Murray Finlay

Murray Finlay
Club member since August 1990 (Foundation member) Club Committee 1991-1995, 1996-2000, 2001-2016, 2018-2021
  • Club Legend 2021 Honorary Life Member 1997 Club President 2006-2012 (longest-serving) Club Vice President 1997-2001, 2002-2006, 2012-2016 (12 years) Club Secretary 1991-1995, 2005-2006 1993: Secretary of the first meeting of Presidents of all Mazda-affiliated MX-5 Clubs at Boomerang Ranch, Daylesford (sponsored by Mazda), at which the concept of NatMeet was born Attended the inaugural NatMeet in 1994 (SA), as well as 2000 (Vic), 2004 (NSW), 2008 (Vic), 2010 (SA) and 2016 (Tas) NatMeet 2000 and 2008 organising Committees; also assisted with 2010 SA and 2016 Vic/Tas NatMeets Club Champion 1993 and 2010 Outstanding Achievement / Jinba Ittai Award: 2006, 2014 and 2020 1991-1995: editor/producer of Club magazine, "MX-5 Action" 1994-1995: worked with four other members from the two Victorian clubs to orchestrate the clubs' 1995 merger "mxtra" editing and production: 1995-late 1990s, early-2000s and 2006-present Led development of all three versions of the Club website - 1999, 2003-2004 and 2017 2007-2011: Led the establishment of the Club Chapters 2008: Introduced first system for online payments and membership database 2009: Introduced “years of membership” recognitions, including badges 2010: Edited, designed and produced the Club’s “20 Roads for 20 Years” book 2010: Awarded CAMS Service Award in recognition of 20 years’ service to the Mazda MX-5 Club and as a professional supplier to CAMS 2010: Co-authored the Club Code of Conduct 2010: Introduced SmugMug as the Club's online photo gallery 2011: Introduced the Club welcome pack for new members 2012: Established regular meetings of all Club Presidents (initial Chair, then Secretary 2012-2017 and 2018-2021) 2013: Introduced Mailchimp for Club email communications 2019: Co-developed foundation structure and processes for Club’s new “recognition” awards, including badge and certificate design
Organiser Photo: https://mx5vic.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Murray-Finlay-HoF.jpg