Well here I am again, in the driver’s seat.
As I said in my acceptance speech following a long and hard campaign trail I am happy to hold the President’s position for 1, 2 or 3 years, but would be just as happy to see someone step up and have a go on the committee with the aim in mind to depose me.
We have a great and highly respected club here and it is due to the enthusiastic members within and I am proud to have served on the committee to do my part in making it so.
The Mustang Club has been a big part of my life for the past 23 years, with all but 3 of those years on the committee.
In the early days I went along to nearly every event we were invited to…and a few we weren’t.
I remember being asked to bring a few of my Mustangs along to the All Ford Day in 1988 and 1989 to make up the numbers, 25 or so from memory. Now we get 60 to 80 tickets and still turn away entrants!
Over the years though priorities change and along came a wife, my own business and the family.
I am editor of the magazine for my CAMS affiliated motorsport club, Southern Sporting Car Club, MOCA (NSW) Council of Motor Club delegate with Ken Buckland and was MOCA (NSW) National Delegate with Eddie until last month.
Yes, I have a very understanding wife and every second Tuesday when I see her I tell her that!
The rewards are great. Seeing so many members enjoy the camaraderie at a meeting or run, the smiles on their face when a 3 year restoration nets them a trophy, or just cruising down the road on the way to wherever, makes it all worthwhile.
It couldn’t happen without the committee. It would be very easy to sit back and say ‘I am too busy’. We all are.
Welcome to the following new members (I see some potential office bearers in there…..):