President’s Thoughts for September 2011

The new club year begins, and in reflection I would once again thank all those club and committee members who helped make the last year so successful.

Thanks goes to Rick Staehr for accepting the committee position of Competition Secretary and also filling in and assisting in publishing our TRAK magazine for the next couple of months while Richard is away on holidays, it is good to welcome a new enthusiastic member to our committee. Congratulations Rick.

While on the subject I would thank the retiring committee member Trevor Lindsay for his efforts as competition secretary over the last two years.

While the AGM is over and the new Committee has been established, if you have any skills or aspirations as club Treasurer or Social secretary there could be an opportunity next year, but in the mean time you could gain a year’s experience working with the current incumbent, a great opportunity – think about it and if you are interested or speak to Peter, Sue or myself.

Three important dates for your diaries for September :

1. The Day of Triumph Sunday September the 11th – Not only is this a great picnic day for all members to attend and mingle with fellow Triumph owners, but it is a tremendous opportunity to promote our marque at this fantastic venue, so polish your car and come and enjoy the day.

2. The General meeting Tuesday September 20th we will have 3 special “Triumphant Italians” on stage, prancing horses ranging from 1965 to 2005 models, so come along and enjoy the noise.

3. The Bay to Birdwood breakfast Sunday the 20th on Dequetteville Tce  @ 9.00am – BBQ provided but BYO food.

For full details refer further in the magazine.

Our AGM was also a special event celebrating the 50th birthday of the TRIUMPH TR4, August 1961. The stage and tables were suitably decorated by Rick and Maree Staehr and there were three highly polished great looking examples of the TR4 for the full house to admire.

Thanks to Richard Bingham, Bill Jones and Steve Hutchinson for bringing their cars in for the night and joining in the celebrations.

Till we meet again

John Sampson

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