January Monthly Meeting

We will have our monthly meeting on Wednesday 27th January next, via Zoom as we have been doing for the last few months. I will sent out the meeting details to the regular attendees as usual. If you are a member, and you have not previously attended the Zoom meetings but would like to, please contact us at jecireland@gmail.com.

Merry Christmas to all our members!

We wish all of our members and friends of the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club a very merry Christmas. After the ups-and-downs of 2020, we’re all hoping that 2021 will see some return of normality, although it looks like it will be the second half of the year before we can think about events where we meet up again. Stay tuned to the website and Facebook page, for any updates.

Day trip planned for August 8th…

Our plans for this year have been driven way off course by Covid19, as you can see by our Calendar of Events. Our only remaining major event that might go ahead is the weekend in Ballylickey in September, and naturally that depends on what happens between now and then. We’ve talked about it in our fortnightly Zoom calls, and a suggestion was made that we do a day trip while the option appears available, and get our cars out for a bit of a run together once over the summer at least. The day trip is planned for Saturday 8th August, and we’ll be going to Gougane Barra National Forest Park. Keep an eye on the Calendar of Events, and more details will be added as we have them. In the meantime, stay safe!

COVID-19 and Our Club

In the absence of our monthly club meetings and our proposed outings for this year we decided to have Zoom meetings for informal chats every second Wednesday. Our first Zoom meeting was held on the 8th April which proved very successful so we decided to have another on the 22nd April and at that time we agreed to hold these meetings every two weeks. Our next meeting is Wednesday 6th may, the time is always 8pm and the duration is 45 minutes. One of our members expressed concern over the security of using Zoom and I have discussed this with our man Jonathan and while this has merit as security cannot be guaranteed we feel for the type of chat we are having it’s a good way of staying in touch with friends and members. Of course I wouldn’t suggest discussing bank details or personal matters!

I have in recent days been advised that the Terenure Car Show will not take place this year and of course the Dungarvan event also had to be cancelled. It seems Ballylickey will be our only event this year, I have had a number of calls from our friends in the IJDC expressing interest in the Ballylickey event so fingers crossed all will be well by then.

I hope you are all keeping well and looking after yourselves in these difficult times and especially those who are cocooning.

I look forward to chatting on the 6th May and this week along with our usual chat I have put together a quiz which I hope you will enjoy.

Take care
John

Effect of COVID-19 on Club Events

Due to ongoing social distancing measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic, our March monthly meeting has been cancelled and the Doneraile House event planned for the 4th April is postponed. We also received news from the UK that the Summer Jaguar Festival at Newby Hall which was scheduled for May has been postponed until August. Further disruptions are expected depending on how long the measures remain in place, and of course we would not want members to take unnecessary risks. We hope you are all staying safe and well.