Welcome to the July newsletter.
What an up and down month we have had for June. We started the month in lockdown and held our first official club meeting via zoom. I think it went quite well. June also saw the Presidents run to Sale. There were 41 people on the run, 16 cars and 21 rooms booked. I would like to thank Janine for all the work she did in setting this run up. I would also like to thank Gary and Judy Hislop for opening up their business premises on the Saturday on the way up to Sale. By all accounts all members that attended the run had a great time. My run report (long report) is in this newsletter.
June did start of as a sad month as news came to the club that a former and well-liked club member Jimmy Dyer passed away on the 8th of June. To quote his son Calum “He loved tinkering with his Holdens, Morris and Fords and enjoyed going on many club runs.” Some members of the club attended Jimmy’s funeral and by all accounts was a great send off.
Now moving forward to July. July marks our Presentation night to be held at the Knox Club in Wantirna South on Saturday the 17th of July starting at 7.00pm The cost is a very reasonable $35.00 per head. If you have not informed Jim that you are attending, please inform him tonight at the meeting. This will be a bigger presentation night than normal as it is for the last 2 years as we never had a presentation night in 2020 due to COVID19.
The month of July means the start of the new financial year and means that it is membership fees renewal time. The club banking details are on the front page of the newsletter and a direct deposit is the easiest way to pay at the moment due to changing times. However, you can still pay in person at the club meeting tonight.
August will mark the month that we have the AGM. If you are considering a position on the committee and are unsure what is involved, please feel free to touch base with me or any member of the committee and we will give you a run-down of what is involved.
We have a busy time ahead (all going well) with the 50th Anniversary celebrations being held on the 4th of September at the Mulgrave Country Club and as the host club of the 43rd FX FJ State Titles to be held on the weekend of the 16th and 17th of October at the Heritage Golf & Country Club / Yarra Valley Lodge, which will be an excellent weekend. So, there is plenty to do in the next few months.
Anyway, that’s it for me for the month.
If you are on the road, please drive safe.