LCQ December Monthly Meeting – Tuesday 4th December 2018
By Daryl Wilson and Shane Murphy.
Our joint December Club Meeting and Christmas BBQ was hosted by Scott Robinson at the Daisy Hill showroom of Lotus Cars Queensland.
As this was our final meeting for the year everyone seemed to get in the Christmas spirit and we had a large turnout of over 90 members and associates.
As is typical at this time of year it decided to throw in a thunderstorm around 6.00pm just to make things more interesting, not!
Catering was organised by our BBQ chef extraordinaire, Malcolm Kelson and refreshments by it seems these days, jack-of-all-trades, Steve Lennox. Mal and Steve were ably assisted by Ken and Pip Endres with tea and coffee and the other ladies, Chris, Gail, Carolyn, Pip, Jenny and Moira, assisted with the salads etc and setting up of the tables. Apologies to anyone I may have missed out mentioning.
The formalities of the night had to be delayed as el Presidenté Shane Murphy was delayed on the last of his numerous flights around Australia, bring on Christmas.
Once Shane had arrived and was satisfactorily fed and watered, he proceeded with the important business of the night presenting the three Club annual trophies.
The winner of the Lotus Club Queensland Achievement Award, in recognition of an expensive or difficult re-build or restoration, was Eddie Huffam for his long-term project restoring his 1968 Lotus Europa S2.
The winner of the Terrence Mellor Memorial Trophy for Best Clubman was Steve Lennox. Steve has been involved in assisting the organising many of the Club social events throughout the year. He has also assisted the Lotus 2019 Committee managing the budget.
Thirdly the Competition Point Score Award Winner went to Darryl & Mitchell Ringuet for their combined efforts competing in the Targa Barrier Reef, at Morgan Park and other motor sport events throughout the year.
Congratulations to all the 2018 trophy winners and thanks to them and everyone else who has helped support our club in another successful year. Special thanks to Scott and everyone at Lotus Cars Queensland for their hospitality and assistance.