I would like to thank those members who have offered their support over the year by attending the various events that we have organised for you.
Graham, Don and I have recently met to discuss the year and plan our calendar for next year.
Definite shows for next year will be Witton Castle, NE1, Corbridge and Whitley Bay. Runs out will be Fish & Chip, Melmerby, Ice Cream and Holy Island. If I can squeeze a run out to Otterburn or Kielder as well then I will endeavour to do so.
I intend to take a back seat from car shows and concentrate on the runs out. I really don't enjoy hanging around all day and I will leave these within Graham and Don's remit.
Some of of you may know that I am currently working for a farmer friend of mine. This does mean that my time can be taken up rather unpredictably. Certainly, I will be unavailable for the whole of March and most of April due to lambing. I therefore intend to move the Fish & Chip run to May and subsequent runs to later in the year as needed.
Thirlestane Castle had a low attendance and enthusiasm level so I wasn't intending to include this on the calendar. The Ingliston Revival used to be a popular event and so I may look at reintroducing that to the calendar.
A night away was mentioned, but I know there was little enthusiasm for this when mentioned earlier in the year, so unless I hear otherwise, I won't be organising one.
I have already booked for the Thrills in the Hills event on Saturday 25th May and I would urge you to have a think about it. I am booked to stay at the Premier Inn Matlock for the Friday and Saturday nights. Details are on Tees Valley's Forum page.
The only thing left to organise is our annual dinner. Due to the lack of response, I have decided to hold this after Christmas on Saturday 19th January and will forward details of this when I have them finalised.
Remember, if there is anything you would like to see organised or if you have any suggestions, then please do not hesitate to contact either Graham, Don or myself and we will still be having the monthly meetings at the Wheatsheaf over the winter should you wish to come along for a chat.