JEC Oxfordshire holds its 1st AGM at the swanky Eynsham Hall Hotel

JEC Oxfordshire holds a very very successful AGM confirming that it has fully arrived and starting the run up to what will be a full-on 2019-2020 season of meetings.

On Tuesday 19th March, with the Oxfordshire JEC Region racing towards full maturity, and set to undertake a number of major roles in the 2019 JEC Festival, it was appropriate to hold our 1st Annual General Meeting. Some 30 members, friends and potential new members attended and a great start was also made on planning our programme for the 2019-2020 season.

We were lucky to have the use of a very smart meeting room, obtained for us by the Club's Vice-Chairman Ray Searles, and to have the opportunity to consume some of the Wriggly Monkey Brewery's Pale Ale as well as to consume some delicious canapes. Our Chairman, Steve Daniels, gave a review of the year to date and Chris Allen, our Treasurer kept us on the straight and narrow regarding our funds.

All of our existing committee were re-elected, i.e. Steve, Chris, Geoff Arnold and Barry Hack, who were also joined by a number of volunteers - Derek Weale, Andrew North, Steve Penny and John Liverton. They are most definitely 'welcome aboard'.

Members than had the opportunity to hear from Patch Jobson, our Regional Manager, who also advertised the Festival and showed the group the promotional video. Members than 'rated' a total of some 30 ideas for events next year.

Also on show were 'sign-up' forms for the Region's next events. It soon became clear that the JEC will:

- more than meet its target of 70 cars at Bicester Heritage for the Drive it Day Scramble on 28th April

- have about 20 Oxfordshire members at The British Motor Museum''s open morning on Saturday 6th April at Gaydon

- have a table full of Oxfordshire members at the Festival's Gala dinner at Heythrop Park on Saturday 11th May

- have a similar 20 Oxfordshire members at Blenheim Palace as part of the JEC Festival, to manage the parking of members cars in their allocated 'region areas'.

Just goes to show that it is all go for the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club in Oxfordshire these days !!