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President’s Report – July / August 2022

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

 

Well we are close to wrapping up another TSOA SA year and interest in club activities continues to remain reasonable but nowhere near where I think it should be.

Prior to last meeting I was able, on behalf of the Club, to thank those members who actively ensure that the Club runs smoothly and continues to provide an entertaining array of activities.  They are the heart beat of the Club!  Think about joining them at our upcoming AGM next month.

Last meeting’s attendance was again solid.  It was great to see Neil Martin, Bruce Whittle, Ron Corso and Steve Moule amongst others and thanks go to Lawrie and Kaye Placing for their memorabilia presentation on a Stag meet that they attended in the UK a few years ago.

In this 60th year of the Spitfire is there any member who would like to make a brief presentation at a Club meeting or a contribution to FasTRak on why he or she loves his/her Spitfire?  Let me know so that we can arrange it before the end of 2022.

The social calendar is humming along well and the Observation Run (18 September) and Christmas Dinner (27 November) in particular, need member’s serious consideration over the next few weeks.  They are not only important but high quality events in the Club’s calendar.  If you haven’t attended before, why not make a special effort this year.  I know you won’t be disappointed and hopefully we might achieve record attendances.

A final reminder about the AGM, which is coming up at our next meeting.  Think about what you might do to contribute to the Club and let us know at the AGM or before.  All members of the Committee are available at any time to chat about their roles.

I look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

Kind regards,

Peter Davidge (President)

Quick Calendar 2022

Sunday, July 24th, 2022

Calendar:

August 14th                         MSCA – Super Sprints – Mallala

August 16th                         AGM and General Meeting – Sporting Car Club – 7.30pm for 8.00pm start

August 21st                          Club run – Melba’s Chocolate Factory – meet 9.30am Burnside Town Hall

September 18th                 Observation Run – meet Feathers Hotel Car park 10.00am – club sponsored BBQ Lunch

September 20th                 General Meeting – Sporting Car Club – 7.30pm for 8.00pm start

September 25th                 MSCA – Super Sprints – The Bend

October 16th                       Bay to Birdwood – no club event organised, do your own thing.

October 19th                       General Meeting – Sporting Car Club – 7.30pm for 8.00pm start

October 21st                       Nationals -Barossa

October 22nd                      Nationals Show and Shine – members not attending Nationals – meet Café de Villi – Blair Athol 8.45am – see

October 23rd                       MSCA – Super Sprints – Mallala

November 15th                  General Meeting – Sporting Car Club – 7.30pm for 8.00pm start

November 26th                  Christmas Dinner – Royal Adelaide Golf Club.

 

Socially Speaking – July / August 2022

Sunday, July 24th, 2022

Sixteen members enjoyed our trip to Garden Grove Garden Centre on Sunday July 24th. Some had breakfast, followed by coffee, followed by Lunch!  We were lucky to have Steve the head gardener give us a talk about the new plants in season, the insecticides, indoor plants, roses and natives to plant.  A great morning had by all!

August 21st is a run to Melba’s Chocolate Factory in Woodside. Meet at Burnside Town Hall at 9.30am for a 9.45am departure.

September 18th is the Observation run – Meet at The Feathers Hotel Car park at 9.45am for a 10.00am departure.  Club sponsored BBQ lunch.

October 16th is the Bay to Birdwood.

October 22nd – Nationals Show and shine Day – club members not attending the nationals who would like to attend the day, meet at Café de Villi, Main North Road, Blair Athol at 8.45am so we can all travel together. Cars will be on display only, judging is for National participants.

November 27th – Christmas Dinner – Royal Adelaide Golf Club.

Keep warm and safe.

Margie and Bill

Quick Calendar

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Calendar 2022

July 19th                                General Meeting – Sporting Car Club – 7.30pm for 8.00pm start

July 24th                               Garden Grove Garden Centre -10.00am

August 14th                         MSCA – Super Sprints – Mallala

August 16th                         AGM and General Meeting – Sporting Car Club – 7.30pm for 8.00pm start

August 21st                          Club run – TBA – volunteers?

September 18th                 Observation Run – details TBA

September 20th                 General Meeting – Sporting Car Club – 7.30pm for 8.00pm start

September 25th                 MSCA – Super Sprints – The Bend

October 16th                       Bay to Birdwood

October 19th                       General Meeting – Sporting Car Club – 7.30pm for 8.00pm start

October 21st                       Nationals – Barossa

October 23rd                       MSCA – Super Sprints – Mallala

November 15th                  General Meeting – Sporting Car Club – 7.30pm for 8.00pm start

November 26th                 Christmas Dinner – Royal Adelaide Golf Club.

