Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas & New Years Holidays. As its now time to blow the dust of the competition cars, and prepare for a action packed 2013.
This year we have 6 motorkhanas, 4 Khancross's, 3 Socials, 2 Marulan Driver training days, a few invite events from other clubs & Club Meetings.
To view the 2013 Calendar please click on the link on the top of the page. If you wish to download the calendar & print it out to put on your fridge or to hand out to friends & family please click below.
I have just received some sad news to end the year on. Long time member, Ken Pountney has just emailed me with some information about the passing of one of the clubs earliest members, Bill Lewis. Ken wrote some details of Bill's involvement in the club. He said "Bill joined the club in 1972, and was editor of the club magazine in the mid 70's, I think Keith Downie followed him. Bill and his two sons ran in one of the come and try motorkhanas at Cataract. Bill married Ruth (Haddock) who was club secretary after Heather Murray, she joined the club with the Badman's". As I joined the club in the late 70's Bill's name and involvement in the history of the club along with the other early club members mentioned by Ken are known to me but I think I came along just as Bill's involvement was winding down. It is always sad to hear of the passing of a former member especially one who played such a significant roll in the club as the editor surely was in those days.
Once again we have come to the end of a year. I would like to say thank you to all of the competitors for the year because you are the reason we are here, thank you to the officials because without you nothing would happen, thank you to the event organisers because you have gone the extra distance and created for us some very challenging activities throughout the year and thankyou to the spectators at events because you help to build such a friendly and open environment for us all to enjoy the days. Also thankyou to the committee who have worked so tirelessly across the whole year to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as it does and achieves the success that we have come to expect of our various activities. When I say run smoothly it’s actually like the proverbial swimming duck; it all looks smooth and graceful on the surface but underneath the activity is anything but graceful and smooth.
Thank you to all those who attended this year’s Christmas Dinner and Presentation Night. You helped us celebrate a very successful year and to recognise the efforts of a variety of people active both in the club and outside the club. We made a very special presentation to the Warner family and created a new direction for some of the future championships including the new “Bronwyn Warner Memorial Ladies Competition” trophy. The night went off very well and I would like to thank all those, especially to Les Oliver who helped with the organisation and with the presentations throughout the evening. It went very well and with the exception of a few minor glitches; which I hope nobody in the audience noticed, it was a very successful night.
THIS EVENT IS DEFINITELY ON !!!!!!
This will be the last competitive event for the 2012 competition calendar and is being organised by Lower Blue Mountains CCC
Supp Regs and entry forms are attached.
If you want to compete the contact Stephen Gifford on 0414 443 531 or 4705 0301.
Paperwork and scrutineering from 8:30 and driving at 10:00.
Entry is $40 for adults and $15 for Juniors. There will be a BBQ lunch available on the day.
If you have any questions, please ask contact Steve Gifford.
Hope to see you there.
Attached please find the details of the AGM set down for the 26th of this month to be held for the first time at The Hills Club. See the notice for further details and directions. During the meeting we will be holding elections of Office Bearers for 2013 and below is some more details with regard to the meeting.
- AGM starts at 8:00pm
- All positions will be declared vacant
- Nominations will be accepted on the night but also may be sent to the club secretary prior to the AGM
- Only full & financial members can stand for election on the committee
- Only full & financial members can vote in the election
- Competition members are welcome to join us for this very important night
- Attached is a nomination form
Attached is a proxy form if you are unable to attend in person
I would like to encourage all members and their families to attend the evening’s proceedings and to join in this very special and important activity. The bistro is open and available for the use of members prior to the AGM and if you would like join us some will no doubt be arriving there from shortly after 7:00pm.
Will be great to see members and their families at the meeting.
Andrew Fisher will be speaking on Father's Day, 2nd of September at Gymea Baptist Church. His talk is called "Life in the Fast Lane". Andrew will be speaking at both morning services at 8:30am and 10:30am. For more details check out the Gymea Baptist church web site at http://gymeabaptist.org.au/ or Andrew's promotional video on http://vimeo.com/46068593. All are welcome.
Cheers Glenn Bastin
We have a social bowling night coming up at Blacktown AMF at Westpoint Shopping Centre. Would be great for you to come along for something competitive that doesn't involve motors.
Please look at the attached flyer, and contact Brian M If you can make it.
“After a 13 year battle with cancer, Bronwyn passed peacefully to be with the Lord approximately 10.35 this morning” 11/4/12. This message was received today from Russell Warner, former club member and former club Chaplain.
I would like all club members to keep the Warner family in their thoughts and prayers at this difficult time and we send our deepest condolences to Russell and the girls. We remember and celebrate Bronwyn’s memory, dedication and involvement in the club and outside of the club over the years. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew her.
Yours in Christ
Following the recent rains the grounds at Cataract requires work to fill ruts, cut back bushes, and generally make the tracks suitable for our continued use. Steven Hughes has arranged 2 bobcats and a roller for us to use.
We will require as many members as possible to carry out the work from 8:30 until 3:00pm, and the club will be supplying a BBQ lunch on the day.
Shovels, spades, brushcutters, chainsaws, saws etc …. The more the better so that we can get the work done quickly….
Please remember that our agreement with the scouts is that we maintain the roads, so if you can assist please let me know so that we can work out the details for the day.
Please email or ring me if you can assist
Regards, Les - 0439971734
Following an inspection of the roads at Cataract following the recent heavy rain the roads in the area, we have found the roads unsuitable for the event to proceed.
We are planning a major working bee at Cataract on the 31st March when we hope to correct the damage caused by the rain.
Would all CACA members please put some time aside on the 31st March to assist. We are hoping to have some heavy equipment there to assist with the work. Details on the working bee will be supplied to members once finalised.
A replacement date for the Khanacross will be advised in due course.
Les Oliver (for Ben Harris Event Director)