Cadillac Nationals 2018 - Renmark South Australia - Rollin on the River
Details to come soon on the Australian Grand National to be held in Renmark South Australia, 21st to 26th March 2018.
Please contact event [email protected] for more information or volunteer your assistance.
2017 EVENTS CALENDAR
The activities have been planned for 2017 and are available on the events page. Check the events page to see what's coming your way.
Blacksmith Inn - One Tree Hill
See the Facebook page for some photos or your email for the latest Bulletin.
We saw our 2014/2015 committee remain unchanged for the 2015/2016 year.
Thanks to all those volunteering their time.
Big thank to the Blacksmith Inn at One Tree Hill. They were great.
Held at the Meadows Hotel
On Sunday 14th July @ 11am
Colleen's Final Secretaries Report
Yes, that is correct folks. As of our recent AGM I have stepped aside from my role as club secretary and handed the batten over to a very capable Tracy Phillips.
However, just before I leave it all to Tracy, Derek has asked that I write up one last report.
So Derek, hope it was worth the wait!
Our most recent new members to join the club are Johnny & Annie Sturnela from Burnside.
Johnny & Annie own a 1960 4W Fleetwood Sedan. It is always great to have a few more fins in the club. Looking forward to seeing it on a run soon!
As I mentioned we have just had our AGM. Held at the Meadows Hotel. I think all who attended would agree that the meals were great and service equally as good. A silent auction and raffle was held to add a bit more fun to the event and to raise a few extra $ for the club. I personally would like to thank all the members who donated the fantastic array of merchandise for both raffle and auction. Many of the items were quite valuable and collectable. Well done team. That why I love this club, everyone does their bit in some way.
In closing, I would like to thank everyone for their support of me and the various roles I have played on the committee for the last 6 years. I have found the whole experience very enjoyable and rewarding. There are many members involved in a whole range of areas in our club including the core committee, communications, events committee and authorising officers. They all work very hard to keep things running smoothly and to present a vibrant and interesting club for us all to indulge in our passion for old Caddies. So folks please continue to support these fine people so that our club continues to prosper. Over & Out......
Greetings everyone, in the previous membership year, the clubs financial position has remained fairly stable, unlike my own situation which has not been a stroll on the beach. What with moving house, and franticly trying to get on with construction of my new home on the farm, I was thinking that I would have to give up the treasurer’s position in the club. But with a bit of rearranging and getting the work – life balance somewhere near what it should be, I am glad to be in the treasurer’s position for another year. It is also pleasing to see the other club member’s step up, when we thought that the position would be vacant.
That brings me back to the clubs financial position. The last membership year has seen us finish with just a little more in the bank than we started out with. There were some larger spends last year, namely for technical references and club functions. But the years fundraising has put us in a good position.
We are always very grateful to receive donations for our raffles. They are a major form of funding for our club, and the sheer number of quality donations that were raffled and auctioned at the AGM was outstanding. We are a generous bunch.
In my first year as president let ne say that it has been, interesting, a big learning curve and very enjoyable.
I am pleased to report that we now have 87 members – which are counted as 1 member per family and that we have some great Cadillac vehicles amongst us.
The new rules for conditional registration by the Dept of Transport and Infrastructure have kept our authorizing officers of Neil, Lynton and Brad busy with issuing and updating Log Books and Vehicle Inspections.
It takes an amount of time to cover all requirements so thank you to the 3 of you – a job well done.
Our report to the La Cad Magazine has been reasonably well represented because not everything gets in, but our aim is to improve certain parts of our report to try and get 2 pages in it. However I think you will agree that it’s an excellent magazine that well deserves the “Old Cars Weekly” Golden Quill Award.
The Bulletin – well what started off as a continuation of a Presidents report, I thought could be a bit newsier. Our aim was to make it 3 to 4 pages. Well that last one was 12 pages and we’ll be trying to average 7 to 8 pages – so any news or gossip would be most welcome and I must add that my secretary is having a great time finding Cadillac news, - it was her idea about the USA Presidents use of a Cadillac.
In the last 12 months we’ve had 10 cruises – including GM Day and the Mt-Gambier Run and of course this year we have the weekend run to Claire Valley with lots of interesting things planned it’s a credit to Lindo, Nick, Lynton, Bill and Honey and Peter for organising them and making them so enjoyable.
They are always so well organised – so a “Big” thank you to you all.
We average about 20 cars per cruise that’s 23% of our members participating, although the All American Day of about 35 cadis improves this average.
As you have been informed Colleen has stepped down as our Secretary because of personal workloads and project management of the new home that her and David are having built so thank you Colleen for a job well done, it’s been a pleasure working alongside you.
Might I also take the opportunity to thank all members of your committee and other members who help in organising our great and friendly club.
A big thank you – you are really appreciated.
And lastly a big thank you to Honey for keeping me in line and also to our font of knowledge Cadillac (and computer savvy) – our Historical Officer – Ian Robertson.
Thanks Ian, you’ve made the learning curve an easy one.