MGCC Yorkshire Centre all Natter Notes for end of February 2022

 

MGCC Yorkshire Centre

After a slow down in Natter meeting numbers and events November to February, there was a fantastic recovery when 83 people from various Natters far and wide attended a 90th Birthday Celebration Dinner for our President, Alan Dakeyne, at the Bridge Hotel & Spa, Walshford. Surprising to see Alan slightly overwhelmed by the numbers at first but, it did not stop him giving an excellent speech about his life with the MG world from buying his first MG in 1955 to the current date. An excellent turn out and a great time enjoyed by Alan and all.

Rick Illingworth – Vale of York

The February Natter was again held at lunchtime on the third Thursday at the new venue of The Bay Horse Inn, Goldsborough, near Knaresborough.

20 members were in attendance and thanks were given to Alan Dakeyne for his generous contribution to members tickets for his 90th birthday celebration at the Yorkshire Centre Annual lunch on 20th February.

The Natter held a book sale courtesy of Arlene Coulson in memory of Andrew and the Natter funds did benefit handsomely.

Members are considering attendance at the Daffodil run in April and the Tyne Tees Tidings Special Edition Golden Jubilee weekend in August.

The route for the Heartbeat run planned for Sunday 29th May 2022 is now nearing completion and further details will be announced in due course.

 

West – David Copeman

Still struggling with low numbers for Natter evenings soon we will only require one table. We had a very enjoyable afternoon at the No Awards Lunch/Alan Dakeyne’s 90th Birthday Party which was very well attended; let’s hope that next year at the Awards Lunch we have the same attendance.

Just heard this morning that the European Event in Belgium has been cancelled, Germany last year that’s the second in succession.

North – Jeff Marsden

We held our meeting yesterday evening at The Tempest Arms, Elslack and the speaker was Mr George Martin. As an ex RAF ground crew he outlined its history over the last 102 years and its achievements. It was enlightening, informative, detailed and most of all enjoyable, from a man who had devoted his lie to the Service. It was the second time he had entertained us, the first being a fascinating talk about drones.

The Chair followed this with a list of the upcoming events and reminded us that we had to attend early next month as it was a Fish & Chip supper.

 

South – Mike Breedon

South Natter was well represented by members at the Birthday Celebration Dinner for Alan Dakeyne, a regular member at this Natter.  Work is gathering pace on the preparation for the Daffodil Run on the 10th April 2022, the route is planned and checked, the entry forms are only trickling in at the moment so if you want to enter, now is the time to do so before it is too late.

South was well represented by members at the Birthday Celebration Dinner for Alan Dakeyne, a regular member at this Natter.  Prepared for the Daffodil Run on 10th April 2022, the route is planned and checked, the entry forms are only trickling in at the moment so if you want to enter, now is the time to do so before it is too late. Natter Leader Geoff Norcliffe awarded Keith Pinder the MGCC Founders Award Trophy for his support of the South Natter over the last 12 months. Shortly after which Geoff stood down as Natter Leader at the end of a 2 year period in that role. The role of new Natter Leader was thrown open to the members in attendance at this Natter and Mike Breedon was accepted as the new Natter Leader for the next two year period.