No we're not horsing around. This is not just a dash that Ron has presented to Peter.
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.
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.
Thanks also to everyone in the Moke Owners' Association of Victoria who put their Moke into a public space on this day.
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:
- The growth in membership - several positions were filled by relatively recent club members.
- 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.
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.
When you come to the computer you will see:
these instructions followed by ... your name on screen
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.
Seems like Gordon had too much time on his hands at work recently.
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.