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LAST UPDATED 03/05/2013

174th Lions Pride Members General meeting on 11th April, 2013 at Alvie Hall Mt Waverley 8pm

OPENING: The meeting was called by John O’Sullivan at 8pm

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

APOLOGIES: Tracey Robertson, Brad Rundell, Adrian Hem, John Bennett, Ron Jones, Jamie Lane, Guy Fiore and Joseph Borg.

READING OF THE LAST MINUTES: Minutes of the last meeting was read by Tess and seconded by Joe and Rhonda.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Dave mentioned we have a healthy bank we had costs for clothing of $358.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE REPORT ON PAST AND UPCOMING EVENTS:

Sunday 14th April 2013 Federation of Vintage and Classic car picnic to be held at Pakenham racecourse. Start 10am free entry.

April 21st 2013. Dave gave us a run down on the format for the mystery run. Meeting point is at One Stop Brake Shop 5/1271 Ferntree Gully Rd Scoresby at 9.30 for a debriefing. The drive is around 2hr taking in beautiful scenery and there will be a sausage sizzle afterwards. Cost will be $10 per car. Trophies awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and wooden spoon.

Sunday 28th April 2013 Cruden Farm Classic Car Display (Family Fun Day) Dame Elizabeth Murdoch’s property with the proceeds going to Mental Health Cost $15 entrance.

May 19th 2013 RACV/AOMC Cavalcade to Seymour with meeting point to be at Donnybrook service station further details to come.

27th October 2013 is the Motor Classica at Exhibition buildings and we hope to have our cars on display on the Sunday if possible.

GENERAL BUSINESS

Letter of thanks from Leo Pruneau for his appreciation for his honorary membership of LPHCC. A thankyou and update from Ron Jones and he hopes to back with us soon.

Rare Spares loyalty card are available from the front table after the meeting 10% discount for club members. Thanks to Jon and Rob.

21st April 2013 the FC/FE 5th Victorian State titles to be held at Moorabbin Airport.

May 26th Winton Historics at Winton Motor Raceway at Benalla. Motorbikes and cars on display and this also is an excellent event for all enthusiasts.

Tess mentioned the badges have arrived and are ready for collection please see her after the meeting.

Uluru later in the year John gave a brief description of the itinerary and he will inform us further in the next newsletter.

Our visitors were welcomed and encouraged to give us a brief report of their cars.

We are pleased to announce that Jackson Milsome raised $2000 and we thank you all for your wonderful support. Congratulations to Jackson and well done.

Geoff McAlpine gave us a report about the All Holden Day in Dandenong on April 7th. We intend to make this an official club event for 2014.

Rhonda notified us that the International motor show has been cancelled.

June 8th 9th 10th (Queens Birthday weekend) HD/ HR Nationals are to be held in Mt. Gambier. FB/ EK Nationals will also be held on this weekend at Wangaratta.

Raffle Winners.

Lance has a full range of clothing including items for winter. Please see him for all your needs after the meeting.

DOUG’S SWAP MEETS

14th April Lancefield swap meet at Lancefield Park

20th April Echuca Swap meet at Echuca Harness Raceway

21st April Melton swap meet at TAB CORP Park Melton

19th May 2013 Ballarat swap meet at Ballarat Racecourse.

MEETING CONCLUSION: 9pm

The next General Meeting will be held at 7.30pm Thursday 9th May 2013 at Alvie Hall

 

 

                                                                 

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Giday All,

It’s a bit of a shock to realize that May is here already and autumn's happening all around us. The passage of time is relentless and seems to accelerate with each passing year. I hope these few pages find you well and enjoying that special Holden......there's certainly been ample opportunities of late. Much has been happening within the automotive world and the Club......

Despite the cooler conditions members have been out and about.....the recent "Club Rally" proved to be a great event. The day required a considerable amount of organization and I thank Dave and Kym for their effort in making it happen. The Cruden Farm, "family day out'' was another enjoyable day. Several members were seen at the FE-FC State Titles and others generously gave of their time on ANZAC Day to help transport veterans. There has also been a Ladies Weekend Away....... an event which I have absolutely no inside information on.....probably a good thing....all things considered. As always, "Lions Pride” endeavors to provide various opportunities for members to enjoy their cars but in the end it’s up to you.

As you are no doubt aware, the Club Run to Central Australia draws closer and final details are now in place for this 5000 KM road trip. The starting point is Mannum, SA, on Monday Sept. 9th and the event will finish at the same place on Thursday Sept. 26th. Overnight stops include Port Augusta, Woomera, Coober Pedy, Kulgera and Roxby Downs among others We have organized to stay at Uluru for 5 nights before commencing the return journey. The focus has been to make this journey as accessible as possible by including several two night stops and minimizing daily traveling distances. Many of you have shown interest in this event but find themselves to be time challenged.......it is possible to do just part of the event or simply travel one way as several of you have already arranged. If you haven't had the opportunity before, this event will allow you to experience a little more of this great country........if you've already been there then you can’t help but want to return.........well, that's how it works with me anyway! If you’re interested come and have a chat and yes, we are taking the Club banner for that all important photo at The Rock.

In conclusion, Lions Pride NSW are organizing our next get together. This event will take place over the 2014 ANZAC Day long weekend at Bathurst, NSW and will include a daytrip to Jenolan Caves. Those of you who participated in last years event will be keen to build on what was great weekend and a significant milestone in the history of this great Club. If any of you folk from NSW wish to join our little run to the Centre you would be most welcome.

 

Until Next Time,

John

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