News / Events

CLUB GENERAL MEETING

Wednesday 2nd October 7.30pm

Cafetería Marina Club,

Deportes Internacional Marina, Torrevieja

Gaynor opened the meeting at 19.30 pm and greeted the 26 members that had paid their subscription.

Apologies received from   –  Ernie & Margaret, John L , Joely , Peter, Rob Parker, Gerry & Alison.

Minutes of last AGM.

John read the minutes of last years AGM., to which there was no comment.

The minutes were agreed by all present and the President signed the minute book.

Chairman’s Report.

Gaynor  stated that it had been a good year, with 7 new members joining,  2 resigning , but unfortunately 1 (Colin) had died.

She hoped the 46 members that we currently have are happy with the way things are going and that everything would continue as is.

Gaynor proposed that 7 of the monthly rallies will be repeated in 2020, so 5 volunteers would be required for the other months.

Thanks for support over the last year were then mentioned for –

John for his secretarial and website work.                                                                                       Uta for the translation work,                                                                                                                  Norbert  for keeping the finances straight,                                                                                    Alison and Siggi   for their support as Vocals.  (you can contact them if you have an issue).  And finally,  Karin and Joely for all the photographs they had taken for the website.

Gaynor finished with a vote to another good year.

Finance Report.

Norbert reported that the club was very healthy financially. And presented all the numbers.

This information is not included in the minutes for privacy reasons, but can be seen by members  by looking in the accounts book.

Election of Committee

The following were elected to the committee.

President          – Gaynor Hall          Proposed by Stuart Tilley , seconded by Gabriele Schwarz

Vice President  — Uta Kustner         Proposed by Sheila Walker , seconded by Gary Winchester

Secretary          — Sheila Walker     Proposed by Rainer Schiefner, seconded by Wolfgang Schwarz

Treasurer          — Norbert Dresher   Proposed by Sheila Walker , seconded by Bob G-Williams

Vocal   1            — Alison Manhood   Proposed by Uta Kustner , seconded by Dieter Miloschitsch

Vocal   2            — Siegfried  Ferckel Proposed by Stuart Tilley , seconded by Mike Rhodes

New Venue for Meetings

Gaynor then asked all members to vote on the Club meeting venue.

The options were
1  Stay in International Marina,
2  El National in Punta Prima, Or
3  Bar Los Angeles in La Loma

There was a unanimous vote for – El National.

Gaynor stated that she will give notice to International Marina in December and we will start in  El National in January 2020.

There was no  – Any other Business

Sheila Walker  (new secretary)  then lead a vote of Thanks to Gaynor for all her work over the last year.

The AGM was the closed and a 10 minute break was had before resuming with normal monthly meeting with guests and partners included.

 Info:

Gaynor  reported the latest information.

N332 update  information. –

There were no traffic updates as the Guardia Civil were busy dealing with the flood damage.

Eddie, who lives in Algorfa, had his car badly damaged in the flood and is waiting to see about insurance. Luckily his property was not damaged.

New member Chantal who lives in Jacarilla, was flooded and was unable to come to the Treasure Hunt as the roads were still flooded.

Past Events

The Treasure Hunt had 6 cars trying to find the clues !!!  Much of this had been done by memory from UK by Roger and Beryl.

16 came to a very good lunch.

The winners were

Mike and Anna who got a bottle of Cava.

The last place was Ilsa and Dieter who won the wooden spoon.

The event was enjoyed by all participants and thanks to Roger and Beryl for organising.

Future Events

Saturday 5th October 
Classic Cars in San Miguel De Salinas.
Meet at La Fortaleza at 10am to leave in convoy at 10.30am.
Cost 5 euros per car which includes a sandwich, 2 drinks and a raffle ticket.
At the moment there are 9 cars attending.

Saturday 19th October
Anniversary Dinner.
To be held at Restaurant Cabo Roig.  Meet at 7.30pm to be seated for 8pm.
Cost 23 euros to include tip.
Shared starter. Choice of main course. The list is sitting on Gaynor’s dining table !!  There will be music and dancing.
11th October last time to let Gaynor know.
Trophies held by,
Gerry.   Best Serving Member.
Uta.   Friendship.
Joley. Smiler.
To be given to Gaynor at the dinner with the names of the next recipients.

Sunday 10th November.

Visit to Car Museum at Redovan, organised by Wolfgang and Dieter.
This is a private museum and includes cars, bikes and house hold items.
Meet at Hotel Lo Monte at 10.30 am to leave at 11am. There is no entrance fee but the Club will make a donation.
Lunch will be 15 euros, details later.

Sunday 15th December,
lunch at Rendezvous 2pm.
Details at the next meeting.

Those wishing to do a Secret Santa email the club before the end of October. Names of those taking part will be picked out at the November meeting. 5 euros gift maximum.

Saturday 28th December.
Mini golf booked.
More details at the next meeting.

If wives also drive in the driving tests there will be a separate trophy for them.  

Any Other Business

Happy Birthday to Ilsa..

The Meeting closed at 20.55.

Wednesday 4th September 7.30pm

Gaynor opened the meeting at 19.45 pm and greeted the 18 members attending ,  and 2 guest.

Apologies received from   –  Mo, John L , Joely , Peter, Gary,  Heiko & Ollie, Siggi & Karin, Michael & Margaret,          Frank & Jean,  and Mike R.

Info:

Gaynor  reported the latest information.

N332 update  information. –

There Guadia are now using White Vans to detect illegal use of phones and seat belts.

On the 19 August the Guadia issue 75 speeding fines in one hour on the ‘Old’ Santa Pola road.

Be warned.

Gaynor reminded everyone that there will be a vote on a new meeting venue at the AGM next month.

