PRESIDENT’S REPORT JUNE 2019

It is June and time to think about membership renewals between now and before July 1st. You are encouraged to renew your membership as soon as possible. The easiest way to do this is through EFT. Our bank details are

BANK: GREATER BANK

BSB: 637 000 ACCOUNT: 722593383

Please remember to identify the payment with your name.

At July’s AGM, all executive and committee positions are vacated, except Public Officer and Registration Officer/Responsible Person. Both of these positions are filled by appointment of the executive. Consider nominating for a position as it is a rewarding experience, and healthy for the club in ensuring there is succession planning. I have had three inquiries since our May Meeting.

Our club library is now redundant. Members have not accessed it for years. As a result, at the June Meeting, I will discuss options for re-distributing these resources within the club.

We have discussed show-‘n-shines and mid-week runs have had very healthy participation rates this month. A number of members have won trophies at show ‘n shines. Our banners and windscreen sashes makes our club displays very professional. As a reminder, I will need some members to lead runs when I am away later in the year – the first two weeks of July, the first two weeks of September, and the first two weeks of October. Please consider this invitation and chat with me.

We have some weekend runs and a few short tours planned for 2019. They are all now closed but are of interest. The June Long Weekend Run to Oberon with the Berrima Club has 10 cars and one bike (21 people) participating. Our two-week tour to the Nullarbor (Head of Bight) and then the Yorke and Eyre Peninsulas will be from September 3rd to 17th and is in doubt at present. Finally, the first of the regional tours to New England will take place from September 28th to October 6th. There are 13 people in 17 cars participating. At the May Meeting, I floated the idea of a Kimberley Tour in 2021. Since then there has been interested from seven members. This will be a beauty!!!

Supporting our many events are our Milestones where members driving or riding their historics/classics have the distance travelled recognised with certificates. At the time of writing this report, 238 club members and a few visitors have travelled 481414 kilometres since July 1st 2016. At some stage this year, our club will accrue half a million kilometres of historic/classic motoring. I wonder who the member will be who ticks us over 500 000 km? I will issue a commemorative certificate to the lucky club member.

I commend our club website to you. Go to:

http://mcma.org.au/

and click on galleries. Scroll through to see the wonderful range of vehicles in our club. Col and I are constantly updating the website. Get into the habit of having a regular look at the website for what has happened, what will happen, and what documentation you need to use for conditional (historic and classic) registration. Remember that if you click on my nose on the home page, it gives you access to the members’ section where all the essential documentation is located.

We have enjoyed the hospitality and convenience of Bakers Cottage for many years. It is important that we as a club recognise this, and that the club and members support this business with our custom.

Please enjoy our roads and drive with care, courtesy and consideration.

Ian Scanlon

President and Events Co-ordinator

0412726420

ian.scanlon53@bigpond.com