President’s Report – December 2016

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Congratulations to Naomi and Kevin Jolly with Fiona and Michael Davis in organising the recent Club 30th Anniversary celebration at Nuriootpa, they and their their team worked tirelessly and the event ran smoothly including the arrival of Father Xmas (thanks Tom and Walter). Highlights included Michael’s historic videos and photos; merging of experienced with newer members; attendance of many original members and especially member No. 1 Alex Zimmermann with special thanks to those who donated raffle prizes particularly ARB .

Darrell Burr has been allocated number 954 and we look forward to his continuing participation and seemingly unlimited supply of spare parts on Club trips.

The Club will conduct a Social meeting on the 17th January 2017 with a Chatfest in place of a guest speaker.

Environment Officer Alan Pettigrew had indicated he will be retiring at the next AGM, after 5 years on the Management Committee (more about Alan shortly). If you have an interest in organising and promoting Environmental activities within the Club please contact Alan or myself.

Our Mechanical Interest Group is looking for assistance. Please contact Kevin Jolly 0419 419 255 if you could spare some time to help with ideas and organising speakers.

Volunteers are also required for the Caravan & Camping Show for half day shifts either AM or PM over the period Wed 15th to Sun 19th FEB 2017. Please email if you can assist and if you have any queries please contact him on 0409 765 144.

I encourage members to attend upcoming weekend trips to interesting locations including. Deep Creek, Murray Mouth and a Mystery drive.

The Committee is considering posting hardcopies of Catchat to any member who requests it. We’re interested in feedback from members to gauge support for this idea and the best way it could be funded. Please direct your thoughts via my email or chat to Committee members (yellow membership badge).

With the summer holiday season approaching it is a good idea to remind ourselves about First Aid, in case any kind of accident or emergency arises. The Red Cross has created a first aid app, which is a free comprehensive pocket guide to first aid and CPR, and it gives you the most up to date First Aid information anytime, anywhere.

Download the Red Cross First Aid app, its free and it supports both apple and android tablets and phones. It can be downloaded from itunes or Google play. Once the app is downloaded on your device, it is able to be used ‘offline’ without phone reception or internet connection- (Thanks John O’Daly)

On behalf of the Committee I wish all Club members a Happy and Safe Xmas and New Year and look forward to many trips and adventures in 2017.

Des Leach