Zoom Quiz night details Wednesday14th Oct 2020

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Zoom Quiz night details Wednesday14th Oct 2020

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All .

Just resending the message sent by Mike to make sure you have all received the Zoom meeting details as below.

Cheers Neil.

Hello

It might help if you knew the details for the Zoom meeting. They are

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/92537760652?pwd=T2tJNi9RTkdZUGwvclhPUnpZeW1OQT09

Meeting ID: 925 3776 0652
Passcode: 413993

On Wednesday 14th, starting at 8:00pm, quiz starting at 8:30pm

Cheers

Mike

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Oct 12,2020 |

Zoom Club night Wednesday 14th October 8pm

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Zoom Club night Wednesday 14th October 8pm

by Robert Neil McLeod

 

Hello MASC Members and friends.

Who would have thought back in April when we had to cancel our club night that this far on into the year we would still be in the same position , well that’s life as we have to date and can only hope things change for next year.

your team of members have been very busy putting together the program of events for MG Midget 60 Big Weekend June 25th to 27th 2021. Mike Bennet has done an excellent job with the club website, you can now order regalia for the event, there is a fantastic range for you to order direct from the suppliers. https://www.midgetandspriteclub.com/?page_id=20287

As Mike is not busy enough, he has now also taken on the roll of Membership secretary, so a big thanks to him for taking over from Stuart Watson, who has done a sterling job for many years, this is a very important position in our fast growing club and I know he will continue to do a really great job. A Big thanks to you Mike on behalf of all our membership.

Right it is the time I know you have all been waiting for to join in with, and for those of you that have not yet given Zoom a try and have  been saving yourself for the big occasion,  Yes it is here, ZOOM QUIZ night Wednesday 14th October,  again our busy couple, Mike & Karen will be your Quiz Masters.

So in order to give us more time for a meeting and the Quiz. The meeting will start at 8pm then at 8-30 pm we will start the Quiz.  The MASC Zoom was already taken by another area.

Therefor we may have to have two ID’s and passwords for this Zoom Meeting  for two sessions, we are trying to work it out in the best way we can, so please keep a eye on your posts,  I will send out all info how to join this Zoom meeting in the next day or so. Having myself not tried a Zoom Quiz before, but it sounds like it could be fun. Do try to join in.

 

Take care and hope to see you on Wednesday.

Cheers.

Neil

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Oct 11,2020 |

Zoom AGM 2020

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Zoom AGM 2020

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All.

A very good Zoom AGM was held today. Showing we are a very healthy club with a fast growing membership. MG Midget 60 2021 having already a very good entry and now a regalia that can be ordered on line, please visit the website. We are very lucky in the North west area not only to have Mike Bennet as our club web-master he has worked hear to bring  MASC to your finger tips on line, but for his sines, he has now taken on the roll of   membership secretary. May I on behalf of all our members say a big thankyou to him for taking on this very important job, and also to all that take on office in some form in MASC be it Chairman, committee member or a area Reps, it is all important to the smooth running of this wonderful club. So on behalf of the North West Area can we offer you all our thanks to all our hard working committee members with special thanks going to our Club Magazine editor Neil, he delivers a superb edition each month.

May we now all look forward to next years events and MG Midget 60 Big weekend.

Take Care .

Neil  North West Area Rep

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Oct 03,2020 |

Club Night 9th September 2020 ???

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Club Night 9th September 2020 ???

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hello All.

Club night Wednesday 9th September once again what do we do to meet or not to meet that is the question as Shakespeare would say though I am no play wright I do feel it all becoming a bit of a farce!!.

Shelley & I will again be going to the Kilton Inn (from 7-30pm) which has worked hard to make it a safe environment to be in with safe distancing in the conservatory for 24 persons, if the weather is good there is also a large outside area.

If you feel  the situation would be a place safe for you to visit then we would welcome you, but for those of you still having to self – isolate then we will also hold a Zoom meeting, so if you wish you can join in, then please do.

This is still very strange times we are in and each month we will need to look at the position and the advice we receive from the MASC committee.

We hope you are all keeping well and we look forward to a time when we are not in the position of having to think very carefully about what we can arrange for us to meet up. We hope that what we are suggesting meets with your approval as we are very conscious of  keeping our members as safe as we can be.

