PRESIDENT’S REPORT APRIL 2020

 

Welcome to our April newsletter. March has been a very active month for the club with a Committee Meeting, a CPR course, a General meeting, Wednesday Runs, two large show ‘n shines, a twilight run, a mid-week bike 4-day run, and a response to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

We have had to curtail all club events, runs and meetings due to the government response to the coronavirus. MCMA Bulletin No. 2 Coronavirus has been emailed to all members with an email address. Additionally, it is published in this newsletter. Members are expected to comply with the advice and requests in this bulletin. While this cessation of all events is in place, the only way to legally drive your historic or classic on public roads is through your logbook entry. There will be no official club runs until further notice. Members are not to drive or ride with other clubs members, or congregate in a group (however small) with these vehicles, as this may be misconstrued by others as an official MCMA event.

The Logbook Trial is now the Logbook Program. Given our response to the Coronavirus, using the logbook is the only way that members can use their historic or classic. Please ensure that all movements are logged before you leave home or the place where your vehicle is garaged. If you are not on the Logbook, please ensure that you ‘opt in’ by visiting the RMS as soon as possible and remember to take your registration papers and licence with you.

Memberships for 2020-21 can now be paid, and must be paid before July 1st to ensure current historic or classic registration. Given our cessation of all club activities, the only way to pay your $50 membership is by EFT. Don’t forget to identify yourself with this payment. The club banking details are:

BANK: GREATER BANK

BSB: 637 000      

ACCOUNT: 722593383

Before our March Meeting, 24 members/associates completed an accredited CPR Course. This ensures that on each run or event we have trained CPR responders. We discussed our next steps in this strategy at our meeting and decided to purchase a defibrillator, a first aid kit, and train a few first aid responders who regularly attend events. We will discuss this further at our April Meeting, especially in relation to this further training and the establishment of a First Aid Officer position in our club. After our March Meeting, Brett Wild and Hunter Valley Pet Motel donated the first aid kit to the club. We are indebted to Brett and his business for their generosity.

Keeping abreast of club and RMS initiatives is essential. If you are not an active member, it is critical that you keep up-to-date with club business, especially registrations. This is best done through the newsletters and the website. If you have questions give a scrutineer or me a call.

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. Furthermore, if you are an active member your photo might be there. Col Pike, our webmaster, has provided excellent support for us and has ensured that we are able to upload photos and automotive ‘for sale/wanted’, as they are available. I will endeavor to keep the galleries updated during our inactive period.

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

Ian Scanlon

President: Maitland Classic Motor Association

0412726420

ian.scanlon53@bigpond.com