MGCC YORKSHIRE CENTRE

Jeff Marsden – North Yorks Natter Notes.

 Our November meeting was a planning event for next year and involved a lot of input from members. There is a lunch arranged for the 21st November at an oriental restaurant.

We don’t meet in December so we donated our £1 per person in lieu of Christmas cards to a charity. Next year starts off with a quiz followed in February by a talk, then a Fish supper evening to support the venue proprietors.

The rest of the year includes talks, POO, games night and a different sort of treasure hunt!!

Your scribe has been “recruited” to assist with the organisation of the T-type Autumn Tour next September so we hope there will be an influx of T’s to mix it with the cyclists around the NY moors and coast.

 

Ken Cothliffe – Vale of York Natter Notes End of November 2021

Apologies if you missed a newsletter for last month. I’m afraid Julie and I were unable to attend the Natter due to clash of appointments. This month November meeting went as normal. We had 15 members in attendance. I formally advised the members that I was stepping down as Natter Leader and will hand over to Rick Illingworth, from 31 December 2021. I have really enjoyed being at the forefront of this Natter, but I feel it is now time for someone else to “take the reins”. Julie has agreed to take over the treasurer’s role from Rod Moreton.

We discussed the thought of a “Heartbeat Run” again, and have agreed a date of 29th May, which is the weekend before the Whit Bank Holiday. We had started planning this before the pandemic, and I think Dave Fletcher has a run planned starting at the Romanby Golf Club at Northallerton, and finishing, as last time at the Inn on the Moor in Goathland. We have plenty of time to sort out details, but the run of 60-70 miles is enough.

We are looking at an alternative location for our Natter meetings, and Rick is checking out a few locations. It has been suggested that a location the does smaller snacks, and sandwiches as well as full meals is preferable for many Natter members, and Rick is looking in to locations that serve more than just a carvery. We’ll know more at the next meeting.

Next natter, at the Anchor, is our Christmas Party on the 16 December. We will be organizing a raffle, if you want to bring something along. Julie will use our fund as well as for decorations, which the pub said they don’t do. It will be a turkey carvery with the usual options with Xmas Pud. However, we do need you to let Rick know who is coming, so the pub has an idea of numbers at this busy time

So please advise Rick, rick.illingworth1@btinternet.com of your intention to come – he is liaising with the pub. We hope our new Members will be able to join us. I had another contact from a potential new member this week, Neil Vinnicombe who has just inherited his father’s MGB, and MGCC membership – he lives in York, so perhaps, he, and Brian and Mark, can make it.

That’s all for this month – Hope to see you all at the Christmas Party

David Copeman – west Natter Notes end of November 2021

November meeting was once again low on numbers; hopefully we will see more members returning in the New Year.

Brian Butler brought along the Cockshoot Trophy that he had been presented with after successfully retaining the overall title for the send year running, even though his MGF was not without problems during the final race at Snetterton.

 

Bryan Rylance – East Natter Notes end of November 2021.

Only submitted the 2022 Calendar of events as of 7 November 2021

Mike Breedon – South Natter Notes end of November 2021

South Natter saw a quiet month for actual activities but a busy month in sorting out preparations for 2022. The 7 day “Red Dragon Tour” for September 2022 was well received and 21 members and 11 MG’s are already committed. During this month we welcomed a new member to his first SY Natter meeting, Rob Mitchell and his MGF. Rob should be in good company as Natter Leader Geoff has one and Malcolm Perry added a 2004 MG TF to his “MG Fleet”, a very nice low mileage car which has clearly been well looked after. Other activities included the now regular “Weekly MG walk” with an excellent 7 mile treck from Low Bradfield. Thanks go to Sue Herbert who organised the South Natter Christmas Dinner which is fully booked at The Woodyard, Bakewell on 4th December. The annual “Chilly Willy Run” will be starting from the Bank View Café, Langsett on 1st January 2022, for further details contact Pete Long at petemgcc@msn.com.

There will be no SY Natter in December so we wish all “MG enthusiasts” everywhere a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Cheers.