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Board Meeting in Albury

The Board Meeting in Albury

Having accepted Tony's invitation to attend an Armstrong Siddeley Board Meeting, I travelled with Tina and Tony by train from Quirindi to Sydney, sampling some Fine Reds that had somehow accidently found their way into Tony's briefcase. Whilst waiting for the Melbourne-bound XPT to leave we had ample time for a meal (and some more Fine Refreshments) at Sydney's Central Station.

At exactly 8:40pm, our train glided away from the platform and with the on- board bar service operating until 11:00pm I had time to sample some their range of wines before the bar closed and I was escorted back to my seat. A 4:00am arrival at Albury station (which has the longest platform in Australia) disturbed my nap - it was so good when I finally made it into a real bed in a motel for a few more hours sleep before the meeting.

I spent the morning listening to the Board Members discussing many varied topics - it all sounded pretty earnest. There are some exciting things they are planning for our Club that I was sworn not to divulge. I took some lovely photos - most members will recognise Richard Tonkin, Hugh Boulter, Tony Carter, Peter Mitchell, John Graham, Sandy Cameron, Geoff Tuckwell & Joseph Dalgleish.

Come lunch time and I slipped away for a counter lunch, a few beers and a bit of punting at a nearby hotel, rolling back to the Board Meeting just in time to farewell a number of the Board Members - particularly the ones tootling off to Euchuca, Canberra and Melbourne.

I later met up with Tony & Tina Carter, Joseph Dalgleish and Tina de Vries for a very enjoyable dinner and drinks.

The Northbound XPT for Sydney left Albury at 11:15 and this time I had booked a sleeper so I could get a bit of rest. This proved to be very fortuitous as I was feeling just a little woozey and I would have had a very uncomfortable trip if I didn't have the opportunity to lie down.

Thanks Tony & Tina for looking after me again and thanks to all the other Board Members for giving me the rare opportunity to attend a Board Meeting.

I've now "recovered" and ready for anotherArmstrong Siddeley adventure.

Until next time........

The Armstrong Siddeley Car Club of Australia
Armstrong Siddeley Car Club, PO Box 699, FRESHWATER NSW 2096
Phone Rowan Fitzpatricke, President, 0404 032 113
ACN 001 059 212
Email president@armstrongsiddeley.org
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