2014 AGM Report

GARDEN OF IRELAND VINTAGE CAR CLUB AGM

The Garden of Ireland Vintage Car Club held their AGM on Monday 20th January at The Grove Bar, Delgany and was well attended. The club reflected on a very busy and successful year .Club members supported many runs and static shows taking place in  Athlone, Hollywood Hills, Tinahely, Teranure, Rathwood, Powerscourt Picnic, Enniskerry Victorian Day, Model T Club and the very prestigious Gordon Bennett Run to name a few. The highlight of the year was of course The Annual Garden of Ireland Run which was held in conjunction with The Gathering 2013.  This was by far the most successful run to date with over 85 vehicles taking part over the two day period and was thoroughly enjoyed by members and visitors alike. The 2013 event had an international flavour with some overseas visitors. Many of these plan to return this year and to bring friends. Plans are well in advance for the 2014 event which is hoped will supersede last year’s entries. The Club also took a trip to Brittany in France where they met up with members of some the Breton Clubs which was most enjoyable and entertaining. The Secretary in her report said that it was very gratifying to see the club go from strength to strength with membership increasing each year and hoped it would continue to do so. The Club have also been invited to have a stand at The RIAC National Classic Car Show which will take place in the RDS on 1st and 2nd March so do come along and visit our stand F40 where you will be made most welcome. This is a great honour for the club.  The following officers were elected for 2014.  Chairperson Liam Kelly, Vice Chairperson Willy Carrick, Secretary Eileen Kennedy, Treasurer Charlotte Carolan, PRO Ray Smith, Events Coordinator Mick Nolan, Safety Officer Colin Gammell.

The committee are currently working on the events for 2014, which promises to be even better than last year’s .The Chairman Liam Kelly welcomed the new members to the AGM. The club welcomes new members to join. For details check out www.gardenofirelandvintagecarclub.ie  Facebook  GOIVC  Club . or email us at goivcc@gmail.com