Here begins my annual “Oh my goodness they are due already” panic!
I never ever learn do I?
As mentioned at the tail end of last year, I don’t have as much spare time as I once did for organising things so if there are any volunteers out there willing to pitch in then please do let me know. Also we will be discussing the possibilty of holding a club AGM event at some point this year because we haven’t done it for a good few years and a lot has changed within the club. Some fresh faces and fresh ideas are always gratefully received too.
On to the pressing Items…. Attached is the events list for the season ahead as it currently stands. Please pay close attention to the entry dates as a number of them are due later in April or early May. Most of them are ones you can enter yourselves through the websites or by contacting me for forms. The shows that are individual entry we can organise a gathering point nearer the show date so we can arrive together as normal.
One very important one which is a problem this year is Fraserburgh Vintage. This is normally a very popular show with AMOC members but this year the date of the Thistle Run has been moved back as a result if the International Mini Meet in Ireland. As a result the date now clashes with Fraserburgh. Chelsea and I are booked in to the Thistle run so I will be unable to organise the Fraserburgh entry. I know there are a few of us heading down to the Thistle Run so if anyone is interested in staying local and would still like to organise an AMOC club entry then please let me know and I will assist where I can with getting the word out there. Entry for Fraserburgh needs to be submitted by 28th April.
For the Tayside Classic Car Show at Errol I will handle the entry if there is interest in a club stand. Last year 3 of us made the trip down and even with less favourable weather it was a very enjoyable day out. With the sunday market next door it gives you a chance to take a break from cars if you want and there are plenty homebake stands to keep your energy up!! If I have not had any interest by the 1st of May then I will leave it as individual entries with possible meet up and convoy.
The other popular show on the AMOC calendar is the Glamis Extravaganza. I will also do the entry for this but I need the entry information from anyone wishing to go by the 14th of May please. This is a little earlier than the closing date but I will need to submit the entry before Chelsea and I head off for the IMM.
Lastly before I close, we will be starting the monthly meetings up again this month now the season is fast approaching. That means the first meeting of 2017 is this sunday (9th April) at the Squash Club (location on the website) for 7pm where we can discuss show entries and some more impromptue event and run ideas. I will send out another reminder later in the week.
Happy mini’ing folks!