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 keep Vic­to­ria and Aus­tralia safe from this dread­ed virus. We only have to see oth­er places around the world espe­cial­ly in Europe and North Amer­i­ca to see the anguish it is caus­ing, hope­ful­ly these guys will even­tu­al­ly get on top of it as well.

I would like to offer my con­do­lences on behalf of the club to Andrew Staines, Andrew’s moth­er has just recent­ly passed away, and I for one know how hard that is after los­ing my own moth­er in late Octo­ber. You are in our thoughts Andrew.

This month we start with a BBQ at the club rooms. The BBQ will be turned on at 6.30pm and it is free for all mem­bers. This will be fol­lowed by a Spe­cial meet­ing than the Gen­er­al meet­ing. I hope to see so many famil­iar faces at the BBQ and meeting.

The Aus­tralia Day run was a huge suc­cess, there is a run report in the newslet­ter. I would like to thank Peter and Lin­da Cor­ri­g­an for their hos­pi­tal­i­ty for host­ing us on the day.

Our run for this month is down to Arthurs Seat to Char­lies Muse­um and fur­ther details are in the newslet­ter. The run for March will most like­ly be with the Mel­bourne Chap­ter to the Coburg Dri­ve Inn. I will have fur­ther details soon about the date etc, once I hear from Pappy.

I would like to end this report with a pos­i­tive note. This is the start of our 51st year, but we will be par­ty­ing hard lat­er in the year. Prepa­ra­tions are already in progress for our belat­ed 50th birth­day cel­e­bra­tions. More details will fol­low in the com­ing months. Just on events we are still host­ing the state titles in Octo­ber and fur­ther details are in the newslet­ter. I hope to see every mem­ber at this year’s state titles.

Any­way, that’s it for me for the month, I look for­ward to see­ing so many famil­iar faces through­out the year.

If you are on the road, please dri­ve safe.