pugwash Posted February 10, 2006 Share Posted February 10, 2006 Bish and I have been thinking (in my case that takes a while) Some of you will know that Bish has been trying to organise a bit of a southwest play day but has been having problems. i have found a site which would be suitable, but we now have a problem with arranging insurance. We can arrange it, but no one solution is ideal. We were chatting earlier today about this, and came to the conclusion that the most sensible things to do would be to explore the potential of having our own club insurance- this means we need to have a "club"! Now i know some of you have been against starting clubs in the past, but the good points behind this would be: 1. Most of us on here know each other, if not directly from having met, then indirectly through here, or via friends. 2. We all seem to get on very well and are pretty like minded when it comes to cars etc. 3. We all seem to enjoy play sites outside of the trad pay and play scene- Majority of us have been involved with setting up 7s, or our own custom sites (Paul C, Luvvers, fruity et al) 4. Many of us live either in the southwest or the south or don't mind travelling- which means good access for all for loads and loads of sites. 5. Most of us don't actually seem to be current active members of other clubs in the off road scene 6. We are all pretty business minded, so setting up and running a club quckly and easily shouldn't be beyond our considerable skills (as long as someone else handles all the paperwork then i'm happy lol) 7. Many of our vehicles are broadly similar in terms of ability and spec (ie most are a little bit tricked up at least) although some of our driving skills (and i do mean me) seem to be lacking. So what we would like to know is: 1. Is anyone else up for it 2. What are the main objections if any 3. Who knows the ins and outs of going about setting up a club 4. Who should be treasurer/ director- i think it would be fair to say that Bish and I would like to be founders of the club- but i feel the admins should have some say too if they want to 5. How "active" would the club be- should it be quite passive with just being used for events or would we like a bigger club presence like SORC? 6. Does anybody think this is a really poo idea? 7. How does the LR4x4 club sound- i quite like the way it's written! 8. i would presume that the club would be an off shoot of the website- if the founders agree- and not the other way round- ie you can be on the website as a member, but you would also have to be a Member of the offroad club. Les Geoff and the other founding memebers- i really hope i'm not stepping on your toes here- i don't mean to, and i assumed (and i know assumptino is the mother of all **** ups) that you guys wouldn't mind as we are a pretty laid back forum- feel free to pull the post if it steps on your toes too much. looking forward in anticipation to any replies. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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