Zoom meeting details to start at 8pm

ID 742 6716 3155

Password sYR449

See you soon on Zoom or otherwise.

Neil & Shelley

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Sep 05,2020 |

Oulton Park Gold Cup 29th /31st August 2020

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Oulton Park Gold Cup 29th /31st August 2020

by Robert Neil McLeod

Good Morning All.

As we are now allowed to meet at an outside venue there may be still time to get your free entry ticket (car & driver) to Oulton Park Gold Cup Event over this next weekend Bank Holiday. To obtain your ticket go to MSV Gold Cup Clubs section – Midget & Sprite Club, we still have some places left, register your car if you have not been before , when your car has been approved you can then print your E-ticket weekend pass or just for any day. I will be there Sunday & Monday.

Neil

 

 

 

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Aug 23,2020 |

Club Night & Zoom Meeting 12th August 2020

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Club Night & Zoom Meeting 12th August 2020

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi Gang.

I say Gang because I’m starting to feel we are like outlaws still unable to visit our Gangs cantina for fear of being shot down by the local sheriffs virus gun,   although our watering hole is now open for food and drink the advice we have from the MASC  committee,  is still not to hold group meetings there or anywhere , although we can go out as individuals.

Anyway, Shelley and I have booked a table to eat at the Gangs cantina (The Kilton Inn) in an effort to support our meeting place in what is a very difficult time for them too.

Our hope is to  give you a flavour of what we have been missing at our regular meeting place since last March, we will be holding the Zoom meeting from the Kilton, via their internet connection at 7-30pm on Wednesday 12th August.

Zoom ID 781 7077 9300                   Pass code Ju0Xrg

This will also give us chance to see what the Kilton Inn has in place with regards to safety, in the hope we could arrange a Gang meet there for September not forgetting that October club night, Is Quiz Night. Sorry I can’t remember if we had a volunteer to run the Quiz, but if you are out there and had picked up the task,  or you  would like to set some question to test our ageing grey cells, please step forward and contact us.

If by any chance we are still in the lockdown position, we could even try the Quiz as a Zoom meeting.

Lastly on the 1st August 2020 our North West area launched the MG Midget 60th Big Weekend for June 25th to 27th 2021.  Bookings are now being taken, on the first two days we had 18 bookings. We have had to fix the limit of 150 cars to do the Run on the  Saturday 26th June 2021 through   the Derbyshire countryside , so don’t miss out book your place early to avoid disappointment.

Here’s hoping you are all keeping well, we are looking forward to a time when we once again can get back to our normal club nights hugs and handshakes as well !!!

Take care.

Neil & Shelley.

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Aug 07,2020 |

Latest update on covid -19

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Latest update on covid -19

by Robert Neil McLeod

Good Morning All.

As I thought in my last massage regarding club night meetings in pub, this is the latest update from Mark our Chairman.

I am writing to let you know that following recent update to Covid-19 related guidelines from both the Government and FBHVC the committee have considered the Club’s position and have agreed an updated policy which is attached.

 

In summary the Committee feels that given the social distancing guidelines still in place that pub meetings should not be arranged – despite our desire to help the businesses and individuals we run the pubs.

 

However, we do feel that clubs attendance at properly organised outdoor events and events organised by the club for its members should now go ahead. Although they  should comply with Covid-19 Secure Guidelines.

 

The guidance will be updated on the club website shortly. The committee will continue to review the guidance as Government policy changes

 

Best wishes

 

Mark

 

Chairman

Midget and Sprite Club COVID-19 Guidance 31st July 2020

 

The latest advice from the government has been update again, with new guidance relating to providers of outdoor facilities on the phased return of sport and recreation in England. However, the guidance for meetings indoors or in public places, such as pubs and restaurants, remains unchanged.

Pubs, Restaurants and Cafés

 

The regulations allowing pubs, restaurants and cafés to re-open have not been changed, making our club meetings held in these venues difficult as they still have to comply with restrictions to enforce social distancing. Many venues are operating a pre-book only policy and all venues will be required to record the personal details of anyone entering their premises.

