Wgtn weekly meeting

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Remove the Annoucement?

No - I go to the meets and I'm not the only person who turns up
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No - I go and no one else turns up
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No - One day I'd like it to be like it was in 2002
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Yes - I dont attend meets at animates anymore
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Yes - People still meet?.. that like so 2002
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Yes - I dont even check this part of the forum, let alone go to meets in wellywood
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N/A - Not from wellywood
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Wgtn weekly meeting

Postby neo » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:43 pm

http://forums.toyspeed.org.nz/viewtopic.php?t=34994

Announcement: Thursday Weekly Meet - Animates OldHutt Rd - 7pm

from the Wellington / Lower North Island Region.

Does anyone still go, I suggest, unless their are some regulars, we should remove the announcement, and organise meets ad hoc.

This is not liked the the casual get together that sometimes occurs at BF lower hutt.
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Postby Mr Ree » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:06 pm

A couple of years ago, I went to the animates meets 3 or 4 times and met some good folks who I continue to keep in touch with, but I havent been to one in a very long time. Do they still happen?

I would probably be keen to attend more "meets" if something remotely car related actually happened, rather than just going and eating a burger in the Hutt.

I would prefer to spend the $20 that it costs for a burger, fries and a drink, on putting gas in the car and going for a nice drive somewhere. Especially during the summer months when the days are longer.
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Postby Girvs » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:22 pm

They don't really happen Reith. I tried to get back into them a while back. Turned out that those showing up were Luke, myself, 2-3 Skyrines and 2-3 Honda's. Not exactly a Toyota meet (but I'm not discriminating).
Those of us who did were more or less friends before showing up to meet other people (of which no one really turned up anyway). So we just do our own thing now.
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Postby 1I1 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:25 pm

Mr Ree wrote:I would prefer to spend the $20 that it costs for a burger, fries and a drink, on putting gas in the car and going for a nice drive somewhere. Especially during the summer months when the days are longer.


Intergrating a meet with Palmy/Manawatu members could be an option for the summer?
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Postby Girvs » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:28 pm

1I1 wrote:Intergrating a meet with Palmy/Manawatu members could be an option for the summer?


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Postby Mr Ree » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:00 pm

Yep, good idea. Meeting half way, with a pre decided, nice winding road to enjoy would be nice too :)
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Postby 1I1 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:06 pm

From here we should have about 10 people or so that would go
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Postby Mr Ree » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:11 pm

We might have 5 if we are lucky. But 15 is a good turn out regardless
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Postby LEAKER » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:30 pm

my vote is no i dont go, but if i knew there was a meet i probably would, maybe once a month though. not once a week.
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Postby Stott69 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:06 pm

$20 would get me to pram, but not back. As above, would make an effort for something local each month
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Postby Cakky » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:22 pm

I found personally when I started attending the meets, only a small portion of people were friendly enough to even talk to! Now I realise everyone has differing personalitys etc, but if the meets want to be successful, as a club more effort needs to be done to welcome new faces and make them feel apart of it all. Just a suggestion.
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Postby sergei » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:16 am

Cakky wrote:I found personally when I started attending the meets, only a small portion of people were friendly enough to even talk to! Now I realise everyone has differing personalitys etc, but if the meets want to be successful, as a club more effort needs to be done to welcome new faces and make them feel apart of it all. Just a suggestion.


Many years ago I went to a megameet (when Ben was in "charge", before this board existed), parked up to bunch of toyspeeders, they completely ignored new faces, the group was split up in 3-4 people subgroups who were ignoring everyone else around...
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Postby AE86less » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:42 am

sergei wrote:years ago I went to a meet, parked up to bunch of toyspeeders, they completely ignored new faces, the group was split up in 3-4 people subgroups who were ignoring everyone else around...


Someone bring a roll of "Hi, my name is..." stickers to write forum name on? :P
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Postby Mr Revhead » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:18 pm

:lol: yeah every TS event I have been to is full of people wandering about figuring out who was who.
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Postby Bling » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:19 pm

I used to always introduce myself to the new people, then people slowly stopped turning up to events. No doubt it was related :cry:

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Postby pc » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:22 pm

Everyone's old and CBF...

Hot single bishes might improve the turnout. :lol:
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Postby Mr Ree » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:44 pm

Cakky wrote:I found personally when I started attending the meets, only a small portion of people were friendly enough to even talk to! Now I realise everyone has differing personalitys etc, but if the meets want to be successful, as a club more effort needs to be done to welcome new faces and make them feel apart of it all. Just a suggestion.


Thats a shame, I dont quite see the point in going to a "meet" if you dont meet the small group of people that are there. In saying that though, Its not exactly hard going up to someone and putting your hand out for a good ol kiwi shake. Often people perceive shyness as aloofness, but once the introductions have been made, most people then open their mouths and start talking.

sergei wrote:Many years ago I went to a megameet (when Ben was in "charge", before this board existed), parked up to bunch of toyspeeders, they completely ignored new faces, the group was split up in 3-4 people subgroups who were ignoring everyone else around...


Again, very sad, and defeating the purpose of a meet :( Maybe they should have called it a megaignore?

The few times I went to the animates meets, which was a couple of years ago now, I found everyone very welcoming and friendly. Everyone was involved in the same conversations, and everyone showed an interest in each others cars. Just the way a meet should be, really.

Very much the same as the group of us who go for lunch/drives occasionally. Everyone talks about what they have done their car lately, or the dreams they have atleast ;) Personally, when I am around others, I want to know about their cars, as I already know everything about mine.

Anyone who wants to meets some GC's who are friendly, and who talk to others, feel free to come along next time we have a meet. Its mainly supras to be honest, but everyone is welcome :)
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Postby Dell'Orto » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:00 pm

I'd probably come along to a monthly meet, I have a fraction more time these days. Not enough for weekly though :lol:
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