The 2014 Rally and Function - 22 November 2014

Year End Rally and Function - 
One cannot believe the year of 2014 is drawing to a close.   Our club has certainly experienced an exciting and eventful year to date.
Our Year End Rally was again a great success and the team responsible for the rally route was Terry Bunge and Dirk de Beer and marshalls Allan Holmes, Dieter Oltmann and Ted Hermann.
14 Cars participated of which 3 entered the vintage category and the balance in the classic category.   The route covered a total of 76km's and the average anticipated time factor for the two categories was 74 mins and 67 mins respectively.   The rally route was slightly different to the past in as much that the instructions were in the form of visual diagrams which made it very interesting.
The rally started and ended at our new clubhouse at Cecil Emmett Park and all 14 cars completed the rally successfully.
The successful winner of the vintage category was Harvie Van Heerden and the winner of the classic category was Cassie Lourens.
Our thanks to Rene and Harvie for the many photos taken at both the rally and the year end function.
The year end function was hosted at the Vryheid High School sports pavillion and well supported with the dress theme being "Cowboys & Crooks".  What a wonderful and successful evening and our members went that extra mile on the dress code.  Kowie and Carrol were the most impressively dressed couple, although there were a few other very close contenders.
Our thanks to Harvie, braaiers and ladies for the setting of tables and decor and the excellent food that was prepared.  Well done!
Various trophies were also presented to the members by the chairman.
The past chairman, Kobus Botha, gave an overview of the successful events during the year and introduction of the new chairman and committee namely as follows:
Chairman - Cassie Lourens
Vice-Chairman and Treasurer - Harvie Van Heerden
Secretary - Harry Heyns
Events Managers - Leon v.d. Berg & Des Lemmon-Warde
Clubhouse Managers - Dirkie Kruger & Neels Nortje
Our thanks to outgoing chairman, Kobus and his committee members for a well done performance over the past year.
In conclusion, one must add that there is a great atmosphere of enthusiasm in our club and one looks forward to another exciting year ahead.
Submitted by Des Lemmon-Warde