11th February 2022

Hello from your President Kerry Benson

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Hi to all,

The David Rundle/Linda Upton interview and video presentation was a big hit & interesting for all. It was pleasing to see our valued ladies also enjoy the presentations and après social chatter with drinks. They are always welcome and it is good to see all enjoying themselves and making new members welcome. Our Club Patron, Bob Forbes and his wife Joyce enjoyed the camaraderie and joined the chatter. Attendance was nearly 70 – max for this room. We encourage all spouses and visitors to sign the attendance register to help us manage our meetings better. They are always welcome and Graeme reports that approx 20 people enjoyed dinner in the bistro beforehand. Whilst the formal meeting is a requisite, the time for random social interaction – colloquially know as FUN! – is equally important in my opinion. Having the bar room handy was fortunate.

Our next 2 general meetings will be on Wednesday 23 Feb & 9 March at 7.30pm at RMYC in the Top Deck room where the audio vis. system works! New staff at RMYC have apologised profusely & will schedule us upstairs as a rule. Late negotiations today with RMYC staff have confirmed these dates.

Our Wakefield Park Race day auction will finalise at 8pm at our next meeting on 23 Feb.

The BBQ trailer has been treated to a makeover to facilitate access to bbq equipment. Thanks to Ross, Graeme, Gavin & myself on a wet Friday in Ross’  workshop/shed.

We can discuss the Tues/Wed option again – Tues seemed preferable last time and covid closures appear less likely now. The RMYC has resumed trading on Mon & Tues nights.

Regards and happy motoring,
President Kerry Benson

Events Update from your Vice President David Cawthorn

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Sunday 13th February: Café Patina, Wahroonga

This Sunday we travel further afield to the leafy upper North Shore, visiting the 132 year old, heritage listed property which has been a café for 25 years. Tables booked inside for 30 people. Please ensure you RSVP via the website. Plenty of parking available in surrounding streets.

Wednesday 16th February: Mid Month Brunch Run, The Chocolate Factory and Henry Kendall Cottage, West Gosford

The Factory is the home of renown Australian confectionery producers Nougat Limar, Bon Bon Fine Chocolate & The Sydney Marshmallow Co. Following brunch at the café, we visit the nearby historic Henry Kendall Cottage and Museum, built 1836-1840 and set on 2 ½ acres.

Note that there are three pick up areas, starting at Mona Vale (Kitchener Park) departure 10am, then the Belrose Bunnings approx 10.15am, then Cowan Truck stop before we take the leisurely scenic route from Cowan along the two sections of the Old Pacific Highway, which comes out at Kariong and then to West Gosford.

Thursday 7th April - Sunday 10th April: Southern Highlands Autumn Discovery Tour

This is a great opportunity to get out your classic car and join PMEA for a lovely Autumn break with wonderful driving on far less crowded rural roads. There will be lots of interesting places and different things to do. New revised itinerary V2, together with all the necessary pre-paid costs required in advance, are now available on the website.

 You do not need to make any bookings yourself, full details are on the webpage with instructions.

 Attachments available to save at the bottom of this newsletter with FULL itinerary and costs. Please also remember to make your payment as soon as possible for certain pre-paid components.

If you are still thinking about it, DON’T DELAY and book in ASAP, as we now have 45 attendees and only a few rooms are spaces are left.

Southern Highlands AUTUMN DISCOVERY TOUR 2022


IF you can’t attend an event after you have booked, please let us know! Preferably cancel via the website, or if you have difficulty, contact me directly. Businesses rely on knowing numbers in advance for large groups for staffing and catering purposes.

IF you have difficulty booking online and wish to attend an Event, please contact me and I will book you in.

PMEA also have now available newly designed FREE windscreen information sheets for members to display on their vehicles. If you would like one for your vehicle/s, please contact me. They will be available at the next meeting and run.

Keep those wheels turning!!

David Cawthorn
Vice President and Events