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Welcome to Gloucestershire MG Owners Club.

 

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Its the cars that bring us together.

Its the friendship that keeps us together.

 

Gloucestershire MG Owners Club is a small band of enthusiasts who love anything MG. We are a friendly club that enjoys its social events. We always have at least one evening run in the summer months as well as many other social events.

We meet every second Thursday of the month at the Gala Club in Gloucester with meetings starting at 8:00pm.

 

 

 

What Sort of Social events do we have?

To check out the sort of things we have done in the past please check out our Past Events Page

This page will give you a good idea of what we do and what we are like!

 

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Looks as if Les let on that he loves his MG more than he loves Carol.

 

13 down - two words - Carole's Desire three letters and four letters........

 

Carol's cross word scared everyone away

 

"wait until he gets hungry, then he will let me back in the house"

 

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Should you like to contact us with any general question about the club please email secretary@glosmgoc.co.uk

 

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GLOUCESTERSHIRE MG OWNERS CLUB
April 2017 Newsletter No 100

It was a pleasant surprise to see so many Members attend the April meeting as it was the AGM and, as there were no new Members to welcome,  Brian said that we would press on with the business in hand.   Brian read out the April 2016 Newsletter which was a record of what took place at last year's AGM and asked Members if they agreed with what was relayed.   There was a  show of hands accepting the report.

Our Chairman, Brian said the Secretary would cover last year's events in his report, but going forward we have a full diary of evening runs, lunches, monthly quizzes and speakers.

He thanked the Committee for their work behind the scenes and also Club Members who had arranged the evening run etc and those who had supported all the organised events.  If anyone had suggestions for talks or would like to organise a functions then let the Committee know.

The issue of a Club Constitution and Rules was raised during the year and one is now in the process of being drafted and will be available for Members consultation in the near future.

Thanks were expressed to all Members who were involved in the 2016 Cotswold Caper which raised £5,038.00 for Gloucestershire Young Carers.   The 2017 Caper is progressing well, the route is a magnificent tour of the Cotswolds starting and returning to the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester.  Members were reminded that the date for the run was the 25th June and if not helping they would be most welcome to come along and give their support.

Brian then handed over to Sue, the Treasurer for her report.    Members had the chance of looking at the accounts on the website before the meeting but Sue said she had a few hard copies should anyone wish to study them further.  At the 31st March 2017 there were 55 Members cars.   Mo and her ladies had increased the money taken for the raffle by £95.85 on 2016.  Members clapped to show their appreciation.  The website was still paying for itself and is an important part of the Club.  Myn had kindly offered to check the accounts this year in place of Eddy.

Brian asked that the accounts be adopted pending audit and there was a show of hands as acceptance.

It was then over to our Secretary, Adrian for his report in which he said it had been a great year starting with the away weekend in Bournemouth, followed by St Roses Wheel Nuts Show and Geoff and Mandy's evening run.  Terry Heighway and Keith Lewis organised the May and June runs.

July was the Cotswold Caper raising a record amount of £5038, the total being raised in the 11 years since it was started was £40,000.  There was also the Teddy Bear's Picnic and John and Tony's run.

August was the annual visit to South Cerney Steam Fair,  Brian and Teresa's evening run and a talk on the Purton Hulks followed by a visit to see them in September with lunch organised by Laurence and Jane.  The last evening run of the year was organised by Andy Jarrett.

Gethin took us on a trip to the Abingdon museum in October finishing with lunch at a local public house and for the first time we had a lunch time 'Social Event' courtesy of Keith and Wendy.  There was also the Sunday lunches organised by various Members and the Christmas Party held at the Lilley Brook Golf Club arranged by Dave and Liz.

Another successful year thanks to the efforts of certain individuals and the Club is grateful for their efforts. 

Adrian thanked everyone who had contributed to making the Club a success.

To round off his report he said that he had been Secretary to the Club for eight years and during his tenure had seen the Caper become a leading MG run.  The Club had grown in numbers and had developed a friendly atmosphere where all were welcome and he prided himself that he had been able to help in the process.  He pointed out that he had run the website which was self funding.

He also mentioned that he had organised trips to Prague, France and many MG runs in the UK, but being in Bournemouth had made him rethink his role and felt that it was now the time for him to hand over the reins to new blood with new ideas.  He would support Laurence who had agreed to take over the role as Secretary, but he would continue to be Webmaster.

He believed that a change would help the Club move on with new people and new ideas.  Adrian thanked everyone for their help over the years and he looks forward to coming to the Club without the pressure of a five hour round trip.

Brian asked Adrian if there had been any nominations from Members to take on any of the offices but no one had come forward.  He then explained that there were six Committee Members, himself (Brian) Chairman, Sue Panter Treasurer, Laurence Gulliford taking over as Secretary, Adrian Mullins Webmaster, Trevor Panter who leads on the Caper and technical issues and Jane Gulliford on club clothing and regalia.
As there were no nominations Brian said that the Committee were willing to stand for another term and suggested that they be re-elected en bloc.  Rob Cotterill proposed re-election of the Committee which was seconded by Steve Wood.  All Members agreed.

Brian said that he had been on the Committee for eight years and Sue had been Treasurer for fourteen and were both willing to stand down next  year should anyone wish to take on their roles.

Gethin proposed that Adrian become a Life Member which was seconded by Louise, so the motion was carried.

The AGM was officially closed at 8.30 pm.

Brian welcomed Members to the 'normal meeting' saying that the finances were looking good and that as Laurence our newly appointed Secretary was away Adrian would act as Assistant Secretary.

Rob and Myn were organising the first run of the season on the 25th April starting from the Whaddon layby at 6pm and Geoff and Mandy's run on the 23rd May would start from Prinknash Abbey car park also at 6pm. 

St Roses Wheel Nuts Show on the 7th May was not well supported this year as it con-incided with the Caper Rehearsal.  Adrian said that at the last Committee Meeting we had discussed what numbers constituted a Club Event and it was decided that five cars or more could fly under the banner of the Club, anything less than five then it  would  be a personal event.  Several Members had indicated that they had put their names down for St Roses and a hand count was taken, making a total of seven.  Adrian will liaise with Laurence to see if we can get our usual pitch at St Roses.

The closing date for entry to the Stroud Vintage Transport & Engine Show at South Cerney  on the 6th August is very soon so Members will have to be quick getting their names to Adrian so as not to be disappointed.

Trev had only one response to the Balloon Fiesta on the 20th May at Cotswold Airport Kemble.

Brian had received an email from Kate James inviting the Club to Aldsworth Village Fete on the 1st July when the theme this year would be 'Outlaws', can only assume it refers to the Wild West!    Jane had met Geoff Phillips an ex Member of the Club who had been to the fete a couple of years ago and he had said it was a fantastic event.

The Caper was progressing well with 150 entrants which is a new record for this time of the year.

The business part of the evening over and everyone recharged their glasses and bought raffle tickets before reconvening for the quiz.

Keith gave us a varied quiz of thirty questions on General Knowledge, Music, Military and of course Motoring and I think we probably all learnt something from it.  One question - how many teeth does a mosquito have - Keith gave us three options and the answer was 47 which was a surprise.

Two teams had eighteen correct answers so there was a tie break between Brian and Teresa and Terry and Liz and the winners were Terry and Liz.

Many thanks to Keith for the excellent quiz.

 

 

 
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