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Lions Pride H olden Car Club Inc 165rd general meeting June 14 th 2012 .

Apologies

John Richards, Tess and Peter, David Slater, Lance, Jamie Chisholm, John and Rob (VH Commodores)

No Minutes from Last Meeting

No Treasury Report

Mention of upcoming A.G.M. at Mulgrave Community Centre Saturday 28th July 2012 Committee election Members to donate any automotive memorabilia or objects of interest Dress as a movie character and get into the spirit of the occasion Food is provided but members are encouraged to bring a dessert plate.

Upcoming Events

8th August – Maffra Open Day

2nd September – Father’s Day Run at Moe / Weekend @ Euroa / Bathurst

22/23rd September – Echuca/Moama Weekend – Already 60-65 people

Saturday – Holden Museum Saturday Night – Shuttle Bus from Shady River Caravan Park to Hotel Function Room

Sunday Night – BBQ

November – Sandown Historics – Now taking Bookings

General Business

Jeff discussed visit to the Holden Plant in Port Melbourne to the visitors centre, display centre and engine plant. Previously the Holden Sporting Car Club was invited from 9.30am – 12pm. Social Committee to liaise with Holden regarding a possible date for Lions Pride Holden Tour Gwen mentioned that Gary & Warren Smith Holden Oakleigh have expressed interest in Lions Pride having Vehicle Display and Meeting on premises. Social Committee to review possible date. John announced the distribution of Shannon’s Rego Log Book and A.O.M.C. Handbook Covers – One per club rego free to members Dave announced the distribution of New Lions Pride Club Meet number plate covers – One per member free – additional plates $10 each

Visitors

David – made contact at Phillip Island Historics – currently restoring an HJ ute.

Peter – new recruit – formerly owned ’53 FJ Holden. Now has fully restored HD Holden.

Steve – 1981 white Statesman Caprice – Restored 1978 HZ Sedan 1972 HQ – new Project

New Items

Lyle announced his new business – Parts on Hand – Automotive Spare Parts Direct supply of Oricom 2 way Radios @$175 ea Recommended Retail $225 ea. Elliot – presented Bowdens detailing products and Donations from Dan Bowden for AGM. Purchase Bowdens products direct on internet of via autobarn to support Lions Pride/Bowden affiliation. Macka – Reported back on FB/FC/EK Nationals meet at Mt. Gambia last weekend. Kym – Mentioned her visit to the Auto Museum in Hamilton and prospective meet there – Proprietor Glen Campi Kym Distributed Membership renewal forms – payments due on or before A.G.M. to avoid being struck from email and newsletter member lists.

Nomination by Gwen and seconded proposal for Lions Pride to donate $20 to Melina’s Jump Rope for Heart fund raiser.

Nomination by Gwen and seconded by Geoff proposal for Lions Pride to Donate $50 for “Chips” Fearon’s Charity Cancer

Run

Meeting Declared Closed

 

A View From The Top "

G'Day All,

Just returned from a great drive to the Maffra Auto Museum ,where KB dropped of the EK , which is entered into the Holden exhibition which runs till October .We traveled on back roads from Moe and enjoyed a scenic drive across some interesting stretches of bitumen........it had also stopped raining for the first time in two days....... bonus ! I reckon "Lions Pride" needs to support this special event and Macca .

The shortest day of the year is now behind us and we can all enjoy an extra minute of light per day....that's 7 minutes per week which is half an hour per month....not that I'm counting or anything ! Despite being in the darkest depths of winter , much has been happening around the Club, we've even managed to enjoy a couple of terrific runs.

Those of you who took a chance on the weather and supported the runs to "Historic Winton" and Alexandra for the "Truck and Ute Show " were certainly rewarded with two wonderful days of automotive indulgence . The drive out of the Yarra Valley through Yea and Maindample and across to the Hume is a personal favorite and it certainly didn't  disappoint ....... Jon and Rob and their pair of handsome VH SL/E 's were welcome guests on our run to Alexandra .

The AGM is almost upon us and I request that all members attend this special occasion and support " Lions Pride ." The Club is covering the cost of a Pizza and light refreshments as a small token of appreciation to all .........As far as the committee is concerned , Cheryl will not be nominating for re-election . She has been Club Secretary for the past 4 years during a period of considerable growth for " Lions Pride. " Cheryl, your contribution has been greatly appreciated and I certainly respect your desire to focus on other matters at this time....... good luck ! I ask all members to consider their options regarding committee positions........it is absolutely essential for the future of our Club that the membership does not become too complacent and simply leave everything to somebody else........get involved because this is YOUR CLUB !!!!

As mentioned at the June MGM, "Bowdens Own" have joined us as a new Club sponsor . I welcome this development and its a privilege to be associated with a local organization responsible for such high quality product . I appreciate Elliot's foresight in recognizing the possibilities of this association and the effort he has put into developing it to this stage . Elliot's informative product presentation certainly raised awareness of the alternatives to the well known imported range of car care products . A quick search online will confirm the Bowden's family commitment to the restoration and perseveration of our motorsport heritage...... their QLD museum is home to the Beechey Monaro and Brock's A9X among many others. These vehicles are much more than static displays , they are driven and enjoyed at events all over the country, just as they were all those years ago . The Bowden's originally developed product for their own use and over time the range has expanded and is now commercially available . Dan has provided the Club with product for our AGM Auction as well as information regarding just what's  available.... "Bowdens Own" premium car care products can be purchased online or at Autobarn . Dan has also arranged a 10 % discount for Club members across the entire range of product at a particular store.......more info soon. I believe " Lions Pride " and " Bowdens Own " are a good 'fit'.....we share a passion for our Australian heritage and are only interested in using the very best products on our vehicles .....

I would like to take this opportunity to wish both Duncan and Matt a speedy return to good health after your recent  stay in hospital........if there is anything the Club can help with please don't hesitate to ask......

Until Next Time,

John

 

 

 

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