Essex Thameside Chairman's Message for July 2019

Welcome, everyone, to the JEC Essex Thameside regional newsletter for July 2019, which you can view in full by clicking here.

At our last club night Sue Morgan from 'Help For Heroes' came and gave us a talk. It certainly was a very moving talk on the work the charity carries out. I don't think any of us had appreciated how much the charity actually does. They assist our ex armed forces with ages from 17 to ninety odd years old.

I would thank our members who donated prizes for the raffle, which helped to boost the raffle money raised. Sue emailed me to say what a happy group we are, and give us a massive thank you for all the donations. When the £250 raffle money was added to the merchandise money plus making the payment by gift aid we had raised £412.50. What splendid result, thank you everyone.

Over the course of the last month we attended a lot of events. We had 6 cars visit the Museum of Power breakfast meet. We attended the first Thurrock Transport Fayre, joined our Kent South region colleagues at Jagfest Event at Hole Park Kent and for the second year we attended the Blackwater Country Show. We also visited Woodham Mortimer's premises. Where we were given a full visit by Chris Ward, which lasted over 2 hours, going through the various showrooms and workshops. They certainly produce work to a very high standard, and have some beautiful cars for sale.

Over the coming month we will be attending The Maldon Show, and The Orsett Show. The Porsche Club have invited us along with other marques of cars to attend their BBQ at their club night. The last time I attended it poured of rain, but I am told they are expecting better weather this year.

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Happy Jaguar motoring. I look forward to seeing many of you at our next club night. And our plan of meetings, shows and events for the rest of this year is set out below.

Happy motoring!

Graham Cook, Chairman, JEC Essex Thameside Region
[email protected] / 07767 888040

Tuesday 2 July: Club Night meeting at Langdon Hills Country & Golf Club

Sunday 7 July: ‘Classics on the Promenade’ Motor Show in Maldon

Tuesday 9 July: Join the Porsche Club BBQ at Rivenhall Oaks Golf Centre, Forest Road, Witham

Sunday 14 July: Orsett Classic & Vintage Car Show at the showground, Rectory Road, Orsett RM16 3JN

Tuesday 6 August: Club Night meeting at Langdon Hills Country & Golf Club

Sunday 18 August: Classic Motor Show at RHS Hyde Hall, Chelmsford CM3 8ET

Sunday 25 August: Visit to the Museum of Power in Langford (CM9 6QA) and the Great War Aerodrome in Stow Maries (CM3 6RJ)

Sunday 1 September: Visit to the classic car garages and gardens at Barnards Farm Gardens, West Horndon CM13 3LX

Tuesday 3 September: Club Night meeting at Langdon Hills Country & Golf Club

Sunday 8 September: JEC ‘Jaguars at the Castle’ event in Warwick

Sunday 22 September: The Warren Estate Classic and Supercar Show, Woodham Walter, near Maldon CM9 6RW

Tuesday 1 October: Club Night meeting at Langdon Hills Country & Golf Club

Tuesday 5 November: Club Night meeting at Langdon Hills Country & Golf Club

Saturday 23 November: Christmas Dinner Dance with JEC Essex & Suffolk Borders members, at the Marks Tey Hotel

Tuesday 3 December: Club Night meeting at Langdon Hills Country & Golf Club