NW Report October-November 2009
October :- Board & NC Meeting,
I was not able to attend this as supporting the Mobile Chaos Rally at Silverdale.
October Presentation of cheque to
the summer rally of Blackpool MAG we held a raffle for the NWAA and also the
profits from the Stanley Park Bike Show in
was asked to attend the MAG Scotland AGM and had a very enjoyable weekend.
Steve Wykes, Regional Rep for
This was the first year we had attempted a Halloween Party and it was very successful, raising over £200 for MAG.
11th November RideSafe BackSafe Meeting, Police HQ, Hutton.
Lancashire Police’s RSBS initiative has now spread to a couple of neighbouring forces with Greater Manchester and Merseyside now supporting the scheme. Quite a few events have been planned for next year which NW MAG is getting involved with.
29th November RSBS Toy Run, Preston-Blackpool
I was asked if NW MAG members would be available to help Marshal this Toy Run organised by The RSBS team. The run was very successful with 100+ bikes turning out on a very wet & windy day. Plenty of good PR for MAG again and we have been congratulated by the Police and Lancashire County Council for our assistance.
NW MAG AGM
We held the NW AGM at Blackpool RUFC prior to the Blackpool MAG Christmas party so as to maximise use of the club house. Steve Wykes kindly returned the favour in coming down to observe at the meeting. Attendance was disappointedly low but the weather was very poor. Quite a useful meeting though as we seem to have secured a re-launch of Morecambe and Lancaster local MAG group by two members who attended the meeting. There was also interest shown by a member from Merseyside to act as a political officer for the area. I was re-instated as NW Rep with Jenny Willan taking on the position of NW Treasurer and Bill Green will be acting as NW Secretary as well as his position as NW Political officer.
MAG Christmas Party,
Another quite event as this clashed with a number of other Christmas events that were happening in the area. Saying that, it was an excellent evening’s entertainment and we covered our costs still making a few quid for the fighting fund.
Other events in the region
As mentioned previously, it looks like we may soon have an active group up and running in the Morecambe & Lancaster area, and a political officer residing in the Merseyside area. I have also been contacted by an ex BMF rep who I signed up to MAG a number of years ago. He is now quite interested in taking over the Wirral & Chester local group as it has become quite stagnant of late. We also have some new members who are in regular attendance at the Blackpool MAG meetings, one of whom is quite keen to take on the role of dealer liaison officer in the area.. Manchester MAG seems to be operating successfully although I am getting very little feedback from the area and they were not represented at the AGM.