 

The Government guidelines still make the following points:

 

To avoid risks of transmission and to stay as safe as possible, you should always maintain social distancing with people you do not live with – indoors and outdoors, including in the settings below. You should:

  • only socialise indoors with members of up to two households – this includes when dining out or going to the pub
  • only socialise outdoors in a group of up to six people from different households, or in larger groups if everyone is exclusively from one or two households
  • only visit businesses and venues in groups of up to two households or with a group of six people from different households if outdoors
  • limit your interaction with anyone outside the group you are attending these places with even if you see other people you know, for example, in a restaurant, community centre or place of worship

 

Given these restrictions remain in place at the current time, MASC advises all areas to continue to cancel pub meetings and indoor gatherings, until further notice.

 

Outdoor organised events

 

However the changes for organised outdoor events mean that many events are now taking place with some venues running or advertising small scale events. The restrictions have been eased to allow small scale events to be organised by businesses, professional organisations and public bodies, but the restrictions on gatherings organised by private individuals are still limited in law to 30 people. These events mostly require individuals to pre-book and are limited in numbers attending.

 

Given these changes MASC feel that members should be able to arrange to attend events if they comply with the Government guidelines. If MASC members attend such gatherings, they do so at their own risk and should satisfy themselves that the business, venue or organiser has put in the necessary infrastructure, social distancing, track and trace and hygiene measures to comply with the regulations for hospitality venues.

 

The committee feel that if the Covid Secure Guidelines are followed Areas can now organise outdoor events for members to take part in. This might be meeting up to travel to another event or an event organised specifically for members.

 

For your own safety ensure that any gathering is COVID-19 Secure.

 

However, as regional outbreaks occur, (such as seen early this summer in Leicester) local guidance may also change on a regional basis. So, members should also check with their local authorities for advice specific to their area of the country.

 

Government Guidelines

 

It’s therefore vitally important that club members act responsibly and follow government guidance for your area, as tighter lockdown measures could very quickly return following a second spike if guidelines are not followed

 

The government guidelines on meeting up with people are clear:

 

  • England
  • It is against the law for gatherings of more than 30 people to take place except where specified in the Regulations. Those regulations allow venues, businesses, professional organisations and public bodies following COVID-19 secure guidelines to host larger groups. This is provided they take reasonable steps to mitigate the risk of transmission, in line with COVID-19 Secure guidance and including completion of a risk assessment. Any other privately organised gathering in an outdoor space must not be any larger than 30 people except where specified in the Regulations. Social clubs must remain closed.
  • Those operating venues or running events following COVID-19 Secure guidelines should take additional steps to ensure the safety of the public and prevent mass gatherings or large events from taking place.
  • If attending a venue that is following COVID-19 Secure guidelines, you should take care to limit your interactions with anyone outside of your group and you should continue to maintain social distancing from those that you do not live with. It is critical that you follow these guidelines to keep both yourself and others safe.
  • Two households are now able to meet indoors and people from those two households are allowed to stay the night. Those two households have to maintain social distancing throughout, unless they are in a support bubble with each other.
  • Meetings indoors of more than two households are not recommended; because of the higher risk of infection that meeting indoors poses. Households can meet with multiple numbers of other households, as long as each is a separate meeting.
  • Outdoors, people from multiple households can meet in groups of up to six.
  • For full advice visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation/guidance-for-providers-of-outdoor-facilities-on-the-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation
  • Scotland

 

For the latest advice for Scotland, please consult:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-individuals-and-businesses-in-scotlandWales

 

  • Wales

 

For the latest advice for Wales, please consult: https://gov.wales/coronavirus

 

  • Northern Ireland

 

For the latest advice for Northern Ireland, please consult: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19

 

You as an individual

 

MASC sees no reason not to use your historic vehicle individually, as long as it is safe to do so.

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Jul 31,2020 |

Club Night & Tatton Park message

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Club Night & Tatton Park message

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All.
Hope everyone is keeping well, Things are still unclear of what we can do regards a meeting for club night, though the kilton is open and they have said they can have 24 persons in the conservatory, although We would like to support the Kilton Inn it may be just too soon to meet there until we have the OK from our chairman, I have ask him to keep us informed as soon as possible as the situation changes. So it looks like we will be having another Zoom meeting on the 12th August, If in the meantime things change I will keep you informed or send out the Zoom ID and password.
Below is a message from Morton Media they now run Tatton Park car shows.
Take care be safe and we hope to be able see meet up soon.
Neil & Shelley.

