It will come as little surprise that, as we navigate this unprecedented global event, the club has had to make changes to its plans for the year. The safety of our community is of the utmost importance, as is our respectful compliance with government regulations, and so for the foreseeable future we will be staying home.
In reflection of this, you will notice that there are fewer events listed in the club’s calendar. General meetings and lunch social gatherings have been cancelled until July 2020. We will review the situation continually over the coming weeks and months to make decisions about events in July and onwards.
The 2020 HSRCA Sydney Classic, previously planned for June 6th & 7th at Sydney Motorsport Park, has also been cancelled. At this stage, we look to August’s Spring Festival with hope, but are keenly aware of the possibility of its cancellation as well.
Although we have had to cancel these major events with significant organisational requirements and long lead times, should the situation improve and governmental obligation and regulation allow it, we may be able to look into smaller scale track days or similar events that could be organised on a shorter time frame. These will be discussed should the opportunity arise down the track.
Committee meetings have been moved online, and while we may be confined to our homes we have plenty of work to do and our dedication to improving the club and its service to the community is not diminished.
We understand the importance of community and friendship in times like these, and so we are looking into opportunities to step up our communication and foster our community online. The task has been given high priority and we would greatly appreciate any ideas or feedback. Please get in touch and keep in touch.
We trust that you and your loved ones are all coping with the new normal that has been imposed on us by COVID-19. It is early days and we hope that a sense of belonging to the HSRCA through easy communication will lift your spirits. It is a privilege to serve this club and we hope that the current circumstances strengthen our sense of belonging.
Stay home, stay safe and healthy, look after your family and friends and please reach out to each other, keep in touch and keep your connections, and each other, strong. We’ll be in touch, and look forward to seeing you all in a post-COVID-19 world.