My name is Di Cooper. I have been a Member since 1991, Badge No. 1964. I was elected as the President of the JDCQ at last week’s AGM. With your Committee I am looking forward to great things for you the Club Members for 2022.
Unfortunately we still have no Editor for our State Magazine, hence this method of keeping in touch instead of our January/February Magazine. (No Editor no Magazine).
Merry Xmas to you all. Hope to see you and your beautiful “Cats” at outings in the New Year.
Di Cooper. President J.D.C.Q.
Have we got you thinking/ feeling a bit guilty/ considering a new hobby?
Things about being Editor of Jaguar Driver
What you don't have to do
write all the stories
actively canvass members for stories (apart from perhaps mentioning it in "From the Editor")
do the layouts
photoshop the photos
attend Management Committee meetings
canvass for ads etc
worry about circulation issues- the Membership Officer sends in the lists, the publisher does the mailing. Anyone unhappy because they don't get their mag gets sent to Stu.
travel to the publisher. Everything is done online
What you do
send all the articles/reports etc you are sent to the publisher
be aware of the deadlines and either remind recalcitrants they have not submitted or get the President or Secretary to do that (we will tell you who is expected to submit for each edition). They are the ones who get the big bucks, NOT.
liaise with the President regarding important meeting dates and requirements. By law it is the Secretary's job to ensure Notices of AGMs, Special AGMs etc and Nomination forms are published so most of that will be the Secretary’s job
have the freedom to include or not include any articles you are sent, apart from administrative stuff like financial reports etc, and to take Jaguar Driver in any direction you like, within reason. If you have time and interests, it will be fine to organise interviews, publish Jag related research etc
If you have a problem
call Di or Wendy- if it's technical, Paul. We are all committed to having this club magazine and will sort it.
What's in it for you
you get a club laptop with Microsoft Office- it won't be the latest but we will listen if you need better technology
the undying gratitude of the Management Committee and probably all the members
a good feeling that you are doing something important for JDCQ members.
Probably quite a few others I've missed in all categories. JDCQ needs this magazine; a lot of our members are not that tech savvy and when we did a bit of research the large majority have no wish to go digital.
On behalf of Neil and Jenny Summerson, the Fassifern Valley Rotary Club, all our volunteers and myself, it is with regret that we must advise you that the multi marque charity event - A Day in the Country - must be cancelled for 2020.
Obviously, we are devastated by the decision of Queensland Health, but we cannot break the law.
The directive from Queensland Health on the 2nd of October stated that on private property, no matter the size of the property, from 1st of November it would rise to just 40 people.
We had over 240 vehicles and over 460 people registered for this event.
We have tried unsuccessfully to have Queensland Health relax their ruling for this event as we have:
A multi page COVID safe plan with all boxes ticked.
We have 2 x COVID Marshalls appointed to be there on the day.
We have contact tracing on every person who registered for this event
We were going to distribute for each person to complete before arriving on the day, to be handed in to a COVID Marshall before being allowed to enter the private property, a signed completed personal COVID Declaration.
The saddest thing is that with the support of many car clubs, volunteers and motoring enthusiasts attending on the day, we were on target to raise nearly $10K to give to the Fassifern Valley Rotary Club. This would have allowed essential food vouchers to be distributed to the local traders in the Scenic Rim, who know the people who have been affected by this COVID pandemic and allow these affected people to have some financial relief in the purchasing of essential items.
We had purchased the day before the Ipswich COVID breakout, the multi prize raffle prizes from the funds car clubs had donated. We also had people from car clubs who had personally donated raffle prizes and food to be sold on the day.
Please mark Sunday 29th August 2021 as the day for next year's A Day in the Country and we look forward to welcoming you on the day.
It is never too early to register.
Mob: 0421 646 945
Members of the Jaguar Drivers Club of Queensland are invited to be part of a fun track day. Details are below.
Queensland Raceway 11th November 2020
Full day of track time divided into groups with similar performance and experience.
Passenger laps at intervals during the day.
Road registered cars are preferred however a high performance group will be part of the day.
All safety services will be provided.
We will have the use of both the National and Clubman circuits.
Safety briefing and familiarisation laps will be provided.
Driver training will also be available.
You will not be on track with much faster (or slower) cars. The object is to have a fun, safe time, not break lap records.
YOU WILL NEED
A helmet, QR hire these for $5.00 for the day.
If you want your laps timed, you will need a timing transponder. These can be hired for $20 per day. ($100 deposit)
Wrist to ankle non synthetic clothing.
A roadworthy car. If your not sure, please get it checked.
Price will be $250 per car and an additional $100 per extra driver.
Queensland Raceway was chosen due to its safety. It has good run off areas with fewer things to hit than some other circuits. Nonetheless remember your car will not be insured while you are on the track.
Catering will not be available so bring your lunch but no alcohol is allowed.
You will be notified when entries open. Entries will be handled through Queensland Raceways via their online entry system.
Any enquiries can be directed to
The QHMC has issued a letter to all member clubs outlining possible restrictions regarding the use of your SIVS registered vehicle (also know as Club Registration) during the Covid-19 - Coronavirus restrictions on travel.
For full details please refer to the QHMC letter below.