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NorCal MINIS Virtual Town Hall Notes - June 6 2020

NorCal MINI’s – Zoom Town hall 6.6.2020

Below are the notes discussed at the virtual town hall this morning
·      Past runs 2020
o   Successful start to the year with 23 cars on the Back Roads of the Bay Area and 13 cars on overnight run to Santa Barbara.
o   Good fun, driving conditions and food were experienced on both events
·      March – Hwy 1 / Big Sur, April – A-MINI-zing Race / Mystery run, May – Lake Tahoe and June – Sonoma Lavender farms were all cancelled due to C19.
o   All the runs will be scheduled in the same months in 2021

·      Future runs
o   Runs to be reviewed on month by month basis – working within the State guidelines
o   11th July – Gold Country currently planned to take place. Difficulties may be with bathrooms and food. Anne to check
o   Aug – Dec – currently will remain in the calendar as planned and be reviewed in advance to ensure we can run effectively and safely
·      Change in format for runs until restrictions are fully lifted
o   PPE face masks MUST be worn and social distancing observed when not in your car
o   Sick / symptomatic people should NOT attend
o   Registration for the event will be online via MSR. Run host will make a note on the day of people that turn up
o   Runs will be reserved for PAID members only in the short term – no day passes permitted
o   Attendance at runs is voluntary and the club will not be held responsible if anyone develops any symptoms after
o   If a person does develop symptoms – then they MUST inform the club so others on the run can be informed
o   Safety of the members is the PRIORITY
·      As a club NorCal is operating within State and Federal guidelines as we are an officially registered “not for Profit” organization
o   The club is acknowledged by MINI USA as such we support following the same precautions they would
o   Insurance covers our members for injury by a non-member on a run

·      Other news
o   People profiles have been a way of us keeping the club active whilst we have all being SIP
o   Profiles from Simon, Dolores, Patrick, Anne / David & Larry have been published so far on the club web page. Vickie / Mick & Mike / Christine are ready for publishing
o   Anyone can submit a profile giving a story on how they got involved with Mini’s
o   Please submit your write up and photos to Michael Toibin who will get them published
·      Other possible events being investigated
o   Virtual Cars and Coffee using Zoom – so people can talk about any updates / mods / detailing tips they have with their car
o   Drive In movie being looked at – more details to follow
o   Drive on Calaveras Rd on 20th June. Meet in Sunol and drive down Calaveras Rd to San Jose. Simon to host – details to be posted this week. Start time will likely be 10.00 and leave for 10.30
·      Renewal feed for 2021 cancelled
o   Officers and Directors of the club made the decision to waive renewal fees for 2021.
o   Current membership is good till end 2021
o   New members who join will also get the extended membership
o   Next renewal will be for 2022 – this will open in Sept 2021
If you have any questions – please feel free to drop me or any other board member a message
Looking forward to us all being able to get motoring again and enjoy or cars
If the meantime – continue to stay safe and healthy. Hope to see some of you on 20th June
Simon (President)