December 2016 News

Written by Philip Strong

We successfully endured the bulk of 2016 with happiness and Goodwill. I would like to offer a quick note to members before we welcome in 2017. As if I have any spare time after working on my TR 4 on the Tuesday!!!

Frank & Eric cleaned up our mess from the great Christmas Party organised by Gordon Reynolds, [our resident artist] who was ably assisted by his daughter Kelly, Graeme Spender & yours truly. Eric & Frank showed up early Monday morning and returned the rented equipment and dumped some discarded relics, no breathing relics were noted!!

As a result of pressing matters Frank & I met up at the club rooms on Boxing Day to check on the goodies in the library. Many out of date unimportant/irrelevant papers were binned. We also checked our mail box. In the correspondence was the Victorian TSOA magazine, Traction for Nov/Dec 2016. I took this home for further reading over the break. I was shocked to see another of our amazing group of enthusiasts had passed away.

After 21 years of active participation Blair Kerr passed on December 4. Sad news indeed as Blair was such great personality and a fine specimen of a true gentleman. The Queensland TSOA send their condolences to Verna and family.

A reminder that Paul & Rita Bingham will be hosting the First Sunday of the month run this coming weekend, Sunday 1 January 2017. Come along and enjoy a club run for 2017. New guests and members are most welcome.