Its that time of year when I subject you all to my thoughts, reminisce on the previous 12 months and contemplate the next 12.
Its a little over two years now since the club was born and since then I genuinely believe there have been some significant milestones reached and the club has grown both in member numbers (nearly 1,000) and in reputation. We've been approached by one or two car magazines now to assist with features and input to relevant editorial pieces. We've developed relationships with a number of well know Porsche indys some who offer to host our club meets, and the Super Sausage loves us more than the Honda owners club! (source: @Beanoir).
All of these are great achievements which many of you have helped to contribute towards, so thank you.
The Admin and Moderation team constantly work hard to ensure that the website, social media platforms and forum is kept running smoothly. We do rely on members to alert us to issues particularly relating to the general performance of the website, some of you (@DJMC) are particularly efficient at such matters - i'm sure i'd be far less busy without you . We try to correct the issues raised, but some of a more technical nature can often keep us scratching our heads with little in the way of solutions being found for months on end. Keeping a website going can be a mine field of jargon and tech sometimes!
Big thanks to @Andy this year for keeping up with Mod duties and helping out with the social media stuff whilst dealing with the fun of fatherhood, i'm sure 2018 will bring a better balance of sleep vs. semi functional human existence!
Next year we'll be focusing more on getting out there, more regular local meets and more representation at national events. Its great when members offer real support for the club and our presence at Beaulieu this summer wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for @Nail it taking on the job of arranging our spot at the show - huge thanks Duncan! The meet at RPM Technik in January promises to be a great venue with the guys there really rolling out the red carpet for us, so it would be really great to see a good turnout, looking forward to that.
I encourage every member who wants to contribute to come forward with feedback, ideas and spare time, we'll consider most things!
Christmas is very nearly upon us, so I wish you all and your families a very merry Christmas. Enjoy the down time and in between; in the words of a famous Porsche guru, "Get Out and Drive"
The OC Team