If people wish not to participate, then good for them; if they do wish to participate, then jump on and come along for the ride.
The talk was always that B&S balls would never continue because of the high liability insurance required. Guess what, shire councils had the required liability insurance to allow them to go ahead. There is no reason why this could not happen hear as well.
Dowerin field days attracted nearly 50000 people over three days in 2009, and 2010 is expected to be bigger. In fact, as hobby farms increase, It just gets more popular.
Kojonup? What is going on down there? I have heard whispers and so forth, but never anything more than that. I would be more than happy to assist, but I'm certainly not going to assist a group that don't let people know what they are doing and who they are.
I am quite happy to arrange a day to show my new son the steam locos of HVTR, but I have no interest in having anything more to do with them. Years and years ago I was screamed at by an HVTR member to stay the f*$k away from the locos - I reckon I was about 9 at the time. Memories like that take a long time to go away.
ARHS? Sorry RHWA (What the heck is that all about?). I want to see trains moving! I work for the railways, but I like to see something different all the time. While I do appreciate the heritage covered by Bassendean and Boyanup, if they are not going to be visible to the public (ie. running trips), I am not really interested. I want to work towards doing something!
And Pemberton? I know that Bulbous had some very interesting chats with him regarding both the V and the W from Collie. He's not really interested in trains, he is running a business and certainly does not want competition! 1213Driver seems to have had some of that attitude rub off on him? Nothing wrong with daydreaming - he who does nothing gets nothing done...
But I certainly agree regarding BBR - at my sons recent baptism, we had a BBQ the same day as their Thomas the Tank Engine day. There were thousands of people there, and yet the staff with who I interacted were nothing but polite, friendly and helpful.
I wonder why I saw quite a few young people at BBR, but see so few at HVTR and RHWA?