PRESIDENT’S REPORT JULY 2019

It is nearly July and membership renewals are due by June 30th. The easiest way to renew is through EFT. Our bank details are

BANK: GREATER BANK

BSB: 637 000 ACCOUNT: 722593383

Please remember to identify the payment with your name. Also remember, if you have a vehicle on HVS or CVS and your do not renew your membership, you are unregistered and uninsured.

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. If interested, contact me so that I can detail what the role entails.

At our July Meeting we will decide on our charity/charities for 2019-20. The nominations are Riding for the Disabled, Little Wings, Children’s Ward at John Hunter Hospital and Mai-Wel. The meeting will decide on the most appropriate charity/ies. We usually choose a maximum of two charities.

I will be overseas for about three weeks in July and need some members to lead the runs in my absence.

The runs/events are:

  1. July 3rd: Mid-Week Run
  2. July 10th: Mid-Week Run
  3. July 13th: All British Day, Newcastle Foreshore Park
  4. July 17th: Mid-Week Run.

Please contact me as soon as possible so that I can have all the details send out by text before July 3rd.

The first of the regional tours to New England will take place from September 28th to October 6th. There are 19 people in 10 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. Stay in touch if interested because 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, 240 club members and a few visitors have travelled 502 224 kilometres since July 1st 2016. Last week one of our members accrued our half millionth kilometre of historic/classic motoring. I will present a commemorative certificate to the lucky club member at the July Meeting.

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