Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Trip To Pangallo 2019

What a day, what a night, what a great weekend!

Saturday & Sunday the 27th & 28th of July,  a group of 49 members, family & friends participated in a memorable weekend in the Hunter Region!

Our rendezvous was at Thornleigh  (thanks Macca's) where our cavalcade along Pennant Hills road onto the M1, attracting honks of "G'Day!" from the friendly surrounding motorists. The trip to Cessnock was without incident , as we met up with another large group of members. After booking in and a quick "Freshen Up", we re-assembled outside sharing beverage and snacks before boarding the IMSMC courtesy Bus, bound for Pangallo Estate.

Upon arrival, we sampled the estate's produce of infused oils, marinated olives and blood oranges. Purchases of these delights and wines were undertaken and stored in the bus. More delights on the way, as more special foods were shared by members. It wasn't long before a splendid red sauce was prepared and pasta for all...shortly followed by pork sausages, salad, onions, bread (BBQ Italian style!), not to mention the pork ribs that melted in your mouth!!

As if the food wasn't keeping us warm enough, there was MUSIC - dancing & then some more dancing! It was dessert time.. our members were asked to bring a cake... we ended up with so much cake that we had to dance some more!

Our night concluded with a trip back to Cessnock in the IMSMC "Happy Bus".

After a well earned rest, we regathered for breakfast and then onto a few wineries, some opting to visit chocolate & cheese factories, while others made their way home.

A fantastic weekend - wonderful venue. creating the opportunity to be introduced to some wonderful family and friends of our members.

Thank you Pangallo - Thank you IMSMC.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

AGM 2019

Friday Night 5th July or Annual General Meeting was held at Club Marconi.

72 members with a further 17 partners were present. The night presented itself as very informative, as committee representatives explained the logistics of forthcoming events including; our weekend at the Hunter Valley experience at Pangallo Estate, our very first club harbour cruise to be held in October (Fancy Dress), our weekend experience in Jindabyne (November).

Rob Losinno distributed our Eastern Creek Passes, which this year has attracted 48 of our members. Charlie Losinno was awarded the Ian Campbell award, further to our presence at this year's Auto Italia in Canberra.

Caroline Portelli explained the procedure to be implemented at  "Ladies shopping day" fund raiser in September.
.We also introduced number plate covers to suit H-plated number plates! The orders are coming in. These covers have our club name embossed on the frame, proving to be quite popular.

In accordance with the NSW department of fair trade constitution, no elections were required and the existing committee was reinstated to the satisfaction of the member base.

With no further ado, it was time to eat! Our traditional pasta dishes (two options) and our traditional Mille-Foglie cake, the new club year was introduced. 2019/20, like every other club year, promises to bring diverse events, fulfilling the needs and interest of its members. The club raffle was extremely well supported on the night and we thank our generous sponsors for their ongoing support. It is GREATLY appreciated.

You are a passionate lot! Thank you.