Chairman’s Message.

6th June 2021.

Dear Friend, Rallier and South Lancashire Centre Member,

Having recently returned from a break in North Devon with my family I was reviewing the Emails which were in the Chairman’s mail box and I found an Email addressed to the Chairman of the Centre which gave me information in relation to a newspaper article which appeared within the Bolton News on the 26th May 2021 in respect of Gerry Lunn (the late husband of one of our past Chairman Mrs Christine Lunn) and the Bolton Hospice giving details of an event on the 19th June 2021, “My Memories Walk” which is referred to as 10,000 step virtual walk being undertaken amongst others by Christine and Gerry’s Daughter Deb and her son to raise money for the Hospice

In this respect I have elected to undertake the walk and have put my name forward as an entrant, and to this end with the support of the Rally Officers at the Ambleside Rally, Tony and Jean Lee and Ernie and Dolores Merry, Megan my Dog and my walking stick I hope to complete the walk on the Sunday 20th or Monday 21st June and would welcome any sponsorship that you may wish to give.

I am sure all will agree that Hospices in general do a fantastic job of caring for the terminally ill especially with cancer care, and many of us will be able to relate to instances where family members or friends have suffered with cancer and in their final moments have been treated and looked after by the staff and facilities within a Hospice. Should you wish to take part in the event yourself please call the Bolton Hospice Fund raising Team direct, register and request a participant’s pack.

I do hope you can support this charitable cause, especially as this year we as a centre do not have a named charity.

Best wishes and regards to all,

 

Roger

Roger Higson

Chairman South Lancashire Centre Caravan and Motorhome Club

6th June 2021.

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May 2021

Dear Friend, Rallier and Members of the South Lancashire Centre,

I am very pleased to be able to bring to you my second Chairman’s message since taking over the role of Chairman from my very good friend Mr. Steven Smith at the Annual General Meeting in January 2021.

As I write this message we appear to be progressing with some speed out of lockdown which seems to have been never ending, with the Government’s “Road Map” to end the current lockdown and restrictions working for the benefit of all. I hope that those of us that qualified within the first cohort for the Covid 19 injection have had a least one of those injections and have either had the second or are currently waiting. Those members who are still awaiting the call I do hope that it comes soon.

Now if you are like Susan and myself you will be planning your rallies and holidays for the year and currently getting your caravan or motorhome cleaned and polished and ready for the off, that is unless you have been fortunate to have been out already.

Now down to the Centre news and the workings of your Committee. The Committee has been meeting regularly on the E. system Zoom in order to prepare for the time when the Centre can function in a normal manner to this end we have been working to redevelop the Centre’s Web site and on this note I would like to express my thanks for the work, technical knowledge, advice, design and implementation of this initiative to Mr. Colin Buckley (Past Centre Treasurer) and Mr. Willy Scott (Past Centre Committee Member) and now acting as our Web Master, without their lead and direction the development of the Web site would not have happened.

I would also like add that the development and launch of the new Web site will be in two stages with the general development and updating of the site being launched first with what is being referred to as the member’s area following on when the development permits.

I mentioned earlier that the Committee has been meeting regularly and besides the issues in relation to the new Web site and the general matters of running the Centre we have as a Centre been asked by the Northern Region Committee to act as host for the 25th Anniversary Celebration Rally of the Northern Region. The rally is to be held over the Easter period 2022 and the venue will be at the Victoria Park Southport, please keep a watch on your Centre’s Web site for further details and if you can support your Centre as host and also the Northern Region please do so.

The Junior Committee under the Stewardship of the Junior Liaison Officer Mrs. Tammy Cooke meets as required on the E-system Zoom and they have recently organised a family quiz, which for those that attended was a very enjoyable afternoon………well done to all those Junior Members who took part. The Junior Committee is also hoping to organise a rally for the Centre, again please keep an eye on the web site and if possible support the Junior Committee.

As the Chairman of the Centre I thought that it would be of special importance to invite the Junior Chairperson and the Junior Committee to attend the main Committee for a general discussion and exchange of views on the workings of the Centre and future rallying bearing in mind that the current Junior Members of the Centre are our future Members. This meeting is taking place at our May Committee meeting and I hope that this exchange of ideas and views will become a regular addition to future Committee meetings.

Finally on behalf of myself and the Centre Committee I would like to wish you all a safe and pleasurable return to our special hobby caravanning or getting away in our motorhomes, whether that be rallying,  going out on your own to a certified location or a commercial holiday site. Please keep safe and I hope that we will meet on a rally field at sometime during the year and please do not forget if you wish to know what is going on in the South Lancashire Centre please look at your website or contact myself or any member of the Committee, and if you would like to have an influence in what happens within your Centre please come and join the Committee.

Best wishes to all,

Roger

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