STOP PRESS…..again

COVID – 19

I wrote my presidents report almost 2 weeks ago, and there have been many developments since then.  Firstly, we communicated that Melrose would proceed, then that it would not, and now we are forced to consider general meetings and other club functions.

The requirements with which we have to comply mean that club meetings in our usual spot are not viable. We also anticipate that fewer and fewer of our members will want to risk catching or spreading this virus. Consequently we see no point in looking for bigger rooms for smaller groups, at least in the short term.

Expert opinion is that this pandemic will get worse before we see it recede, and that slowing the speed of spread is the best way for our heath resources to cope. Minimising unnecessary social contact will assist greatly.

We have taken the decision to cancel the March and April general meetings, and to consider further cancellations at a later date.

The best way to stay informed regarding club activities, is to watch the website.

Best wishes to you all

John Pointon


SA Land Rover Show (Melrose) – Easter 2020 – Postponed

This morning (Friday 20/3/19), after the magazine had gone to print, the organizing committee confirmed what has rapidly become the inevitable, the postponement of the SA land Rover Show at Melrose over Easter.

We will be working together over the next month or so to see if we can reschedule for later in the year or wait until Easter 2021.

All registered participants will be notified individually and credit/refund options discussed.

I know some folk plan to spend Easter at Melrose in any case, and why not, it’s a great place to have a relaxing few days. Pre-booked powered sites will be retained.

I urge everyone to monitor our website to keep up to date with all planned club activities, INCLUDING MONTHLY GENERAL MEETINGS.

If you don’t have access to the website, call me on 0457 358 451 OR our trips coordinator, Ann Horvath on 0417 829 744 (after 6:00pm only)