Happy New Year 2024

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A New Year’s resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western World but also found in the Eastern World, in which a person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired trait or behaviour, accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve their behaviour at the beginning of a calendar year. 

Resolutions are frequently broken due to being unrealistic or because people forgot they made them or made so many they couldn’t meet them all!

Therefore let’s make some that are easy….
1.  Attend a training day
2.  Volunteer for a manageable amount of events
3.  Act in a more sustainable way
4.  Treat myself to new kit and regalia
5.  Be kind to yourself and everyone around you

Training dates are available on our website (https://www.marshals.co.uk/training/) and we will update and manage these as we get more information

Our volunteering system will be opened later this month – once we have got the final confirmations and details from all Chief Marshals.  Details on the volunteering system updates we have made and an easy-to-use guide will be published shortly for frequent and new users of the system.

As a club we are aiming to be more sustainable.  Some things we can include: When you can ensure you recycle your rubbish but definitely use the bins provided or take it home with you!  How about sharing transport with others?  Or using your own refillable water bottle and mug?

Have you checked if your kit is still usable? (and fits after those mince pies!).  And did you get some money for Christmas that you can spend on yourself?  Check out our regalia items (https://www.marshals.co.uk/regalia/)

And a gentle reminder about Race with Respect policy from Motorsport UK (https://www.motorsportuk.org/racewithrespect/) and our Social Media guidelines (https://www.marshals.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Social-Media.pdf).  These are as much about protecting yourself as ensuring you do the right thing!

We can also confirm we have a stand at Autosport from 11 – 14 January.  We are combining BMMC with BRMC on stand 3371 in Hall 3.  We look forward to seeing you as visitors to the Show and welcoming new recruits – thanks in advance to Richard Harris (National Recruitment Coordinator) for organising the stand this year.

I look forward to seeing some of you out and about over the course of the next year.  And of course if anyone wants to get more actively involved in the running of the club please do contact your local committee.

Nadine Lewis
BMMC Chair