There were a few early birds arriving at June and Terry Mabbitt’s home for this Car Club event, but, after that, members drifted in from about 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Morning tea of plates of scones was laid out ready and it wasn’t long before people tucked in and helped themselves to tea or coffee. At about 10:45 a.m., Lyn West addressed the group with a welcome, thanked the Mabbitts for providing their wonderful venue, asked those who wished to for donations to the Cancer Council’s “Biggest Morning Tea” and introduced members to a “Tea-Rivia” quiz. Answers were marked and 3 winners were announced late in the morning. The winners, who were awarded with a block of chocolate each were: Mary & Ian Rowley; Avril Gartrell and Brett Zastera / Steve Sim. A display board of photographs of vehicles (and people) from the past was on show and created much interest and conversation by members. The morning went by very pleasantly and everyone appeared to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. A total of $275 was raised for the Cancer Council. Lyn wishes to thank everyone who donated and also thanks those who provided the photographs. Plus – a big “thank you” to June Mabbitt for helping me put the toppings on the scones.

Meanwhile, Terry Mabbitt, assisted by Tom West, was busy cooking up a swag of sausages and onions on the backyard barbecue. These were served up on a slice of bread, with sauce, by June, Lyn and Vicki Courtney and were much appreciated by all, judging by the lull of voices whilst everyone was eating. Another quiz was handed out by June Mabbitt during the afternoon. The winner (or winners) of this quiz will be presented with the “Sausage Sizzle Trophy” at the Club Presentation Dinner to be held in June. Vice-President, John Courtney, took advantage of a lull in proceedings in order to offer a thankyou to organisers, June and Terry Mabbitt, along with Lyn and Tom West, for a well-orchestrated and enjoyable event. As he did at the previous year’s Sausage Sizzle, Terry Mabbitt had an array of second hand books in his shed. The books were on offer to all takers and there were a few members who took him up. Terry told me later, though, that he wondered if people were adding to his collection! That’s the trouble with books. I think they quietly breed on the shelves!

After a very enjoyable day, when everyone had a relaxed opportunity to catch up, chat, mix and mingle, members gradually drifted off home or to do other things.

The organisers wish to thank everyone who joined in to make it a successful event.

(Organised by Terry and June Mabbitt and Tom and Lyn West. Report by Lyn West.)