President’s Report – May 2020

May 29th, 2020. Submitted by Roger.

President’s Report May 2020

No real deep reflection again this month other than continued log book renewals. This seems to be moving along OK but there is a large number yet to go.

As the sun sets on restrictions and they ease off with businesses, pubs and restaurants slowly opening up, we may be in a good position to hold the AGM. Naturally if people wish to hold on a bit longer and watch from a distance we fully understand. However it’s looking promising and as we progress over the next few months we watch the road in anticipation. There was a zoom request and we may give that a go but with the event being for Club positions and voting not sure how that would go.

Doing a quick check of the records (this could change as the report gets out) we are at roughly 50% to go for membership renewal so at a guess similar for books. Unfortunately for everyone left we won’t be out of restrictions in time to catch these at any upcoming meeting (There are none currently) and a timely reminder that there is one month to go. After the 30th June no one can drive their cars (legally or insured) unless we have up stamped or issued new books for out of date ones. Naturally we do expect a final influx but the turnaround time will be lengthy. With restrictions easing it would be a shame to have them locked away any longer.

I’m hopeful that they continue to trickle in over the next few weeks, that way it helps us to get through them and returned back to you so you can continue to enjoy your drives to wherever you choose once returned.

The process this year has helped to sort out one or 2 little issues captured while we have had time to look over them and cross check our records. There is always room for improvement.

NSW are still hopeful to run their Nationals this year. It may differ from the initial plan but with the conversations about “what if” during the lock downs they concluded that the show must go on. We too have been planning in the background, all be it slowly, as we were waiting on their final decision and to find out what implications we would have should the cancellation take place. It does appear that if theirs is cancelled then ours would proceed as planned next year.

We held our first ZOOM Nationals meeting this month and after the usual initial start-up tweaks we were up and running. A good meeting with plenty of discussion based on all the usual things needed to hold a good event and encourage those in other states to cross over and enjoy our company.

Just in case you noticed Alex is dominant on screen and no he doesn’t have a twin.  He was the convener and had 2 screens running to help show everyone other content for discussion. We really have come a long way since the start of the current crisis.

It’s certainly made a lot of people think of other ways and options to run our life and I guess even after the Virus issue is set aside, lessons and changes made during the past few months may re shape the way we all function from now on.  Different ways to shop and alternate methods to communicate.

 

 

The one thing that can’t be changed is the enjoyment of turning a key, listening to the slight rumble of an exhaust and the pleasure we get while driving our Triumphs.

With the lock down we thought that the web would have been inundated with stories and shared info. I have been too busy with work and log books and 5 minutes in the shed working on the Saloon so have not had time myself, but I can say that there is a very patient web page manager just a click away. Give it a go.

In closing wishing everyone a safe return to normal.

Regards

Ian Rigby

President.