 

President’s Report June 2022

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

This year’s Weekender was arranged in late May, around Murray Bridge.  The photos above give a tiny insight into the fun we had and the interesting venues we visited.  No doubt these will be added to in later sections of Trak.  Thanks Bill and Margie Berlemon for another wonderful weekender.

Once again at our last meeting there was a great turn up as members came along to get their logbooks signed off before the end of the financial year.  It was particularly pleasing to see the camaraderie that was displayed and the vigorous discussions taking place as members renewed friendships and common inTRests with others they hadn’t seen, due to Covid or not being able to get to meetings for a while.

The night was added to by 2 talks from members on memorabilia (or trips down memory lane).  My thanks go to Kevin Foster and John Tuohy for the efforts they put in in entertaining us.

Our Day of Triumph Mid-Year Trophy Presentation is at Mick O’Shea’s Pub, Hackham, this year on Sunday 26 June.  It will have taken place by the time you are reading this, and we hope you were able to take advantage of the Club’s subsidy and enjoyed the event.

As I’ve mentioned before, we are looking for a commitment from someone to take over running of the Day of Triumph (DOT) from Ian Rigby.  When mentioning this at the last meeting a suggestion was made that perhaps a small group (3 to 4) might be better placed to take over the role.  I believe this is worth considering and so if you would like to be included and contribute to this vital Club role, let Ian (0417 085 083) or me (0438 765 358) know as soon as possible.

Another reminder about the AGM, which is coming up at the August meeting.  A strong Club thrives because of strong participation by members at all levels.  Think about what you might do to contribute to the Club and let us know at the AGM or before.  All members of the Committee are available at any time to chat about our roles.

Some interesting Club events are coming up so check out the social calendar.   I look forward to seeing you in July.

Kind regards,

Peter Davidge (President)

Socially Speaking June / July 2022

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Socially Speaking for July 2022

The weekender went well with 26 Adults and 1 Child attending.  We managed to dodge most of the rain, and all events went ahead!  We visited two car museums – one at Tottness – Classic Car Studio – fabulous place, and one at Mypolonga- Revolution Motor Museum – as well as the Aussie Apricots at Mypolonga. Great places to visit.

June 26th was a club run with the Trophy Presentations from the Day of Triumph.  Meals for members were subsidized by $10.00.  27 Members enjoyed the run and Lunch at Mick O’Shea’s Irish Pub, South Road, Hackham. Peter and Ian presented the Day of Triumph Trophies to the winners for the day. Thanks to Sue and Rory for organising this for us.

July 24th – a visit to Garden Grove Garden Centre – the head gardener is giving us a talk about the latest plants to plant, and what is coming into season.

August – TBA

September 18th – Observation run – details to follow.

October 16th – Bay to Birdwood

October Nationals in the Barossa.

 Club Christmas Dinner is Saturday 26th November at the Royal Adelaide Golf Course.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming events.

Bill and Margie

Quick Calendar – May 2022

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

June 21st        General Meeting – Sporting Car Clubrooms -7.30pm for 8.00pm start

June 26th       Club run and Day of Triumph Trophy Presentations – meet Feathers Hotel 10.00am for 10.30am departure to Mick O’Shea’s Pub, Hackham

 

 

President’s Report – May 2022

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Our May mid week run, the first for almost 2 years, was enjoyed by a small group of enthusiasts.  Bob Kretschmer brought out his lovely TR4A and Stephen Wade his equally superb Stag.   The autumn colours in the Adelaide Hills were brightened by the morning sun as the drive took us through Crafers, Woodside, Nairne and to our lunch destination at the Hahndorf Mill.  On the way we stopped at Green Valley Strawberry farm for morning tea.  All thought this worth another visit, particularly Bob who enjoyed their sticky date pudding.

 

Last meeting Duane Kaak gave a brief presentation on some personal memorabilia related to his Triumph motoring.   I am hoping to continue this whilst members find it interesting.  John Tuohy volunteered to present at the next meeting, and I will again seek further volunteers.  Just to remind everyone, it is intended that presentations are brief and each item should be smallish and could be anything of interest ranging from a stainless-steel bolt to a speeding fine from SA Police.   .

