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  1. Hi Darren Yes things are ok, looks like you have been busy! I gave TRR another year but little seems to have changed for the good. I've been slowly getting back into work mode, trying to finish my new garage roof whilst getting my latest TR project a TR2 to the point of putting it back together. Hopefully during the Christmas break I can get a bit organised Hopefully we can catch up at Stoneleigh. Regards Phil
  2. Hi All I too decided not to renew my TRR membership back in Oct, not been on here for a while but good to see some familiar names. Phil
  3. Guy's Just to be clear I wasn't pushing for a new Triumph Club to be formed, I was only commenting that in the current climate I can see it happening, my opinion only. Yes Triumph clubs should be closer but the reason they are not is because of the fear by Members that one Club will be swallowed up by another and their identify lost. Also I've heard that personality clashes in the past have also restricted the chance of this getting off the ground, maybe this element is changing with IWE 2019. An example of what perhaps could work is that my cousin is a RS Focus owner and is a
  4. I echo Darren's wishes regarding JM & Brian R efforts to try to change things but I'm of the opinion that nothing will change, the BOD's will press on with their own agenda. My thoughts are that the main players on the BOD's have a personal agenda of control, power and elitism. They will seek to "out" the non conformists and then treat the Club as "their own Private Club" Lets hope the members wake up to what is happening before it's too late, I doubt they will because the majority of members only want a badge and a monthly magazine, they are not interested in the politics of the
  5. Noel is a topman, he did some for me on my TR5 chassis, nice job. Phil
  6. Welcome Andy & Duncan, we are getting good bunch of ex forumites together. It's a no hassle forum here. Phil
  7. I forgot to say that until the rule for election was published in TRAction I was considering standing as Midlands Director, I live near Derby. Probably wouldn't have been successful as the current Director has been in that position for some 22 years, yes 22 years! Phil
  8. Regarding Board elections and new blood I would comment as below Firstly I have no axe to grind with our newly appointed NE Director nor our newly appointed VC but I would make this comment. In TRAction 308 it stated that to stand for Area Director election that person had to "LIVE" in the area they were serving, that rule immediately reduced the number of people eligible to stand, but it was the BOD's who instigated the rule. Now at the AGM P Hogan (Past Chairman) queried the legality of the candidate standing and was rudely shouted down by our new VC, who correctly apologised
  9. Rod Its called "apathy" the total numbers that voted is a fraction of the membership, so looking at the groups which there are 50+ at say average 20 members = 1000 members. I would assume that the majority of voters came from that pool of group members, most of the forumites that voted I would suggest are group members. That leaves the 5000 or so "remainers" as those who just receive there magazine. IF the voters are from group members then the influence of GL's would make sense as to why the voting was strongly in favour of the Board . Just my interpretation Phil
  10. Hamish I think you are right in what you say, what gets me is the self righteous attitude shown by some Board Members and their willingness to play by different rules to everyone else. Phil
  11. Hamish - I do know where group members were asked to bring their postal proxy votes to the group meeting which would then posted by a single group member, no doubt ensuring their votes counted. Group Members were also encouraged allegedly, to vote for the standing member/s. I know of 2 local members who were furious at this practice - is it wrong?, i'll let you judge. Menno - Good to see you over here. Regards Phil
  12. Peter C I think your on the right lines, however the GL's may have seconded other group member to act as Proxy's, just so there isn't a trail back to them. Regards Phil
  13. Rex Thanks for the invite I probably will pop along now and again, at least I will be able to catch up on the gossip - hope the other half is ok after the hospital visit and the housework is not preventing you finishing the TR Have you clicked "I Agree"? Phil
  14. Tim I am waiting until the dust settles, what they should have done is take time to assess and make changes first, yet another gaff by the BOD's imho Phil
  15. A deliberate ploy me thinks. I only renewed my membership on the 24/10/18, I've already resigned from Derbyshire Dales Group as a matter of principle (although according to our new VC i didn't need to as your a TRR Member only - still trying to work that one out)). Loathed to give the TRR the rest of my annual fee for nothing so quite happy to receive my TRAction and run down my membership. Phil
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