Dear Rally Participants.
Well Bathurst 2015 is over and hopefully it was worth waiting for. Two years between them seems a long time, but for the organisers it’s a busy two years and we are now grateful to be able to relax. With Sydney’s temperature yesterday at 42 degrees I was extremely grateful for the relatively cool weather we enjoyed on the Rally and most of us dodged most of the downpours.
At the same time most of you were packing up and heading home, a small group of us were at the Bathurst Base Hospital making our $5,000 donation to the Paediatric Ward. A very grateful General Manager and Paediatric Theatre Manager gave an outline of the pressure they are under with more than 100 children waiting for operations and the value to them of our donation. The hospital will put it towards paediatric theatre instruments, at this stage for tonsillectomy use. A photo is attached of the cheque handover in front of the old hospital façade showing from left to right: Rob Dunsterville, myself, Kylie Peers Nurse Manager for Theatres, Sue Patterson General Manager Bathurst Base Hospital, Gary Rush Mayor of Bathurst and Bradley Molenkamp Director Nursing and Midwifery with, of course, my F type special. A worthwhile ending to the rally.
We are now in the process of organising the Post Rally Review and are on the hunt for good photos. Our photographer Jeremy Braithwaite has already set up a web site with hundreds of photos from the many thousands he took. However we know there are other outstanding shots out there so if you have any you consider worth including in the Post Rally book please send them on. If it’s only a single shot or two then feel free to simply email them to me. I have attached Jeremy’s email below giving instructions for accessing the web site and posting your photos:
Rob and I feel greatly rewarded by the privilege of doing two of these rallies, but as I said on the Sunday night: that’s it! It’s been an enjoyable experience and one we will look back on with glowing pleasure for many years. Now there are plenty of wonderful locations around Australia suitable for our Register Rallies to gather in and a large membership with plenty of experience and skill in organising such events. So let the proposals roll in!
Kind regards to you all
Tim Shellshear and Rob Dunsterville