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August 2019

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Club Captain’s Report A short report this month, as you will have read the Chairman’s Report where I have mentioned Martin is currently in hospital quite unwell. Thank you to everyone who have sent emails, texts and telephone calls wishing him well, it is so much appreciated. John Stokes’ Veteran meetings continue with good attendance and they cover really interesting topics at their meetings. So, if you are interested in Veterans, do come along and join John’s group who meet on the second Saturday each month. Last month’s Motorcycle section had a disappointment in that the booked speaker cancelled a few days beforehand. However, the good news is, that the helicopter jet engine powered motorcycle will make an appearance a bit later in the year. So, the boys had a meeting of yarns, a short movie about a race across Paris and a lot of general chat. The Midweek Tourers continue with good attendances. I believe they went to the new Knight & Dickey Transport Museum in Waiuku. The Motorcycle section monthly run opened its door as usual to everyone as it was the winter trip to Kaiaua for Fish ‘n Chips. 70 motorcycles joined us plus 15 club eligible cars, a great turnout and the weather was kind. It was good to see members from Thames, Katikati and Waihi join us. A good time to catch up with old members who have now moved out of the district. Club night we welcomed along Greg Terrill, one of the organisers of the 2021 International Rally. I believe he clarified some of the members questions and went back with a few worthwhile notes of comments from our members. Finally, July ended with the monthly Club run, which was plotted by Ken & Annette Foot. Apologies that I couldn’t be there, but had to keep Martin company. By all accounts it was a very pleasant run enjoyed by 15 vehicles, including 2 motorcyclists on a journey from Pakuranga, passing Cockle and Melons Bays, Flat Bush, Alfriston to Hunua (Ponga Road) and finally finishing at Urban Soul Café in Karaka. Thank you Ken & Annette for plotting this run. August’s monthly run is the nationwide run for Cancer Research – Daffodil Day Run, so please make sure you put this date in your diaries – Sunday 25th August. There is a compulsory entry fee, which we donate to Cancer Research, plus what other monies we fundraise. Please get behind the events the Branch organises for this worthwhile cause as there wouldn’t be anyone who hasn’t been touched by cancer one way or another. Tracey and Stephen Winterbottom have plotted what appears to be a run with lots of fun attached and we are finishing again at the Sir Edmund Hillary Retirement Village as they made a special request to have the Branch and its vehicles back again. We were a major hit last year with the residents having been talking about it ever since and another opportunity to fundraise some more money too. Finally, I would like to thank Warwick Darrow and Robin Elliott who volunteered after the AGM to join our merry band on the Committee. Many hands help to make light work. Thanks guys. I look forward to seeing you out and about. Lynda Spicer

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Auckland VCC - August 2019  

Auckland VCC - August 2019