Last Update: Wed, 8 Aug 2018

Presidential File

Presidential File

August 2018

Hi Members,

Another awesome annual pilgrimage to Warwick has been and gone. For those who attended, we had a great time. For those who could not attend, book it in for next year. It beckons to be better again. I particularly want to take the time to thank the amazing locals who went out of their way for us in hospitality. Leanne and Phil especially, arranged many special events for us and we were treated like royalty. Big Kenny took us through his awesome fabrication shop where he is building beasts you would not believe! Then Pete at Pete’s Hot Rod and Resto Shop at Cottonvale showed us his amazing place. Not only was it inspiring to say the least, but their hospitality with food and drinks was so appreciated. Thanks again!

By the time you read this, the AGM will have been conducted and I just want to thank all the members in this special club that have supported me in my role. I have had not a single issue with anyone, just support. The President is the easy position. It is the expertise and dedication of the committee that stands out. Darryl, Leanne, and Shane, thank you. John always does an amazing job organising runs, Linda the member’s renewals, Craig is always working on something, Tammy works behind the scenes, Pete and James never stop, Neil and Bill registrations, Steve raffles and more, James M fantastic magazine/web page and more EJ photography, Craig M as Facebook/delegate and probably a bunch of other great people who offer, help, or are just always available like Bob and Narelle. I know I will have missed out some people who always help but I am thinking of you with a grateful heart and a poor memory for name recall!

Thanks to Warren for arranging the tribute to 50 years of the HK Monaro celebrations. Well done. I believe all went very well. A report is in the August issue of the Club magazine. 

We as a club have so many events on that there is truly something for everyone. I am unable to make it to a few of those as I have other racing commitments, but rest assured you will enjoy them and I will miss your company. I still have one fantastic room available for the Tasmania Nationals in November-December for one week. Do not put it off if you are considering coming.

I encourage members who have discovered by trial and error (or sometimes just error) (thanks Neil) any information, research, parts or service that has exceeded expectations to share it with others. We all end up with better outcomes and are all thankful to those who can point us in the right direction. To that end, I am trialing some devices at the moment that many will use if it all works out. I will keep you posted.

Having just completed a wheel alignment a few minutes ago, I am reminded to encourage you to have this done by a trusted person every year. The pay off in safety, drivability and tyre life is well worth the cost of the alignment. Just make sure it is done by someone trusted or recommended by another member. If you wish to check one that has been done or wish to attempt an alignment yourself, I am happy to do a demo one day for those who are interested.

Remember that club meetings actually give you a chance to catch up, share those old memories, chew the fat, find out what’s going on and most importantly have your say. The AGM is even more important. Members are the “Monaro Club of Qld”. Your club, your decisions.

Rod Boyle
Club President


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