Welcome to the Presidents Paragraphs. these will not be a thank you column (well may be the odd time, see below) and they will not be a diary of club events as there are sections and articles in the newsletter that will cover these, but I hope to keep you informed of what is happening generally in the motor club and our sport. They may not always be very long and sometimes may go off piste but we will see about that one.
My first committee meeting seemed to go well, helped by getting the bar moved out off the committee room and into its own room so there was less distraction. The March committee meeting will start at 8.pm sharp so please try and be on time. It should also be noted that later in the evening the bar starts to shut up shop at 9.30 so dont miss out. The layout of tables and chairs was also different and seemed to go down well.
Over the past couple of months we have been asking you our members on how the club should move forward in the future. Various ideas, thoughts and comments have been
submitted to the secretary. We are now going to move this along again by meeting every second Monday in the month at the Ings Pub in Guiseley between 8.00pm and 9.30 (see information elsewhere) The first meeting will be on 12th March where anyone is welcome to put any further views forward and from this meeting a working party will be formed to formulate ideas. So dont miss out on this as after a few months I dont want to hear people moaning away saying this or that should be done when they made no contact or comment to start with.
I am also suggesting that the Noggin and Natter evenings should start 8.pm till 10pm (or later if youre having a good time) after all competition club nights start at 7.pm and committee and car comps at 8pm and it seems that N & N start later and later so please make an effort not to be too late if you are you may have missed out on something.
The large club trailer has been sold; this was used for setting up stage events, and whilst we are still active on many major stage events, often the organisers provided the equipment where this does not happen the events are usually smaller and therefore do not need as much equipment. We also had a lack of volunteers with tow vehicles and tow bars. Thanks, must go the Les Bentley and Phil Deacon of storing this large item while in the club ownership, they also along with the rest of the Summer Wine Team MK 2 maintained and prepared the trailer for sale, where it was actually sold more than we paid for it. (well trained Yorkshire lads)
Just to finish off with a reminder that the Presidents Charity is supporting the Multiple Sclerosis Society during 2018. This is a chronic disease of which there is no known cure. To start the ball rolling IDMC car stickers are available promoting the charity and at £5 for two, I hope to see lots of them out and about. Please let me know if you have any further ideas of how we can raise funds. Watch out in the Newsletter for the ready reckoner giving the amount raised so far.
Happy motor sporting.