President’s Report 2016

Greetings to you all. The past 12 months have again seen very large numbers of Club events, all well attended by members and their families. By my reckoning, 16 separate events.

In comparing the previous year’s events to this years, is this the start of an emerging scene? I hope so.

One of the highlights of the year were some 60 VWs escorting Ivan and Beth Hodges from Silverdale to MOTAT. They had bought their Volkswagen brand new in Germany in 1961. After driving it through Europe, the Middle East and parts of Asia, twice, they now donated it to MOTAT.

We can look forward to our usually successful Jamboree in October and the return of the Volkswagen Nationals (as we know it) in Wellington next Easter.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank;

  • Terry as Secretary / Treasurer as well as posting the events photos on the club Flickr site
  • Ken and Ben for organising refreshments at Club meetings – wow for chocolate biscuits!
  • Lloyd for compiling the Club Newsletter
  • Deb for organising a large number of the Club events

The last 2 years as your President have been an enjoyable experience and I would like to thank all of the membership for their assistance and support.

Eddie Taylor

Membership Subscriptions for 2016

Membership subscriptions are now due for the 2016 financial year. The good news is that the subscription fee has now been reduced to $25.

To pay, you can send a cheque along with your name, address and phone number to

Volkswagen Owners Club
P.O. Box 12-538
Penrose, Auckland

or alternatively contact Terry Sawyer at tsawyer@clear.net.nz for the club bank account details to pay via internet banking.