South Lancashire Centre of the Caravan and Motorhome Club August 2021.

Dear All,

As I write this message I am reminded that we are in the month of August, and most of us will be if not already out in our caravans or motorhomes or finalising the plans for our summer holidays.

As you may or not be aware following the Ambleside Rally in June I was admitted to hospital for a total knee replacement which up to now has gone well and I am hoping that later in August Susan and I will be able to get away. At this point I would like to say a big thank you to the Rally Officers who have run rallies since Ambleside (Southport Free and Easy; Lansdowne Caravan Park; Whitley Village Hall and the Scarborough Holliday Rally and also a big thank you to the members of the Committee and centre Members who have represented the Office of Chairman of the Centre at those Rallies.

Returning to the Ambleside Rally, I am grateful to the Rally Officers Jean and Tony Lee and Dolores and Ernie Merry who supported me in allowing me to undertake a Charity Walk for Bolton Hospice. I would also like to thank the Members of the South Lancashire Centre, and the rallier’s ,at the Ambleside Rally together with Family and Friends who encouraged me in my endeavour which realised the sum of £232.00, the monies have been deposited with the Hospice and a formal thank you letter has been received which I will arrange to be posted to the Web site.

A.G.M. 3rd October 2021 by Zoom at 14.00hrs

The notice calling the AGM together with the appropriate joining instructions has been posted to the Centre web Site and I am also aware that the Centre Secretary has sent the details by Email to the mailboxes of all members currently registered with the Centre.

However whilst your existing Committee is willing to remain in office it should be noted that the Treasurer Mr. Ian Leyland has advised that for Family and Business reasons he is not able to continue with the work as Centre Treasurer, and I would like to say a big thank you for the work that Ian has undertaken over the last three years since taking office, however on the upside he has indicated that he would like to remain as a Committee member.

Unfortunately Ian’s resignation as Centre Treasurer causes issues for the Centre as without a Treasurer in post at the date of the AGM the Centre under the Caravan and Motorhome rules governing the operation of Centres will not be allowed to function. I am therefore asking if we have any member who would be willing to stand as Centre Treasurer to contact me for a discussion on the functioning of the Committee. I would also add that the Committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm on the E system Zoom.

On this note I do hope that I receive a favourable contact, thanking you all in advance, and I Iook forward to seeing as many members of the Centre at our AGM as possible..

Annual Dinner Dance Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Centre Saturday 5th February 2022

Plans are currently ongoing in terms of the planning of the annual dinner dance, the details in relation to costs, together with the menu are posted on the Centre web site, which also includes the appropriate booking forms.

For those members who wish to stay in the caravan on the car park of the hotel a rally is being run, with the Rally Officers for the event being Dolores and Ernie Merry. The booking forms for the rally can again be downloaded from the Website or can be obtained from Dolores or Ernie.

I do hope to see as many members of the Centre and our Friends from other centres supporting the Dinner Dance and I along with the Members of the Committee look forward to welcoming you.

Centre Web Site

I have reported to you previously that your Committee has been active over the last 6 months under the leadership and guidance of Mr. Colin Buckley (ex Committee member and Past Treasurer) and also Mr Willy Scott (ex Committee member) and now Web Master in updating the Centre Web site and the works involved are still ongoing. I do hope that you have found the improvement made to the Web site to your liking and that you have found the site easier to use and navigate.

Once again I would like to thank Colin and Willy for their patience, guidance and above all their hard work.

Best wishes to all, take care and I do hope to see you on a Rally Field soon,



Roger Higson

Chairman South Lancashire Centre Caravan and Motorholme Club

RSH/5th Aug.21


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