Monday, July 20, 2015

Tizzana Winery 2015

Sunday the 19th of July, 51 members, family & friends attended our event at Tizzana winery.

Our day began with a rendezvous at Mc Donalds McGraths Hill, where 25+ classics made their way to Tizzana, but first a picturesque "cruise" through the back streets of "metro Windsor", descending to Lower Portland river crossing (by punt) at Sackville. 

A first time experience for many!
On arrival at Tizanna, owner Jonathan gave us a very interesting insight into the history of the original owner of the winery. A very interesting presentation, with links back to  World War One and the Light Horse brigade!
 We then had the opportunity to sample the wines of the region, both Red and  White including fortified specialties. Lunch was served and members and guests were treated to locally grown vegetables with Chicken pieces and a sauteed sausage dish. With wine included as part of our lunch and a wonderful desert, the day came to a conclusion with many purchases from the cellar door.
 A great day and wonderful experience, allowing the opportunity to meet new members and family.
 Cin' Cin'!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

AGM 2015

On Friday Night the 3rd of July, our Annual General Meeting was held at Club Marconi.

70 members and family participated in the meeting.

Members were given the opportunity to present their ideas, which are always welcome.... these were resolved and minuted accordingly.

Club Marconi assisted with the manner in which they prepared the Elettra room including Audio Visual equipment, which allowed our meeting to be undertaken with comfort and efficiency.

Four weekend events were presented for 2016. The members receiving the information with great enthusiasm. John Di Rocco presented a few small changes regarding our Ettalong Event and Auto Italia (stand by for specific information). Leo Di Rocco introduced the Griffith Sausage Festival and Brad Aitken presented the IMSMC SNOWY MOUNTAINS DRIVE for 2016.

Member Gerardo Mediati, presented the format of Concorso D'Eleganza for 2015. He has also extended an invitation to MotorEX 2015, for us all to be present at Homebush for the unveiling of his FIAT CONCEPT CAR. We look forward to the unveiling and wish you well Gerardo!

We are happy to announce that the committee remains unchanged, with each being nominated and re-elected for the 2015/16 year.

A special presentation and mention was given to member Nat Stillone. Nat's assistance on those long drives that create "some" mechanical concerns on our classics, was acknowledged; he is always there to keep us motoring!
 At the concluson of formalities, members were "hosted" with our traditional Pasta meal and topped off with a generous serve of Mille Foglie Cake.

The discussions continued, with all showing great enthusiasm of forthcoming events.

Well done IMSMC.