13th February: - Board meeting, MAG Central
Attended the Board meeting at MAG Central due to being
co-opted to the Board during December 2014. Minutes soon to be on www.mag-uk.org
14th February: - NC Meeting, Wren Hall, Wroxhall.
Attended the NC meeting at wren Hall, minutes soon to be on www.mag-uk.org
22nd February:- NW AGM, Duke of York, Eccles
the NW AGM at a different time in the year and different location and it was a
better than average turn-out on a very wet and windy day. Held the AGM at
Salford MAG’s meeting venue where they have taken over a room upstairs and
decorated it with a fantastic Salford MAG logo on one of the walls. Full report
has been circulated to the NC but in brief, I was returned as RR, Bill Green
kept the role of Political Officer and took on the responsibility of NW
Treasurer, Steve Blay took on the role of NW Affiliated Clubs Officer and Dave
Smart took on the role of NW Secretary. Thanks to Oliver Rose who attended as
NC Observer. Very successful meeting and a brilliant venue.
25th February: - NW Alliance meeting, Last Bastion MC Clubhouse,
very well attended meeting at the Clubhouse that Last Bastion MC share with
Liverpool HAMC. I raised the issue of the NCC clashing events once again with
Blackpool MAG Rally, a mere eight miles down the road. B’MAG lost a lot of
money last year due to this clash and have consequently downsized their rally.
I did try to negotiate with NCC earlier in the year but without success.
6th March: - Salford MAG Fund Raiser
I went along to support this event which was held to raise
money for MAG. Not too sure of the final figures but it was very well attended
by the MCs and MCCs throughout the region.
21st.March:- Blackpool MAG First Aid for Motorcycles
It is the third time we have arranged this course which
lasts for three years. Brilliant course, would highly recommend it
Wednesday 25th March:-. NW Alliance meeting at Manchester HAMC,
I was asked to chair this meeting for reasons I would prefer
not to go into. Very well attended, good meeting and even got a round of
applause at the end.
28-29th March: - Manchester Event City Motorcycle Show
This show goes from strength to strength.
Supported once again by a loyal gang of MAG volunteers. Had Lembit with us on
the Sunday. One of the bikes we had on the stand one best custom in show.
Twelve memberships taken over the weekend but felt we could have done better if
the stand was in a better location. With that in mind, working on a contra-deal
with the show organisers to get a free trade pitch at next year’s show.
Other news from around the
- Salford MAG
continue to put pressure on Transport for Greater Manchester but so far
they are blanking us and so a demo may be called for, details to follow.
- I have been
busy trying to coordinate the improvements needed to our web-site and the machines
that we currently host it on. Not all the key players have been as helpful
as they could be and I am struggling to get a clear picture as to what is
holding up proceedings. I will discuss more at the weekend.
Still not heard a lot from Wirral MAG and there was no presence
at the NW AGM so need to pay them a visit when time allows
. Red Rose is still functioning well and I get regular updates
from Manchester MAG rep, Jimmy Torrence.
Between myself and Bill Green, we are still managing to get the
monthly NW newsletter out
Tony Cox, NW Regional