So far we only have El National, and remain at La Marina. She will check one more venue in Torrevieja but asked anyone with a proposal to notify her before next meeting.

Past Events

Thanks go to Gerry and Alison for the trip to Hondon, with special thanks from Mo.

There were 11 cars on the rally and 26 dinners at ‘Tipsy Terrace’.

There was an unexpected ‘Festival of Colour’ which lead to a great evening.

The meal was good and those that stayed in the Hotel had good reports.

.

Future Events

Sunday the 22 September  – Roger and Beryl are organising a Treasure Hunt.

Meet at La Fortanaza ( Vista Bella) at 10.30 ,   1st car will leave at 11.00, then others at 4 minute intervals.                   The clues all require visual answers to be written down, so one person per car could manage , but easier with two.  The rally will finish at La Fortanaza for lunch at 14.00 hours.   There will be a set meal for 21 euros which includes 4 shared starters and shared plates of meat per 4 persons, postre and all drinks.

There will be a prize for the winner and a prize for last place.

If you are participating please notify the club e-mail by the 15th September.

Saturday the 5th October  – there is an event in San Miguel organised by ‘Concentrracion Coches Classico Y Motos’ the day starts at 11.00 at the Recinto Ferial (Front of Mas y Mas) and cost 5 euros entry, which covers a drink and snack.  Club members can meet at Spanglish Bar at 10.00 to go in convoy.

Again notify club e-mail by end of month if you are going to attend, as places must be reserved.

Saturday the 19th October – Anniversary Dinner.

To be held at 20.00 in   Restaurant Cabo Roig. and includes music and Dancing.

The 3 course meal with wine/beer is 22 euros per person.

Further details at next meeting.

Sunday 10th November – Dieter and Wolfgang are organising a trip to a car/bike museum in Redovan.

.  More details to follow.

Sunday the 15th December  – Xmas Party.

Now booked for  15.00 at The Rondevous,  Meet at 14.00 for Cava and Canapes.

Vote on whether to have a ‘Secret Santa’ gift per person, next meeting.

The 3 course meal is 21 euros per person, but the club will subsidise members by 10 euros.

Saturday the 28th December – Inocentes Day – Usual Driving Skills test.  Details to follow.  

Any Other Business

Gaynor requested everyone to turn up by 19.00 for the AGM  meeting next month, as subs need to be collected before we can start. The AGM can only be attended by paid up members.  Guests and partners can join in the normal meeting following the AGM.

Gaynor stated the Sheila has offered to fill the vacant Secretarial role for next year.

The rest of the committee have offered to continue.

Lastly John Lambert is still suffering medically but sends everyone his best Regards.

The Meeting closed at 20.20.

Wednesday 7th August 7.30pm

Gaynor opened the meeting at 19.35 pm and greeted the 27 members attending ,  and 1 guest.
Apologies received from   –  Mo, Jos,, John L ,  Margaret & Ernie, Joely & Keith, Peter R,  and Sharon

Info:

Gaynor reported the latest information.
The toll on the AP7 North of Torrevieja will cease at the end of the year.
The Toll South of Torrevieja (Montesinos & La Zenia) is contrated to 2028,
But the Mayor and Business community are trying to get it reduced for residents.

N332 update  information. –

There is another new speed cameras installed at the Salinas on the N332 near Park of Nations.

Past Events

Thanks go to  Gaynor for organising the Curry last month.
30 Members met at The Punjabi Palace in Los Montesinos
It was good to see Mo attend and Keith & Sue returned for the day.
Great food and a very enjoyable afternoon.

Future Events

Saturday 17th August – Cool Run to Hondon Valley organised by Alison & Gerry.
Meet at Spanglish Bar at 17.30. Depart at 18.00.
The meal in restaurant ‘Tipsy Terrace’ is 16 euros per person for a three course meal including wine/beer & tip.
6 rooms have been booked at the local hotel .  Please check in before the meal.
Notify the club e-mail or Gerry by the 11th August – if you are attending.

September  – Roger and Beryl are organising a Treasure Hunt with cars departing at 5 minute intervals.
Meet at Fortanaza at 10.30 ,   More details at next meeting.

Saturday the 19th October – Anniversary Dinner.  (New date & venue)
To be held at 20.00 in   Restaurant Cabo Roig. And includes music and Dancing.
The 3 course meal with wine/beer is 22 euros per person.

Sunday 10th November – Dieter and Wolfgang are organising a trip to a car/bike museum.  More details to follow.

Sunday the 15th December  – Xmas Party.
Now booked for  15.00 at The Rondevous,  Meet at 14.00 for Cava and Canapes.
Vote on whether to have a ‘Secret Santa’ gift per person, next meeting.
The 3 course meal is 21 euros per person, but the club will subsidise members by 10 euros.

Saturday the 28th December – Inocentes Day – Usual Driving Skills test.  Details to follow.

Financial Update.

Norbet reported the current balance of account, and stated that the books were available for any member   to view if they wanted.


Any Other Business Gaynor requested nominations for next year’s committee to be submitted by next meeting.

A trip around Cartagena harbour on a catamaran has been suggested for next June/July, cost about 26 euros per head, take your own lunch but buy drinks. General response was good , so more research needed.

John reported that the ‘Members Cars’ page on the club web-site has been updated with 25 cars plus tech. Specs.
A couple of cars are missing, so please check your entry on the page and let him know any changes.

Lastly Gaynor has checked out the rules re the Club’s meeting place.

The rules are –  It must be in Torrevieja, and preferably have sufficient free parking,
And a free room big enough for 30 or so people.
A short list of venues will be included in the AGM agenda for members to vote on.
If anyone knows of suitable venues please submit to the club email by next meeting.

The Meeting closed at 20.20.