Presidents Report - October 2017

dlivianLast meeting, we welcomed more members who achieved 20 years of continuous membership and Greg Fisher was there to accept his and his wife, Inge’s.
It seems there are more and more achieving this landmark which is a testament to our club and its members.

We must be doing something right.

Photo: Greg Fisher receiving the 20 year badge on behalf of himself and wife Inge – long term residents of Sydney but now resident in Port Macquarie.

The indicator as to the positive direction of our club is the growing numbers attending the mid-week “Traffic Dodger” runs. These are an excellent initiative for retired members, or those with flexible jobs who can attend and enjoy the company of similar members in uncrowded venues.

greg fisherThe “Coffee and Cars” events are of a similar format with some attending for a few hours early in the morning leaving time afterwards for family or sporting commitments.

What we have here is evolution. The club is evolving to suit what the members want.
Of course, we will still have the traditional runs and car shows but we, and other car clubs, are evolving to provide our members with what they need to get maximum enjoyment out of their Mustangs.

The Spring Fling at Linnwood House was a new event on our calendar which was very well attended, and I appreciate that. Club member and Merrylands RSL CEO Bryn Miller (check out the cover of this magazine) put in me in contact with Dorothy from Linnwood House to join them at their open day to help promote the House as they do not get any support from the Council.

I had very little response from the other American car clubs I invited but 50 Mustangs attended, with their drivers, as well as an XK140 Jaguar, Ford Prefect in survivor condition and an old Chev. The day was very enjoyable and relaxing with no organisation needed by the club, just park your stunning Mustangs and look great, which we did.

We have also decided to use the Linnwood House grounds for our State Concours next year as it has ample parking, great shade and hardstand area for the ramps and judging.

The Muster and Christmas party will still be at Holroyd Gardens but this way we spread the love within the area.

We have also decided to donate $500 to the “Friends of Linnwood House” to keep it going.

While on donations, we also topped up charities supported by the Central Coast and Canberran chapters, as well as $1000 for the Stroke Foundation, as requested by Jeanette Francis.

All in all the club is going well. We had a great general meeting in September, entertaining and informative, and a huge one organised for October.

We have lots of excuses for you to use your Mustang coming up.

I’m in the US at the moment so your VP, Malcolm McEwen, will conduct proceedings at the off-site GM at SuperCheap Auto in October.

Enjoy your Mustang, cheers,