VALE DAWN McPHEE.
Members of the MPA and the local community where shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Dawn earlier this month. Dawn along with her late husband Campbell, who was a former President of the Association, gave many hours of their time to ensure that the MPA went forward in everyway possible. Dawn continued her support of the Association, regularly attending meetings and watch out if you didn’t buy a raffle ticket off her. On the day of Dawn’s funeral, the MPA had a race meeting and the winner of Race 6 was “Gest as Smart”, trained and driven by Lola Weidemann, so what you might say, Lola was wearing the Green Jacket and Yellow Sleeves worn and raced by Campbell and Dawn. Apparently following Campbells passing, Dawn gave the colours to her good friend Lola. Lola registered them in her name and has been wearing them ever since.
THE MPA CHRISTMAS PARTY.
Yes, it’s that time of year again, when the members Christmas Party is on. This year it is being held on Sunday the 15th December in the Show Society Hall starting at 6pm with dinner served at 7pm. This year catering will be provided by Coast to Coast Roasts. After a fantastic time had by everyone last year, I’m sure there will be a rush for tickets this year. Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for non-members, children under 10yrs are free. On the night there will entertainment provided as well as presentations to the Volunteer of the Year along with Young Trainer of the Year.
As we need to book number for catering, tickets will need to be purchased before the 8th December. To book tickets call Karen Shultz on 0418 883003. Also Santa has asked us to provide the number of children that are coming along, so he can leave a small gift.
LOCAL DRIVER MAKES GOOD
MPA member and local young driver Matt Elkins has been selected to represent Qld in the 2019 Australasian Young Drivers Championship in New Zealand from the 7th -13th December. This selection to represent QLD tops off a fantastic 2018-19 season for Matt, driving 110 winners over the season, being the leading Junior Driver for the seasontaking out the Kevin Seymour Scholarship which is a fully paid 4 week study tour of the American harness racing industry.
Matt has come a long way from riding Bubba horse around the Marburg stables as a 3 year old to travelling the world representing Qld as well as a diplomat of Australia.
Sunday 8th December. TAB meeting, family fun day
Sunday 15th December. MPA Christmas Party (No Racing)
Sunday 22nd December TAB meeting. Xmas Family Fun Day