Not Just A Dash

No we're not horsing around. This is not just a dash that Ron has presented to Peter.

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It represents a thank you from committee to a member who has done heaps for the club over the years.
Peter was having a little more trouble than necessary with the rebuild of his Moke.
Ron dashed in to get him over the line with one annoying issue. So truly, this is not just a dash.
It could also be thought of as a Melbourne Cup for a derserving Mokee.

Editor's Note
For those too young to know, Just A Dash won the 1981 Melbourne Cup and when he died in 2012 he was the oldest surviving Melbourne Cup winner.

International Moke Day 25th September 2016

IMD 2016 brought out a bunch of Victorian Mokes to meet at Bundoora Park in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Thanks to Andy Preston for the video on VIC MOKE and these photos.

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Thanks also to everyone in the Moke Owners' Association of Victoria who put their Moke into a public space on this day.

Committee 2016/17

What a wonderful experience. As instructed by the constitution all committee positions are declared vacant at each AGM and an election is held to fill vacancies. At the 2016 AGM, for the first time in many years, at the end of the meeting all committee positions had been filled.

This reflects two things:

  1. The growth in membership - several positions were filled by relatively recent club members.
  2. The growing understanding within the club that its success is directly connected to the willingness of its members to be involved in big and small ways.

Meet your new committee.

 

President

  • Rhonda Flynn

Secretary

  • Ann Pritchard

Treasurer

  • Clive Allan
 rhonda  ann  clive

 

Membership Secretary

  • Helen Bendix

Tracks Editor

  • Peter Holland

Trip Co-ordinator

  • Andy Preston
 helen  peter h  andy

 

Club Products

  • Bruce & Diane Stevens

Ordinary Members

  • Bill Bell
 Bruce & Diane  bill

 

  • Bill Dight
  • Max Pemberton
  • Cliff Pritchard
 bill dight  max  bill

2016 Presentation Dinner

Were you there? Check out the video on VIC MOKE prepared by Andy and Jye Preston.

  • Heaps of people
  • Heaps of presentations
  • Heaps of Moke Racing

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  •  Bob Higgins ... new Life Member
  • Gordon Patterson ... Odd Mokee of the year
  • More information in September Tracks

You Scan Do It!

With Committee's encouragement and support, Axel and Helen Bendix have been working on a new barcode membership card system. They displayed the prototype at the May meeting. Soon you will be able to scan your way into a meeting to have your attendance recorded. If Pop Almond can do it on his 88th birthday (he was driving his Moke the day before) then anyone can do it.

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Record keeping is going to be so much easier.
When you come to the computer you will see:
these instructions followed by ... your name on screen
scanscr1 ... scanscr2
after swiping the card.

And when the meeting is over, stick around for supper. Phil Young from Tecoma did. It was his first meeting - he joined the club that night - and it seems like he was already in an eating contest with Bob Higgins. Phil recently purchased his Moke in Tassie and drove it back to Melbourne.

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Stretching The Truth

Seems like Gordon had too much time on his hands at work recently.

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With a little slight of hand, a photocopier and a pair of scissors he claims to have produced the world's first (cardboard) stretch Moke.