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Re: No more Heart of England?
Reply #15 - 04.09.2006 at 21:01:38
 
Dont forget this Thursday is the regional meeting, the 7th Sept, 8pm at the usual place. (Bewell Head Working Mens Club, 44 Bewell Head, B61 8HY off Broad Street, which comes off Stourbridge Road - B4091 just where the Hundred House pub is).
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We need people to turn up and give ideas and support.
At this point in the year we should already have a lot planned, and already working on the Heart of England/Brum Demo for next year but as of yet nothing has started as there has been no-one to do it. So these next few weeks/month is gong to be crucial if we are to have another event.
 
Now's your chance to have your say, everyone is welcome
 
If you can't get to the meeting then give Eddie a call and offer your support/help on 0870 7743543 / 07970 303528  
 
See you there.
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Re: No more Heart of England?
Reply #16 - 04.09.2006 at 21:03:05
 
Quote from starbuck on 10.08.2006 at 21:00:42:
do you think it might help if the region meetings are closer to where the majority of members are. i work long hours and drive a lot ,traveling down to bromsgrove puts me off attending

 
There is a standing offer to move the regional meetings to wherever members want them, we don't care where it is, as long as people turn up.  
 
 
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Re: No more Heart of England?
Reply #17 - 04.09.2006 at 21:06:32
 
Quote from Captain on 13.08.2006 at 21:57:43:
Hi Steve and Vic,

As you said about a one nighter how about a halloween bash, or find a big field to let you have a fire and have a fire and firework display type thing.

I dont mind helping organising as i usually organise the charity do's at work. But again no transport but i have a phone a computer and a bus stop down the road.


 
You can't have firework displays anymore due to the dreaded Health and Safety. Insurance simply wont cover it. Also bonfires are difficult to insure, or mighty expensive.
 
But we do need people to do things, call Eddie and volunteer 0870 7743543 / 07970 303528  
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Re: No more Heart of England?
Reply #18 - 10.09.2006 at 17:36:40
 
Well the regional meeting went well. The usual 4 people and apparently no-one has contacted Eddie to volunteer.
 
Eddie has decided to try and do the Fred Hill run (as we only need to organise the start and book the end, and get a speaker) and think about the Easter Egg run (which will need marshals as well as organising), but the Heart of England and 30th Demo run is definately in the balance. There was a suggestion of putting a one night fundraiser on the same weekend as the Fred Hill run, but this petered out due to lack of input.
 
Currently, apart from Eddie, there is only 1 other officer within the whole of West Mids area, and that's Linz the secretary. The only reason that there were 4 at the meeting was because her husband was there and I turned up. So you can see the situation the Midlands is in. The social club has asked if we want to book it for the HOE again next year, so Eddie will have to make a decision soon as to whether to do it or not.
 
I will continue doing what I can in between my NABD stuff, but with 2 new projects being launched as well as a lot of fundraisers to attend this will get less and less, †but Eddie desperately needs more help. New and fresh ideas as well as help running the region and organising events. So I urge you to contact him if you can offer any help whatsoever, if only to cheer him up.
 
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Re: No more Heart of England?
Reply #19 - 10.09.2006 at 23:05:52
 
Promise im goona ring him up in the morning had a couple of ideas about getting embroider machine type thing to make the badges, and designing leaflets. Me and Fireman sam here to help.
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Re: No more Heart of England?
Reply #20 - 11.09.2006 at 10:12:33
 
Quote from Captain on 10.09.2006 at 23:05:52:
Promise im goona ring him up in the morning had a couple of ideas about getting embroider machine type thing to make the badges, and designing leaflets. Me and Fireman sam here to help.

 
Eddie's got a load of old patches that he is going to try and adapt so they can be re-sold (taking off the year or whatever) so he'd be real interested in this if you do - give him a shout.
 
