LTRG AGM and monthly meeting
Allan Westbury led the meeting and
Where have we been or what have we done since the last meeting?
Mick Forey has
taken his TR3 to a paint shop in Derby for an insurance repair to the
rear wing after being nudged by a lorry on the M1.
TR6. 14 volunteers from the LTRG pulled a blue 1972 TR6 out of a damp
barn after 21 years in hibernation.
It was manhandled into Mick's workshop, over the road. 3 hours later the engine was running on new fuel and swapping out the ignition system and one injector. Another hour saw it make its way under its own power down the drive after we changed the clutch master and slave cylinders, the clutch was not even stuck on! Bob was amazed and very thankful to everybody who helped.
Since then 6 of us have changed all of the very corroded brake components with new or good used parts. Thanks for the donations of parts, it was much appreciated. The objective is to make the car safe on the road to take Bob, who is now 80, in a wheelchair, for a drive. They can then decide what to do with the car. It will need a lot of work to make it a good car out of it. It would make an excellent project for somebody else. The recommendation is that he sells it. It would be good if we can get it through an MOT to increase its value for him. Well done LTRG.
The Pink Ladies held a craft day in Linda's studio: lots of natter, craftyness, coffee and "diamond cookies". Linda had lost a diamond from a ring whilst gardening or making the cookies: not found so far.
The annual Chef & Spice buffet was attended by 10 LTRG members who together with a very large contingent of Ramblers raised over £1,800 for the local Air Ambulance. It was a really good meal in good company, well done all.
and Gaylene are busy planning the annual LTRG dinner at the Millers,
Sibson on Saturday 20 January. Please let Jennie know if you plan to
attend: only 10 people have responded so far. Book your room directly with the hotel by
calling them on 01827 880223.
opened the AGM asking the existing group leader to step down - easy
as we don't have one but a loose committee helping to keep the ship
pointing in the right direction. Thanks to all those that stepped up
to this over the last 12 months.
proposed that Andy Moltu be elected as helmsman to coordinate the
loose committee and represent the group externally, seconded by Andy
Holyoak, agreed unanimously. Thanks Andy. You will get a lot of support
proposed that Martin Faulkner. be elected as group Treasurer (as he has done
a splendid job), seconded by Reg, and agreed unanimously. Thanks
Martin, it is much appreciated.
Treasurer's report was circulated before the meeting. Martin asked for questions:
G. asked "what is the plan for all the money we have accumulated
over the years?" We have approx. £3k in the bank. A good
discussion around subsidising annual diners, events etc. or buying
more equipment to support the group. Andy M. will pull the ideas
together and propose a plan or policy. However, in the meantime, we
decided to buy an additional sail flag and V support from the unspent
£150 grant from the club. Andy H. will order this from the office
position of scribe was still vacant but up to 6 members volunteered
to take it in turns to write TRipe, thank you.
closed the AGM.
December meeting will be on the 14th December as the normal 3rd
Thursday was too close to Christmas. The pub will be serving food but
we can take our own mince pies etc. and don't forget your Christmas
jumper. Andy H will lead the meeting.
meeting will be a quiz lead by Rachel.
meeting will be a talk from the Great Central Railway
ideas for 2024:
can arrange for us to visit the Prodrive factory for a tour of the
facilities and cars. He will try to fix a date when there are cars to
people have volunteered to run breakfast meetings once the weather
G. has volunteered to organise another LTRG weekend away to somewhere
nice. Many thanks David.
See you all on the 14th December.