Hi Morrie Members, Last Captains report for 2017!! Where has the year gone? Huge thanks to Mary for her effort in organizing her poker run. Fantastic prizes for a number of competitions which included the Club Cup. Results to follow in the newsletter. Welcome back to Doug Pagel. It will be great to see your smiley face on upcoming runs. On the September run, while chatting before we headed for home, Mary put forward an idea that the Waikato Club advertise our next month’s run in the Christchurch Tourer Club Magazine. This was to keep other members informed of what we are up to, but also it could reach out to local Waikato people who had no idea we existed. Well it worked! Simon from Waitetuna Valley (Raglan) rang Mary, and he met us on Sunday, and is keen to join. Well done Mary, great idea! Pity about the postponement of Mike and Kathy’s BBQ. A number of people could not attend due to other commitments. It is a crazy time of year, but everyone is still keen so a new date will be set in the New Year. Safe travels to those heading to Mosgiel for Frank's Rally, and to all members on the roads over the Christmas and New Year holidays. We want to see you all back for 2018. Merry Christmas to all members, I hope all your chimneys are clean and wishes come true.