Meeting Report 22-February-22

Our February monthly meeting was held over Zoom. Some notes from the discussions:

  • The Christmas lunch was a great success – Acton’s worked out very well as a venue, and the food was very good. Cliona has submitted a report to the magazine.
  • Forthcoming trip to Derry – a number of people have committed to going. It’s important to us to support the JDC in the north, and of course it’s good to see the three clubs coming together. For those travelling via Dublin, arrangements are to meet just north of Dublin airport at the Applegreen service statement (at Lusk). Around 40 cars are going in total, and the hotel is fully booked. We’ll have another monthly meeting before the trip, so there will be more discussion about plans then. The last trip to Derry was very interesting, with a visit to the Guild Hall and a tour of the city walls.
  • The current arrangement for monthly meetings is to alternate between in-person and Zoom meetings, and the consensus was to continue with that, and to continue with the Kingsley as the venue for in-person meetings.
  • Anton took the floor to outline his progress on planning events following the discussions at the AGM:
    • Anton started with thanks to Michael Mullins for his work in organising many successful events over the last few years
    • Saturday 1st April was proposed as the date for a trip to Bunratty, and this proposal was supported by the meeting attendees.
    • 28-30th April – National weekend
    • 27-28th May – Youghal: the plan is to do the run on Saturday, and meet ourselves for a meal on Saturday night. Some members may choose to stay on for the static part of the event on Sunday
    • The Gordon Bennett event takes place on the June Bank Holiday weekend, and some members may attend. Note an entry fee of €139 per car applies, and that includes Saturday dinner for driver. For more details see
    • 25th June a possible proposed event: NCBI Vintage and Classic Car Show. This was held in St. Columba’s College, Dublin last year. Anton is also looking at other options, including a trip to Kilkenny.
    • July 8-9th WWETB Car Show, in Waterford.
    • 1-3rd Sep – an overnight event, location and further details to be decided.
  • Our new committee members were welcomed: David and Anton.
  • There was a discussion on car batteries. The advice to not charge car batteries overnight because of a real risk of fire. It is also a good idea to disconnect the battery when the car is parked up. Members have experienced leakage of current over time when their car was parked up and everything switched off.
  • The topic of spark plugs arose. Ken Jenkins recommends only using NGK spark plugs in our cars, as other brands suffer from quality problems.

AGM Notice and Information

As proposed at the November monthly meeting, the AGM will be held on Sunday 22nd January 2023. It will be held in Actons Hotel Kinsale – we will meet at 12:30pm in the foyer / lounge of the hotel and proceed with lunch / AGM (the order to be decided on the day). The AGM will start with the usual Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s report and Chairman’s report, followed by the election of officers for the coming year, and a plan for the calendar of events.

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Monthly Meeting Notice & Agenda – 30th Nov 2022

We are planning to meet in-person this week, at The Kingsley Hotel, at 8pm on Wednesday 30th. Look for us in the lounge – enter the hotel through the main entrance, go straight past the reception desk and up the few steps brings you to the lounge. We’ll probably be down the back, to the right.

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Meeting Report 28-September-22

Notes from our September monthly meeting:

Meeting Report 31-August-22

Notes from discussions at our August Zoom Monthly meeting:

  • We started with an informal chat about the challenges of using your Jaguar for a wedding – some members have been called to duty by their respective relatives and acquaintances recently.
  • Ballylickey weekend.
    • Wet weather expected is expected over the weekend, but of course the forecast could be wrong. So there are plans and contingency plans to make the most of our time together.
    • Most people are arriving in Ballylickey on Friday and staying two nights. Members arriving on Saturday as requested to be in Seaview House by 10:30am as everyone will be assembling then. The group will leave at 11am sharp for a scenic drive to Schull for lunch, via Goleen, and back by Ballydehob.
    • We’re looking forward to seeing Pat’s car in action after all the work Leo has done on it.
  • We watched a couple of videos:
  • A few of our younger members are waiting for Leaving Certificate results this week. Best of luck to all!