The December General Meeting has been changed to be at the Club’s Xmas break-up at Lysterfield Lake on Sunday, December 12th.
Final notice for the 2021 Annual General Meeting.
The AGM is to be held on November 16th, commencing 7:30pm, at the club rooms in the Dorothy Laver Pavilion, Saxby Street, Glen Iris.
Nominations for Office Bearers and general committee members must be received by the Secretary seven days before the AGM. Nominations have already been received for all office bearer positions.
This means that, under the club constitution rules, no nominations for these positions can be received at the AGM itself. If you wish to nominate someone or be nominated for an office bearer position, such nomination, validly completed and seconded, must reach the Secretary by 7:30pm 9th November 2021.
While more than the required minimum number of nominations for general committee members have been received, additional nominations may still be accepted at the AGM; there being no upper limit imposed by the rules.
This meeting is more than just an AGM.
Firstly, there will be a couple of awards to be presented. As you know, the AGM has been deferred from it’s usual July time because of Covid lockdowns and the club’s desire to hold the meeting in person if possible. These awards are what drove that desire for an in-person meeting.
Secondly, we have arranged a guest speaker for the evening. Paul Groom, of Auto Paris, will give a talk on ‘Hotting up a Clio’. Many of us have some understanding of what changes tended to be made to improve the performance of cars before they became computerised. Electronic engine management systems bring a whole range of new possibilities, and issues, into play. Paul will give us a peek into those, using a couple of Clios as examples.
Third, a special ‘celebratory’ supper will be provided. We have our first in-person meeting after getting through the 2021 Covid outbreak to celebrate (I’ll keep telling myself we are indeed ‘through’ it – at least until I can’t any more), and the Awards to celebrate as well as being the AGM.
We intend to hold the meeting largely out-doors, weather permitting. Hopefully this spell of torrid weather will have ended by then. COVIDSafe Settings rules will apply – QR code check-in, masks required indoors, unlimited capacity if all attendees fully vaccinated, capacity of 30 attendees if vaccination status of any is unknown. We will check vaccination status for the purpose of determining the capacity limit.
I know many members avoid the AGM, fearing pressure to enlist in official capacities and the dry ‘boredom’ of an AGM. We have put some effort into making the AGM less boring than usual and, with activities opening up in the coming months, there is much to talk about and communicate. And, for the committee, member input and feedback is important. I encourage all members to attend if they can.
Rodney (President) and the RCCV Committee
We’ve finally got a plan for the Caffeine Run next Sunday 14th November that we think will work. Our first after lockdown, yay!
Silvan Dam Lookout, Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd & Ridge Rd junction Kalorama.
Destiny Point Cafe (over the road) for takeaway coffee & bites.
It’ll be like the Studley Park boathouse – get your coffee, stand in a group.
Usual timing – from 9:30-ish to 11:00-ish.
Parking OK yesterday for at least 20 cars on top of what was already there.
Overflow parking down side streets.
Watch out for cyclists, especially around Sassafras if you come that way.
Wild weather has caused power outages several times lately and this weather could continue.
Check our facebook page for any late breaking news or changes – it’s where ‘as it happens’ updates come out.
Lockdown #6 has put paid to:
– August Caffeine Run that was to be to the Stonehouse Cafe in Warrandyte East, and then Plan B at Studley Park Boathouse. But nooo, neither was to be.
– AGM that was to be August 17th deferred to September 21st. August GM to be a ZGM (zoomed general meeting, of course).
– August 22nd Maling Road car display can’t go ahead as lockdown scheduled to last at least to September 2nd. Will we be allowed out for Fathers Days?
– Anyway, that end date stitches up the August Drive day that was to be on the 29th. This run heads north of the city to Seymour and Yea with a lunch at Trawool Estate. It’s been put back to September – can’t waste a good plan.
– No bets on this lockdown ending on Sept 2nd with us being able to hobnob freely but we’re keeping the planning going. Got to be ready to move when there’s a crack – as the old song goes ‘never let a chance go by’
When: Sun, 11 July, 09:30 – 11:00
Where: Oasis Fairfield, 92-96 Station St, Fairfield VIC 3078, Australia (map)
Come and gather for coffee, croissants and conversation. Get out and enjoy some company before the northern outbreak heads south!
We’re booked in under the name ‘RCCV’
The club is intending to have a display at this year’s Maling Road Autoclassico. It’s in Camberwell on Sunday 22 August.
Here’s the flyer for the event http://www.renault-car-club-vic.org.au/Website/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Maling-Road-Autoclassico-22nd-August-2021-V4-1.pdf
see May drive day post for details
Our Caffeine Run in May is to the Fat Chef cafe in Milleara Shopping Centre, Keilor East. 16/235 Milleara Rd, Keilor East.
‘Never trust a skinny chef’
It’s on the 16th rather than the 9th because the 9th has a prior engagement as Mother’s Day. As usual, the time is from about 9:30am til 11-ish or later according to interest on the day.
May’s drive day to Malmsbury and Trentham has been cancelled because of the Covid-19 lockdown announced on Thursday 27th
Our May Drive Day, on Sunday 30th, will be out to Malmsbury for coffee at Motobean Coffee Roasters. We’ll then head on to Trentham Falls via Spring Hill before lunch at the Radio Springs hotel in Lyonville.
We’ve been getting a bit of rain lately so the falls should be in good working order. It’s only a short walk (70m?) to the falls which doesn’t sound too arduous.
Drive start point is the BP Outbound at Calder Park. Meet from 9am for a 9:30 departure.
Dogs allowed on leads at the falls.
Check out the links for the cafe, hotel and falls.
Map and driving notes will be added to this post in a few days
25th April (yes, Anzac Day)
The Drive will take in the picturesque corners of the Mornington Peninsula wending it way from the start through the coffee stop to lunch in a pleasant seaside cafe.
The start will be at at McDonalds Frankston – cnr Cranbourne Road and Lee Street. Melways map 102 K4 – for traditionalists.
Drive starts at 9:30 – arrive earlier if you want a coffee to get yourself going.
The route will be heading across Peninsula on minor roads, and approaching Arthur’s seat from the south. We then wind down to Dromana for lunch. Basically follows the past route, but with some ‘re-jigging’.
Lunch is at Pier Kitchen Dromana. We’ll need to book so please RSVP with numbers by Tues 20th