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Club Events For 2018

Here you will find some information and additional  photos, too numerous for The Wheel, of recent club outings, so you can relive the experience or see what you missed.

STHARC – 2018 Awards Presentation Dinner

The Max de Oliver events machine cranked into action for this event.  Having missed out on a formal presentation in 2017 due to having no Events Director Max was determined to overcome the inertia.

The destination chosen was the Golden Age Motel in McQuoid Street Queanbeyan which had hosted an event which we recently shared with the visiting Shepperton group.  The hosts put on an impressive buffet style dinner with sea food, roast, vegetables and salad and an impressive lineup of desserts.  More than 40 club members signed up to attend but due to health and other complications some members had to miss out.  Sorry you missed a good night out.

Geoff Rudd acted as master of ceremonies for the presentations but had to hand over to Max when it came time to receive his award.  The committee had taken advantage of the President’s absence from a meeting to determine that he should be an award recipient.  The Editor was another recipient who did not want the recognition.  The Committee respected her desire to be excluded from consideration for awards but when it came to the Club Person of the Year determined by club members, her wishes were not within the power of the Committee to grant.

The presentation of awards included a couple of surprises for the recipients.  The citations for the awards are attached for those interested in such things.

Lucky door prizes were also drawn for several lucky members.


STHARC 2018 awards presentation

1              President’s Choice in 2018 (Sponsored by Motor Spares) awarded by Geoff Rudd to Ronda Cornwell

I have decided to make the President’s Award to Ronda Cornwall.  Ronda and her late husband John have done a great many things for our Club over a great many years. I think Ronda, especially, deserves an award as she continued to organize printed labels and stamps for the mailing of the Wheel last year, even during the period of John’s passing and her own hospitalization. She has hosted the Publishing Committee at her home every month for quite a number of years.

2              Editor’s Choice in 2018 (sponsored by Lion Batteries) awarded by Rosemary Thomas to Malcolm Roxburgh

The Editor’s Choice is Malcolm Roxburgh. Without his input the magazine would not be as informative as it is. He sends articles as well as calendar regularly. I know he is committee but he should be recognized for all the input he gives me.

3              Going the Extra Mile (sponsored by STHARC) awarded to Geoff Rudd and presented by Max de Oliver

When the club was unable to find anyone prepared to accept the role of President one member came forward reluctantly offering his services.  Geoff has a long history of service to organizations of which he has been a member including STHARC, where he has been a contributor to club activities over many years.   He pointed out to the Committee that he is a significantly senior citizen and the role of President for a club should really rest in the hands of people with fewer decades of experience behind them.  The Committee greatly appreciated the generous offer Geoff made to help the club in a time of need.  Thank you, Geoff.

4              Restoration of the year 2018 (sponsored by Electroplating Technology) awarded to Ian Pyett for his Singer Gazelle

STHARC members have not been producers of significant numbers of restorations over recent years.  Those which have been completed have tended to be personal effort jobs to a high standard.  This club year one of our persistent restorers came forward with yet another quality restoration of a marque which sadly has disappeared from our markets.  The restored Singer Gazelle for which this award is presented this year can be proudly displayed as part of our membership garage.

5              Commitment Award 2018 (sponsored by Summit Health Physio Australia) and as determined by the Committee (not Peta herself) presented by Peta Roxburgh and awarded to Hazel Roxburgh

Behind most of what happens for the club there are several people and many of these people are the same one’s year after year.  Hazel is seldom seen in the glare of the spotlights but without her and others like her who do so much of the hard work, events such as the Christmas Party which is the best attended club event each year, would not happen.

6              Most Attendance 2018 (sponsored by Seiffert Automotive) and Most Attendance Perpetual Trophy) presented by Geoff Rudd on behalf of Albert Neuss to Christine Brown.

In previous years it has been a relatively simple task to look at meeting attendance records and reports in the Wheel of club events to identify who has attended the most events.  The identification of the winner of the Most Attendance Award for 2018 was complicated by the fact that so many of the club events during the year went unreported.  The Wheel and our website are STHARC’s communication channels but the Editor and the Webmaster cannot be expected to produce the reports as well as arranging for them to be published.  Please think about your heritage motoring outings whether in your club car or otherwise.  Discuss with other members in attendance who can make the effort to provide for other members a record of the event.   The report doesn’t need to be a lengthy one.

7              Club Person of the Year 2018 (sponsored by Gary and Ros Hatch) and the Allan Claude Amey Memorial Shield for Club Person of the Year presented by Geoff Rudd to Rosemary Thomas

There are numerous members of the club who deserve consideration for this award for their efforts towards the success of events, their contribution of great quality companionship or knowledge to other members or other efforts they make in being a part of our club.  STHARC has an increasing number of members who we seldom and in some cases never see at any club events.  The Committee has discussed this issue on several occasions.  While we would like to see more of our members more often, it is understood that for some, merely maintaining the old vehicle requires a major time sacrifice and more is just not possible.  The link between those of us who can participate in club activities and those with less ability to do so is the communication of club activities through The Wheel.  It is for too many members, the only link to club activities.  The Editor has a big job every month to pull together and arrange for publication of an informative newsletter.  The content is only as good as members provide but without the Editor it won’t be shared with the members.

Rosemary has shuffled a busy schedule looking after the needs of other organizations in addition to STHARC and has kept our members informed about their club.  Support for the award of Club Person of the Year includes recognition of the importance of this background contribution by members who have never even met her but rely on her efforts for their information about their club.

Rosemary Thomas has been voted by members to be Club Person of the Year in 2018

Shannons Wheels Sunday 4th March 2018

The annual Shannons Wheels vehicle show was held on the Queanbeyan Showground Sunday 4 March 2018. Entry by gold coin donation and proceeds to Technology for Ageing and Disability (ACT) Incorporated (TADACT) which make and alter equipment to aid older people and people with disabilities. The Council Mayor, Councillor Tim Overall, and his wife Nichole, were picked, packed and paraded in the Nocks RR Corniche, and presented trophies for the Gentleman’s and Ladies Choice awards. Said to have been around 800 vehicles on display from vintage, veteran, classic, historic, modified vehicles, and motor cycles. 1st time in Queanbeyan.   Photos and text David  Buckley.

STHARC at Summernats Sunday 7th Jan 2018

David  Buckley:
Scorching hot day (nearly 40oC), free for family day STHARC (car, driver and 1 pax), NOISE, gorgeous cars, historic cars, crazy cars, smoke, hot rods, over blown KRAZEE Kars, Horsepower, burning rubber, dagwood dogs, etc. All boxes ticked. I enjoyed and so did Lady the 1940 Mercury Eight “