dlivianThings are certainly getting busy in the club and the committee are making sure you have plenty of reasons to use your Mustangs.

Actually not only the committee but other members as well.

Wayne Feneck organised his inaugural “Camel Run” to Wisemans Ferry and Frank Dannaher and Bruce Christ have been organising some mid-week runs for the lucky ones with time off or retired from work.

Of course Matt Jones and Keith Quiney are excelling in their position as Events Co-ordinators as well.

All it takes is an idea and the appropriate enquiries and we have an event.

After all, that is how the Anniversary Pony Round-Up at Vineyard started in 1994; and what a perfect segway to the forthcoming Round-Up.

The Vineyard Hotel is supporting us again on April 12 with the venue, $10 lunch voucher for each Mustang, PA system and the Bungee Run and Jumping Castle for the kids (large and small!).

The trophies are back to the regular classes following an expanded range for the 50th last year, but with the addition of a late model class.

You don’t have to be there at the crack of dawn as it is a casual day to celebrate the Pony’s 51st birthday.

9 am will be fine with the presentation around 3pm.

We will also invite the regional chapter delegates for a quick meeting during the Round-Up to get an update from them as to their activities and update them on procedures.

The Mustang Club has enjoyed great support of many of our events by Shannons Insurance and we have a wonderful relationship with their State Manager, Tony O’Donnell.

Well, all that has changed! Tony has retired from Shannons and handed the reigns to Brett Williams. I have invited Brett and Tony to the March general meeting to meet the members and continue this great relationship, so if attending please be on your best behaviour!
I asked the members at the last meeting if they would like some entertainment before or after the meeting and they thought it was a good idea. Alan Vella offered to show his impression of male stripper, “Magic Mike”, but was shut down very quickly.

We hope to show some short Mustang videos before and after the meeting but if you anything appropriate let me know.

The Nationals are in Adelaide this Easter and I wish safe travels to the members who are going over for either the social or competitive aspect.

With regards to our Nationals in 2017 we are in the fortunate position to have options.

Alan Vella and Phil Preston have put forward Wollongong and Michael Pentecost, Ace Mathews and the Western chapter have a proposal for Mt Panorama, Bathurst.

It is always good to have options and the committee will assess and advise in due course.

Thank you to both parties for your efforts.

Finally, long-time member Trish Lean is experiencing some health issues and we wish her, Les and their family the best. Our thoughts are with you.

Until next we meet, enjoy those Mustangs.

David Livian