WEST COAST BRANCH â€“ VINTAGE CAR CLUB AUGUST 2017 NEWSLETTER
Clubrooms at Shantytown, Rutherglen Road, Greymouth
7685771 Bs IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN
Colin & Elaine Peacock
PR & MARKETING
NEWSLETTER & BEADED WHEELS
SCENICLAND RALLY CONVENOR
1st Thursday month – Committee meeting at Shantytown 7.30pm 3rd Tuesday month – Morning tea at Shantytown 4th Sunday month – Club Run
LOCAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS AT A GLANCE 11-12th August 15th August 27th August 7TH September 19th September 24th September
10.00am Meet 12.30 7.30pm 10.00am TBA
National AGM, Blenheim Morning tea, Shantytown tearooms National Day, Daffodil Run Committee meeting, Clubrooms Morning tea, Shantytown tearooms Club Run
IMPORTANT NOTICE – CHANGE OF VENUE FOR VCC NATIONAL DAY – Daffodil Rally – 27 AUGUST The venue that you have been notified for this charity run on 27 th August has had to be changed owing to the Polar Plunge requiring the Karoro Domain area for the whole day instead of just the morning as they have in the past. Please ignore the instructions for our area as printed in the Beaded Wheels. The Greymouth Rodders and the Straycats are joining in with us. We will now gather from 12.30pm at the Greymouth Rodders Clubrooms at ANZAC Park, (by the netball courts) to leave for a run at 1.00pm which is the starting time as requested by our National body. We will drive through the Aorangi Reserve and back along the State Highway to ANZAC Park where we will arrange a display of the vehicles which will be open to the public. There will be a cost for each vehicle of $10 and we request you bring along a plate for a shared afternoon tea in the Clubrooms. The public will be asked for a gold coin donation and all money collected is to be donated to the Cancer Society. Note that all money raised is to remain on the West Coast.
PROPOSED MOTOR CYCLE GROUP Roger and Allan have not get-together with motor together. Again, to motor meeting can be arranged. together.
had any response to their invitation to have a cyclists, the aim being to enjoy some rides cyclists, make contact with either of them and a COME ON … You could really enjoy some rides
JULY CLUB RUN We had 35 members come along for lunch at Reefton. Another good day for Colin, unfortunately one vehicle had to turn back, but he appeared to be well organised. AUGUST CLUB RUN National Daffodil Day is to be our Club run this month. You will have read the changed details above. SNOW RUN Elaine & Pat Knowles, Bev & Butch Thompson, Nola & Alan Weir and June & Dave Campbell set off for the annual Snow Run at St Arnaud on 15th July. Unfortunately the Weirs had to turn back but the rest carried on and met up with Nelson and Marlborough folk. We organised the competition this year. Many thanks to Merv Burrell who helped Pat get some games together, this was great fun and what do you know, Marlborough won this year so it means they have to organise the games next year. The judges decisions were FINAL. No snow this year but a lot of fun.
SOME ADMIN BITS AND PIECES Our Branch now has 160 members. The National membership now stands at 8669 as at 2nd August, an increase of 125 since 10th May. Vehicles… Here is a rundown which details the vehicles in the Club on a National basis. Not all vehicles are listed at the members request. Post War – 5312 Post 1960 – 5028 Vintage – 4737 Post Vintage – 3320 Veteran – 1033 Post 1980 – 178 Dates unlisted – 190 There are 477 more vehicles than were listed last year.
Below is a flyer received from Nelson Branch regarding their forthcoming Biennial Rally in October
NELSON BRANCH VCC NZ Biennial Rally 13th – 15th October 2017 You are warmly invited to attend the Nelson Branch Biennial Rally, based in Richmond, on the weekend of 13th to 15th October 2017. Entry Forms & information; contact details below.
Programme Thur.12th 7:30pm: Branch Club Night. You are welcome to attend. Fri. 13th 4:00-6:00pm: Rally Registration and welcome. Sat. 12th 8:45am: Rally Day and Official Rally Dinner. Sun.13th 9:00am: A relaxed morning with Brunch. Eligible Vehicles – All Vintage Car Club eligible vehicles are very welcome, bring a navigator to help with the written Rally instructions.
Enter and be part of this fun weekend, we’d love to have you join us. For more information and Entry forms contact:Jim & Kyra Wareing. Ph. 03 544 9998 Mob. 027 544 9998 Email; firstname.lastname@example.org Nelson Branch Vintage Car Club of NZ.
SOME BRANCH PHOTOS BELOW…
PLEASE NOTE – If it is not suitable to you to use your Club eligible vehicle on the Branch runs, you are more than welcome to come along in your modern as we welcome your company.
You can go online to www.vcc.org.nz to read the current Branch magazines. On the home page you will see News from the Branches on the left. Click on that and you have access to magazines from other regions.
The Vintage Car Club of NZ is now on Facebook for those who are interested
VCC DISCOUNTS OF COOK STRAIGHT FERRIES – QUOTE… BLUEBRIDGE – Discount Code “Antiquecar” Valid until 30 Nov 2017 THE INTERISLANDER – Booking Reference “WH5465” For details and conditions refer to the VCC of NZ Website
SERVICE BADGES – To those members who are nearing 25, 35 or 50 years membership, please contact Membership officer David Campbell. You are entitled to a service badge for your continued membership. Check out the date you joined the Vintage Car Club.
NAME BADGES – Also, please contact David Campbell if you would like a magnetised name badge. The Branch supplies your first one.
VIC FORMS - A reminder to all members who have VIC cards that are due to expire, you will receive a personalised RENEWAL FORM from the National Office at least three months before the due date. You cannot download a form off the internet. They are personalised for each individual vehicle.
VERO INSURANCE - If you take your Insurance out with VERO they will then pay the Branch a small Commission which helps with Branch finances. Please note that when applying for Insurance cover with VERO you must quote the Branch number which is 36 plus your membership number.
Elaine & Bev at St Arnaud
Let the games beginâ€Ś shooting the possum
JULY CLUB RUN