Congratulations Peter Sandercock for being elected the Club’s second Life Member by your fellow Club members and peers; also thanks to our original Life Member Lance Boagey for promoting Peter’s nomination with the Committee and doing an excellent job of proposing Peter for Life Membership at the Special General Meeting. Please see the minutes of the SGM for the successful citation that was accepted by more than the required 75% of the members present.
Congratulations also to all those involved with the preparation and successful adoption of the several Club Constitution changes that were accepted at the Special General Meeting on August 26th. Introduced to improve the management of our Club these will be published as soon as possible following acceptance by the relevant bureaucratic body that handles the constitutions of incorporated bodies such as ours.
Those that made-up the very good attendance at the Special General Meeting that was combined with our regular August Social meeting, were treated to a fairly brief but well-presented show-and-tell of portable solar panels and back-up battery “thumpers” by Alan Fairhead of “Home of 12 Volt”.
Please check-out this local family company’s web page at http://www.homeof12volt.com.au/
The Club’s Committee met on Tuesday September 2nd — this was a very busy and productive meeting with the extra incentive of there being no meeting possible in October as so many members will be away on trips that there will not be a quorum available. Issues addressed included supporting the new editors of Cat Chat, the Christmas weekend, security for the Members’ only section of the Club web-site, up-coming activities including Social meetings, trips and training, including the Peake Weekend later this month which will host at least 27 vehicles. The ablutions (long drop dunny) got quite a bit of discussion and it was resolved that a quantity of lime is to be included in the essential items for the weekend!