Presidents Report – December 2017

The Club Christmas dinner is behind us for another year as we move into the festive season.

Some 55 people were at the dinner, held at the Public Schools Club dining room.

I believe everyone had a good time with feedback to me such as: “Very nice food”, Excellent value at $50”, “Nice ambience”, “Good that we had the venue to ourselves”.

There were plenty of raffle prizes with one person in three winning something. There was also a “Who wants to be a millionaire “style quiz well run by Chris Moore that everyone got into. Sadie Moore was kept busy handing out prizes for correct answers.

My thanks also goes to our MC Rob Wintulich, who ran the evening’s proceedings smoothly.

Our final monthly meeting for 2017 on Wednesday 13th December includes a special speaker that I am sure will appeal to everyone, not just the aviators among us.

Marion McCall OAM, outback pilot and poet, who only started flying at age 50, to fly her husband David, the Anglican Bishop of Wilochra, around his vast diocese.

A great inspirational story told with humour has been enjoyed by everyone who has heard her.

Do come along and bring your partner or guest.

Don’t forget the final club event for the year is the Murray Bridge Airport Flyin BBQ on Sunday 17th December. Turn up at the Windsock Lounge from 1030 with a BBQ lunch served at Midday. Bring your aircraft or just drive in and enjoy the company. We will be attempting to get as many different Sonex aircraft there to show to the members. The club Sonex with be available for hire or if you just want to go flying in it as a passenger talk to one of the committee.

One of our members, Lance Bokay, is selling up some of his aircraft gear and tools in Hangar 22, so check that out as well.

Cost for the BBQ is $10 per head for lunch with tea, coffee and water provided. Feel free to bring other drinks if you need them.

If you haven’t already done so please drop me an email if you are coming, to assist with catering.

Be reminded that due to the holidays there will be NO January club meeting, so the first meeting for 2018 will be on Wednesday 14th February.

On behalf of the Committee, allow me to wish you and your families our best wishes for a Happy Christmas and a safe New Year.

Blue Skies


Why is Christmas just like a day at the office?

You do all the work and the fat guy in the suit gets all the credit.     Anonymous