Web News and Information

Our Web News and Information page is a place for members to find out the latest about the happenings in The Register. We will update this page as we obtain information that is of interest to our members.


Janet Schorer --

Service information:

There will be a celebration of life for Janet Schorer on Saturday, August 19th.

Location: Huntington Common,

1 Huntington Common Drive in Kennebunk, Maine.

The service will be at the Bradford House. Time: 12pm - 2pm.


Janet Schorer passed peacefully on Saturday, July 29, 2017.  Janet was with her friend Janice when she passed. 
Janet was the first one to welcome members at a GOF. Her enthusiasm knew no bounds and she had a terrific knack for making everyone feel like they were her long, lost friend. And then you were.
 
There will be a service in Maine on what would have been Janet's 90th birthday, August 18. More information will be posted when we receive it.
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 Obituary from the local Kennebunk Maine paper:
 Janet A. Schorer, 89, a resident of Huntington Common in Kennebunk and formerly of Chick’s Crossing Road in Wells, died Saturday, July 29, 2017 at her residence, after a brief illness. Janet was born August 18, 1927 in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Charles and Lillian Whitlock Abbott. After graduating from Newton High School, Janet attended Mary Brooks Junior College and the Massachusetts School of Physical Therapy. During her career in the medical field, she worked as a laboratory technician at Kenmore Hospital, and served as an assistant and medical secretary in surgical offices in Boston and Brookline. In 1949, Janet married Martin Schorer. Their sixty-six years of marriage were blessed with deep devotion, many shared interests, and fun-filled celebrations with their numerous friends and family. They made their home in Natick, Massachusetts, and shared it lovingly with their parakeet Birdie.

Upon retirement, Janet and Martin moved to Wells Branch, Maine to care for Janet’s widowed uncle, Willis Gowen. Janet attended the Congregational Church of Wells with Martin and served as sexton of the Oak Grove Cemetery. Her love of outdoor recreation and the preservation of nature fostered her involvement in the Kennebunk Fish and Game Club, Laudholm Farm, the Wells Reserve and the Great Works Regional Land Trust. Her interest in the local community and its history led to membership in the Brick Store Museum, the Historic Society of Wells and Ogunquit, the Wells-Ogunquit Center at Moody and the Wells Branch Community League. Above all, throughout their life together, Janet shared with Martin a passion for antique cars, notably the MG. Members of the New England MG T Register for more than half a century, Janet and Martin thoroughly enjoyed socializing at “Gatherings of the Faithful” and traveling with the New England MG Car Club throughout New England, America and the world.
 
Janet’s last years were graced with the companionship of her faithful friend, Janice Mildram. In all she did, Janet exhibited a zest for life, elegant style, love of adventure and a genius for celebration. Her sense of humor was mischievous, imaginative and witty. Her greatest happiness was to provoke a smile. Survivors include Janet’s sister, Ruth Carley of California, brothers-in-law Peter Schorer of Arizona and R. Thomas Schorer of California, and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Martin, and her sister, Eleanor Maude Whitham. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Newton Cemetery, Newton Center, MA. Memorial donations may be made to the Wells Branch Community League, PO Box 713, Wells, ME 04090. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Janet’s Book of Memories page at www.bibberfuneral.com. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME. www.bibberfuneral.com
 
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Wiring Diagram PDFs are Available for our Members

We have added the color wiring diagrams for the T Series MGs to the Cecil Kimber Society document section. You'll find them in the "How To . . ." category.

You can also find the documents in the TSO Online section. They are in the Wiring Diagram folder.

You MUST BE LOGGED in to acces these documents.

 

Haven't signed up for a web account yet? It's simple, just click on Member Login and click on Sign up. Follow the instructions on the screen, filling out all required info. You'll be approved if you have 1) Paid your dues and 2) Confirm the request using the email you receive after signing up.

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Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow....


As the early MG. owners of our group age and no longer drive their vehicles, the cars end up sitting unused. In other cases memories of the fun car, driver and the Register bonds fade and eventually the car is sold or passed on to family. Our dwindling NEMGTR member numbers show the results of this. The Register has always encouraged members to oiler a membership to their MGs new owner.