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Re: No more Heart of England?
Reply #21 - 11.09.2006 at 20:40:03
 
hi vic, i have only made it to one regional meeting so far and i thought i was in the wrong place. only four people in attendance "the whole committee i think" unfortunately i have been working away from home for several months now and not been able to get to any meetings even my HOG ones since the brum run. "its starting to pee me off now. cry"  
i did the HOE and the Brum demo and we cant let it slip into obscurity now or ever.
as soon as i'm able i will attend a meeting and offer any help i can. "god knows what i can offer Grin but i will try."
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Re: No more Heart of England?
Reply #22 - 11.09.2006 at 21:28:24
 
Quote from Big_Vern on 11.09.2006 at 10:12:33:
Quote from Captain on 10.09.2006 at 23:05:52:
Promise im goona ring him up in the morning had a couple of ideas about getting embroider machine type thing to make the badges, and designing leaflets. Me and Fireman sam here to help.


Eddie's got a load of old patches that he is going to try and adapt so they can be re-sold (taking off the year or whatever) so he'd be real interested in this if you do - give him a shout.


 
Spoke to him this morning, but i think he has sorted something out for the badges now, still mite look into it coz although it costs £200 (roughly) for the machine it would then only cost pennies ( we think) to do the badges. Offered some other stuff as well.
However depending on if i can get Dave to get us over to the next regional meeting, ive got th enight off so should get over there, If dave cant give us a lift illtry sort something else out. Me and Fireman Sam really wanna et involved
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Re: No more Heart of England?
Reply #23 - 12.09.2006 at 10:27:01
 
Quote from reaperman on 11.09.2006 at 20:40:03:
hi vic, i have only made it to one regional meeting so far and i thought i was in the wrong place. only four people in attendance "the whole committee i think"

 
There's only 2 on the committee now †Smiley, Eddie & Linz, although I do help with whatever I can, so it can get very lonely !!
 
Even if it's just ideas and observations then that would be a help, at the moment there are 2 (or 4) people deciding for the whole of the West Mids membership and they can't possibly know what everyone wants to do. Plus we need new ideas and input, so even if you think you can't offer anything go along and just join in with the chat, that in itself is a great help and boost for Eddie.
 
 
 
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Re: No more Heart of England?
Reply #24 - 12.09.2006 at 10:31:27
 
Quote from Captain on 11.09.2006 at 21:28:24:
still mite look into it coz although it costs £200 (roughly) for the machine it would then only cost pennies ( we think) to do the badges.

 
If you do get this let me know, I may have an order for you from other areas, once you work out the costs.
 
If anyone needs a lift to a meeting, I can go in the car and give lifts (depending on where you live of course - I aint going to Coventry or Birmingham centre to pick ANYBODY up †Smiley and Wolvethampton is out of it as well - d.a.m.n one way systems and aroundabouts †Smiley )  
 
I live in Cradley Heath in the Black Country, so give me a shout and I'll see what I can do.
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Re: No more Heart of England?
Reply #25 - 12.09.2006 at 18:57:23
 
how about setting aside half hour on a monday night for HoE  buisnes as well as regional meetings    if people wont go why not take it to them  ?  
 
  ive got a friend who could organise the bands for us we just need to tell him what we want
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Reply #26 - 12.09.2006 at 19:02:59
 
Quote from Big_Vern on 12.09.2006 at 10:31:27:

If you do get this let me know, I may have an order for you from other areas, once you work out the costs.

 
Yeah seems like it would get plenty of use plus I work in a school so thats badges for clubs and uniform etc. Just slightly concerned if we could produce a tough enough product. Don't wanna make things that'll just fall apart. But coming up with designs shouldn't be too much problem. I'll let you know
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Reply #27 - 13.09.2006 at 09:21:28
 
Quote from starbuck on 12.09.2006 at 18:57:23:
how about setting aside half hour on a monday night for HoE †buisnes as well as regional meetings † †if people wont go why not take it to them †? †

 
Eddie does try and get around the different areas, but the different groups should already set aside time to discuss and go through not only regional stuff but national stuff as well, then the local rep can report anything discussed to the regional rep (Eddie). You need to discuss these things with your local rep. Eddie would welcome any invitation to visit groups to discuss anything I'm sure, give him a call or discuss it with your local rep.  
 
As for bands, get a price and call Eddie and let him know. Cost is the most important at the moment, as there is very little money left in the coffers for the region.
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