of the newslet­ter. My mother’s funer­al is on Wednes­day 11th of November…

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October 2020

Its ground hog day again. Well it feels like it every time, I sit down to write my Pres­i­dents report for the club newslet­ter. Unless you have been liv­ing on Mars in 2020, you know this year at club lev­el has been a wipe-out, actu­al­ly it has been a wipe-out in all oth­er areas of the world too. It is…

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September 2020

Can we just start 2020 again or can it be 2021 already? As I write this, we have just com­plet­ed 4 weeks of our 6‑week lock­down here in Mel­bourne. We are wait­ing with antic­i­pa­tion whether the lock­down will be lift­ed on 13 Sep­tem­ber or whether it will be extend­ed. With the lock­down only allow­ing us to stay with­in our…

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August 2020

What a year 2020 is turn­ing out to be, espe­cial­ly for all of us locat­ed in Vic­to­ria and prob­a­bly even worse for us liv­ing here in Mel­bourne. COVID-19 as we all know is cur­rent­ly going through its sec­ond wave here and as a result, we are now in lev­el 4 restric­tions, which for us in Mel­bourne makes any­thing to…

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