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.

AGM & Christmas Lunch (New date)

After the disappointment of having to cancel our annual Christmas lunch due to adverse weather, a new date has been set.

Sunday the 28th of January at the Garryvoe Hotel for 12.30. This will be followed by our AGM, combining both events in the one day. Michael Mullins will notify all members early in the new. Hopefully we will have better luck weather wise. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Happy Christmas to everyone and a safe new year.

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Christmas Lunch Cancelled

Due to inclement weather in various parts of the country today, we sadly made the decision to cancel our much anticipated Christmas Lunch. We have been extremely lucky in past years, weather wise on this day so today’s weather though disappointing is a first as far as my memory recalls.

Apologies to everyone, especially the Garryvoe Hotel, who were most understanding but our members safety is a priority for the club.

A couple of Jaguars that might be of interest…

Information about two Jaguars that Jason of Gentleman Classics currently has available:

1969 XJ6 2.8 – original Dublin car with a rare manual gearbox, about €2K. Needs body work but drives lovely and very little rust!

Modern XJR – original Dublin car fully loaded, black with black interior. Low mileage, FSH, about #10K. Needs nothing.

For more details, contact Jason at (086) 255 2488.