President’s Report March 2022

PRESIDENT’S REPORT – March 2022

It was such a relief to resume meetings again in March following our last meeting in November 2021.  Despite some rustiness the meeting went relatively smoothly and our new barman Jordan, replacing Stan, slipped into his new role with great fluidity.  I was particularly pleased to see a few members indicate an interest in taking on a couple of roles crucial to the ongoing running of the Club.

Prior to our main meeting the Committee met to discuss running the Day of Triumph (DOT) and the range of trophies on offer.  The Committee agreed that the DOT should be our biggest show day of the year and provide an opportunity to

  • recognise and encourage the quality of owned and restored Triumph cars
  • proudly display members’ cars and market membership of TSOA to the public
  • allow Club members to observe and discuss a broad range of quality restorations across the marque

Concours and Pride of Ownership categories allow this to happen, but there is a big effort in putting it on, so we want as many members as possible to participate on Sunday 3 April.  Come along, get involved, show us your car, talk to other members about their cars and ENJOY.  You won’t regret it!  And as a bonus, I believe Dino and Lisa Vitesse, once again, are offering Primo meal vouchers to attendees.

Bill and Margie have a busy social calendar planned for April and are in the final stages of arranging for our annual Weekender in late May.  Check all that out in their report but make sure you register ASAP for the Weekender as bookings are going crazy!  A mid-week run (on a Wednesday) is being considered for May/June and details will be provided at the next meeting.

As an aside, Julie and I went to the opening of the new Information Centre at Monarto Safari Park earlier this week.  What a world class park we have on our doorstep just south of Murray Bridge.  Some members enjoyed a subsidised visit to Monarto in early November 2021 and a day’s visit is planned for the Nationals in October 2022.

Alex Smithson has got action for the 2022 Nationals underway again with great support from interstate.  The Committee is optimistic (but cautious) that the event will go ahead this year and has established a wait list to ensure that accommodation spaces are fully utilized.  Members who have not already booked but wish to be considered should contact Alex for details and ask to be placed on the wait list.

And for those members who volunteered at the last meeting, please bring along your item of memorabilia to April’s meeting prepared to talk about it for a maximum of 2 minutes.

To all members and your families, stay safe.  I look forward to seeing you in April.

Kind regards,

Peter Davidge (President)

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