MG Motoring 2017 - Page 13

April 2017 Club Activities Once again 2016 provided a full and varied calendar of events to suit all members of our club, following is a brief outline of these events. Social – The hi – light of the social activities for 2016 was the 60 th anni- versary dinner held at the Glenelg Cricket Club in July with 134 past & present members attending. In addi- tion 2 film nights and a “ pie & footy “ night were held at the club, organised by Sandra Cardnell and then in Octo- ber, thanks to Mick Mitolo a “ pig on a spit “ fund raiser for the 2017 National Meeting was held with a roll up of 80 members & guests. The Robe Weekender was held in October with 70 members and 33 MGs travelling to Robe via Strathal- byn for a fun filled weekend, thanks to Gary Davies for organising an enjoy- able event. Register Meetings – the various reg- isters within the club staged a variety of events; Pre War & T - Register, 12 meetings, the majority of these being held in members garages as per the long standing tradition, with one new loca- tion this year, at Peter & Bronwyn Micklems home at Paechtown. These meetings attract up to 50 members and 24 register vehicles including a record 3 pre-war vehicles at one meeting. The Irving Cup, awarded to the member who drives their Pre War or T – Type to the most T Register events and monthly general meetings was awarded to Peter Auld . MG A /Magnette Register – 6 meet- ings , plus a run to John & Margaret Georges property at Swan Reach in November and the Christmas lunch at Balhannah in December. MG B – Register – in June a run to Goolwa including a visit to Michael Finniss’s motor museum with 11 MG Bs, and in December 19 Bs ventured down to Milang , via Strathalbyn and visited the Milang Railway Museum The C – Register – had its annual Automnal run April & its torsion bar run in October. MGF,TF & Z – Register, eleven meetings at the club rooms . Breakfast Runs – these monthly Sunday morning runs are one of the most popular events on the calendar with up to 50 members attending each month. Mid week lunch runs – this monthly activity is an ideal opportunity for the retirees in particular, to meet for cof- fee and then travel to selected venues for a relaxing lunch, the popularity of these outings is emphasised by an increasing number of attendees in recent years with up to 60 attendees at some venues. Parades & Displays – club members were once again called upon to pro- vide cars for the various parades & displays in 2016, these included the traditional Australia Day Parade Down King William Street ,4 Xmas parades ,including the traditional pa- rade through the main road of Black- wood, the Onkaparinga Council pa- rade at Christies Beach, the Westfield Tea Tree Plaza parade, also the McLaren Vale Vintage Festival and the Bay Sheffield parade for past and current winners. .. 11