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Greetings AllAs your new club Secretary I have a fair amount to report so without further ado :
2019 AGMFollowing a successful Essex Group AGM on the 12th March, the club’s committee for the 2019/20 season is as follows:
Club Members who retired from committee positions at the AGM are:
Mike Jennings: Mike has moved on to concentrate on his work for the main TR Register as their Technical Editor for TRAction and as the Register’s VHI (Vehicles of Historic Interest) liaison officer.
Mike has done an impressive 15 years on the Essex committee so I think we would all agree time for a well earned rest.
John O’Connor: John has retired after 8 years of committee work and also being responsible for Club Regalia. We have the shirts to prove it.
Nick Quill: Nick officially retired from committee in 2018, however he remained working throughout 2018 and early 2019 to finalise the new re-aligned EGN subs collection system.
On behalf of the Essex Group, many thanks to all 3 guys for giving up their spare time over the past years - without which the club would not function. Please shake their hands when you next see them.
Essex Group News ‘Subs’It’s a new club year so the Essex Group News subs for everyone were due on 1st April 2019. If youhave NOT already paid then £15 is now due to the Essex Group account via bank transfer please (cash collection is the non-preferred option !)
Essex Group Bank Details: Lloyds Bank Sort Code: 30-97-13 Account number: 02348960
(If you have not paid and cannot do bank transfer, please speak to Steve or a committee member asap.)
Quality Photos needed : EGN and 2020 Club CalendarGood quality photos are needed for the next EGN and hopefully for another Club Calendar. Pics of Cars and those with club members in are particularly useful – especially when taken in High Res. Please contact Trevor or Andy / Bob if you have any pictures to be submitted… Many Thanks !
2019/20 Essex Group Events Programme Prepared by Kevin:
French Holiday Stop Press ! – One twin Bed room has become available in our hotel in La Rochelle. We can also get a room in Angouleme for anyone interested in the Circuit-des-Remparts event (i.e. to do the whole trip) OR: the La Rochelle room can be taken on its own. Please call me for details - first come first served. 07974 946414 Bob.
East Region Group Events:The following 3 events (from the above list) will see cars from Essex as well as other East Region Groups.
Assistance from Non-Committee MembersJust to say thanks to all those who are assisting this year. I can’t name everyone here but for example, Andy Stanners has been the architect of the route for Drive-It -Day and Terry Soam is dealing with bothThe Aldham Rally and RHS Hyde Hall event.
If you would like to get involved with doing something on behalf of the club please let any committee member know.
TR Register Website ChangesThe TRR has been updating the main Website with some new facilities as well as re-vamping some of the existing features.
TR events are being advertised / displayed and you can search for ‘whats-on’ in any particular area of the UK by inserting a postcode.
The Forum is under the control of a new team of ‘moderators’ to ensure it operates professionally in order to give technical support to members questions. You can ‘post’ a question on the forum under the relevant section for your car model - and its likely you will receive an answer within 24hrs from somewhere around the World of TR owners.
Its constantly evolving and being added to, it could be worth taking a look at. https://www.tr-register.co.uk/
Club Member’s Classified : Sidescreen Windscreen- ‘Rabbits’ regular Roy Jackson has a 2/3/3a windscreen frame, stanchions etc to sell. Needs refurbishment but it includes about £70 worth of new parts...studs etc to go with it. He’s looking for £200 & loves to haggle. Tel 07834 340347.
MX-5 Seat Conversion Brackets. 1 full set of brackets to allow the fitting of Mazda MX-5 seats into a TR4A/5/6. Kit is new & unused & includes fixings & instructions £45. Tel 07974 946414 Bob.
Nothing else to report For Sale or FOC this month, please email me details of anything you have to dispose of for inclusion in the next Bulletin.
Essex Group Club Regalia – Limited Stock !A Limited number of Essex Group Car Badges are in stock. These are available with either Grille fittings or Badge Bar holes at £10 ea. Also we have some nice enamel Lapel Badges at £3 ea.
Call Andy D. or Bob B. to reserve any of the above items.
That’s All Folks – I’m off to play with the TR.
PS Please don’t forget to pay those Subs !