Christmas cheer shared among MG Car Club friends
MERRY Christmas to you all.
The MG Car Club of Queensland, Capricorn Chapter's Christmas party at Jo's Restaurant at the Central Park Motel in Rockhampton would have to go down as one of the best Christmas celebrations that our chapter have ever had.
The evening starting at Rockhampton's Kershaw Gardens giving those who arrived there in time before we headed off the Jo's restaurant.
On arrival at the Central Park Motel everyone made their seat reservation in Jo's restaurant before buying a drink prior to moving outside to the motel swimming pool where jo's restaurant staff served us with a good variety of nibbles while listening to our talented member Phil Henry entertaining us with his guitar skills and a variety of songs.
Members had the usual MG chatter while Katie kept her cool by sitting on side of the pool with her legs dangling in the pool.
After moving into the restaurant, the lady members took a close up look at the MG Quilt made up of over 1,000 patches that took Barbara Funch four months to put together, and proudly displayed on the restaurant wall.
While members viewed the power point photo presentation, Gurney welcomed members Jim to the Christmas function with a special welcome to David Miles (MG car club of Qld. Chapter Liaison officer) who travelled up from Brisbane to attend.
Gurney also welcomed guests Bill and Beth Hegarty also from Brisbane and friends of Jim and Sandra Armstrong, Gloria's brother Paul Williams, Yvonne Holbeck's sister Sonya Hogan visiting from Gladstone.
This year Ted and Margaret Pidcock, Kevin Brown, Harry Haug, Bronwyn Boundy Tom and Kathy O'Dea withdrew their membership from our chapter or left the district.
With Trevor Anderson, Trevor (butch) Bambrick, Neville and Barbara Funch, Alan and Trudy Stacey, Neil and Jenny Grother, John and Angela Rowlands, Gary and Rosalyn Behrendt all joining the club throughout the year.
A number of members displayed their new addition to their garage, Stuart and Ada Clark MG A, Garth and Leslie Barnes MG B, Don Madden MG B.
This year we were able to discover new places to visit, including Afisiandos. Degani Bakery, Mount Perry, Gladstone Harbour Cruise, and the introduction of a Melbourne Cup Sweep.
The poker run continued to be a popular part of our tours which provided funding for several table wines on the night.
Many Thanks to Gloria Clamp on her efforts throughout the year.
David Miles was invited to address the members bringing us all up to date what has been happening at the head office and a brief outline on what was on the drawing board for all chapters that will hopefully see all chapters come together in 2016. David invited us all to approach him with any idea's that they may have for this exciting intended project.
Ian Wilhelmsen gave a presentation on the 2016 tour calendar that the committee had drawn up giving a brief explanation on each monthly event that comprises of a number of new adventures and also advising everyone that at this point of time it was not set in concrete as we have to take in account what David Miles has in mind.
All members were invited to take part in the chapter voting for the Best Food Award, Janelle Thomasson Club Member of the Year award, The Broken MG Award.
Yeppoon's Fish N Chips Afishiandos won the "Best Food" Award for their quality of food, Presentation and friendly staff,
Stuart and Ada Clark won the Janelle Thomasson's Chapter "Club member of the Year" who always done their best to attend our tours where ever it may have taken them and always with a smile.
Gurney Clamp won back to back, The Broken MG award under the new points system, where Gurney gained four points for a breakdown in January, with Jenny Hill giving him a scare with 3.5 during the same tour in January.
Phil Henry gained two points, as did Jo Emmert, with Jim Armstrong and Ian Carleton picking up one point each throughout the year.
On Behalf of the committee members of the Capricorn Chapter I wish you all a Happy New Year.