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The club’s committee meets five times a year and, ahead of the full minutes being posted on the website, here are the highlights from today’s meeting in Banbury.

Our finances are in good shape, running slightly ahead of budget, with a cash cushion for a rainy day.

This year’s events have been a great success and plans are in hand for 2020, with another Minis to the Alps and also to Champagne in the pipeline. The annual trip to Bournemouth is booked for 26-28 January with a sci fi theme.

Our plan for National Mini Day on 14 June is to celebrate and showcase the range of our members’ cars, with a possible theme of “We’re more than a Cooper”.

Interest in the club on social media is on the rise with over 17,000 followers on Facebook and nearly 3,000 in Twitter, plus increasing website visits.

MCR was set up in 1986 with the twin objectives of preserving the name of the Mini Cooper and stimulating interest in the car and its history. The club has grown over the years, broadening its membership to include modern MINIs as as well as classic cars, and the time is right to have a strategic review of our aims and objectives to ensure we have a clear vision of our future.

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