Chairman’s Christmas message.....2022

      Can I take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year rallying, we had a very successful Christmas rally at Cookstown Primary School, 53 Motorhomes arrived the weekend.

       Lots of Christmas jumpers, Elves, and Santa outfits, tables festively decorated good time had by all. Those who were there were able to pick up their copy of our handbook for 2023 of all rallies. With the postal strike some may not receive their copies before the New Year.  The list will of course be put on our Webpage. Text message a week before a rally will hopefully also keep you informed. We look forward to seeing you next year.

      Few things to inform you off, Following a visit to England our Honorary President and COM representative was able to get an agreement for the reduction of the Six Metre Rule to 4 metres. This still allows ample space between the motorhomes whilst allowing us to accommodate more motorhomes at certain venues. The MCC have informed all their Groups that because of Insurance restraints rallies are only insured from the start time recorded on the rally sheet. Only the Hosts vans can enter up not 2 hours before the commencement of each rally. This in turn means that with no exception we must observe entry rule. In short no one except the hosts can arrive before the Rally start time stated on the rally sheet. {Normally 5.00pm unless otherwise stated in the rally sheet which you all have a copy of in your club booklet.} Please ensure you do not try to gain entrance before this. 

      We have purchased a code lock to put on the gate at rallies. A couple of members scaled the fence at a rally in order to gain entry after 12pm. The number will be on your welcome sheet. Hopefully this will maintain security whilst enabling members to return to venue at a later time. Three Points to note. 

  • Always have the hosts phone number with you,
  • Remember the gate lock number which is printed on top of the rally welcome sheet
  • if returning late to respect other members and to observe quiet rule.

      Due to the venue being changed for New Year to Magherafelt we are unable to provide Supper for the members as previously had been advertised. There are no ovens for cooking or heating food. This has been corrected on the webpage on the rally programme. Please feel free to bring your own. Just remember schools are Nut Free Zones. 

      Raffle tickets for a room for two nights with bed and breakfast will continue to be sold at Magherafelt Rally. The Draw to take place on New Year’s Eve. There are still places available for La Mon Dinner Dance. Please contact Secretary or Treasurer for more details. The raffle at La Mon will include a further room at La Mon which can be used when suits you, Also, large money prizes and an assortment of Alcoholic beverages. 

      So without further ado. Enjoy your Christmas, Stay Safe and Hope to see you at our New Year Rally. 

      Have a Happy Healthy New Year wherever the Road takes you all. Regards from the Chairman and Committee David Kyle Ewing.