Letter from The President, January 2018

To all FPV Tickford Club of NSW Members.
Dear All,
First and foremost, happy New Year to all Club members, their families and loved
ones. I hope your 2018’s are filled with all of the good hope, luck and happiness that
you wish for.

For January I will make this short and sweet !
A few reminders, McCredie’s will be on Tuesday January 2. If you are relaxed and
maybe on leave from work, come along and enjoy the night.
Paceway Cars and Coffee will be on Sunday January 14. Again, always a good
morning so head out to Penrith for it !

In December we had a few events that were well received. We all enjoyed the day at
Springwood Country Club for the Christmas party and Club Show and Shine. 42 cars
and almost 70 for lunch was a fantastic turnout. Thanks again for Mario’s
organisation, Mel and Peter for booking the venue, Heather and the ladies for
dressing the tables and everyone else who helped with the set up.
For the records, awards were won by:
Best of Show John Vella
Best E Series Craig Oates
Best AU Mark Aquilina
Best AU Tickford Steve Lamb
Best E Series XR Derek Kitching
Best B Series FPV Meg Maastricht
Best F Series XR Mel Morris
Best F Series FPV Richard Refalo
Best F Series FPV Premium Dave Fredericks
Best FGX Matthew Szabo
Congratulations to all.

Also in December we had the President’s Light Show. For me personally this is a
great event where I’m honoured to welcome all Club members to my home for a
relaxed celebration of Christmas, friends and lights. By my estimation there were
around 70 here, members and their families. Special thanks to all who contributed,
donned costumes and also helped clean up !!! Special thanks as always to Sam for
playing Santa, on the night, to greet both children and adults, Club members and
strangers. Thanks also to Lulu for being his Mrs Claus as well !!

Finally, organised by our Webmaster and in-house photographer Grant Booth, an
impromptu cruise and photo session. Around 15 cars came along and Grant did his
now well-known jetty shots. Check these out on the Facebook page and website.
For your information, the Committee will be meeting late January to set up the Club
for the first 6 months of 2018, including the ongoing management of events. As most
of you will know, Mario has decided to step back from this role so we have to plan
how we will fill these shoes, and as most of you know, they are HUGE shoes to fill.
Keep an eye out for Club emails, as well as watch the Facebook page for any event
notifications, photos and updates.

You will also soon receive a survey request so we can get some real member feedback.
I look forward to a high level of responses to help us set the right strategy set for all in
2018.

You will now also receive an email and photo of our member of the month. This month
it’s another new member, Ben Clarkson. Read all about him, he is a real character.
You will notice that Ben’s member of the month photo is a little different for normal,
it’s one taken by Grant on the December cruise night, one of his clever “ghost”
photos. Enjoy

And again, from me, happy New Year and hope to see you all some time in 2018.
Kind regards,
John Barbaro
President, FPV Tickford Club of NSW