NOW the Register will offer FREE membership for both the seller and buyer!
When your MG gets passed on, simply submit the new owners contact information (name, address, phone number and email) to Jan Hurd, the NEMGTR Registrar membership_registrar@nemgtr.org  You both get a six month membership at no charge; an introduction to NEMGTR for the buyer and an extension for you to reminisce your MG ownership. For you the seller, submit your cars story (with or without photos) to The Sacred Octagon editortso@rogers.com and extend your free membership for the year.

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There is no Kimber Fest 2017

 

Due to some recent technical issues we are forced to postpone the Kimber Fest until 2018. We have people in place to plan a great event for April 2018. Check this website in mid-October for more information.

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Special Offer for Insurance Discount

The North American Council of MG Registers has announced a special offering from Hagerty Insurance to all of the members of any of the four North American MG Registers. You can find the offer information in the Member Support>MG Council menu item.  Or click on this link MG Hagerty Discount

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Check out our photos from MG 2016

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New Regalia Added

We've added some new Regalia -- dress shirts, polos and vests -- to our Regalia offerings. Check out the catalog at

http://www.nemgtr.org/register-marketplace/regalia/regalia-catalog.html

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New Handout Cards Available

The driving season is fast approaching! For those of you who are in the southern part of North America you have probably been out on the road and attending events for some time now. For those in the more northern climates, those winter projects are wrapping up with seat time right around the corner. Pretty soon those T series cars will be hitting the road for more great adventures.

For most of us whenever we drive our cars we get stopped and asked many questions about our T's. What model is it? Is it fun to drive? and Where can I get one of these? The NEMGT Register can help with that last question.

We have created some NEMGT Register promotional cards for members to carry in their cars for handing out to prospective members or other interested parties. The cards are printed on heavy card stock so they will hold up over time. They are done in a format that's easy to carry in the car door pocket.

Each Chapter was sent a package of cards to hand out to its members. If you are not a member of a Chapter, you can request cards from our Chapter Coordinator by sending an email to chaptercontact@nemgtr.org

Make sure your message contains your name, address, city, state and zip code. We'll send you cards via snail mail.

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Classified Ads page with Ad Block Plus browser add-on

The browser add-on extension "Ad Block Plus" will cause the Submit an Ad page to display incorrectly. You can disable the extension for this page only, then refresh to get the buttons to appear correctly.

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Volunteer Readers Needed for Knutson-Churchill Scholarship Committee

Do you have experience grading student essays? Would you like to be involved with the Knutson-Churchill Scholarship Committee? Would you like to volunteer your time without leaving the comforts of home? If you have answered “Yes”, then I have the perfect opportunity for you!

The Knutson-Churchill Scholarship Selection Committee is in need of a few good readers. Each year, the Committee awards two scholarships. One scholarship is awarded to a student studying in an automotive related college degree program and the other scholarship is awarded to a student studying for a degree in print journalism. Each applicant is required to submit an essay. You will be mailed approximately a half dozen essays to be read and ranked in order of their excellence. Based upon the rankings of the committee, our two finalists are chosen.

If you would like to be considered for membership on this committee, please contact me with your contact information and your qualifications. Members of the Selection Committee are, or have been, educators who have experience grading student essays. Please contact: Jan Sander at sander@pshift.com , or P.O. Box 108, Jeffersonville, VT 05464.

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How to Join the Cecil Kimber Society

If you are a Register member follow these instructions:

I already have a Web User Account:
Register members with current web user accounts can edit their profile to include The Cecil Kimber Society in their account.

To access The Cecil Kimber Society features click on the Member Login section of the website found in the upper right corner of the main page. Enter your web user name and password and then press the login button. You will see the menu item for The Cecil Kimber Society in the User Menu on the right side of the screen.

Once logged in, you can click on Your Profie and enter information on the research topics that you are currently working on.

You can access the items included in The Cecil Kimber Society by clicking on the menu item on the right side of the screen.

