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Post by scarletporker on Sat 20 Apr 2013, 08:55

hersham boy wrote:*poopy*, just thought your welsh and own a 924. Not good!! Or was that just Turbo's.. Anyway you can get all the help you need here. It may not be good advise but you will get it. Lol
Ahhh, I live in Wales but am Manchester born and bred. I'm sure any advice I receive will be of the highest quality Very Happy
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Post by RPUK on Sat 20 Apr 2013, 15:27

Teknow wrote:
RPUK wrote:As a simple 944 owner I am not capable of understanding the machinations of the various 924 clubs.

Me neither!

Maybe we should write to Haynes and ask them to write an owners club manual Smile

I hope it is more accurate than their "944 Owner's Manual", otherwise I still won't understand.

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Post by PompeySteve on Mon 22 Apr 2013, 18:42

924 potted history:

Started as an information website by someone who thought a club would be a good idea ... but who didn't really like people that much so became lifetime president and promptly disapeared. (This is a theme)

The idea of a club was the progressed by Rob and a guy called Pete. There were a couple of other 'movers' in the first 6 months but we had our first split around then and they exited to start a new club (didn't happen ... this too is a theme!)

We had our first national rally in Summer 2006 with 20 odd cars turning up. I was so drunk from trying to outdrink a couple of Welsh nutters that I don't even remember the show! For a while sweetness and light shone with some really good guys and girls turning up. Our second national rally had about 35 cars turn up and club membership was doubling each year.

During this period Pete was chairman. As an outgoing, affable kind of person he was the ideal choice. He then promptly disappeared for about 2 years earning the new title of Lord Lucan! No really ... he just dissapeared!

Rob took over as chairman when we finally gave up the search for Pete and we generally had another good couple of years. We got a decent magazine out and had 5 or 6 shows each year which were well attended. membership hit about 300. The forum was very good with some very techy people as regulars.

The bad part was that as the club grew we couldn't really run it as a dictatorship any more and none of those on the committee at the time (Rob, me, Tux etc) could really be arsed to listen to people moan and whinge constantly. We had always dealt with dissent in the same way ... give them their money back and tell them to *bonk* off! Apparantly that isn't the way to run a democratic club with a consitution ... who knew?!

So, early 2010 (my God 3 years ago) we quit and came here. I'm not quite sure how this keeps moving along but it does ... occasionally we lure in the odd passer-by and I wonder if we ought to take the shop sign down or risk prosecution under the trades description act!
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Post by Teknow on Mon 22 Apr 2013, 19:10

Nice summary - understand now.

Only bit I didn't follow was "take the shop sign down" ...

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Post by scarletporker on Mon 22 Apr 2013, 23:14

Teknow wrote:Nice summary - understand now.
Ditto

Having held every committee position in my local camera club over the years we had the same problem. Club got bigger, everything went to a vote or back to the membership for approval so decisions were never made. Got bored with it in the end!
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Post by PompeySteve on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 03:19

Only joking about the 'shop sign'! If you looked quickly at the website we might appear to be a car club rather than a sad bunch of blokes who had stumbled in and forgotten where the exit was! Would hate to mislead anyone.
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Post by Monkeymagic on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 06:15

Then I joined and there seemed to be a mass exodus!

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Post by hersham boy on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 07:56

Andy please stop talking to the new members, you know thay have to be broken in slowly.. now back in your control room, you may melt.

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Post by Monkeymagic on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 08:05

Hehehe. Sir, yes Sir!

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Post by Teknow on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 08:08

Oh god. When you said that Rob I had a vision of Homer J Simpson in the nuclear power plant control room.

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Post by PompeySteve on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 18:42

If you had met Andy you would realise how accurate that image was!!
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Post by hersham boy on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 18:51

Laughing Laughing Laughing

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