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.
Remember the Easter Raffle? It's become a traditional part of the Moke Owners' Association principle of being of some good to the community. This year the proceeds will be going to the Clown Doctors.
Tickets for two big prizes were available at the March GM and at the Muster. And there was a huge auction at the Muster dinner which also went into the pot. So how much did we raise for Clown Doctors???
Visit the Clown Doctors site.
May Tracks features reports from the National Moke Muster in Shepparton. You will also find an additional report of the South West Wander, which was one of the tours on Easter Sunday, in the Trip Reports link above.
Written by Mark Radford, trip leader, with photographs by Doug. Williams, this report links to a video of the event which is stored on VIC MOKE the club's YouTube channel. Great reading and great viewing - go for it!
This is what you will see when you are marking a corner in a convoy.
- If you are in this position it is because you were Second in the convoy when the leader made a significant change of direction.
- As a result, you pulled over SAFELY and indicated to following vehicles where they should go.
- When the Last in the convoy appears it pulls in behind you, or otherwise indicates you should move back in, perhaps by flashing lights, and you move out into Second Last place.
- First and Last in a convoy always remain First and Last.
- Any other vehicle will change its position when corner marking takes place, but no one overtakes in a convoy.
- It may not be that everyone has the opportunity to corner mark. It simply depends on the number of significant changes of direction and the number in the convoy.
Two Types of Moke Making Dust
Photos were taken on Sunday March 27 on the Southwest Tour led by Mark Radford. 32 Mokes arrived at the Moora Working Draft Horse Muster. Not quite so many disappeared into the bush to visit the old Whroo Gold Mine site.
This Moke belongs to Jan and Colin Louden. It's called Farkles!!! and was officially declared the Sexiest Moke at the Muster Dinner on the night of Sunday 27th.
Show & Shine in the Round
Check out this video on VIC MOKE, the MOAV You Tube channel.
Annual Easter Raffle
In recent years the MOA has conducted a raffle to raise funds for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal. This year we are changing things a little:
- Still having a raffle.
- Still supporting sick kids.
- This time though our fund raising will go to the Clown Doctors…
Clown Doctors dose sick children in hospital with fun and laughter!
Clown Doctors visit all wards including intensive care and oncology, and most clinics including emergency and burns. Children can forget their illness for a moment and return to a world of fantasy and play. It's hard to keep a sad face when the Clown Doctors come in!
- First Prize … a huge storage bucket with heaps of items for the garage and home and cosmetics for 'you know who'.
- Second Prize… a range of Nutrimetics products generously donated by Ann Klock.
- Combined value of the prizes is over $250!
Being of some good in the community is one of key objectives of the club.
- Support the kids.
- Support the Clown Doctors.
- Purchase tickets in the Moke Owners' Annual Easter Raffle.
- $2 each … or 3 for $5 … or 7 for $10
Purchase at the Shepparton Muster or by direct debit to the club account:
- Name: Moke Owners Association
- Bank: Bendigo Bank
- BSB: 633000
- Account Number: 111081154
- Drawn at the Sunday night Presentation Dinner at the Muster