Chairman’s Report Nov/Dec 2019
By Steve Rowland – S.E.A.M.S. Chairman
On October the 17th SEAMS held its first Winter meeting of the season at Faygate Village Hall. We had about 15 members, that included John Peters, Richard Amos and Jon Foster, who provided us a look back to past rallies and events. Richard provided some excellent videos of Giverny, some down loaded but a selection that he has filmed, edited and put together himself, so please check out YouTube, very impressive. We broke half way through for a coffee / tea with a slice of Allan’s cake (always appreciated, thank you Allan)
The next event at Faygate will be the SEAMS AGM and will be held on the 21st November, 7.30 for a 8pm start. I would like to invite as many people to attend as possible and if last years meeting was anything to go by, the turn-out was impressive, so let’s do it again, please. Its a good opportunity to put your views across, us committee members can’t always get it right, so a chance for those who feel that some things may need to change can join the committee and have first hand experience to put their time forward to make it happen.
On Sunday 26th October SEAMS held it’s now traditional gathering at Southdowns Garden Centre, Hassocks. John Peter’s has a great relationship with the owners which allows us access to an area of the cark park. People bring items that they wish to see if they can sell and others an engine to run. We were finally blessed with some Sun which made a change from the preceding days of rain, a good turn out and a time to catch up over the legendary Breakfast!
I keep this next part of my last Chairman’s report in this edition and just say that everyone is welcome to have an article published in our newsletter. It does not have to be a report on an event. I am sure over the years many projects, even activities during your career, have taken place we would all enjoy reading about. From last newsletter we have not had any new articles sent in so please, no matter how short, have a go, it does flow once you start, as you know we are all interested as we share the same passion.
After the AGM that only leaves the December meeting, where we invite members to bring small interesting collectibles that can be seen and discussed within the hall.
With the close of the Rally season we all start thinking of those Winter projects. Perhaps you could wave a camera in front of what you are working on occasionally or make some notes about how you are repairing something? Whatever you do I hope you get fun out of it and we get to see the results next year. I do hope to see you during the Winter months but I do appreciate weather and night driving does play its part.