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President’s Report November / December 2021

Monday, January 10th, 2022

PRESIDENT’S REPORT – November / December 2021

Well what a month November has been!  And it’s not over yet!  We’ve tried a couple of different things and they seem to have worked so we are finishing off the year on a high and celebrating with our Back to the Fairway, Christmas Dinner at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club.

I’m pleased to report after many anxious moments on my part, that the Run to Monarto Safari Park on Saturday 13 November went well.  Members who attended were treated to a club subsidy and group discount that may not be available again soon.  The 25 attendees enjoyed the food, gift shop, information provided by the volunteers, the animals and fortunately the weather.  The Park is a major conservation area, and we were blown away by the Lion Cage, impressed by the feeding of the Giraffes and fortunate to see 15 month old white rhino, Esche, before she unexpectedly died about 10 days later.

At the last meeting, Club co-founder Tony Case and long-time member Vin Anderson provided some observations on what it was like to be a member in the very early days of TSOA(SA).  This not only encouraged members who we hadn’t seen for many meetings (Bob Anderson, Geoff Bills, Helmut Liepe, Bill McGuiness, Geoff Mount from Tasmania) but entertained the usual attendees with tales of enthusiasm, fast driving, roll overs and other antics that were possible back in the mid 1960’s/early 1970’s.  It was of course noted that traffic was much lighter then and there were no RBT stations or speed cameras to spoil one’s driving pleasure.  Most of us remembered!  And of course on stage were Vin;s white TR3A which he has owned for 50 years and Margaret Anderson’s immaculately original green Stag which Bob steadfastly refused to sell.  It took me a few days to recover from the buzz of it all!

I now look forward to our Christmas dinner at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club on Saturday 26 November.  It should be all over by the time you receive this FastTrak and 60 attendees will have had an enjoyable and memorable time.  Thanks go to Sue Gibson for her negotiations with the caterers, her menu development, cranking up the numbers, the table allocations and successfully getting us Back to the Fairway.

Thanks also to the Committee for your efforts so far this year and for all those members who have assisted with proceedings or attended meetings and other activities over the past 6 months.  We rely on all members to continue the momentum of the Club into its 57th year.

And finally have an enjoyable Christmas with friends and relatives.  Stay away from anyone from NSW, Victoria and the ACT and return safely to Club meetings and activities in 2022.

Kind regards,

Peter Davidge, President

Quick Calendar

Monday, January 10th, 2022

Quick Calendar

January 2022

Tuesday 18th     18th Informal Club Meeting  ***CANCELLED DUE TO COVID***

Saturday 22nd     Ice Cream Run – meet Super Cheap, 69 Port Road, Thebarton at 7.00pm (we hope to have a new run, depending on time, and will finish at Noonies at Semaphore)   ***CANCELLED DUE TO COVID***

February 2022

Sunday 13th      All Britsh Day, Echunga