Ideas & Suggestions for the future of the MMOC

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Postby Onne » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:29 pm

Your wish has been fulfilled Dennis, it's in Oxford this year, so you'd better be there :):P
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Postby Lou » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:45 pm

tea, cake and conversations about clowns
I'd forgotten about the clowns!! :o
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Postby LouiseM » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:18 pm

I wish I could ! :cry:

Have you noticed they are not mentioned in the schedule of events for this years National? They appear to have been replaced by a Balloon man.


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Postby ASL642 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:20 pm

Oxford this year - birthplace of the Morris.

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Postby bpr81a » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:21 pm

I think they are....

http://www.mmoc.org.uk/index.php?page=397&seg=12

Rapide Brothers.....

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Postby LouiseM » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:17 am

Rapide Brothers.....
who I notice were, along with their parents, given a new award at last years National - the 'True Club Spirit Award' for their outstanding contribution.

There are a number of 'special' awards given out by the Club each year. Just out of interest, how does this work? Are Branches asked to nominate individuals to receive these?


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Postby Judge » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:29 am

AGM - Oxford - Birthplace of the Morris - 60th Anniversary - Lets hope that all of the Committee arrive in their Morris Minors

Awards - Not sure how this works myself. I was Chief Concours Judge for seven years, and during this time attended every Regional, and National Rally, as well as many others, and didn't receive one :roll: :wink:

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Postby rayofleamington » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:48 pm

Just out of interest, how does this work?
Any member can nominate someone for a special award or regular award (there are some presented every year at the AGM), however the one's I've noticed have all been nominated by committee members.
Sadly this gives the impression of 'ivory towers' but in reality it's just that any awards/nomination process is badly publicised (i.e. not at all) to the members.
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Postby LouiseM » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:09 am

the one's I've noticed have all been nominated by committee members.
Sadly this gives the impression of 'ivory towers'
And unfortunately it's this sort of thing that isn't helping to attract or keep members.

On the positive side this could be easily remedied by simply keeping the members informed about what is going on. Just a small article in Minor Matters explaining the awards process and asking members to submit nominations, either by post or e-mail, would help.


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Postby Judge » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:41 am

Absolutely Louise. Poor communication is I believe a major factor, and something I have raised on a number of occasions.

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Postby rayofleamington » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:07 pm

Just a small article in Minor Matters explaining the awards process and asking members to submit nominations, either by post or e-mail, would help
It's been suggested already, for this exact reason.
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Postby leafie » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:21 pm

rayofleamington wrote:
Just a small article in Minor Matters explaining the awards process and asking members to submit nominations, either by post or e-mail, would help
It's been suggested already, for this exact reason.
Do we have a suggestion box which is very close to the bin?

It seems to me that very few suggestions no matter how good actually happen.

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Postby Kevin » Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:29 pm

Is the website going to have a branch avenue stand? Would be a good meeting place other than the bar!
Roger has got this in hand.

Andrew would you like me to bring along some teabags as lastyear I think you got through a few and this year you might get swamped with orders as the website location was quietly located in the camping field before but this year it will be in full view of all :D
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Postby bigginger » Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:37 pm

Sounds like a good idea to me :D
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Postby Judge » Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:55 pm

Kevin wrote:..... and this year you might get swamped with orders as the website location was quietly located in the camping field before but this year it will be in full view of all :D
Where is it this year?

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Postby Judge » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:40 am

Bump
Judge wrote:
Kevin wrote:..... and this year you might get swamped with orders as the website location was quietly located in the camping field before but this year it will be in full view of all :D
Where is it this year?

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Postby Kevin » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:52 am

Branch Avenue :D
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Postby 57traveller » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:00 am

LouiseM wrote:
the one's I've noticed have all been nominated by committee members.
Sadly this gives the impression of 'ivory towers'
And unfortunately it's this sort of thing that isn't helping to attract or keep members.
Exactly why I have not renewed my MMOC membership after many loyal years. The MMOC comes across, to me, as being a selective clique.
Similarly for this message board as well. I do drop by and have a look occasionally but no longer post for this exact reason. Also the over moderation.
I stopped posting after one new (clue in the word) moderator deleted a post because it was not to his particular liking in spite of it being within guidelines etc. and there being no objections about it. :(

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Postby Judge » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:33 am

I like to think this messageboard is not a 'clique'

PM me if you like :D

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Postby rayofleamington » Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:09 pm

I like to think this messageboard is not a 'clique'

PM me if you like
same here.

With any group of people who chat regularly, meet up occasionally and get to know each other quite well, there'll always be some in jokes etc... however on here I'm always pleasantly surprised that newbies are readily welcomed.
I've not been on as frequently this year and am amazed how many new people are now around.
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Jan 06: The Minor SII Africa adventure: http://www.minor-detour.com
Oct 06: back from Dresden with my Trabant 601 Kombi
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June 07 - back from Zwickau Trabi Treffen
Aug 07 & Aug 08 - back from the Lands End to Orkney in 71 pickup
Sept 2010 - finally gave up breaking down in a SII Landy...
where to break down next?
2013... managed to seize my 1275 just by driving it round the block :(


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