Please note our new venue for our monthly meetings is The Shrewsbury Arms Pub on the Warrington Road in Mickle Trafford, still on the second Tuesday of every month.
Following an increasingly noticeable reluctance on the part of the management at The Old Hall Farm to not want our business, and the fact that we were put outside at the July meeting with the management informing us that we were losing them money and were no longer welcome, the committee had no choice but to find, at short notice, a new venue so that we could still go ahead with our planned charity cheque hand-over at the August meeting.
The West Cheshire MGOC is an area meeting of the MG Owners' Club and listed as 0215 in the area reports in the MGOC's "Enjoying MG" magazine each month.
The organising team is voted in at each March meeting with notification of voting starting at the January meeting and in the newsletter.
Our Facebook page policy has changed and now is in line with a number of similar policies of MGOC area meetings.
Owing to the request of a number of regular members concerned at the large, inactive membership the policy is now that membership is only for members who:
- attend the meetings on a regular basis where they can,
- participate in the club's events and shows where they can,
- for the volunteers that support the club's activities and the Cheshire Candles Charity work that is part of the club.
- If you come along to our meetings and activities you will be assured of a friendly, warm welcome!
- We appreciate your understanding and any requests to join where there is insufficient qualification will be declined.
- We are not an online enthusiast group, nor are we a technical support group or advertising group; there are plenty of other Facebook groups if those are your needs.
- We are an active club that meets regularly and our activities are promoted here on this website in the first instance.
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On Friday afternoon (26th August) the committee met the Mayor of Wrexham at the Nightingale Hospice in Wrexham to handover the other half of the charity money, £1,910.00, raised from the 2016 Candles Run. The staff and the Mayor and Lady Mayoress were very pleased to receive the cheque and asked us to pass on our thanks again to you all!
The August monthly meeting was a very special one. The Candles Run organising committee invited Sarcoma UK to come along and receive their cheque for £1,910.00 as part of the meeting at the Old Hall Farm, this being half of the money raised from the 2016 Candles Run event. Apart from members old and new in attendance, we welcomed back several original members to join us for this very moving evening.
Our annual April Drive-it-Day is, for some, our first trip out after the Winter lay-up. This year, in conjunction with the recent "Cars & Coffee Chester" events taking place at the Chester Castle Car Park, we decided to start the run from there. The early birds got to see some exotic machinery!
The 2016 committee has been formally voted in as:
- Treasurer - Angie Haughton
- Events Coordinator - Mike Haughton
- Club Liaison - Neil Wallace
- Facebook/Website/Magazine updates - Martin Williamson
- Volunteers without portfolio - Neil Kennedy, Rob Fryer and Neil Gray
Thank you to all that stepped up and please be sure to let us know if you have any ideas, suggestions or feedback to offer.
To all members.
Following February’s meeting it was agreed that there needs to be a more formal committee in place to ensure that the club’s growth and success continues. In addition, this will mean that the volunteers undertaking these roles will get the recognition they deserve for taking on these duties.
It was with much trepidation that we assembled at the new venue yesterday evening, the 8th September!
Having taken the decision to make the move, would members join us at the new venue? Would it prove to be a success? Would the staff come through with their promise of the use of the conservatory?
Once again, thanks to Angie Haughton, we were able to attend as a club and have a stand. Whilst the show is primarily for classics, modern cars are welcome on the club stands.
The weather was, for once, sunny with a slight chill reminding us it was September!
Thanks to Kev and Ange for the bacon butties again, and to all that helped with sorting out the gazebo.
The club enjoyed three days on the stand at Oulton Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Thanks to all that joined us and especially to Kev, Ange, Clare and Ruth for the catering! Saturday offered the best weather with sunshine to enjoy the free practice and qualifying. Sunday was overcast but dry, whilst Monday was wet and miserable but provided for someentertaining moments on the track.
Those of you that attended the August meeting will have heard Simon Davies' address but for those that found it difficult to hear, or who weren't at the meeting we are summarising it here.
Firstly, of course, Simon Davies has taken on the role of Area Secretary which was ratified via an email vote and the MG Owners' Club at Swavesy were informed accordingly by the club's official point of contact with the MG Owners' Club.
It is with much sadness that we pass on the news of the death of Chris Galley last weekend. Chris was diagnosed with bone cancer in late 2013 and his leg was amputated. Despite this, Chris continued to try and be at as many meetings, events and runs as possible. Sadly, though, the cancer had spread and despite a brave battle, Chris lost the fight. Our thoughts are with Sue and daughters Katie, Lucy (and remembering the late Rachael), sons-in-law Matt and Nick, and grand child, Grace.
The 0215 West Cheshire MGOC group attended the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power (CPOP) over the weekend of the 12-14th June and returned home winners!
Although a little smaller this year, there was still plenty of action on the track, the mere and in the air.
As with most runs, what is there to say except it went jolly well! On this occasion, however, I think that would be underselling the efforts of the team behind it!
Over the last few years, West Cheshire MGOC (0215) has established itself to a point where we have a core group of around 20 or more members that regularly attend the monthly meetings. Part of the attraction as a group is that we have no formal structure which has resulted in regular compliments that we’re a friendly bunch. More like a disorganised bunch, but keen anyway! We have “Chairman” John Jones, our founding Area Secretary. Then there’s the rest of us doing stuff. Managing the bank account, the Facebook page, a website and then booking for shows, organising small, local runs or the annual Summer Barbeque! None of this is formalised, it just gets done thanks to the efforts of the volunteers.