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Standing Down from MSCC Management #396583
02/10/16 03:56 PM
02/10/16 03:56 PM
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Salisbury, UK
Peter J Offline OP
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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


Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J] #396592
02/10/16 04:18 PM
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A wise decision and I only hope that working until 66 proves to be also.

I wish you well and an improvement in health.


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green
1994 Connaught Green +8





Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J] #396600
02/10/16 04:43 PM
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Wise decision, its not worth making yourself ill.


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Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J] #396609
02/10/16 05:22 PM
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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

Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J] #396611
02/10/16 05:39 PM
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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


Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J] #396617
02/10/16 05:55 PM
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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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Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J] #396618
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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'
Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J] #396621
02/10/16 06:04 PM
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Peter, our thanks for the support to the club & we fully understand your logic.


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Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J] #396640
02/10/16 07:04 PM
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Best wishes Peter. Sounds like fresh air and the top down will benefit things. Stay well.


Just time to burn a little more petrol before dinner.
Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: John V6] #396641
02/10/16 07:11 PM
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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
Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J] #396645
02/10/16 07:27 PM
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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

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Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J] #396651
02/10/16 08:17 PM
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All the best Peter - Thanks for all your efforts with the MSCC

Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J] #396657
02/10/16 08:43 PM
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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!

Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J] #396679
02/10/16 09:57 PM
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Sometimes work has to come fore the ancillaries!!!

See you next week!

Cheers!


Robbie
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Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J] #396687
03/10/16 12:37 AM
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All the best Peter.....
But remember life is short, Enjoy


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Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J] #396706
03/10/16 06:42 AM
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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
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Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J] #396723
03/10/16 07:47 AM
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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
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Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J] #396732
03/10/16 08:23 AM
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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)

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Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J] #396745
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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
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Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J] #396832
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Best Wishes,
Health comes first.


2010 4/4 sport - le mans green
Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J] #396869
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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 !


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Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J] #397059
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Peter, I hope that we'll still see plenty of your interesting posts on the forum.

All the best going forward.

Cheers


Philip

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Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Peter J] #397085
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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'

Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: Muck Adam] #397095
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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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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!!!!!


Re: Standing Down from MSCC Management [Re: PhilRoyle] #397385
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Originally Posted By PhilRoyle
Best Wishes,
Health comes first.


+1


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