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2021/04/01 07:40:06 (permalink)

Keeping in touch with Region 5 (North West) - Dedicated R5 Forum and Facebook Group

The new Region 5 Regional Organiser (RO), Matt Staines and his organising committee are hard at work preparing and making plans for meetings, events, activities and drives in readiness for the release of the latest lockdown rules.

Given this, Matt and the team are keen to reach out to more members than ever before by arranging a wide variety of future meetings and events that appeal to as many members as possible. We are equally keen to engage with both new and existing members.
 
To help us achieve these aims we thought that now would be a good time for a reminder of how R5 members can keep in touch with what is going on in our region and communicate with each other. With this in mind, we wanted to remind our members that in addition to the forum, we also have a dedicated R5 community group on Facebook.

This group was set up to keep members updated and advised of what is going on in our region and as a community for members to share informal posts and photos of what they have been up to, ask questions, and keep in touch with other members. Our group is a closed group that is only open to paid up PCGB members who have an interest in R5, North West England, regardless of your home region. 
 
We will of course continue to share information about any forthcoming Region 5 events or business via the club email system, website, and Porsche Post. However, both the forum and our Facebook group do provide members with a better opportunity to interact and engage with each other by sharing views and ideas.
 
Our R5 Facebook Group can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCGB.R5/
 
The security settings for the group are set so that only people who are in the group, can see who else is in the group. This is to protect our members privacy and security.
 
For this reason, when you click to join the group, you will be asked a number of set questions as follows:

1. Are you a bone a fide paid up member of Porsche Club GB? If you are not already a member of PCGB, you will be invited to join and provided with a link to the membership section of the club website. www.porscheclubgb.com/membership/join/renew 
2. Please provide your Membership number - so we can ensure everyone in the group is indeed eligible to join the group.
3. Do you agree to the Porsche Club GB code of conduct? www.porscheclubgb.com/about/club-busines/code-of-conduct 
 
If you do not answer the set questions, we will not be able to include you in the group.
 
You will need a Facebook account to join - if you don't already have one, they are easy to set up. Please do be careful when considering what personal details you want to add, such as workplace, where you live, etc. It's often better to keep this to a minimum. It's best to take the policy of not sharing anything about yourself that you wouldn't want to be in the public domain, regardless of privacy settings. However, anything that you post in the R5 group will only visible to other members and not the general public.
 
Please remember that just like anything else on the internet, what you post is instantly recorded and retrievable. Our Administrators will delete any content that shows illegal or reckless activity - e.g. speeding. Please also note that although our group is private, the police and other authorities have the right to request access to it. Please. don't share anything you wouldn't want to be attributed to you, even though it's kept within the group.
 
If you have any questions regarding any of the above, please feel free to contact me at: martinghdavis@outlook.com or Matt Staines at: r5@porscheclubgb.com 
 
We look forward to seeing you and your fabulous Porsche’s soon.

Martin 
post edited by Martin_Davis - 2021/04/01 23:31:48

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Re: Keeping in touch with Region 5 (North West) - Dedicated R5 Forum and Facebook Group 2021/04/01 13:44:07 (permalink)
Hi Martin, thanks for the comprehensive update and the useful warnings. You do very well keeping the channels up to date but the Region 5 Events part of the web site looks rather empty at present https://www.porscheclubgb.com/regions-registers/regions/north-west/north-west/events. Shame we can't do Gawsworth but it's meet up with the family time for the first time since Sept. Hope it goes well.

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Re: Keeping in touch with Region 5 (North West) - Dedicated R5 Forum and Facebook Group 2021/04/01 17:57:55 (permalink)
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Hi Martin, thanks for the comprehensive update and the useful warnings. You do very well keeping the channels up to date but the Region 5 Events part of the web site looks rather empty at present https://www.porscheclubgb.com/regions-registers/regions/north-west/north-west/events. Shame we can't do Gawsworth but it's meet up with the family time for the first time since Sept. Hope it goes well.




 
It will be updated soon Brian, however as you know all events go out on email for registration and also on the facebook page which i see your a member of. See you both soon! :)

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Re: Keeping in touch with Region 5 (North West) - Dedicated R5 Forum and Facebook Group 2021/04/01 23:22:55 (permalink)
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Hi Martin, thanks for the comprehensive update and the useful warnings. You do very well keeping the channels up to date but the Region 5 Events part of the web site looks rather empty at present https://www.porscheclubgb.com/regions-registers/regions/north-west/north-west/events. Shame we can't do Gawsworth but it's meet up with the family time for the first time since Sept. Hope it goes well.


I’m afraid so Brian, given that there has been a global pandemic and with lockdown restrictions slowly easing it is very difficult to plan too far ahead with any certainty at this stage. We have, as you mentioned confirmed the Gawsworth show and it’s a shame that you can’t make it.
 
There are lots of other events, meetings and drives planned and with this in mind, a considerable amount of work and planning is going on behind the scenes. Please be assured that these will be announced as soon as they can be confirmed. In the meantime, please bear with us, these are difficult times and I can assure you that we will do everything that we can to put on a full and varied calendar of events for the members of Region 5 for the rest of the year, subject of course to government restrictions.
 
In the meantime here are a few of our forthcoming meetings and events, which have already been posted on the R5 Facebook page as mentioned by Matt Staines in his post above:
 
Wednesday 14th April - 8:00pm - Virtual Club Night Via Zoom - An evening with Andrew Jordan, ex BTCC Champion racing driver turned classic racer

Monday 31st May - From 10:00am - Youngtimer’s Car Show - Gawsworth 

Wednesday 8th June - Club night to be confirmed - Awaiting confirmation

Thursday 1st July- Monday 5th July - R5 Classic Le Mans trip - Postponed until 2022 due to Covid-19 restrictions 

Sunday 4th July - 10:00am - R5 Open Morning Porsche Centre - Stockport
 
post edited by Martin_Davis - 2021/04/02 00:31:04

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Re: Keeping in touch with Region 5 (North West) - Dedicated R5 Forum and Facebook Group 2021/04/04 08:48:21 (permalink)
Hi Martin & Matt
Great job moving forward with events this year. Will you be duplicating everything that you put on Facebook here on the Porsche Club R5 forum page? This would help none Facebook users?
Thanks 
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Re: Keeping in touch with Region 5 (North West) - Dedicated R5 Forum and Facebook Group 2021/04/04 10:11:49 (permalink)
graham m
Hi Martin & Matt
Great job moving forward with events this year. Will you be duplicating everything that you put on Facebook here on the Porsche Club R5 forum page? This would help none Facebook users?
Thanks 
Graham


Good morning Graham,
 
I hope that all is well with you and thank you for your comments.
 
Yes Matt will usually send out the mail chimp newsletters to all of the R5 members and will post event updates and news onto the Facebook page which I will replicate on the Forum for the forum only users. We will also continue to publish all forthcoming events in the Porsche Post.
 
Moving forward, I am hoping that we might be able to encourage more R5 members to use this section of the forum to build our R5 community.
 
Yours,
 
Martin
 
 

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Re: Keeping in touch with Region 5 (North West) - Dedicated R5 Forum and Facebook Group 2021/04/10 08:02:31 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Martin_Davis 2021/04/10 08:28:09
It would be great if events listed on FB could be posted here. As a none FB user, it seems that many events are arranged/discussed on that platform and is not open to some.
 
Thanks in advance to Martin and Matt for posting events on the forum as well as the mail shot.
 
Dan

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