... on January 28, and a great turnout of about 70 entries were received.
President Dave Cullen, in particular, had been on the publicity trail and had River 94.9 doing an interview, as well as the QT, and post event, as reported in separate news, the Feb CAMS Speed Read.
There were about 6 or 7 new Juniors having a try and about anothe 10 or so Seniors, plus a large contingent of keen enthusiasts getting an early practice in.
It did take a bit of time to get through the field, and we were trying to ensure that the Juniors got a good run. There were a few, like Lenny Griffiths and Chaia Kuss, giving some passenger rides and providing a bit of advice, and the Club Cars were in use for those that did not have a vehicle.
The large no of compeitors did provide a challenge, but everyone appeared to have a good time, certainly from comments after the rain came. We attempted to dry the track after the first dumping, only to have a second lot of rain arrive and we were forced to cal it a day. While packing up it started to look like it would have been OK to wait, but then a third lot of rain came to ensure that there was no possibility of continuing the event, so we felt that the decision was good, if a bit disappointing.
We also trialled a new track version, using the first part of the long track, and then cuting back to the autocross with a tight right/left about 1/2 down the back straight. Same place as we used to go from short to long previously, but quite a bit tighter.
We plan to use that track again during the year at our Special Events. There is also a strong probability of running Khanacross events, as these will allow Juniors from 12years of age to compete. The requirements for Khanacross a very similar to our normal events, but there are a few restrictions to keep speeds lower, which allows the lower age group.
Looking foward to the first meeting on the 11 Feb:)
...the AGM went ahead and saw John and Jan Connell stand down after a 17 year stint as President and Treasurer. This is by far the most anyone has stood in the top positions. They were honoured by being given deserving life mebership by a unanimous vote.
The new committee is:
President - Dave Cullen
Vice President - Kevin Parkes
Treasurer - Peter Coghlin
Secretary - Paul Bond
Race Secretary - Jenn McCartney
Membership - Greg Woodbridge
Clerk of the Course - Don Power
Geoff Blaine has confirmed he will be back with his scrutineering team, and we also welcome Kayden Riek as the Junior rep, and look farward to having some input from our strong junior contingent.
The constitution was accepted with changes that basically align it with the current Office of Fair Trading stock rules, allowing electronic banking and more social media.
The AGM minutes wil be published shortly.
So thanks to John and Jan, and we look forward to still seeing them, but maybe an extra half an hours sleep on race days will be there for the taking:)
The Ipswich West Moreton Auto Club Inc. AGM will be held on Sunday the 19th November 2017 starting no earlier than 12:00am at the Ipswich West Moreton Auto Club track Evan Thomas Memorial Clubhouse at 56 Champions Way, Willowbank.
This is an opportunity for those who would like to take more active role in the running of the club to nominate for a position on the committee.
The current committee would like to encourage everyone to attend and have an input into the running of the club. Committee position nomination forms can be found here. If you are unable to attend but would like your vote to count you can nominate a proxy to vote on your behalf; the proxy vote form can be found here. The AGM agenda can be found here, which includes proposed constitution changes to align the club with the current Office of Fair Trading model rules with the most relevant change being to allow more electronic banking and reduce the reliance on cheques. The committee would also like to thank all those members who have helped and supported the club over the last twelve months.
The meeting will be held after the first couple of runs over the lunch break, and will not start prior to 12 midday. Canteen will be operating, so refreshments are available, but competitors are not able to partake any alcoholic beverage per normal CAMS requirements.