The Club has had a very successful year. All of the sub committees and special interest groups have been very active and busy providing members with many benefits throughout the year.
We continue to attract new members on a regular basis, and have been very active running day, short and long trips to various locations right through the year. We have recently run our annual Christmas weekend, this year at the beautiful Mannum Caravan park. If you have never attended a Christmas show, you might not be aware that this is an event for all ages. Santa always takes the time to visit and provide a present to the children or grandchildren of members and those too old for a present still have the opportunity to catch up with friends over a bbq lunch and a few drinks over a relaxing weekend. Consider coming along next year regardless of age. We must thank our Social Coordinator Naomi Jolly and her hard working team of volunteers for putting on such a successful weekend.
Speaking of Naomi, she has advised the committee that she intends to stand down as Social Coordinator after quite a few years in this position so we will be looking to fill this rewarding role at our AGM in March 2019. Thanks Naomi for all your hard work and many enjoyable events. Likewise, Barbara Snowball has indicated that she will not continue as the Club Librarian, therefore we will also seek to fill this position next year. Thanks Barbara for your many years in this role.
If any member has an interest in taking on either of these positions, please express your interest to the incumbent member or any of the committee. We welcome your interest.
In February, the Club will man a stand at the Caravan Show at Wayville Show Grounds. We have done very well recruiting new members at this event in the past and expect to do the same again next year, perhaps signing up our 1000th member. We wish to modernise our Club Stand this year by way of refreshing the display photos. If you have taken any photos on club trips you think would be suitable for promoting our Club at the show, please email a high resolution photo to the website sub committee firstname.lastname@example.org (do not resize your photo) so we can print a large A3 size photo for display. Alternatively, bring your SD Card to a Club Meeting and we can copy your file onto the Club’s Laptop. Photos of vehicles or club members in interesting, scenic locations are what we seek.
While on the subject of the club website, the website sub committee continue to work on the new and improved website which we expect to go live early in 2019. We welcome additional members Meg and John to the sub committee as the push to launch this valuable recruiting tool and members resource draws near. If any club member has access to Adobe Acrobat Writer and is willing to assist the sub committee to create some editable membership forms the sub committee would appreciate your help. Please contact the WSC.
On behalf of all the committee, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Steve Pearson – Vice President