THE MINI MAG. Volume 2 No.1
  January 2000

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Club Captains Report

Happy New Year, I hope you all had a great Christmas and relaxed over the holidays. The Club is planning lots of activities this year and with 66 members having attended the first monthly meeting for 2000, it looks like being another great year.

Our first outing for the new Millennium was the BBQ Breakfast at beautiful New Farm Park on the Brisbane River last Sunday 16th January. Just on 40 Minis and 70 plus people turned up for the first class brekkie and then headed off on the “mystery run”. This run took us up through Mt Nebo, on to Mt Glorious, then to Samford and back to home. I hope you will also turn out in force for the next get together, BBQ breakfast at Suttons Beach at Redcliffe and then a scenic run up to Maleny via Beerburrum and the Glass House Mountains. This event is being organised by John Heselwood, unfortunately I won’t be able to make this run as I will be working in Sydney that week.

The Club will also be holding our first Navigation Run which is being arranged by Scott Longton and soon to be Mrs Longton, Lee Anne. This event will be on Friday night February 25 beginning at 7pm. So bring your wife, husband, girlfriend, boyfriend, mistress or friend and test your skills, navigation skill that is. The run will finish with a sausage sizzle, where ever the finish maybe!

Members are already talking about the “Camping Ski Weekend” on 18 & 19 March at Moogerah Dam. Dave Perkins has offered his ski boat for anyone wishing to show off their skills or just have a go. Drag out your wet suit and ski if you can find them among the Mini parts in the garage and don’t be shy to have a go, even if it is your first attempt. If anyone has a guitar, bring it along to play around the camp fire on Saturday night. Did I hear that Dave Perkins can play the guitar and also sing, or is someone having me on? I would love to hear that!

Don’t forget the Mini Owners Club’s 1st Birthday Party on the 14th March. This will be held, along with the monthly meeting, at Brisbane BMW showroom, Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley. (This will be confirmed at the AGM). Hope you can all attend this very special night as Brisbane BMW will be supporting the Club leading up to the release of the new Mini in September 2001.

The Annual General Meeting is being held on February 8. I believe there are still a few members who would like to get involved with the committee, so get your nomination in and have a good time keeping our club the most progressive Car Club in Australia.