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#396583 - 02/10/16 04:56 PM Standing Down from MSCC Management
Peter J Offline
Formerly known as Aldermog
Member of the Inner Circle

Registered: 13/08/13
Posts: 10764
Loc: Salisbury, UK
Hi, TM Members!

this statement will appear in The Chairman's column in Miscellany next week.

Sadly, Peter Jenks, our current Vice Chairman has informed me that due to increased work commitments and health issues he is no longer able to fulfil the role and will not be standing for election next year as Chairman.

Peter says ”Given the demands of my job and the limitations caused by my health there is no way I can take up the role of Chair. I've not been functioning properly as VC since Easter and also haven't had time to properly check mail. There are simply not enough hours in the day. So I will not stand in April and would like to stand down as VC as soon as possible. For me to do otherwise would end up damaging the club.”

Peter hasn’t taken the decision lightly but we have discussed the future and feel it is best for Peter’s health for him not to continue. I thank Peter for his help and support over the past 18 months and hope he continues to enjoy the club and ‘Tarka’ (his +8).


The workload is real...as are my health problems, although they are manageable. I need time for physiotherapy and rest after long trips.
Since the beginning of this year I've been away from home for 53 nights and out of my office for 83 days. Unusually The pace hasn't slowed for the summer...so since 1 August I've been in the office for 11 out of 23 possible working days and spent 20 nights away from home, including a couple of Sunday nights.
I had a meeting with my Group Leader on Tuesday last whilst at head office and have been asked to give a commitment not to retire before before 31 March 2018, when I'm 66. After some discussion about "what is in it for me" I have agreed.

So, something had to give and it was MSCC.

Thanks to all for your support and encouragement over the last couple of years. I'm not leaving the Morgan community and will still be part this place.
_________________________
Peter,
Tarka the 'Otter Mog
2014 Plus 8



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#396592 - 02/10/16 05:18 PM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J]
+8Rich Offline

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Registered: 15/12/09
Posts: 18472
Loc: UK
A wise decision and I only hope that working until 66 proves to be also.

I wish you well and an improvement in health.
_________________________
Richard
1999 Indigo +8






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#396600 - 02/10/16 05:43 PM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J]
deano Offline

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Registered: 12/02/12
Posts: 5235
Loc: Taunton
Wise decision, its not worth making yourself ill.
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Martin (Deano)

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#396609 - 02/10/16 06:22 PM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J]
NeilL Offline

Talk Morgan Sage

Registered: 16/10/12
Posts: 6496
Loc: Warks
Sometimes we have to put ourselves first.

So well done Peter for all your efforts with MSCC - and thanks v v much for telling us all in advance.

I really value that - hope to see you at a Mog doo!
_________________________
Neil


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#396611 - 02/10/16 06:39 PM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J]
Peter J Offline
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Registered: 13/08/13
Posts: 10764
Loc: Salisbury, UK
A couple of people have PM'd me to ask what the problem is.

I appreciate your concern, and best the wishes.
It is nothing to be worried about: I have Bronchiectasis, a chronic condition that has been slowly developing. It is now under control but I'm left somewhat less able to work at the level I used to do.

I had to chose between working 3 days a week and a good salary or retiring and continuing to help manage MSCC.
_________________________
Peter,
Tarka the 'Otter Mog
2014 Plus 8



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#396617 - 02/10/16 06:55 PM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J]
SteveH Offline

L - Learner Plates On

Registered: 26/06/16
Posts: 238
Loc: Cotswolds
From a newcomer to TM and one who also has a degenerative condition. I understand and wish you well . I have enjoyed the support from T M and have met some extrely nice like minded individuals through TM in which under your stewardship TM has obviously flourished. Well done and Thank you . HT 11
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Stingmog

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#396618 - 02/10/16 06:55 PM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J]
A11OGE Offline

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Registered: 14/05/07
Posts: 4068
Loc: Reading
I have that. Keep doing the breathing exercises.

Originally Posted By Peter J
A couple of people have PM'd me to ask what the problem is.

I appreciate your concern, and best the wishes.
It is nothing to be worried about: I have Bronchiectasis, a chronic condition that has been slowly developing. It is now under control but I'm left somewhat less able to work at the level I used to do.

