Chairman’s Update - 25 July 2021

We had our first committee meeting back at Stepping Stones pub on the 5th of July.  Nice to be finally able to meet face to face and to meet up with other friends who came along to the pub for a social evening.  We are pleased to announce that we had around 200 people attend the largest charity event our club has organised on the 18th of July 2021 held in memory and honour of Peter Harley for Shooting Star Children's Hospice service of Surrey.  An amazing amount of money was raised personally by Trevor Longley and his clients and friends at Mitcham Service Station.  A grand total of £12,437 was raised for Shooting Stars Children's Hospice.  A cheque for £9,000 was given to the charity on the day by Vivian Harley, her son and daughter in memory of Peter who was a long time member of our club.  A further £3,437 was raised on the day with an auction, raffle and generous donations from our club members!  What an amazing day!  Check out the professional video done by James Longley of the event and some photos in the Events Gallery 2021.

On the 25th of July the committee planned a secret luncheon to honour Len Meades and his lovely wife Leslie.  It was the best kept secret because when Len arrived at Kingswood Golf Club he still did not know what was going on until his daughters showed him one of special posters that had been put up in the dining hall.  With 95 guests attended and some having travelling from Cornwall for the surprise we had an amazing afternoon honouring one of Surrey Section's founding member of 38 years and a valuable committee member.  Len was presented with the president's cup and a special silver salver from the committee.  Check out some of the photos of the event in the Event's Gallery 2021.

We would like to welcome four new club members, Mark Church, Michael Kiel, Paul Smith and Stuart Kaye.  We look forward to meeting you at one of our events.

We sent a Summer Newsletter to H M The Queen sharing the tribute to Prince Philip and to the Countess of Wessex, royal patron of Shooting Stars Children's Hospice, information for our summer charity event on the 18th of July. Attached are copies of the letters received from Windsor Castle and from Bagshot Park.

RREC Surrey Section Newsletter

Apologies to those members that were hit with extra postage charges for the summer Newsletter.
We have investigated this and it seems our booking forms added took the weight over allowed!  We will avoid this in the future.  
The magazine and website are both 'member focused' so we look forward to hearing from you and receiving your pictures of any road trips, new purchases and/or projects on your beautiful cars. 
Deadlines for Newsletter copy and/or photos are:  15th March; 15th May; 15th August and 15th November.

Joining RREC Surrey Section can be good for your health!

This was a fun afternoon organised by Fitzroy Dawson and family, a Caribbean Lunch and activities.