As I am writing, we are 3 days away from the next Berlemon Weekender, this time to Murray Bridge.   Julie and I, together with more than 25 others, are looking forward to another interesting event.

At the last meeting it was announced that we have a volunteer to take over the production of FasTRak from Marg and Dean Bogisch who have been doing it for the last 9 years.   Many thanks to Marg and Dean for holding the fort for so long and to Katherine Bradley, a relatively new member, for taking on one of the most important jobs in the Club.

And that reminds me that we need a firm commitment from someone to take over running of the Day of Triumph (DOT) from Ian Rigby.  This is another vital Club role.  Ian has outlined details for the event in a recent FasTRak.and I know that he will be willing to assist a newcomer in taking over and managing the event.  Let Ian or me know if you’d like to take on the role.

Don’t forget to pay your subs and get your logbooks sorted before 30 June 2022.  And remember the AGM is not far away (August meeting) so start thinking about a position on the Committee.

Check out the social calendar.   I look forward to seeing you in June

Kind regards,

Peter Davidge (President)

Socially Speaking – May 2022

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Congratulations to Dean and Lisa on their Wedding at Lindsay Estate Winery on April 30th.

Lisa arrived in the white 2500 PI Saloon, with a very proud Father-in-law driving her to the wedding.

The weekender is coming up and the plans are in place.  Just now praying for good weather, as the forecast is not so good! We have 27 Adults and 1 Child attending, so it should be a good weekend! Meet at Burnside Town Hall at 9.00 am to depart at 9.15 am.

June 26th is a club run with the Trophy Presentations from the Day of Triumph.  Meals will be subsidized by $10.00 per member. Meet at the Feathers Hotel, Burnside at 10.00 am departing 10.30 am for a run to Mick O’Shea’s Irish Pub, South Road, Hackham.

Please note change of date, due to a clash with an MSCA event.

Also a diary date: Club Christmas Dinner is Saturday 26th November at the Royal Adelaide Golf Course.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming events.

Bill and Margie

President’s Report April 2022

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

What a great day the Day of Triumph was in early April.  Apart from the brilliant weather and fantastic display of cars, we signed up 2 new members (Graham Parrish and Richard Ankers welcome) and had a steady stream of onlookers admiring our cars.  Well done to all who displayed, to the trophy winners, to Ian Rigby who directed the event, to Bill and Margie Berlemon who arranged the Club marquees, to the judges, and to Dean and Marg Bogisch who tallied up the judging sheets.  An especial thankyou  to Caffé Primo sponsors Dino and Lisa Vettese.   This is not only our principal display event for the year but rates highly as an outstanding social event.  Don’t miss it next year!

Following a review of next year’s Budget prior to the last Club meeting , the Committee decided that members subscriptions will remain at $50 pa for 2022/23.  The Treasurer, Alex Smithson, almost received a standing ovation when he announced the news.  He has already sent out renewal notices which will give members adequate time to pay before the 30 June deadline.

In addition to the Budget, the Committee discussed Marque Representatives and considered that the following broadly describes their role:

“The role of marque representatives is to act as conduits for anyone enquiring or seeking advice about any aspect of the category of Triumphs they represent.  They are not experts but rather voluntary facilitators in the timely resolution of all enquiries made by members of the Club and the public.  Being available at Club events and meetings enhances their effectiveness.”

The Committee would welcome any comment on the above description, as it intends to initiate its annual review of nominated marque representatives soon.

Last meeting 4 members gave brief presentations (max. of 2 minutes) on an item of personal memorabilia related to motoring or the Triumph marque.  It was intended that each item should be smallish and could be anything of interest ranging from a stainless-steel bolt to a speeding fine from SA Police.   I would like to repeat this from 3 members at our next meeting and I am seeking the following members to volunteer – Ian Rigby, Garry Buckton, Kevin Foster and Duane Kaak.  Let me know if you can’t do it.

And finally, I am organising a mid-week run to Hahndorf on Wednesday 18 May (the day after our next Club meeting).  Details are as follows:

  • Meet at 10.00am for 10.15am start in the Edinburgh Hotel car park, Mitcham
  • Travel through the autumnal Adelaide Hills for lunch in Hahndorf at 12 noon
  • the Haus Restaurant, is offering a 4-choice main menu for $18pp (yet to be finally confirmed). If this falls through another venue will be arranged.

Please let me know (0438 765 358) if you are planning to come.

Check out the social calendar and I look forward to seeing you in May.

Kind regards,

Peter Davidge (President)