REVVED UP: The Roma Historical Motor Club has enjoyed an incredible leap in membership, much to the delight of Publicity Officer Robert Burton.
REVVED UP: The Roma Historical Motor Club has enjoyed an incredible leap in membership, much to the delight of Publicity Officer Robert Burton. Tom Gillespie

Member numbers on rise for Roma Historical Motor Club

WHILE some community and speciality groups are seeing a plateau in member numbers, The Roma Historical Motor Club is zooming ahead with their own figures, much to the delight of club officials.

Publicity Officer Robert Burton said the club now has 125 members and 199 people involved with it, according to their latest figures presented at the AGM.

This is a massive increase from the 1990s, when the club would only pick up less than five members in a year.

"We had 37 members join in last couple of years, so it's good,” he said.

Couples are also the most dominant form of membership for the RHMC, making up more than half of all club members.

The club also has new executive personnel following their AGM, with Karen Dawes named president, Veronica Beitz as treasurer and Wendy Blair as secretary.

John Morrow has been named vice-president.

Mr Burton said you didn't need to own a historic or old car to be a member - just love your automobiles.

"You can just join as a social member and come to learn about cars,” he said.

The RHMC will be showing off their vehicles at the Anglican Bazaar next month and are also planning a a club run out to Mitchell on September 10.

For all events and to join the club, go to www.romahistorical motorclub.weebly.com.


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