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Weekly reminders and news to your mailbox. By registering your email address here you can receive a weekly e-mail letting you know what rally booking dates are coming up in the next week as well as any rally and other news/updates that has been posted on the website in the last week. You can see an example of the weekly news here.


RBM's NEEDED AT THIS YEARS NATIONAL

The National 24th-28th May 2019 at Ragley Hall Park & Gardens

There are spaces available for members who are attending the National this year, to volunteer as Rally Block Marshals (RBM's) to assist Mark & Debra Terry who are our Lead RBM's.

Also they are looking for as many people as possible to help, so they can have a rota covering the weekend ensuring everyone gets time to enjoy what the National has to offer.

If there are any members who would like to help the Region with this important task, could they email Mark & Debra at rallyblockmarshal@suffolkcentre.co.uk for more details.


CHAIRMANS CHARITY YEAR 2018/19 – ESSEX & HERTS AIR AMBULANCE

 

WE WANT TO RAISE MONEY AND WE WANT YOU TO HAVE FUN

MARSHALS – PLEASE THINK OF FUN WAYS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE CHARITY WHEN RUNNING YOUR RALLIES – NO PRESSURE THEN. 

 PLEASE SELL THE BONUS BALL AS THIS WILL GO INTO THE CHARITY FUNDS. 

REMEMBER - TWO TICKETS FOR £1 AND THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A WINNER

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO MAKE IT POSSIBE FOR

US, THE SOUTH ESSEX CENTRE, TO GIVE A SIZEABLE DONATION TO THE CHARITY.

BEV – CHARITY OFFICER.  (PLEASE DON’T HIDE WHEN YOU SEE ME)

 

 


EASTER NEWSLETTER

Glenn has asked for some rally reports for the next newsletter. Anyone wishing to share their experiences of any rally they had been on, would be greatly appreciated for their support to help Glenn keep the newsletter interesting and enjoyable to read. The cut off dated is Wedesday, 10 April 2019.

Please send your contribution to Glenn (harperg1@sky.com) or me, your Webmaster.

Thank you.


THE 200 CLUB

The March draw of the 200 club took place Sunday at Flagpole on the Annual Dinner Dance rally.

1st prize of £20 goes to the owner of number 87.

2nd prize of £10 goes to the owner of number 107

3rd prize of £5 goes to the owner of number 2

Congratulations to the all and the April draw will take place at the Stratford St Mary rally.


CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Gill and Graham Findlay who will be celebrating their Ruby Wedding Anniversary on 10th March 2019.


DAHLIA FLOWER PARADE - 30th August - 9th September 2019

Unfortunately this rally has been cancelled due to lack of support.


MEMBERS' AREA PASSWORD

The password for the Members' Area will be changing from the 1st April 2019. Please could you make sure you have registered your yearly membership with South Essex Centre (this is done free of charge through the Caravan and Motorhome Club) before contacting me (Webmaster) or Phil (Secretary) for the new password. The User ID will stay the same.

Thank you for your co-operation.


THE 200 CLUB DRAW

The February draw of the 200 Club took place at the Celebrate Valentines rally.

The 1st number drawn was 144 and that person will receive a cheque for £20.

The 2nd number drawn was 96 and that owner will receive a cheque for £10.

The 3rd number drawn was 82 and they will be £5 richer.

Congratulations to them all and the March draw will take place on the Annual Dinner & Dance rally.


THE NATIONAL

It is good to see that several of you have already booked onto the National  Rally at Ragley Hall, Alcester in Warwickshire which is to be held from 24th - 28th May.

If you are considering attending, it would be helpful if you could book on with the Club on 01342 336666 or email events@camc.com.

When you have registered, please contact me, as we are hoping to be sited in Centre Lines within the Anglia Region. You will need to be issued with a South Essex mirror hanger so that the Regional Block Marshals will be able to see which Centre to site you with.

Thanks, Sue Maran


EASTER NEWSLETTER

Please note that the cut off date for items for the Easter Newsletter is Wednesday, 10th April 2019.

Thank you for your support.


CHARITY ARTICLE

 

Click below to see latest article on Chairman's Charity.

News Item


INDIAN MEAL

This year's Indian Meal has been booked for Thursday 11th April at 7.30 for 8pm start at Thundersley Tandoori Parlour, 61-63 Hart Road, Thundersley, SS7 3PB.

The cost is £14 per person for starters and an all you can eat buffet (a choice of over 50 dishes).

A raffle will be held during the evening and all proceeds will go to the Chairlady's Charity, The Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.

South Essex members, family and friends are all welcome.

Please contact Will & Penny. 


THANK YOU

Dear Sue, the committee and all South Essex Members.

I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the beautiful flowers that I received this morning. All the messages and phone calls have kept me going along with my family by my side.

I’m very sorry to say that Peter is not improving and he was sectioned last Monday and moved to a mental care unit in Grays.

