To all Members of the South Lancashire Centre Caravan and Motorhome Club.
I am writing to you following the AGM on Sunday 17th January 2021 which was held via the E-system Zoom and was attended by 34 members with 5 apologies for absence received. The attendance at the virtual meeting was consistent with that where the AGM meeting has been held at an external venue, which for a new venture for the centre I think is very encouraging, thank you to all that attended
Firstly I would like to say how immensely proud I am to have been elected as you current Chairman and to let you know that I will work hard along with your Committee to serve all the members of the Centre and also promote the South Lancashire Centre when and where ever possible.
In recognition of the previous Chairman Mr Steven Smith who stood down in November 2020 for personal and family reasons, which I am aware was an extremely difficult decision for him to make. I would like to say a big thank you to Steven for the manner in which he managed the affairs of the Centre under his Chairmanship I know that he too was proud to have been elected as your Chairman. I would also like to recognise the work that his wife Lindsay did as our Charity Chairman. I would like to wish Lindsay a speedy return to good health and lets all hope that we see both Lindsay and Steven on a Rally Field very soon.
Now onto matters that are very dear to us all, and I am referring to getting out in our caravan or motorhome, which due to the current Pandemic/Corona virus and lock down has been extremely limited over the past 10 months or so with more events having to be cancelled than we have been able to attend. It further looks like that in line with the current advice issued by H.M. Government and also that of the Governance Section of the Caravan and Motorhome Club (CAMC) issued January 2021 that this situation is going to continue for the foreseeable future. A copy of the advice referred to has just been posted to the Centre web site, please do visit the Web site and read the guidance. Please also be assured that once the restrictions have been lifted or modified in our favour and we are allowed to run rallies/events the rally programme of the South Lancashire Centre and indeed that of any other Centre/Region will open up. However I am sure you will agree with me that any future events will need to be managed by all in a very cautious and safe manner. Again the current year’s proposed Rally programme as put together by the Rally Secretary Mr. Tony Lee can be found on the Centres web site. It should also be noted that your Committee has made a decision due to the changing nature of the Pandemic and Lockdown not to produce a rally handbook for 2021.
Finally I would like to inform you of the details of your Committee which has continued to meet on a monthly basis since the start of the Pandemic in March 2020 via the E-system Zoom and deals with the matters affecting the running of the centre. Should you wish to get involved with your centre and have the time to join the centre committee we would love to hear from you. Committee meetings usually take place on the second Tuesday of the month via Zoom commencing at 19.30hrs and are usually finished by 21.00hrs.
Well for the moment that is all from me, if you have any questions regarding the foregoing please contact me or a member of your committee; please stay safe and I look forward to seeing you on a rally field as soon as it is legal and safe to do so, and finally to keep up to date with all things South Lancashire Centre please review if you can the Web site on a regular basis, thank you.
Chairman South Lancashire Centre CMHC