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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by daz355, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. daz355

    daz355 Formula Junior

    Jan 31, 2004
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    Darren P
    Did any of you feel a bit disappionted in the meet last night?I would of thought that as it was the first meet of the year we would have been discussing what we would like to for this year.I also noticed that there seemed to be cliques forming as the old guard didn't want to mix with the new.Or was it just me noticing this.
    I suppose it will be up to us to organise our own events so if you have any ideas then lets post them!!!!!!
    Darren
     
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  3. forzarich

    forzarich Karting

    Nov 11, 2003
    90
    Dorset, UK
    An interesting point, I found this with a certain other car club, I went along to a meet and it was dull as dishwater, only ever went to one other but that time took my 360 just to pi$$ em all off :D
    Sad little geeky muppet that I am ;)

    Hopefully the person who makes the effort to organise the meet can also make the effort to welcome the lost souls into the fold where we can all live happily ever after....

    PS: I'm bored.... :)
     
  4. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Darren,

    I think it will take a bit of time to settle in, lots of changes and new faces always needs some nuturing....But your right theres a lot to discuss and the next meeting can touch on these issues.

    Stig perhaps a small list of things to discuss??


    Paitience is needed


    Joe

    Darren nice to meet you last night and look forward to seeing your car..
     
  5. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Dec 23, 2002
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    Morning Joe,
    how many turned up and was it worth the effort?
    T
     
  6. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
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    You got pm
     
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  8. sletti

    sletti F1 Veteran
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    Nov 19, 2003
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    Joe, Daz,

    All good points.

    One thing to bear in mind is that the Kent section has been managed by it's current rep for 14 years. There is not going to be an overnight change, and patience is the key. Next time we meet (4th March), I think we should start pushing ourselves towards the Kent folk, and show ourselves to open and accomodating.

    Yesterday I thought we faced a bit of a wall (and perhaps they did as well), but I for one am not afraid of getting my hands dirty, and setting to work tearing it down. But if we go carefully me may have to make it a window first, if you see what I mean.

    I really enjoyed sitting around having a chat and I look forward to the next one...

    Major Sletti
     
  9. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Here Here ..your trusty private....

    Did you here hear that lovely fcar sound as i set off and woke up all of Sleepy Farningham....oppps!!

    Sorry to all the lovely residence...

    Brands Hatch may be the betta venue?? What do ya think sargent Major Sir!!
     
  10. daz355

    daz355 Formula Junior

    Jan 31, 2004
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    There's no reason why we cannot hold another meet during the month at Brands.I'm all up for a jolly.
     
  11. ChrisP

    ChrisP Karting

    Nov 26, 2003
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    Hi all,
    Firstly, thoroughly enjoyed last nights meeting. It`s a shame I didn`t meet everybody that was there but sure we will all get together soon and perhaps we should all circulate more.

    Secondly, thank you all for making Janice so welcome. She enjoyed the evening as well (wants to come again next time!).

    Lastly, I think Stig suggested 1 evening & 1 daymeet per month and I think that would be about the right level. We all have other interests and commitments. Looking fwd to the next gathering.

    Chris
     
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  13. mal

    mal Formula Junior

    Jan 12, 2004
    615
    Kent
    Sorry I couldnt make it I was heading through Beckenham at about 10.30 and felt it was just too late, but I will definately join you next month hopefully with the Fcar.

    Hope you had a good night.

    NB I have been involved with car clubs for years and there is always a bit of cliquiness but you just have to relax and take it easy but use it to meet the people whose company you enjoy

    Cheers

    Mal
     
  14. stevetr

    stevetr Formula Junior

    Sep 29, 2003
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    I enjoyed meeting everyone again, but also felt slightly disappointed with the lack of organisation. Breaking off into individual groups is great but i felt that the rep (peter) should have addressed everone together at some point in the evening and we should have had a 'round table' discussion about what we all want from the meetings. Even the most basic agenda would have been helpful, e.g.:

    1) welcome from Peter
    2) introductions (we all get a one minute spot to introduce ourselves and describe our car)
    3) drive outs - what would we like to see organised?
    4) track days - what do we want?
    5) other events
    6) aob/general discussion

    Then the 'official' meeting could break for us to chat informally.

    Or something like that anyway.

    Steve
     
  15. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Steve,

    I think youve hit the nail on the head...thats exactly what i expected and didnt happen.

    perhaps Perters waiting to see if as many turn out next month??

    But as you say a bit more organisation and some formal intros would of helped break the ice and get all chatting as a group.


    Just my two pence worth.

    Joe
     
  16. 348paul

    348paul Formula 3

    Dec 27, 2002
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    I thought there was a good show of heads last night - nice to meet up with everyone.

    Seeing that it was the first meet in a long time I can only presume that it was seen as more of an informal get together to see the amount of people who would show up. I personally would not like to go to the trouble of setting out agendas for a meeting that I didn’t know if anyone was going to turn up! I would have thought that our next meet in March will be more formal as Peter has seen that there are quite a few of us looking forward to some Kent activities.

    Does anyone have the email address of Peter Critchell? - I was going to drop him a quick email to say thanks for setting the night up and for the sandwiches that he laid on for everyone.


    Looking forward to the March 4th :)

    Paul
     
  17. sletti

    sletti F1 Veteran
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    Nov 19, 2003
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    Paul,

    I think you hit the nail on the head, and I can see why the softly softly approach is gonna yield the best results. I think Peter will take on board our wishes if it is clear that our intentions are honourable. He strikes me as a cautious guy, and I'd rather gently educate him as to what we want out of the Kent area, than go in all guns blazing and end up with an acrimonious divorce.

    I'll PM PCs email address so we can all trhank him for Thursday

    Stig
     
  18. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Guys,

    Go to foc site and ive put a thread up thanking Peter......

    Joe
     
  19. sletti

    sletti F1 Veteran
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    Nov 19, 2003
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    Joe,

    I don't think Peter uses the forum to be honest. But I'll add to your thread on the off chance.

    I think the beat results would be yeilded if we wrote to him using that thing, oh wat's it called, mmmmm, I've used in the past, ooooo, I just can't remember, Oh yes, I remember, I think it's called "Royal Mail".

    Stigmundo
     

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