They now say he has not only got Parkinson’s but now Parkinson’s Dementia and that something must have been underlying and the mini stroke triggered it off. He isn’t my Peter at the moment and I’m heart broken.

Thank you all once again for all your Good wishes

Love Maureen xxx


ALTERATION TO RALLY MARSHAL'S DOCUMENTS

An amendment has been made to Rally Marshal's Documentation with regard to FM Tags and their price increase. Please be aware of this before costing your rally.

Thank you for your co-operation and support.


PLEASE BE AWARE:

Your South Essex Membership has to be renewed every year through the Caravan and Motorhome Club guaranteeing your continued membership of the member webpage. The user ID and password will soon be changing and you will need to be a current member to reapply for this information.

Thank you for your co-operation.


RALLY PLAQUE INCREASE

Due to a price increase by FM Tags, as from the 1st March 2019 the new price for the standard triangular plaque is 85p.

All rallies on or after this date must charge the increased price.


EASTER AT RUTLAND WATER

Sheila & I are pleased to announce that we now have three very good assistant marshals for the rally Easter in Rutland, Joan Carter, June & Paul Langford. 

It would be advisable to all rally folk to bring along with them leveling blocks and if possible please also bring along with you wind breaks. We are not expecting it to be especially windy of course but a wind break may be useful for the evening shelters / marquis. 

The rally is just on half full [at the time of writing in mid January], so if you have friends who are thinking of joining this Easter Rally which overlooks Rutland Water, please let them know the rally is half full already. 


RALLY PROGRAMME UPDATES

I am pleased to advise that the 2019 Rally Books have now been delivered from the Printers.

If you have already ordered one, and sent payment, your rally book will be posted to you in the next few days.

If you would like to purchase a 2019 Rally Book, either Send a cheque for £3.50, made payable to 'The Caravan Club, South Essex Centre" to Phil Goldspink. Alternatively see any committee member on a rally to purchase a book for £2.00.

We are please to Advise the the 'National Follow-On' Rally at Hatton Country World, has been picked up by Bev and Alan Walker.

Unfortunately the 'Clare Priory in Spring' rally has been cancelled by the landowner. If anybody wants to run an alternative rally on the weekend of 31st May to 2nd June 2019, please contact the Rally Secretary. Creative Clare will still run on 30th Aug to 1st September.

'Carnival Time in Burnham', 27th to 29th September is incorrectly shown as £5.00 per night in the book. This should read £8.00 per unit, per night, as the landowner has increased the cost after many years of charging the same rate.

Finally, a note to all marshals - Please complete the Equipment Request Form, contained inside your Rally Marshal packs, and return to Geoff Appleton, as soon as possible. This helps him to allocate and organise delivery/collection of any centre equipment you may need for your rally.

Happy Rallying

DAVID MILLS - Rally Secretary. 


THE 200 CLUB DRAW

The January draw of the 200 Club took place today on the Mainly Marshals Thank You rally.

The 1st number drawn was 39 and that person will receive s cheque for £20

The 2nd number drawn was 176 and that owner will receive a cheque for £10

The 3rd number drawn was 43 and will be £5 richer.

Congratulations to them all and the February draw will take place on the Celebrate Valentines rally.


2019 AGM

Next years AGM will be on Sunday 20th October 2019 at Chelmer Valley High School. The AGM rally will run from Friday 18th -Sunday 20th October at the same venue.

We wanted the AGM rally to be held at one venue and as there will be a change of Chairman this usually means there is a larger amount of units on the rally, so because of this, the only choice of venue was Chelmer to accommodate everyone. The facilities are better too and more suitable for our needs..

The dates 4th-6th and 11th-13th October were unavailable, so that it is why the above dates have been chosen.

More details will be in 2019 rally book, but this is a notification for your diaries.

Regards.

Sue


2019 RALLY PLANNING SHEETS

David Mills is still waiting for several Rally Planning Sheets. If you have agreed to run a Rally in 2019, can you please ensure that your planning sheets are sent ASAP.  If anybody has any queries, please contact David.


CHAIRMAN'S CHARITY

I am pleased to advise you, that following last weeks AGM, that the chosen Chairman's Charity to receive our fundraising for 2018/19 is the Essex Air Ambulance.

If marshals running rallies during this Charity year would like to raise funds by running raffles etc, it would be appreciated and after our Committee meeting next week, I will let you know who the Charity Officer will be.

Thanking you for your support.


RELAUNCH OF THE 200 CLUB

The 200 Club is being re-launched at the Hunstanton Hacienda rally for the Chairman's charity year.

There will be three prizes each month of £20, £10 and £5.

For tickets please contact Sue (Chairlady) or Phil (Secretary).

All your support will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you


A LETTER TO MARSHAL'S ON RALLY COSTINGS

An open letter from the Treasurer to all Rally Marshals has been added to the Rally Marshals Members Page regarding costings etc.



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