Archive for August, 2021

President’s Report – August 2021

Saturday, August 28th, 2021

PRESIDENT’S REPORT – August 2021

Welcome to a new TSOA Club year!  South Australia is still doing well with reasonably few Covid restrictions and so together with the rising rate of vaccinations I am hoping we have a better year than we did in 2020/2021.

The AGM last month went smoothly with most members of the Committee including me as President, being renominated and elected unopposed.  Whilst this is an excellent result, most current members have been on the Committee for more than 10 years.  It is imperative for the future success of the Club to draft new members on to the Committee.   To this end I will be asking all Committee members, where possible during the year, to seek new nominees to the Committee for the 2022 AGM.

In the meantime as a matter of urgency the Vice President, Ian Rigby, would be very pleased to hear from anyone able to assist with various membership duties or to take over organization of the Day of Triumph which is planned for late March/early April 2022.  Give him a call now, his number is 0417 085 083.

As July’s meeting was cancelled due to a Covid lockdown, we held our annual pizza thank you to contributing club members, prior to the AGM. There was a good turn up and well deserved thanks were given!

Recently I have been in touch with members Bob Farrell (hip), Kevin Foster (heart) Tom Long (limited sight) and Roger Lange (hip), who have made and continue to make significant contributions to the Club.  Each is in good spirits and very much appreciated best wishes from the Club.  Frankie Merrett, ex social secretary of the Club about 8/10 years ago and resident of Boyanup WA, rang me from Perth last weekend.  She has been in hospital for the last 4 weeks following an ankle operation and, despite not losing her sense of humour, has the rehab blues.  If you know her, I’m sure she would appreciate a call from SA.

Check out the Club website while you’re at it!   I just sold a group of items leftover from my TR6 restoration and on the classified ads since December 2018.  Just proves the value of the website and patience!

And don’t forget to browse our social calendar later in this FASTRAK and also on the Club Website.  Some great events are coming up and it is pleasing to see the support that Bill and Margie are getting on a regular basis.  Unfortunately as we live at Victor Harbor and often have a commitment on Sunday mornings it is not always possible for Julie and me to get to organized Club runs.  Despite that we will do our best.

We look forward to seeing you at the next Club meeting.

Kind Regards, Peter Davidge, President

Socially Speaking – September 2021

Saturday, August 28th, 2021

Socially Speaking for September 2021

August 15th was a morning tea run through the hills to Balhannah for morning tea.  A great run was had by 17 members and 4 joined at Balhannah for Coffee.  Thanks to Sue and Rory for organising the run.

September 12th is The Mt Barker to Strath train trip on the Highlander.  Meet at Mt Barker at 9.30am for a 10.00am departure, and then have a couple of hours to wander in Strath and have a bite to eat, with the return train departing Strath at 1.30pm arriving at 2.30pm in Mt Barker. Cost is $29 Adult and $15 Child.  Bookings are essential, with payment to Alex by 30th August.

Sunday 17th October – Club run to National Motor Museum, Birdwood. Meet The Feathers Hotel, Burnside 10.00am. Club Sponsored BBQ Lunch.

November 27th is the Christmas Dinner at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club.  Details in this edition of Fast Trak.  Bookings and monies to be paid by the October meeting.

Stay safe everyone.

Bill and Margie

Christmas Dinner

Saturday, August 28th, 2021

CHRISTMAS DINNER 2021

SATURDAY 27TH NOVEMBER

ROYAL ADELAIDE GOLF COURSE

TAPLEYS HILL ROAD

SEATON

Club Sponsored Pre-Dinner drinks 6.30p.m.

Dinner – 7.00pm

Cost – $50.00 members

$70.00 non-members

PLEASE PAY IN FULL BY THE OCTOBER MEETING

DETAILS – SUE 0428 735 960

Mallala 60th Anniversary

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

Looking to enjoy some car time this weekend? Neil & I will be at Mallala both Saturday & Sunday as part of the Weekend full of events, competing in a Supersprint. There will be lots of different cars on the track and on static display. $10 spectator entry.

Hopefully with some new stiffer front suspension now fitted, I will set a new Personal Best time in my Tr7. Stay tuned!