SUPPORT YOUR RALLY EVENTS!
Dear Fellow Club Members,
Our tireless and enthusiastic
Rallymaster, Reinout, has already started this yearıs rally events
by contacting members to see if they would be willing to write a
rally for the new season. I am writing this commentary to ask you
to keep in mind that writing a rally requires a significant amount
of time and energy. In some cases the rallymaster even absorbs some
of the expenses from their own pocket. It can be a lot of fun to
write a rally, but the payoff comes at the end of the day when the
event has been successful and everyone has had FUN!
Part of the success factor
involves a good turnout for the event. After you have put in hours
and hours of your personal time, it can be a little disappointing
when only a handful of cars show up. I realize that we all have
vacations and obligations that take priority. Also, we realize that
rallies in the past should have been scheduled away from holidays.
Reinout is already on top of this past problem and is busy checking
the calendar to avoid this type of conflict.
What I am asking, is
for you to remember all of the work involved to write the rally
when you are making the decision whether to attend or not. If you
do not have a navigator, or a last minute cancellation is the reason
you canıt make it, CALL THE RALLYMASTER OF THE EVENT. There is almost
always a car participating without a navigator who would love the
company. I sure could have used some help on last yearıs TSD rally
(that rally had a very low turn out and was one of the most scenic
and perfect weather rallies I have ever been on). If your car is
not running , or if you just would like to participate call the
event rallymaster and tell him/her that you are available. That
is the point of belonging to the club!
Finally, I am asking
you to remember the amount of effort and work involved to organize
and write a rally. Please do not let weather, distance, or type
of rally be the primary factor(s) in your decision whether to attend
or not. All of these events are specifically designed for YOU to
have fun. That is what driving your MG is all about, right? So,
how can you have fun if YOUıRE NOT THERE?
Fast, Larry Czachor