The Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club of Australia (Victoria Division) inc. (AROCA VIC) is a motoring enthusiasts’ club that supports the owners of all Alfa Romeo vehicles.
A full range of events has now been confirmed for Spring and we are moving on to the most important part of the year with several key events, namely the Alfa Club 12 Hour at Winton (1st & 2nd October) and Spettacolo Concorso and Show & Shine at Wesley College in Mt Waverley (26th & 27th November).
There are also several opportunities in the next few weeks to get involved with Club events: the Strada Veloce Weekend Tour of the High Country (9th to 11th); Club Night at the Veneto Club (14th), why not book your own table for dinner at the Veneto Club before the meeting? And the Alfa vs Fiat clubs’ Bocce Challenge at the Veneto Club (17th).
Later in the year we have: the Alfa Club 12 Hour Relay at Winton (1st & 2nd October); the Stellantis Mid-Week Drive (5th October) on the Mornington Peninsula. (Lunch will be at a winery restaurant or similar boutique location. The focus will be on the Current Model register – Giulietta, Mito, Giulia & Stelvio – but all members and their cars are welcome to attend – especially those on Club Plates); the Alfisti Spring Tour – which is already fully subscribed! – (14th to 26th October); and the Club’s premiere annual event: Spettacolo, comprising a Concorso, a Dinner and a Show & Shine (26th & 27th November).
In looking back at the last month we had several great events including the Café Society Breakfast at Stuzzichino Café in Lygon Street, Carlton. This provided an opportunity for both new and old members to meet and catch up. It was a great success.
The Zagame Experience, a combined AROCA & Fiat Car Club event, was a well attended. We met at Zagame Automotive in Richmond, then in convoy, travelled to Zagame’s operation in Tullamarine for a tour of the Zagame Autosport & Autobody facilities with complimentary light refreshments.
Last Sunday (28th) the Goldfields Chapter had a run from Ballarat to the Pyrenees via Maryborough’s historic railway station and the Avoca Riverside Markets – ending with lunch at Summerfield Winery; while Melbourne based members had a run through the Dandenong Ranges followed by an extended lunch at Carlei Wines & The Green Vineyard. We look forward to making these annual events.
And importantly, the Special Meeting held on 10th August had a successful outcome. The Treasurer presented the Club’s outstanding financial statements for the years 2018 to 2021. Related issues were discussed and resolved, and motions to accept the statements were carried. The documents have been lodged with Consumer Affairs Victoria. The Club’s regulated reporting requirements are now up to date.
If you would like to volunteer to help with planning a Sunday Drive or Club activity or help out at Club Competition or a Register event, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Check the calendar on the Club’s website for new and updated events. You will also find information on Club events on the Club’s Facebook page, and in the Club’s quarterly magazine Cross + Serpent and the monthly newsletter Notizie Alfisti, both of which are available for download on this site.
Stay safe & well,
President AROCA (Vic)