President’s Report – November 2019

President’s Report – November 2019

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I’m just advised that member 945 Rick Irvine passed away last Tuesday after a long struggle with illness.     Sue and family are in our thoughts and Rick will be missed at Club events.

For longer serving members, an advice regarding the passing of Lloyd Bennett (Member No. 371 Call Sign K9).     Our thoughts go out to his wife Reetha and family.    Lloyds’ NT Pajero was advertised at the last social meeting.

A reminder to book into the Annual Mitsubishi 4WD Club Christmas Party to be held at the Mannum Riverside Caravan Park (Fri 6th and Sat 7th December 2019).    Read further into Catchat for more details – thanks to Naomi and her team.

We’ll be looking for volunteers for the Caravan and Camping Show, February 12 – 16, 2020 – please mark this event in your diary.

At the October Social meeting, I announced that I won’t be extending my time as President beyond my current term which finishes at the AGM in March 2021.   With 16 months to run it’s important to organise my replacement starting at the next AGM in March 2020, by electing a vice president willing to take on the Presidency.     If you are willing to join the Management Committee to help fill vacant positions, please contact a Committee member.

Our guest speaker for the Tuesday, November 26th Social meeting is member Malcolm Nicolle discussing Electronic Vehicles.    A performance V8 can accelerate from 0-100kph in around 4.5 secs – compared to some standard electric vehicles in ‘street trim’ which only take 2.5 secs.     https://
Germany plans to build 1 million battery recharge sites by 2030 for Electronic Vehicles.

Here is a listing by suburb of Roadworks, Incidents & Planned Events in South Australia

Cheers, Des Leach

Driving a race car is like dancing with a chain saw. Cale Yarborough (Considered one of the best drivers in the history of NASCAR)