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LAST UPDATED 06/11/2012

169th Lions Pride Members General Meeting 11th Oct 2012 at Alvie Hall Mt Waverley 8pm.

Apologies:

Dave Britton, Tess Schouw, Brad Rundell, John Malone, John Richards, John Bennett, Joe and Cheryl, Dave and Jane Worthington, Mathew Wilson, Owen

Minutes from Last Meeting

Read by Scott Sigmont – 2nd by Geoff

Treasury Report - Dave Slater

 Good financial position after payment of upcoming bills: Alvie Hall booking for next year – book well in advance to secure cheap rate. Public Liability – approx $600.

Social Committee Gerard Bilston

Reports back from Doug and Vicki that venue for Hazelwood Car and Bike show scheduled for Sunday 28 th October has been rain affected and is unsuitable to host Lions Pride vehicles. Lions Pride has been offered an allocation in 2012 RACV Motorclassica at the Royal Exhibition Building up to 10 vehicles for Saturday 27th Oct 2012. Registration forms need to be completed tonight. Eight members have registered interest in attending. Registration is required tonight for Sandown Classic 11th November.

Upcoming Events/Runs as per Calendar

Swap Meets

Doug ran through up coming swap meets:

Membership Officer Kym Britton

Bunnings has been booked for 2013 Jan 27th and Nov 23rd. Lions Pride Stubby Holders are available @ $10 each. Lions Pride Jackets x 11 off have been ordered @ $220 each. Dave Slater has agreed that the jackets be subsidized by the club @$45 each to bring the cost down to $175 each. The subsidy would be extended only to those that place orders with Kym at tonight’s meeting.

Editor Rhonda Bilston

Don’t forget to provide contributions for the upcoming newsletter.

General Business

John O’Sullivan read letter of appreciation from Lions Pride Club N.S.W. regarding the success of the Echuca Moama weekend. Lions Pride will endeavor to host annual or bi-annual events in future to maintain interaction between clubs. Next interstate meeting is proposed for Jenolan Caves/Bathurst. Graeme gave a recommendation for Lake Goldsmith Steam and Vintage Rally 100th Anniversary Beaufort Sunday 4th Nov 2012. Neil has transmissions/parts for Holden and Chev. 3 Speed HT Monaro auto transmission and parts give away and for sale. Peter mentioned Herald Sun posters are available for Holden Winners and Ford Bathurst Winners @$50 ea or $200 framed. Elliot provided feedback of Echuca Moama weekend. Recognition to all contributors who organized Echuca Moama, a success. Gwen told us about NZ Forklifts Bathurst entry sponsored by Shannons finishing in top 20. Macca talked about Lardner Park being a great success even though the weather was fair. Adrian spoke about Euroa car meet at Euroa Secondary College. Good show with excellent amenities. Chrissie made a suggestion that there should be more Lions Pride Café Meets. Specific meets can be brought to the attention of the social committee. John O’Sullivan gave glowing endorsement of Bowden detailing products. Thanks to Dan Bowden - Autobarn in Narre Warren have offered Lions Pride 10% discount store wide. Lions Pride are encouraged to support local businesses.

Raffle Drawn – 3 Winners drawn

Meeting Declared Closed 9:30pm

The next General Meeting will be at 7.30pm on Thursday 8th November 2012 at Alvie Hall

 

                                                                 

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G'Day All,

Welcome to the November edition. Daylight savings has begun and summer rapidly approaches. The

automotive world beckons us with its many distractions.....just love this time of year. It’s definitely time to

fire up that classic Holden and get amongst it.

Editorial deadline dictates that this column be submitted prior to this year’s 'Motorclassica' event.

This three day automotive feast is "The Australian International Concours d'Elegance and Classic Motor Show"

......... just in case you were wondering! Thanks to Gerard’s efforts, 'Lions Pride' has been invited to

participate in 'The Picnic with the Classics', which takes place at Museum Plaza, just outside The Royal

Exhibition Building. It’s a great opportunity for the Club and I hope you seized the moment and enjoyed being

part of this unique motoring event.

Another great event that's upon us once again is Historic Sandown........I mentioned that this is

a great time of year, didn't I. The Club has a record entry of 35 vehicles and tickets will be available at the

next MGM for those who have pre registered their interest. ........No tickets are available on the day as display

space is strictly limited. Please contact me IMMEDIATELY if you’re interested but unregistered. I remind all

members that Club uniform is the preferred manner of dress at these major events......Lance can help you

with any further questions. Please note that we meet at the Sandown Park Hotel at 07.45am for a 08.00am

departure and that we must enter as a group.

As previously mentioned the automotive calendar currently provides us with many opportunities.

However, I would just like to reflect for a moment on recent events, namely the Echuca weekend. Amongst

these pages you will find a letter from Mark, the NSW Club President, sharing some thoughts about the

weekend and future directions. I was heartened to read his words as they quietly reflect my own hopes and

ambitions for the future. Echuca was a great weekend and hopefully is just the beginning of a renewed

relationship between the two clubs.....we have so much in common and there’s great potential to develop

and explore. Having Graham, Jamie and Steve, as three founding members of "Lions Pride'', talk to us about

those early times provided a great sense of history and perspective to the occasion ....thanks for making the

effort guys. It was a pleasure to hear Mark and Keith from NSW relate their Club’s story ......the evening, the

whole weekend passed by all too quickly.

I'm enthused by the NSW proposal to organize a get together in early 2014 near the Jenolan Caves region

west of Sydney. As an additional bonus, there just happens to be a certain famous stretch of public road

nearby which the Monaro would just love to explore..........it’s a no brainer really.

Until Next Time,

John