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 in Gee­long and I would like to acknowl­edge here in this report all the con­do­lence mes­sages I have received from out great club. Thankyou.

The Pre­mier of Vic­to­ria has final­ly made Vic­to­ria into one state again with the lift­ing of the region­al bor­der to met­ro­pol­i­tan Mel­bourne. Janine has been plan­ning the Pres­i­dents run to Echu­ca over the last few months and we had the 14th of Octo­ber accom­mo­da­tion booked for quite some time. You would know through all the cor­re­spon­dence that has been sent through newslet­ters an Face­book mes­sages that num­bers had to be in by Sat­ur­day 31st of Octo­ber 2020. We have 16 rooms booked and confirmed.

Sad­ly, this is the new COVID nor­mal where we have to know in advance who is attend­ing so we can accom­mo­date. Sad­ly, for the moment we can­not just have peo­ple show up and expect to be able to obtain a room or meet for din­ner as all estab­lish­ments have tight patron­age num­bers that they must adhere to. These are the rules of the Vic­to­ri­an Gov­ern­ment and is out of our con­trol. I am sure every­one understands.

Now that we are back dri­ving fur­ther than 25kms and restric­tions are lift­ed, we antic­i­pate hav­ing more club runs, so watch this space, check on Face­book (join the group if you are not already on it).

That’s it for me — The club offi­cial­ly starts our 50th Birth­day cel­e­bra­tions next month — a year of cel­e­bra­tions I think will be in order for the club.

More impor­tant than ever, please stay safe and look after each other.