President’s Report – October/November 2017

2017 is now history! I trust it was a ‘good year”’ for you all – by a ‘good year’, I mean if you have ticked something off your 2017 list of ‘things to do’ then you should be smiling.
For Liz and myself our big one on the 2017 ‘to do list’ was our kitchen renovation and extension. Like most projects, it grew with our ideas and innovations as it progressed from being simply lines on many pieces of paper; then the demolition of walls and windows in May 2017, to being a completed project in December – just in time for Christmas. The culmination of many months of work is now thankfully ticked off our ‘to do list’ and we are very happy with the outcome. Now it’s time to focus on our next project.
From our building project, we could draw some parallels to the Auto Collectors’ Clubrooms at Johnstone Park. There have been some ideas floated as to the future requirements of the clubroom – on what may be desirable and achievable. It does take a considerable amount of time to finalise ideas, even more time to obtain necessary consents and funding and then to finally progress to the actual laying of bricks and mortar. So for now, we can focus on ideas for the Clubroom and of course, the practicality and feasibility of those ideas coming to fruition. Quite simply, we need to consider and plan for the future.
For those who have made ‘New Year’s resolutions’ I wish you good luck in achieving whatever they may be. Perhaps ‘good luck’ is the wrong terminology to use and what would be more appropriate would be ‘stay focused and determined to make those new year resolutions a reality’.
Please remember: Presentation Night – Saturday March 24th 2018.
Regards
Claude
                                                                                                                     

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