Meeting Report 30-November-22

At the Kingsley Hotel, our chairman welcomed us all to the first in-person monthly meeting in several years. 19 members attended, 2 of them via Zoom.

The following items were discussed:

  • Preparation for the AGM
    • The chairman’s, treasurer’s and secretary’s reports will be posted on our website on 19th December, prior to the AGM.
    • Venues are being investigated for the lunch and AGM – with Bunratty Manor and Acton’s Kinsale as options (with requirement of a private room for the AGM). And many thanks to Jackie and John for offering to host the event at their house also.
    • The date earmarked for the AGM is 22nd January 2023
  • The club insurance will be organised through broker SBB Insurances with Chubb, and will be covered out of current club funds.
  • A preference was expressed for in-person monthly meetings, possibly combined with a run.
  • Possible events for consideration at the AGM:
    • A suggestion was made of introducing breakfast runs.
    • Preference expressed for two overnight events, one in April, the other in September as usual.
    • South Eastern Technological University runs a classic car restoration course. They hold a classic car show in July each year. It could be interesting to attend.
    • Rodney mentioned that Johnstown Castle is open again, also recommended staying in Ferrycarrig Hotel for an overnight event.
    • Mary made a few suggestions:
      • Whitford House Hotel as a good accommodation option for an event in that part of the country.
      • Kerry for an event – visiting Tom Crean’s grave and the North Pole Inn, staying in Benner’s Hotel in Dingle.
      • Staying in Leenane Hotel in Connemara, visiting Kylemore.
    • John O’D suggested Swiss Cottage in Cahir as a destination for an event.
    • It appears that the car show in Terenure may happen in 2023, as listed on the IJDC’s website.
    • Paddy suggested attending events as a club. That generated a discussion, and several members expressed a preference for driving events over static shows. The Youghal event is a good example of one that combines both – driving on Saturday, static show on Sunday.
    • There was a request for technical evenings. Larry has done a lot of work recently on his Mk2, and gave us a teaser. He might be persuaded to arrange a talk around February.
    • Suggesting of a trip to Annes Grove Gardens, Castletownroche, which we had attempted unsuccessfully to arrange in 2022.
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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!