Welcome to the September newsletter and yes, we are back in lockdown. We went back into lockdown just the day after the August meeting. Let’s hope the next few months we can start to get out in the great outdoors again and we have an interrupted summer in a few months’ time.
Last month we were able to have an Annual General Meeting, which we were unable to hold last year. I thank the club members for showing faith in me and re-electing me President again. The executive — the people up the front stayed unchanged; however, the committee had a few small changes as we welcomed Gary Hislop and Kim Radenic to the committee. I thank Michael Delzoppo and Geoff Ogden for the work they have contributed to the committee the last few years. Since we have not had a presentation night yet, Derk is still lingering on the committee as “Top Clubman” until this year’s top clubman has been presented.
Unfortunately, about a week after the AGM, Jim Bishop contacted me and resigned from the committee due to personal reasons. I want to thank Jim for all the hard work he has done for the EMHC especially in these trying times due to COVID, I personally know the hard work Jim has put into arranging the presentation night, which did not eventuate.
To follow on from the last paragraph, the presentation night was not held in August as COVID won that battle again. We will try and run some sort of presentation night at a meeting or at another event when we can. At this stage there is no plans on when we are holding and presenting the awards as we just don’t know when we can hold it at this stage.
It is also with regret the 50th Anniversary celebrations have been cancelled. I made a post on social media reporting this. Again, this has been a victim to COVID and like the presentation night there is no set plans to hold another function for the 50th. I want to thank all that have put in a lot of work organising what would have been a great night and in particular to Bruce Graham for all he has done in working on the 50th.
Just on Bruce Graham, with the sudden resignation of Jim as Vice President, a discussion was held, and Bruce was asked to be Vice President of the club to which he agreed. So welcome back to Vice President land Bruce (a position he has held before).
Unfortunately, another victim to COVID has been this year’s interclub challenge with the Melbourne Chapter. This event has been cancelled again for this year. We will catch up with the Melbourne chapter, once we are out of lockdown again.
However, on a positive note, the State Titles planned for in 6 weeks or so are still going ahead. So, if you have not entered, I encourage you to enter as soon as possible. Obviously if things were to change club members would be notified as early as possible.
Anyway, that’s it for me for the month.
If you are on the road, please drive safe.