Thanks to those of you who took the time to visit us at the Autosport Show – you seem to like my bulletins so I will need to think of some new topics! Any suggestions welcome.
Our #JoinJim marshal cut-out “posed” with a few celebrities – thanks to NGK for their ongoing support of the club and also thanks to MGCC for the presentation cheque! Thanks of course also to our other sponsors – Polyflor, TIGA and Cataclean.
The Watkins lecture laid out the vision and plans of David Richards CBE. Outlining the need to promote endeavours outside the sport; embrace new forms of motorsport in electric cars and track day attendees; simplification and cost reduction to encourage new and younger entrants; and ensuring women are well represented were all topics which made for an interesting talk. The man himself also took the time to visit us on our stand – much appreciated and I look forward to the BMMC working with the MSA and Mr Richards going forward.
Don’t forget to renew your membership to ensure you have access to all club benefits – watch out for updates going forward. Over 80% of you have renewed already and most of you are on direct debit.
And don’t forget to renew your MSA licence directly. Training days are well underway – remember to maintain your MSA grade you must attend training every two years minimum. When you attend you will be asked to complete a feedback form – these are really helpful for the trainers as well as the organisers to ensure we receive the relevant fees from the Training Trust to run these days for everyone.
Any member planning to marshal at an event outside UK mainland is recommended to arrange BMMC Emergency Medical Repatriation insurance. In 2017, 68 members paid the nominal £10 for this protection but we know many more of you travelled without cover. Please do not put yourselves at risk for the sake of such a small premium. Full details on our website https://www.marshals.co.uk/marshalling/repatriation-insurance/
We are in to awards season for many organisations – it is good to honour the drivers and championships for their achievements. However it is even better to award our own! So congratulations to Regional award winners who have already been announced. Our National awards will be presented soon and we’ll publicise these in due course. Previous winners can be found on the website.
The volunteering system is filling up with dates and a few enhancements will go live very soon so watch out for a separate message about these. Then you will be able to fill your calendars – hope you’ve got your brownie points in for all the good deeds and best behaviour!
Keep an eye out for updates to the website too – monthly prize winners will continue so don’t forget to check if it’s you. If you have trouble logging in please contact our IT officer or check your email is correct with your local membership secretary.