I had to chose between working 3 days a week and a good salary or retiring and continuing to help manage MSCC.
_________________________
Steve A11OGE Red 1989 4/4 4 seater

'A Morgan is for life, not just for Sundays'

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#396621 - 02/10/16 07:04 PM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J]
John V6 Offline

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Registered: 21/07/07
Posts: 12634
Loc: Suffolk
Peter, our thanks for the support to the club & we fully understand your logic.
_________________________
JohnV6
2006 Indigo Blue Roadster S1

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#396640 - 02/10/16 08:04 PM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J]
Alistair Online   happy
Smile, it confuses them
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Registered: 18/03/09
Posts: 5293
Loc: Hampshire
Best wishes Peter. Sounds like fresh air and the top down will benefit things. Stay well.
_________________________
Is it true ? I just have to pop out to the garage and check again, see you in an hour (or three)

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#396641 - 02/10/16 08:11 PM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: John V6]
Stewart S Offline
Wave & smile... It's a Morgan
Needs to Get Out More!

Registered: 14/06/14
Posts: 9823
Loc: Lancashire, England
Originally Posted By John V6
Peter, our thanks for the support to the club & we fully understand your logic.


Yes makes sense Peter - wish you well in balancing your busy work schedule and your health
_________________________
2008 Bugatti Blue Roadster 4 Seater

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#396645 - 02/10/16 08:27 PM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J]
Roger-Cheshire Offline

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Registered: 10/08/13
Posts: 5210
Loc: Cheshire
Peter, I'm sorry to see you're health has been suffering along with a punishing work schedule. Your decision is totally understandable and thanks for your input so far. Look after your health first and fore most.
_________________________
Roger

Mogless in Cheshire. Ex -2011 4/4 Sport

https://thecourtyardcheshire.com/

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#396651 - 02/10/16 09:17 PM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J]
Mark H Offline

Has a lot to Say!

Registered: 05/01/14
Posts: 1336
Loc: Berkshire, England
All the best Peter - Thanks for all your efforts with the MSCC

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#396657 - 02/10/16 09:43 PM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J]
RedThree Online   content

Talk Morgan Expert

Registered: 23/10/12
Posts: 2023
Loc: Furry Boots City
All the best Peter, hope you can get it, and keep it, under control.
No doubt a difficult decision to face but when it comes to health the work load needs to be sorted out. MSCC may turn out to be more fun from the sidelines!
_________________________
Calum
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#396679 - 02/10/16 10:57 PM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J]
Robbie Offline

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Registered: 08/01/07
Posts: 2580
Loc: Co Wexford, Ireland
Sometimes work has to come fore the ancillaries!!!

See you next week!

Cheers!
_________________________
Robbie
Plus4 AM Mendip Blue
09-WX-2269 -- SSL RS & 5L

"Fettlebodge"-- chief of the PaddyMogs

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#396687 - 03/10/16 01:37 AM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J]
OZ 4/4 Offline

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Registered: 25/11/11
Posts: 2403
Loc: Australia - NSW Mid North Coas...
All the best Peter.....
But remember life is short, Enjoy
_________________________
A Morgan Identified Fastidious Owner...
2011 4/4 Bespoke, 1981 Delorean DMC 12

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#396706 - 03/10/16 07:42 AM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J]
PaulJ Offline

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Registered: 16/10/11
Posts: 3169
Loc: Somerset, UK
I'm really sorry to hear that you are unable to continue your work with the club Peter, but health and family life must always come first. It sounds as if you are working harder than ever, instead of winding down towards retirement, please don't overdo it, life is short enough as it is, and getting shorter.
_________________________
Paul
[Beginning to get the best out of the ARP4]

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#396723 - 03/10/16 08:47 AM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J]
GaB Offline

Talk Morgan Regular

Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 939
Loc: Worcester
Good wishes Peter. The MSCC can wait.
Please review your retirement plan regularly - a lot can change in two years.
If your work is enjoyable and your illness controllable than all is good.
I dropped out as my work life was not controllable and was ringing health alarm bells. The work-life balance and your health is all.
_________________________
Glenn
2001 Blacktop 4/4 Corsa Red 'Archie'

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#396732 - 03/10/16 09:23 AM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J]
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
Salty Sea Dog
Member of the Inner Circle

Registered: 03/07/07
Posts: 21438
Loc: Cheltenham, Glos. UK
Best wishes Peter.
The MSCC might well have been more stressful at times than your work! smile
As Glenn said keep a close review on work / retirement plans - keeping as healthy as possible is a most important element to continuing enjoyment of family (and Tarka!).

