EX RAAF MTD ASSOCIATION INC VIC
50 Brook Street Woomelang Vic 3485
PHONE 0412559974 or
Registration No A0035769B
ABN NO 57 830 433 735
The ERMTDA 2106/Eq/Pt 7 Files
Issue 2 Oct 2020
All are reminded that dues became payable as of from the first of January and is payable by the 01st April. If you have already paid for 2019 then we are grateful for that, if not please consider doing so in the near future.
Dues can be paid by direct deposit to the Assoc Acct Westpac Bank, BSB No 033-093 Account No 10-4546 Name EX RAAF MTD ASSOCIATION or ERMTDA or EX RAAF MOTOR TRANSPORT DRIVERS ASSOCIATION.
Please remember to notify us of any direct deposit details. You can also send cheques or money orders etc. to our mailing address above. Yearly dues have remained frozen at $25.00 per year
Covid19 has changed the way that we plan and organize your reunions. We always attempt to have at least two committee members actually visit the front runners, venue wise, but that of course that has simply not been able to happen as yet. In the meantime to ensure that all get plenty of time to arrange travel etc it has become necessary to confirm the date and venue without that procedure. Due in no small part the huge efforts put in by Richard Brooks and his partner we, as a committee, have been able to use that information on line so to speak and can now confirm that the 2021 Bi-annual Reunion will be the Brighton Caravan Park in Kingston Park SA 5049. We have made tentative bookings for the weekend of the 5th to the 8th of November indicating to Park Management that there may be people arriving as early as the 3rd and departing as late as the 10th. They cannot give a direct cost as yet due to potential variations later this year but have indicated that we will get a minimum of 10% discount. Park Management will supply actual rates as soon as they become available but indications are they will be somewhere around the $150.00 per night for a cabin and around $50.00 per night for a powered site on concrete. Furthermore for those staying 7 nights or more the seventh is free regardless of cabin or site.
They can be contacted via the web, or by phone on (08) 8377 0833. NOTE As per usual when booking you MUST tell them that you are with the ERMTDA Group to get any benefits and the more that do the potential for more benefits exists. The point of contact is a very pleasant lass named Caitlyn.
Those of you on the web are encouraged to do a google search and get back to us on your thoughts. For those that are not attached to this newsletter is a copy of the park layout.
Vehicle Fact File
This edition is of a rather unusual RAAF vehicle. As a bit of trivia see if you can work out the lowest tonnage Truck Tractor the RAAF ever had it will be featured in the next newsletter
We have not been advised of any member currently undergoing any hospital treatment etc. More importantly in this time of crisis we are also unaware of any of our members, or any other Ex Truckie for that matter been diagnosed with the COVID – 19 virus. This could be said to be remarkable considering how we tend to travel around the country.
Currently we have not been advised of any deaths in our membership or fellow truckies, so all we can say is Rest In Peace to our departed Truckies, it’s our turn to carry the loads from now
Truckies Carried The Force, and now will again.