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CHAIRMANS CHAT DECEMBER & final Sleeping pill for 2021


Another turbulent year with many cancelations of events of all kinds. It looks like this virus is here to stay and we will need to adjust our way of life. We have throughout history had many viruses hit the world and we now live with these viruses, it looks like we will have to adjust to the Covid 19 virus.
It is not for me to talk or discuss the reasons for the countries lockdowns, or how things move forward, but I can assure members that your committee will continue to keep GVEC running and plan as many events for the club around restrictions that may be imposed upon the country.


This is your last sleeping pill for 2021 (I can here you saying “how am I going to get to sleep without this waffle”) let us hope that this new variant will not affect the nation as the previous Covid 19 has. We pray for a year back to some normality for 2022. (Your sleeping pill will return in the New Year don’t worry about your sleep pattern).


Reflecting on 2021.
At the beginning of the year we had to endure a second lockdown. This prevented the club from holding any events early in 2021. However we were able to hold virtual events on line and our Facebook Chit Chat page was the method we choose. I am pleased to say quite a lot of members participated in these events.
The biggest disappointment of the year for the club was that we had to cancel our annual car show in Manor Park. This resulted in your committee having to look at the calendar for the rest of the year and fitting in a show at a later date. Many other popular shows were cancelled. The BVPG car show at Cleveleys, Stanley Park, Didsbury Show, Rochdale show, Tatton Park and many more.
As soon as we were allowed to take to the roads again, GVEC members were out in force and we had a few drives planned to replace the cancelled shows.


I reported in Octobers News letter that one of our members Becky Smith (GVEC Member )was entered into Formula Women’s, which started in September. We are still asking members if they can help with any amount of money, to go to Becky’s GO FUND ME Page, every little helps. If you are able to help can I ask members to go too https://gofund.me/86ff8322
To add to her achievements Becky has now achieved another tick on her bucket list and has now got to another step in her career path. She has now passed her Class2 (Rigid) and also her class 1 (Artic) both passed first time. WELL DONE BECKY.
Words From Becky Ever since being a kid all I’ve ever wanted to do was to drive trucks as that’s all I ever knew…February 2020, I passed my class 2 (Rigid) first time and today I passed my class 1 (Artic) first time!


NEC Birmingham GVEC Club Member JAKE a winner
I can report that a GVEC member Jake Paterson did himself proud and his family proud also. Jake took first place in pride of ownership with his car at the NEC Birmingham. His dad also a GVEC member had his MG in the show and I am sure he his delighted with his sons achievement. Well done Jake form all the GVEC members.
Further notes on this from Richard Lomas
Jake bought the Triumph Spitfire from GVEC member Max Dutton, the car had been restored to an excellent standard by Max, and since purchasing it, Jake has been busy putting his touches to the car and getting it ready for the show. With help from his Dad Paul.
The show is over votes are in. Pleased to say JAKE has WON. A fantastic result and a credit to his hard work.


GVEC Annual Dinner (Would You Like to Book ? email the club)
I have previously asked for all members that would like to join us on the club’s annual dinner in March 2022 to let me know. We currently only have 3 members wanting to join the club for the annual dinner. This is a very poor response and unless we get more members interested we will not be planning the event. I have provisionally reserved the venue (Peruga now at Golf club Stockport) for Saturday March 5th The cost for a 3 course meal with entertainment will be around £37.50pp. The menu we have to arrange once we have numbers. There will be a choice menu.
I now have a deadline to be able to keep this date for the clubs anniversary dinner. We will require full payment by the end of January. The venue may now be changing but it will still be the same company (Peruga). The club has had some great evenings at Peruga in Marple in the past. However Peruga are negotiating to move to a new venue. We are just waiting confirmation.


Report From Richard Lomas on Car & Coffee Meet, Halloween Drive & Remembrance Day
Halloween arrived and we hoped to have a great time dressing up and meeting with fellow members and friends, unfortunately the weather had other ideas.
A great big thank you to everyone who turned up. Four cars decided to carry on and it turned out to be very wet with flooded roads and some difficult driving, we arrived at Denny Pottery in glorious sunshine but a very difficult journey.
Our second ‘car and coffee’ meeting was a great success with over
30 cars at our meeting at Reliance Garage, great to catch up with new and old GVEC club members.


On Remembrance Sunday There were over thirty GVEC members met at the Cenotaph in Glossop to pay tribute to members of the armed forces and those civilians who fought for this country. Steve Kimber, laid a wreath on behalf of GVEC club. After the service at the cenotaph, GVEC Members then made their way to Barlow Woodseats Hall near Barlow in Derbyshire. This is a popular venue with GVEC members, the club has used this venue in the past. The venue is a renovated 16 century long barn, now catering for groups, parties, private hire, weddings, glamping entertainment weekends & meals . A superb meal was served by excellent staff; I think we all left with very full stomachs having had a really pleasant afternoon.


2022 Events
For all updates on GVEC and third party events, keep your eye on the clubs web page http://www.gvec.club You will also get email reminders of all events. It helps your committee, if you are attending or hoping to attend any event that you let us know. Please email the club to let us know. Email gveclub@yahoo.com


Your membership renewal fees will be due by the end of February. I am happy to inform you that the cost of renewals will not be increased for 2022 and it will be £15 per single £20 for a joint. We will be taking payment for renewals via Pay Pal and Bank transfer to the clubs bank account.


Bank details are
Nat West, Sort Code:- 01 00 13, Account number:- 19921039 .
Ref your name and membership number.


Resignation of 2 committee members
On the 24th November I received a letter of resignation from Kath & Tony Wilson. Kath and Tony have served on the GVEC committee since the incorporation of GVEC club. Both Kath & Tony have dedicated their time to raising funds by collecting tombola prizes running the tombola and raffles throughout the year. Due to personal reasons they feel that they are unable to dedicate the time required to the roll. They will be greatly missed by the committee and the members. A few lines taken for Kath & Tony’s resignation:- “It has been a pleasure serving on the GVEC committee and helping with the fundraising. I have enjoyed working with my fellow volunteers and helping to make our club a better one. I wish you all success in the future and thank you for your understanding”.
This now creates an opening on the GVEC committee. If there are any members who would like to take on board the roll of arranging the tombola and raffles for the club (“Charity Organiser”). Can you please contact me via the clubs Email. Kath has offered assistance in the initial period of handover. This position can be more than 1 person, if you are interested and there are any member / members who would take this position, please get in touch asap.
I would like to Thank Kath & Tony for all their hard work and dedication to the roll of “Charity Fund Raisers” and the support they have given to the club.


This will be the last Chairman’s Chat till January. (Horray-Webmaster)
On behalf of your GVEC Committee I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I hope that this year you will be able to celebrate with your loved ones and have a memorable Festive time.
Thank you for your continued support to the club. Drive safely and Let us hope that 2022 will be a better year.
Mike Radcliffe
Club Chairman
gveclub@yahoo.com




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