I do not have a Web User Account:
Click on the Member Login section of the website found in the upper right corner of the main page.
Click on Sign-up and enter the information on the sign up screen for all required entries. Make sure to write down the user name and password in a safe place.
While filling in the form select "Both" if you wish to become a fellow of The Cecil Kimber Society and also input your area of research.

Press the Submit button when you have completed the form. The information will be sent to the Web Manager for review. You will get two emails. One with your user name and password. The second with a confirmation link. YOU MUST confirm your account request in order to be able to access your account -- no confirmation no account!

Once confirmed, your account will be activated and you'll receive a welcome email.

If you are not a New England MG T Register member:

One does not have to be a Register member to be a Fellow in the Society, although we think that you will find great benefits to becoming one.

If you are not a Register member you can click on the the link below to access our Non-Register member sign-up form. Once you have filled out the form and submit it, it will be emailed to our Cecil Kimber Society moderator for review. Once the review process is done (we have to do this to make sure spammers are not granted access to our site) we will send you a log-in and password to access The Cecil Kimber Society.

Join The Cecil Kimber Society

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Interesting Video from the UK

We thought that this video may be of interest to our members.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qs6t3ck_Uc

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Classified Ads Deadline

The deadline for submitting classified ads for the TSO magazine are as follows:

Copy Due: For:
December 28th -- February Issue
February 28th -- April Issue
April 28th -- June Issue
June 28th -- August Issue
August 28th -- October Issue
October 28th -- December Issue

 

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Introducing The Cecil Kimber Society

MG T Register Gets Serious About Research

The Board of Directors of The New England MG T Register approved the formation of The Cecil Kimber Society at its recent meeting in Hartford, Connecticut. The Society’s purpose is to foster networking amongst those enthusiasts genuinely interested in M.G. history. Fellows in the Society will pledge to share their research interests in order to receive and exchange information freely.

There are many enthusiasts who collect information and do research about some aspect of M.G. lore that truly interests them. Many do this for pure personal satisfaction and have no intention of publishing what they gather over the years. The gathered information may be stored in file folders or on a computer. That is all well and good; however, there just might be some other enthusiast out there collecting and researching the same topic. The Kimber Society is simply a way for like-minded people to network. A visit to the Society web site will show a preliminary listing of research categories. As interest grows, that list will certainly expand. If you have been cutting pieces out of magazines and building a file on a certain M.G. topic, the Society will give you a chance to learn even more.   

When it comes to publishing, the possibilities are limitless. Articles will not only benefit from the sharing of research but also the peer reviewing should ensure the accuracy of the writing. The open exchange of information and sources should result in some solid writing about M.G. history.

A sophisticated and easily navigated internet website will be the anchor for the Society along with a regular page in The Sacred Octagon, the journal of The New England MG T Register. The Sacred Octagon will publish completed research papers. These papers may also be approved for Kimber Festival presentations as well as for seminars at future Gatherings of the Faithful, the Register’s two regular annual meetings.

There are no dues. The requirements for becoming a Fellow of the Society are three-fold: an active interest in M.G. history, a willingness to share knowledge, and agreeing to assist others in their research.
 
Register members with current web user accounts can edit their profile to include The Cecil Kimber Society in their account. To access The Cecil Kimber Society features click on the Member Login section of the website found in the upper right corner of the main page. Enter your web user name and password and then press the login button. You will see the menu item for The Cecil Kimber Society in the User Menu on the right side of the screen.

One does not have to be a Register member to be a Fellow in the Society. If you do not have a web user account you can click on the "Sign Up" button and fill out the registration form, selecting the Cecil Kimber Society in the type of account selection area. This will add you to The Cecil Kimber Society listing.

Access to The Cecil Kimber Society will be through the Member Login of this website. Once a user is logged in the menu items for features of The Cecil Kimber Society will be displayed.

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Old MG Photos

We have posted a link to the Sanford University LIbraries collection of photos taken in the 1930s and beyond. Very interesting. Click on Weblinks at the bottom of the homepage and look for Just For Fun.

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Photos Wanted!

We are looking for interesting MG photos to put on our website. We are specifically looking for some fall and winter shots for the front page. If you have any photos that you think might be interesting to our members, send them along to WebManager@nemgtr.org

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