Vice President’s Report – February 2023

Our esteemed president, Peter Davidge, and wife Julie are currently in Melbourne, finalising
arrangements for their permanent move there in the next few months. Peter and Julie’s daughters
all live in Melbourne with their families, so this is a natural move, and we all wish them well for the
next phase of their lives. Peter will be continuing as President until our AGM in August, and will be
keeping an active role in TSOA until then.

Our club is continuing to prosper, with 15 new members having joined since the August AGM. This
is quite an achievement and has kept our Membership Secretary and Historic Registrar, Ian Rigby,
very busy. Ian is also incredibly busy at work, and has now handed over organisation of the Day of
Triumph to Dean Berlemon. Thanks, Dean, for taking on this very important role in our club. Ian has
booked Civic Park at Modbury for Sunday 15th October, and so please put this date in your diary.
No-one can say they did not get plenty of advanced notice.

At this month’s meeting we heard the exciting news from Bill and Margie about this year’s
Weekender on the 26th and 27th May in the Riverland. This is always a very popular event and is
great fun and great value. Get in quick, and I guarantee you will have a good time.
TSOA had a great turnout of members to the MSCA Picnic Day on Sunday 26th February. Thanks
as always to the tireless team of Bill and Margie for organising the run and lunch. I was unable to
attend due to a prior commitment, but understand it was a great success.

Next Sunday is All British Day, and our club representative on the ABD Committee, Geoff Ellis, has
put in a huge amount of work on our club’s behalf to help make this huge event a continuing success.
TSOA has a large number of vehicles registered for the day, and I am sure we will be very prominent
as usual at this great event. Thanks Geoff for all your work on ABD Committee over several years.
For those members who do not have a car on display, come along anyway during the day as a
spectator and see the incredibly wide range of British vintage and classic cars at Echunga Ovals
next Sunday.

We hope to have some cars on stage for the next few meetings. I encourage all members to get
involved with our club, by attending normal club meetings and runs/social events. Lawrie and Kaye
Placing are organising a mid-week lunch in March (details below), and there is a club event almost
every month, that we would love to see more members attend.

Finally, I understand that the Victorian organisers of the TSOA Nationals 2023 will be contacting all
registrants in the next week or two with further information and accommodation booking procedures.
I understand that there are almost 100 registrants, and all should get their first choice of
accommodation. No action is required prior to receiving their email.

Kind Regards,
Alex Smithson
Vice President

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