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LAST UPDATED 03/06/2013

175th Lions Pride Members General meeting on 9th May 2013 at Alvie Hall Mt Waverley 8pm

OPENING: The meeting of the Lion’s Pride Holden Car Club was called to order by John O’Sullivan at 8pm

PRESENT: Those present including new members as per sign in book.

APOLOGIES: Don and Chris Ridgeway, Jo and Cheryl Attard, John Richards, Judy and Neil Hay, Jamie Chisholm, David and Jane Worthington, Graeme Rankin and Ron Jones.

READING OF THE LAST MINUTES: Minutes of the last meeting read by Tess and Seconded by Lance Baker and Geoff Fitzpatrick.

TREASURERS REPORT: Dave Slater mentioned that our outgoing costs for the purchase of clothing of $300 leaving a healthy bank balance.


• Saturday 11th May 2013 - A club run to the Gippsland Vehicle Collection in Maffra currently running a Theme of the 60’s. Meeting place is McDonald Clyde Road Berwick at 7.45am leaving at 8am sharp.

• Sunday 19th May 2013 - RACV/AOMC Cavalcade to Seymour with meeting point at Donnybrook Truck Stop (Melway Ref 367 C5) at 8.15am for an 8.30am departure or the Olinda Creek Hotel Lilydale at 7.45am for an 8.00am departure.

• Saturday 15th June 2013 - Club Bowling evening at Chadstone Bowl beginning at 6.30pm cost $25.

• Saturday 13th July2013 – AGM Please keep this date free as all members are expected to attend.

• 18th August 2013 - Bendigo All Holden Day this is an official club run which a worthwhile day out. Meeting

place will be at the lake at Bendigo for departure to racecourse.


• Our sincere sympathies go to Jamie Chisholm and Geoff Fitzpatrick on the passing of their mothers.

• Anzac Day Jeff McAlpine was involved in the delivery of Diggers and he managed to get a few minutes of air time on TV.

• Kym Britton Membership Officer mentioned that Membership Renewal Forms must contain all current information. Any adjustments to your address, phone number or contacts needs to forwarded to Kym so we are completely up to date with information on all members.

• Gwen and John Richards are displaying both their FE cars at the Atrium display at Fishermans Bend.

• GUEST SPEAKER Mr. John Fenner. John game us a wonderful run down of the memories and opportunities that he experienced during his time working at GMH.

• Raffle Winners drawn


• May 11th May Geelong Swap meet to be held at Geelong Showgrounds

• May 19th Ballarat Swap meet to be held at Ballarat Showgrounds

• 16th June Mornington swap meet rear Karingal Shopping centre


The next General meeting will be held at 8pm on Thursday 13th June 2013 at Alvie Hall.



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Gidday All,

I hope that this June edition finds you well and managing to keep warm. The coming of winter signals a quieter period in the world of the motoring enthusiast. However, the last few weeks have seen a strong presence of Club members at various events throughout the state....I always take great pride in knowing that the Club banner is on display and that members are out and about enjoying their Holden's. At a time when the local industry is under so much pressure its crucial that our heritage is on display and also on the road!!!

At the May MGM we were once again fortunate to welcome John Fenner as our guest speaker. As Holden enthusiasts it's a privilege to speak with people who have spent their working lives within the Holden family. John started at GM-H as a 16 year old and went on to qualify as an engineer ....he spent most of his time at Fishermans Bend before moving across to Dandenong as Plant manager.......he was at Dandenong until the factory was eventually closed for the second and final time......a most historic period indeed! John is an automotive enthusiast who enjoys his Land Rovers and is an active member of the Jaguar Club and is currently restoring a XK120, he is often to be seen at events that we support and is always up for a chat. John has been kind enough to donate several items to the Club and, while I appreciate his generosity, it's his time which I value most. "Lions Pride" is most fortunate to have an association with both John and Leo who give freely of their time and just love to talk cars.

As recently advised the Club's AGM will be held at the "Mulgrave Community Centre" on Sat. 13th. July, besides a committee election there will be an auction that has traditionally been our annual fundraiser. Any automotive memorabilia or objects of interest which you could donate or put a reserve on would be most greatly appreciated. This event is always a great night so make sure you get along dressed as a pirate and get into the spirit of the occasion. I ask all of you to keep this night free as your vote is important in choosing the new committee. Four members of the current committee will not be standing for reelection's a time of great change for "Lions Pride" and I ask all you to consider helping this great Club by nominating for a position.......its your time to finally DO SOMETHING about the future.

Until Next Time,