Yesterday I sat and listened to press conferences by the Director General of the World Health Organisation and our Prime Minister, flanked by the chief scientific officer, Sir Patrick Vallance and Professor Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer. It was obvious from what they all said, that the battle against this virus will not be won in laboratories and research institutions alone, but with the help of ordinary people like you and me. We all share a responsibility to defeat this scourge.
The main thrust of their argument was that we needed to do everything to slow the progress of this disease, such that the NHS would not be overwhelmed and could cope with the additional burden, whilst still being able to help people with other and unrelated acute conditions. In short, we were being asked to do everything in our power to avoid catching and passing on the disease.
More specifically, those of us over 70 years of age are more likely to suffer the effects of contagion. It is therefore suggested that, as much as possible we should self-isolate, avoiding contact with others. It is also suggested that this is not a short term fix and could last for months.
We are a responsible organisation, populated by intelligent and responsible people. You will therefore understand the decision that has been taken to cancel all events within the Section, including the informal lunches, up to the 30th June 2020. You will hear from Hunt House separately about the Annual Rally at Burghley.
Some of you will have paid deposits in respect of The St Georges Day Drive and also the Anniversary Break at Chateau Impney. You will receive a full refund in respect of St Georges Day, but you will have to give me a little time to try and retrieve payments made in respect of the Chateau event. What is certain is that, the longer we delay a decision, the more of your money will be committed by way of deposits, with no guarantee of getting a refund.
Your disappointment at these cancellations cannot be greater than those of myself and members of your committee, who have put in a lot of work arranging them. Right now we must act for the common good, but when all this is over, I promise you one hell of a party
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Chairman West Midlands Section RREC
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Informal Lunches in 2020 - From 12 Noon
3rd THURSDAY of the month except April, May, June and December. No booking, just turn up and join us.
16th July The Oakley Arms, Kiddemore Green Road, Brewood ST19 9BQ
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20th August, The Dodford Inn, Whinfield Road, B61 9BG
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15th October The Millstone Hare, Dallas Burston Polo Club, Southam CV47 2DL
19th November Fleur de Lys, Lowsonford B95 5HJ
Formal Events for 2020 (booking required)
23rd April St. George's Day Drive Click HERE for details
24th May, Ragley Hall, Alcester B49 5NJ
As this year is our Golden Anniversary, we are putting the emphasis on Pre-War Cars at this event. Obviously post war cars are very welcome, but we would really like to see an abundance of early cars. Click HERE for Booking form
14th June Classic Car Day at Toddington Station on the Gloucester and Warwickshire Railway Click HERE for details
15th - 18th June Golden Anniversary 3 Day Break
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19th - 21 June RREC Rally, Burghley House, Stamford PE9 3JY
Booking details in your Spirit and Speed
5th July Large Model Airshow and Picnic, RAF Cosford, Wolverhampton WV7 3EX
31st August (Monday) Pershore Plum Festival, Pershore Abbey WR10 1BB
17th September 50th Anniversary Lunch - The Holt Fleet Inn, Ombersley. TBC
22nd October Pudding Club, Three Ways Hotel, Mickleton, Chipping Camden GL55 6SB
15th November Three Women in a Boat...(Dinner and Speakers)
Hogarths Stone Manor Kidderminster. TBC
6th December AGM and Christmas Lunch (Details To Follow)
All MRRC events must be pre-booked by contacting
Or ringing 01952 676 664
Midland Rolls-Royce Club Events.
Please note that these events are staged by the MR-RC but section Members are welcome to attend.
September date TBC Shelsey Walsh lunch, mill and church visit and possible drive up the track
October 18th venue TBC
November 22nd 60th AGM Henley Golf and Country Club.