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Garry

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Membership Administration Changing
« on: December 30, 2021, 05:01:47 »
Come January 1st, 2022, i will be handing over my Membership Admin responsibilities to George McDonald in Brisbane, Australia after a decade or so of doing the task of managing all International memberships other than the Americas.

It has been an interesting period of expansion and during my time in the position i have had the opportunity to be able to travel to nearly every PUB, Pagodafest and the European event every year and meet many of the members in person. I have been fortunate to have had contact with both Paul Bracq during the 50th year celebrations and meeting his son during a French gathering. I also got to tick off a bucket list item by taking my Pagoda to USA and Canada for a four month 16,000km drive and meeting many many great Pagoda people just before Covid changed everything. There have been members who have lent me a Pagoda during my visits to the various countries, others who have freely given me parts needed, demonstrating the close relationships and generosity shown between Pagoda owners through out the world.

It has been most rewarding meeting many of you around the world and i would encourage other Full Members to consider helping in the running of this fantastic Group either through assisting or organising meetings of fellow Pagoda owners or as a Board Member. I will continue to be a moderator and an Audit Committee member in the background.

I step back now to allow others to be part of the Pagoda Board administration but remain a dedicated member of the Group.

Thankyou to all who have helped me over the years including filling in when i have been on my ‘walkabout’ Pagoda travels.

Garry
Membership Administrator
for one more day
Garry Marks
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Re: Membership Administration Changing
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2021, 14:45:20 »
Thank you Garry, for all your outstanding volunteer work on behalf of the members of this great Group!


(And welcome to the beancounters department  ;D)
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Re: Membership Administration Changing
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2021, 15:14:17 »
Thank you Garry for all your work. Enjoy your life and Pagoda driving!
...WRe
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Re: Membership Administration Changing
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2021, 16:16:22 »
Thank you!
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Re: Membership Administration Changing
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2021, 23:31:13 »
Thanks Garry for your work!
My initial surprise as a new member was quickly resolved last year.

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Re: Membership Administration Changing
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2021, 04:03:19 »
Thank you Garry!
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Re: Membership Administration Changing
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2021, 06:04:51 »
Thank you Garry for your dedicated service to the Group.

Dieter
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Cheers Dieter

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Re: Membership Administration Changing
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2021, 07:12:11 »
Thank you for your hard work Gary, it has been a pleasure and inspiration knowing you.
Joe Alexander
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Re: Membership Administration Changing
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2021, 09:25:53 »
Thank you, Garry!  :)
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Re: Membership Administration Changing
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2021, 13:36:15 »
Garry

Glad I was one of your early stops during your USA bucket list tour while your pagoda was still on a ship somewhere on the west coast of USA. 

Thanks for all the work over the years. 
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Re: Membership Administration Changing
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2022, 22:05:14 »
Thank you Garry
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Re: Membership Administration Changing
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2022, 13:19:46 »
Thank you for your dedicated service Garry!
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Re: Membership Administration Changing
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2022, 16:47:53 »
Thank you Garry for the great work you have done.

All the best

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Re: Membership Administration Changing
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2022, 01:14:45 »
Thank you Garry! Hundreds of hours involved there probably..
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Re: Membership Administration Changing
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2022, 03:09:40 »
Garry,  Thank you seem like such inadequate words for the counsel, wisdom, and dedication you have given this organization.  From the my very first contact with this group, through our financial challenges, through our incorporation, through my tenure as President, with your wary eye on the integrity of this forum, you have been a rock.  Much of the success we enjoy today was built with your labor.  I am so very glad you will continue moderating and keep your involvement in other ways.  I join all those others with my gratitude for the thousands of hours you have given us freely. 
Ray
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Re: Membership Administration Changing
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2022, 03:57:24 »
Thank you! Your work for this group has been inspiring,  you have helped so many both directly and indirectly through your tireless devotion to this group.
I am glad we got a chance to meet in person.
Bob and Ariana
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Re: Membership Administration Changing
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2022, 06:30:27 »
Thanks Garry. It was nice to have you and Kate over for a few days during your tour. Your " Trans, Plains, and Automobiles " story of how your car was shipped all over the world before finally arriving in LA has to be one of the best I've ever heard. Thanks for sharing that with us that day. 
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Re: Membership Administration Changing
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2022, 01:23:05 »

Can only strongly support what Ray already summed up.

Thank you so much fro all your great work, Garry.
And please - do stay with us any further !


Best,
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Re: Membership Administration Changing
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2022, 21:05:00 »
Thank you, Gary.
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Re: Membership Administration Changing
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2022, 21:53:05 »
Thankyou everyone for your kind words.
It was a great excuse to go for a drive in the Pagoda to post the mail each week, 50km round trip but the PO box was only at the next corner…..


It will be like sailing into semi retirement..😎😎😎
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1965 MB 230SL Auto RHD Lt Blue 334G, Top 350H, 213 Leather, Tourist Delivery
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