Cheers,
_________________________
Graham (G4FUJ)

D8921 L44FOR '93 4/4 Giallo Fly 2 seat smile
'90 LR 90 SW
'07 MINI Cooper

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#396745 - 03/10/16 11:24 AM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J]
MOG 615 Offline
Has a lot to Say!

Registered: 24/09/14
Posts: 1253
Loc: London
Peter

Many thanks for letting us all know, and being prepared to be so open with us all. Your health must come first and I am sure you have made the right decision for yourself.

I wonder if we have another TM memebr who is prepared to take on the role of playing devil's advocate to the MSCC committee. There have been so many "questionable" decisions recently , the sacking of Quentin and the outsourcing of Miscellany to name but two, that many of us feel the committee is becoming too distant from the rank and file membership, and is making decision which are "business" based rather than reflecting the needs of the membership. Are there any willing volunteers (one volunteer being worth 10 pressed man)
_________________________
Andy G
1999 +8 , Indigo Blue.
Ex-John McKecknie/Mike Duncan 1955 +4 racer.

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#396832 - 03/10/16 07:05 PM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J]
PhilRoyle Offline

Talk Morgan Enthusiast

Registered: 30/08/11
Posts: 1675
Loc: Derby
Best Wishes,
Health comes first.
_________________________
2010 4/4 sport - le mans green

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#396869 - 03/10/16 08:55 PM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J]
madmax Offline
Part of the Furniture

Registered: 18/08/14
Posts: 4326
Loc: East Anglia
Peter , thank you for all you have done to modernise the MSCC , looking forward to seeing you at any of the Morgan meet ups , I still have oyur thor and grease gun and am not letting them go despite having my trad up for sale !
_________________________
Geneva 2016 plus 8' The Green Godess' 4 side exits .



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#397059 - 04/10/16 04:32 PM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J]
Philippo Offline
Learner Plates Off!

Registered: 03/12/07
Posts: 467
Loc: Beaumont de Lomagne, France
Peter, I hope that we'll still see plenty of your interesting posts on the forum.

All the best going forward.

Cheers
_________________________
Philip

4/4 4 seater 1974
Malone F1000

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#397085 - 04/10/16 05:24 PM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J]
Muck Adam Offline
Learner Plates Off!

Registered: 28/05/15
Posts: 412
Loc: North Wales
Peter,

A great shame you are obliged to 'stand down' but entirely understandable given your personal and professional circumstances - though I do feel that you have your priorities right. I, along with every other member, are grateful for your efforts over the years - and only hope that you continue to contribute albeit from a less formal position.

There is no doubt that the role as outlined by MSCC is a 'full on' task, the level of commitment for the incumbent (and if present, his or her family too) is considerable. I fail to see how anyone with a full time job could hope to meet the requirements of the position, especially over such a long period of time (all in all a total of 6 years). The commitments alone will preclude a good many potential and very suitable candidates for the role.

Do you think that there is any scope to reduce the spread of responsibility and commitments of the position further in order to ease the burden on the incumbent? It is such a 'tall order' that the field of candidates must be limited....and that surely cannot be a good thing for the club.
_________________________
'di te incolumem custodiant'


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#397095 - 04/10/16 05:57 PM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Muck Adam]
BobtheTrain Offline

Part of the Furniture

Registered: 15/04/14
Posts: 4850
Loc: Renfrewshire
Peter,

Best wishes for both your health and your work. As you have been asked to remain after retirement age, this shows how much they value your presence and input. Many thanks for your work with MSCC, it felt like one of "us" was deciding club matters.

At 69, I thoroughly enjoy my part-time work, so I hope you enjoy your work as much as I do and it is not only for the money.
_________________________
Best Regards
Lang may yer lum reek

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#397232 - 04/10/16 10:29 PM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J]
Julian BB Offline
formerly known as Hugh Jorgan
Learner Plates Off!

Registered: 19/09/08
Posts: 468
Loc: oxfordshire
That's such a shame, I had high hopes for the club under your chairmanship.

You've made a wise decision though……… in part!!!

PACK UP THE WORK!!!!!


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#397385 - 05/10/16 03:05 PM Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: PhilRoyle]
pandy Offline

Talk Morgan Sage

Registered: 12/04/11
Posts: 6883
Loc: West Paris, France
Originally Posted By PhilRoyle
Best Wishes,
Health comes first.


+1
_________________________
Giles. Mogless in Paris.

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