Holden Retirees Club
Luncheons are held at 12:30 pm on the first Thursday of
March, June, September and December
each year, at
The Mulgrave Room,
The Mulgrave Country Club,
Cnr Wellington Rd and Jells Rd,
Melways Reference : Map 80, H1
The Club is serviced by buses from Dandenong and Chadstone.
Lunches are provided at a cost of $22.50 for a two course main meal plus tea/coffee, except for the December Lunch when a Christmas Pudding course is added, for $27.50. Meal costs may be reviewed from time to time.
Drinks are available at Bar prices.
Meeting Dates for 2017:
Thursday, September 7th, December 7th.
September 7th Lunch
Our speaker this Lunch will be Club Member Marc McInnes, who will speak about the 30th Anniversary of the Sunraycer Solar Car and its impact on the future of motoring:
“World Solar Challenge - Quiet Achiever to Tesla- Holden’s Role”.
Little has been written about Holden’s influence in the GM Sunraycer program. The overall success of the venture led to the GM Impact electric car and which stimulated Californian zero emissions ambitions, the production EV1, the birth of Tesla and a growing global interest in electric cars.
Danish-born Australian Hans Tholstrup, a solar vehicle pioneer and WSC organiser has been described in the US as “the real father of the electric car resurgence”.
Marc will tell Holden’s story and those of other unsung visionaries caught up in this "kind of daisy chain of inventiveness” stimulated by Australia’s World Solar Challenge, 30 years ago.
Marc joined GMH in January 1955 as a trainee body draftsman. During his 45 year career, he was privileged to meet and work with some the great legendary characters of the Holden story.
He was also fortunate to have been part of Holden’s major product and business growth from the 50’s to the early 70s.
During 18 years in Product Engineering he was involved in body design drafting, computer systems development and administrative and product planning and new model product information communication.
Marc moved to NSW as Public Relations manager and was soon on the front line in a period of great change, product and industry ups and downs, and difficult and rewarding media challenges.
Would you like to volunteer with the Leukaemia Foundation as a courtesy transport driver?
The Leukaemia Foundation is Australia's peak body for blood cancer and providing services to support people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders, and their families, at no cost to them. One form of this support is the Leukaemia Foundation’s Courtesy Transport Service.
Holden donates cars to the Leukaemia Foundation to enable this wonderful service, and volunteers drive the Holden vehicles, driving patients with blood cancer to and from their treatment and their appointments. Many of the current and past volunteer drivers are former Holden employees who all find their participation in this service to be extremely rewarding on a personal level, as well as making a significant and valuable contribution to the program and the community. The courtesy transport service has been going for 15 years now and continues to be a huge support to the patients and families using the service. The Leukaemia Foundation is currently looking for new drivers to join the program and would like to hear from anyone who might be interested? Drivers are required to be available for a full day (Monday to Friday only) and can drive as frequently or as infrequently as they choose. Full orientation is provided. If this is of interest to you, please call Julie Giblett, Leukaemia Foundation Transport Program Coordinator, 9949 5808 for more information.
The Leukaemia Foundation General Manager, Mr Ash Knop, will also be our guest at the September luncheon and will talk more about this great service then.
For our September Lunch there will be two delicious courses for $22.50. Menu will be:-
Tea and Coffee
Members are reminded that unless you are also a member of the MCC, you must sign in when entering the Club. You may do this at the front desk, or preferably, in the Mulgrave Room immediately after paying your Lunch fee. The Lunch fees will be collected just inside the door of The Mulgrave Room.
DOORS OPEN AT 11:30 AM; MEETING STARTS AT 12:30 PM.
If you arrive earlier, you may care to have some refreshment in one of the Club's other rooms while you wait.
Come along and enjoy a great meal in pleasant company!