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    Locked thread!

    What a load of tripe. Threads were locked all the time when arguments started and the same old gestapo comments were thrown about then as they are now. We are not doing ourselves any favors here guys and gals. More people voted for one choice than another. The party that was beaten feels hard done by and wants to air their feelings, some people are unsympathetic, some people are sympathetic and want to stick up for them. Guess what, thats what happens in democracy. What we are allowing to happen is this to mull over and over, and people are stirring and people are adding fuel to the fire. Bottom line is it has happened and which ever way it affects you you need to deal with it and make a decision to go forward with the club, or without it. I voted for Karyn, for very similar reasons to Andy. However others have won and I now fully support them. I have tried to be positive and I have tried to help make peace however Im tiring of it all now as Im sure many others who are loyal to the club are. If you dont like it, go else where. Im not going anywhere, even though I live in the USA now, I still support the club and Im still prepared to help in any way I can. Regardless of circumstances or personal dislikes. When I was in the Army I was replaced in a position by another man because they felt that he was better at the job than me despite the evidence suggesting otherwise. Moaning and complaining served no purpose, I fully supported the man who replaced me and helped him on his way, despite being really annoyed and upset because I enjoyed the job. Callum
  2. Well done for picking up on that Chris, knowing both of you I knew you meant no harm but I must admit it was a bit brutal. "It takes a bigger man" and all that jazz. Callum
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    Memberships...

    Just as a footnote to what I said earlier, I was given an Honorary Life membership for organizing the Richard Burns Memorial relay, I wasn't comfortable with it as I felt everyone was equally worthy of recognition, however I was delighted at my club giving it non the less. If it will help the club go forward I would be prepared to forego my life membership and return to paying my fee to contribute toward the good and benefit of SIDC. Callum W
  4. Sorry to see you go Karyn. Thank you again for the help and support when we did the RBMR in 06 I don't think it will be a tall order to keep a presence at all the major events so long as we work as a club in the same direction and not against one another. Regardless of agreeing or disagreeing with voting, what was promised etc etc, lets try and get on the right track and rebuild/restructure/ but more importantly, re-focus. We used to have good club, rumor has it, that it still can be Callum
  5. wilky

    Memberships...

    I have been a club member since 2003, why did I join? Not for any benefit other than being in a club surrounded by people who had the same enthusiasm for Subaru as I did. I have owned an Impreza since 2001. The cost was irrelevant, it was being part of the club that counted and I think that this is what we have lost, the attraction of a “good” club, people having desire to join, not what the club can do for you, but what can you do for the club. I joined a club that organized (and still does) some of the best track days around. I joined a club where I could learn about a car that excited me, which I didn’t know very much about. I joined a club that was nation wide, not just a local club. Certainly in 2003 when you looked for a Subaru club in the UK, in my eyes the SIDC was where you wanted to be. Accountancy discrepancies and personal dislikes aside what is people’s problem? Ill tell you what has gone wrong, from the large club that we used to be, we have splintered off into our own wee worlds and to be perfectly honest its really no ones fault! Club areas have wanted to build their own wee empires and run their own affairs and accounts and eventually become their own club stand alone from the SIDC. This became apparent to me as I drove the length of the country in 2006 collecting the money for the RBMR that each district had raised, I came up against more and more people wanting to raise the cash in the name of the Relay and the cause, but wanting to put their own badge on stickers or t-shirts or give a percentage of the charity money they had raised to something based in their district and it became a bit difficult to control and at times I had to make some unpopular decisions. However, as I drove that day from Lands End to John O Groats, round the M25 and up to Kames, and then North the next day, as I made every planned collection stop I was greeted by hundreds of people either members, friends or non members who were all there for the good and benefit of the special deed that SIDC was doing. CADS, LADS, SS, Essex, 555 Wagons, it didn’t matter who they were, they stood up and were counted. As I left every stop I had tears in my eyes from the kindness and kindred spirit that the Club had provoked. (Except for when GMAC tried to poison me) And that my fellow club members is what we need to get back. We will never manage to get all the splinter clubs to come together as one, it would be like herding cats. But what we should do is try and get everyone under the SIDC Umbrella. Running their own affairs Running their own budget Running their own events. However as much as possible every individual District supporting each other, group visits, joint events, we scratch your back, you scratch ours etc etc. We all contribute a percentage to membership, True Tripe, etc etc. Scooby Ball is not only accessible to a few, we have functions all over and you attend the most realistically close one. This takes organization and this takes those in power to give it their all. “But we have tried and it never worked”…………………..Then you try harder. Rant over.
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    Mcrae Gathering 2008

    Outstanding Im in, Well done Grant. Callum W
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    Does Anyone Know?

    I think its slightly different.
  8. wilky

    Does Anyone Know?

    He doesnt know. Anyone?
  9. The correct paint code of the 94/ 95 works cars, ie L 555 BAT. Not a stab in the dark, the proper colour code? Cheers Callum W
  10. Probabley the most fantastic moment of my life, A hurl in my heros car, after spending 10 min kicking myself for auctioning off my original chance to ride in RB's Safari Car, got a Robert Reid eyes view of what goes on, this photo and others from that day also inspired me to get a haircut.
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    Last Letter Game

    Load of Tripe
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    Richard Burns Run in J Tuner

    Bloomin Hell! I missed this! I had given up all hope of this ever being published and was plotting my revenge on them all, lol. Still waiting on the final cheque then I will post the final figure................You know who you are. I simply do not have time anymore to chase up a cheque handover, and to be honest I think what happened was remarkable and should just be left as it is.Ill round things up when a someone finally gets the final cheque owed to Cancer Research to me or the Cancer Research Office. Callum W
  13. THE RICHARD BURNS FOUNDATION WILL BE AT CASTLE COMBE ON THE 22ND OF JULY AND NEED SOME PEOPLE TO HELP FUND RAISE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP OUT OR ARE GOING AND CAN HELP OUT THEN PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH KEITH WHYMAN ON 0118 951 6263 AND LEAVE A VOICE MAIL. HE WILL GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU. ALTERNATIVELY DROP HIM AN E-MAIL keith.wyman@fsp-law.com THIS CHARITY WAS LAUNCHED LAST WEEK AT GOODWOOD CHECK IT OUT AT http://www.richardburnsfoundation.com/ PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN. CALLUM W
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