Hello fellow AGMRC members,
Since my last communication with you the Committee has met on two occasions; once on 14 April via Skype and more recently on 16 June where we met in person for the first time since the Covid 19 restrictions were lifted. It was a pleasure to be able to meet face to face without the use of technology, as good as that technology may be in these trying times.
Many of you participated in our Members’ General Meeting on 16 May and experienced first-hand our first “virtual” meeting as a Club. For a first attempt, things went pretty smoothly and the meeting was a success. However, I am sure that you will all be happy to hear that our next meeting on 18 July 2020 will take at the Carindale PCYC. We will have to have in place some social distancing measures but in all other respects the meeting will be the same as in past. It will be good to catch up with everyone again.
Although it was my intention to send this Member’s Update following each Committee meeting, I have been caught up at work over the past 2 months and have not had the time to devote to finalising this note. Please accept my apologies for the silence of the past eight weeks or so.
Due to the slowdown in activities because of the impacts of Covid19, there is not a lot to report to members at this time. The main issues discussed by the Committee in the last two meetings are set out below.
Meetings at Members House to Run Trains
As you know the Club’s layouts which are currently at member’s homes have not been available at regular events since the start of the Covid19 restrictions. The opening up of these layouts to members will be discussed at the coming General Meeting.
Next Members’ Meeting – 18 July 2020
As stated above, the next Members’ Meeting will take place at the Carindale PCYC at 1.00pm on Saturday 18th July 2020. We will still have to practice social distancing and the seating will reflect that on the day. Our Club Secretary, Barry Chiswell sent an invitation withy copies of the Agenda and Minutes to all members last week. If you did not receive this invitation, please let me know and I will organise for it to be sent to you.
I would like to encourage you all to attend this meeting.
Club Accommodation – Yeronga Community Centre
The Vice President, Dennis Remmer has had some updates on the progress of the Yeronga site from Economic Development Queensland. Dennis was advised that the negotiations for Yeronga were still progressing but that a final agreement with the preferred development proponent has not yet been concluded. Economic Development Queensland were unable to provide a time frame around when the agreement will be finalised. However, they did confirm that we and all the interested stakeholders, will be notified as soon as the agreement is in place.
Due to Covid19 concerns and difficulties in organisation at this time there will be no Table Sales or Train Shows for the remainder of 2020. Depending on the continuing impacts of Covid19, these events will return next year. The Committee and event organisers will continue to monitor the situation and you will be updated as soon as more is known.
That’s about it for now. Take care of yourselves and be safe.
All the best.