Dear Club Members,

Mortons Events would just like to say a massive thank you to all our clubs and exhibitors for being so patient and understanding through these unprecedented and challenging times. We are truly grateful for your support over the years and we are devastated that we could not run our 2020 events. Your commitment really makes the shows what they are and we couldn’t do it without you. We will be back next year and can’t wait to welcome you all back to exhibit.

Those all-important 2021 dates are below so please pencil us in your diary!

Classic & Performance Car Spectacular, 5th – 6th June 2021
Classic Americans’ Stars & Stripes Show, 3rd – 4th July 2021
Passion For Power Motor Show, 21st – 22nd August 2021

We will be looking to send out application forms at the beginning of 2021 so keep an eye out in your inbox.

Most importantly we hope that you all stay safe, we can’t wait to see you all again next year!

All the best,

Nicola & Andy

Andy Kitchen – Event Planner akitchen@mortons.co.uk
Nicola Brooks – Event Admin nbrooks@mortons.co.uk

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Jul 30,2020 |

COVID-19 guidance as sent from MASC

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COVID-19 guidance as sent from MASC

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All.

I have just received the guidance as set out below regarding club runs and meeting from the club chairman Mark Hall.

Midget and Sprite Club COVID-19 Guidance 10th July 2020

 

The latest advice from the government has been updated, with new in effect from 4th July 2020. Although the changes allow pubs and restaurants to re-open there are strict rules and process that must be put in place and these don’t really support our club pub nights and monthly gatherings. We should also remember that tougher restrictions still exist in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, so members in those areas should check on the guidance for their region.

 

Public gatherings of more than 30 people are prohibited in law and there are heavy penalties in place for those that ignore the rules. Guidelines still urge us to avoid meetings of more than 6 people from different households in an outdoor space and two households indoors.

 

Furthermore, Cafés , Restaurants and Pubs that can reopen, will be placed under heavy restrictions to enforce social distancing. Many venues will be operating a pre-book only policy and all venues will be required to record the personal details of anyone entering their premises.

 

Given these restrictions at the current time, MASC advises all areas to continue to cancel all social activities and refrain from road runs or any other meets in groups, until further notice.

 

MASC sees no reason not to use your historic vehicle individually, as long as it is safe to do so.

 

The committee will continue to monitor advice from the Government and the FBHVC and will issue further guidance when it is appropriate.

 

Please do NOT drive in groups or convoys.  It is important that large groups of classic vehicle owners do not gather in parks, or places of natural beauty. By all means, use your historic vehicle individually, to drive to the shops or go out for exercise, but only individually.

 

Please remember, as clubs, individuals and organisations, we are all ambassadors for the historic vehicle scene as a whole. Please avoid posting pictures of gatherings of classic cars or cars driving through quiet villages and towns and do not badge them as MASC events.

 

MASC agrees with the FBHVC that at this time it strikes very much the wrong tone with the public to parade our vehicles through the streets and country lanes in groups when many people are still in lockdown within their homes or experiencing hardship or the loss of loved ones. The time will come, soon we hope, but it is not yet.

 

Don’t forget:

  • Check your vehicle over carefully if it’s not been used for a while, paying particular attention to tyres and brakes.
  • If you previously declared your historic vehicle as being on SORN to the DVLA , be sure to update it before taking to the road. Where applicable.
  • If you didn’t renew your insurance policy during lockdown, do it right away.
  • If your vehicle needs one, do you have an MOT? The six month extension only applies to cars that were due an MOT after 30th March 2020 and before 1st August. Extensions are granted in the seven days before the expiry date. After August 1st, you will be required to renew your MOT upon it’s expiry as normal.
  • From England, do not drive across the Scottish and Welsh borders unless necessary, as currently those countries are yet to change their rules.

 

To view UK Government please visit the following sites:

 

 

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Jul 11,2020 |